viernes, 21 de abril de 2017

BMC Infectious Diseases | Articles

BMC Infectious Diseases | Articles

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BMC Infectious Diseases


    Unique case report of a chromomycosis and Listeria in soft tissue and cerebellar abscesses after kidney transplantation

    Chromomycosis is a rare mycotic infection encountered in tropical and subtropical regions. The disease presents as a slowly-evolving nodule that can become infected with bacteria. Here, we describe a unique as...
    J. Tourret, N. Benabdellah, S. Drouin, F. Charlotte, J. Rottembourg, N. Arzouk, A. Fekkar and B. Barrou
    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:288
    Published on: 20 April 2017

    Determinants of delayed care seeking for TB suggestive symptoms in Seru district, Oromiya region, Ethiopia: a community based unmatched case-control study

    Early tuberculosis (TB) case finding and adequate chemotherapy are essential for interrupting disease transmission and preventing complications due to delayed care seeking. This study was undertaken in order t...
    Robel Yirgu, Firaol Lemessa, Selamawit Hirpa, Abraham Alemayehu and Eveline Klinkenberg
    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:292
    Published on: 20 April 2017

    Complications of miliary tuberculosis: low mortality and predictive biomarkers from a UK cohort

    Untreated, miliary tuberculosis (TB) has a mortality approaching 100%. As it is uncommon there is little specific data to guide its management. We report detailed data from a UK cohort of patients with miliary...
    Jonathan Underwood, Fiona Cresswell, Alex P Salam, Alex J Keeley, Charles Cleland, Laurence John and Robert N Davidson
    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:295
    Published on: 20 April 2017

    Association between Fcγ receptor IIA, IIIA and IIIB genetic polymorphisms and susceptibility to severe malaria anemia in children in western Kenya

    Naturally-acquired immunity to Plasmodium falciparum malaria develops after several episodes of infection. Fc gamma receptors (FcγRs) bind to immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies and mediate phagocytosis of opsonize...
    Elly O. Munde, Winnie A. Okeyo, Evans Raballah, Samuel B. Anyona, Tom Were, John M. Ong’echa, Douglas J. Perkins and Collins Ouma
    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:289
    Published on: 20 April 2017

    Haplotype of non-synonymous mutations within IL-23R is associated with susceptibility to severe malaria anemia in a P. falciparum holoendemic transmission area of Kenya

    Improved understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in pediatric severe malarial anemia (SMA) pathogenesis is a crucial step in the design of novel therapeutics. Identification of host genetic suscepti...
    Elly O. Munde, Evans Raballah, Winnie A. Okeyo, John M. Ong’echa, Douglas J. Perkins and Collins Ouma
    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:291
    Published on: 20 April 2017

    Point of sampling detection of Zika virus within a multiplexed kit capable of detecting dengue and chikungunya

    Zika, dengue, and chikungunya are three mosquito-borne viruses having overlapping transmission vectors. They cause diseases having similar symptoms in human patients, but requiring different immediate manageme...
    Ozlem Yaren, Barry W. Alto, Priyanka V. Gangodkar, Shatakshi R. Ranade, Kunal N. Patil, Kevin M. Bradley, Zunyi Yang, Nikhil Phadke and Steven A. Benner
    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:293
    Published on: 20 April 2017

    A comprehensive overview of urogenital, anorectal and oropharyngeal Neisseria gonorrhoeae testing and diagnoses among different STI care providers: a cross-sectional study

    Gonorrhoea, caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG), can cause reproductive morbidity, is increasingly becoming resistant to antibiotics and is frequently asymptomatic, which shows the essential role of NG test prac...
    Casper D. J. den Heijer, Christian J. P. A. Hoebe, Geneviève A. F. S. van Liere, Jan E. A. M. van Bergen, Jochen W. L. Cals, Frans S. Stals and Nicole H. T. M. Dukers-Muijrers
    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:290
    Published on: 20 April 2017

    Trends in baseline CD4 cell counts and risk factors for late antiretroviral therapy initiation among HIV-positive patients in Shanghai, a retrospective cross-sectional study

    There are few studies focus on the factors underlying the late initiation of ART in China. We analyzed the trends in the median CD4 cell counts among different patient groups over time and the risk factors for...
    Jianjun Sun, Li Liu, Jiayin Shen, Panpan Chen and Hongzhou Lu
    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:285
    Published on: 19 April 2017

    Evaluation of genotype MTBDRplus VER 2.0 line probe assay for the detection of MDR-TB in smear positive and negative sputum samples

    Multi drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) poses formidable challenges to TB control due to its complex diagnostic and treatment challenges and often associated with a high rate of mortality. Accurate and rapi...
    Abyot Meaza, Abebaw Kebede, Zelalem Yaregal, Zekarias Dagne, Shewki Moga, Bazezew Yenew, Getu Diriba, Helina Molalign, Mengistu Tadesse, Desalegn Adisse, Muluwork Getahun and Kassu Desta
    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:280
    Published on: 17 April 2017

    Prevalence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in beef cattle at slaughter and beef carcasses at retail shops in Ethiopia

    There is paucity of information regarding the epidemiology of Escherichia coli O157: H7 in developing countries. In this study, we investigated the occurrence of E. coli O157: H7 associated with beef cattle at pr...
    Rosa Abdissa, Woynshet Haile, Akafete Teklu Fite, Ashenafi Feyisa Beyi, Getahun E. Agga, Bedaso Mammo Edao, Fanos Tadesse, Mesula Geloye Korsa, Takele Beyene, Tariku Jibat Beyene, Lieven De Zutter, Eric Cox and Bruno Maria Goddeeris
    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:277
    Published on: 17 April 2017

    Isolation of enterococci, their antimicrobial susceptibility patterns and associated factors among patients attending at the University of Gondar Teaching Hospital

    Enterococci become clinically important especially in immune compromised patients and important causes of nosocomial infections. Data on the prevalence, antimicrobial susceptibility patterns and associated fac...
    Amelework Yilema, Feleke Moges, Sisay Tadele, Mengistu Endris, Afework Kassu, Wondwossen Abebe and Getnet Ayalew
    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:276
    Published on: 17 April 2017

    1H-NMR analysis of feces: new possibilities in the helminthes infections research

    Analysis of the stool samples is an essential part of routine diagnostics of the helminthes infections. However, the standard methods such Kato and Kato-Katz utilize only a fraction of the information availabl...
    Sarantos Kostidis, Daria Kokova, Natalia Dementeva, Irina V. Saltykova, Hye Kyong Kim, Young Hae Choi and Oleg A. Mayboroda
    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:275
    Published on: 17 April 2017

    Detection of CTX-M-15 beta-lactamases in Enterobacteriaceae causing hospital- and community-acquired urinary tract infections as early as 2004, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    The spread of Extended Spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs) among Enterobacteriaceae and other Gram-Negative pathogens in the community and hospitals represents a major challenge to combat infections. We conducted a stu...
    Joel Manyahi, Sabrina J. Moyo, Marit Gjerde Tellevik, Faustine Ndugulile, Willy Urassa, Bjørn Blomberg and Nina Langeland
    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:282
    Published on: 17 April 2017

    Carbapenem resistance, inappropriate empiric treatment and outcomes among patients hospitalized with Enterobacteriaceae urinary tract infection, pneumonia and sepsis

    Drug resistance among gram-negative pathogens is a risk factor for inappropriate empiric treatment (IET), which in turn increases the risk for mortality. We explored the impact of carbapenem-resistant Enteroba...
    Marya D. Zilberberg, Brian H. Nathanson, Kate Sulham, Weihong Fan and Andrew F. Shorr
    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:279
    Published on: 17 April 2017

    Acute-phase diagnosis of murine and scrub typhus in Belgian travelers by polymerase chain reaction: a case report

    Rickettsiosis is a potential life threatening infectious disease in travelers. Clinical recognition is not always straightforward, as typical manifestations such as rash and/or eschar may be absent. Definite d...
    Caroline Theunissen, Lieselotte Cnops, Marjan Van Esbroeck, Ralph Huits and Emmanuel Bottieau
    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:273
    Published on: 13 April 2017

    Detection of high serum levels of β-D-Glucan in disseminated nocardial infection: a case report

    β-D-glucan (BDG) is a helpful diagnostic marker for many invasive fungal infections, but not for nocardiosis. Here, we reported the first case of nocardial infection with high serum level of BDG.
    Toyomitsu Sawai, Takumi Nakao, Shota Yamaguchi, Sumako Yoshioka, Nobuko Matsuo, Naofumi Suyama, Katsunori Yanagihara and Hiroshi Mukae
    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:272
    Published on: 13 April 2017

    Prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection and the molecular characteristics of MRSA bacteraemia over a two-year period in a tertiary teaching hospital in Malaysia

    Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is an established pathogen that causes hospital- and community-acquired infections worldwide. The prevalence rate of MRSA infections were reported to be the high...
    Pik San Sit, Cindy Shuan Ju Teh, Nuryana Idris, I-Ching Sam, Sharifah Faridah Syed Omar, Helmi Sulaiman, Kwai Lin Thong, Adeeba Kamarulzaman and Sasheela Ponnampalavanar
    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:274
    Published on: 13 April 2017

    Lower genetic variability of HIV-1 and antiretroviral drug resistance in pregnant women from the state of Pará, Brazil

    The present study aimed to describe the genetic diversity of HIV-1, as well as the resistance profile of the viruses identified in HIV-1 infected pregnant women under antiretroviral therapy in the state of Par...
    Luiz Fernando Almeida Machado, Iran Barros Costa, Maria Nazaré Folha, Anderson Levy Bessa da Luz, Antonio Carlos Rosário Vallinoto, Ricardo Ishak and Marluisa Oliveira Guimarães Ishak
    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:270
    Published on: 12 April 2017

    Disparities in HIV and syphilis prevalence and risk factors between older male clients with and without steady sex partners in southwestern rural China

    Heterosexual intercourse accounted for 93% of reported HIV cases in Guangxi, and Guangxi had 10% of China’s total number of reported HIV cases. Older men are particularly vulnerable to STIs, for example, 46% o...
    Li Chen, Jenny H. His, Xinghua Wu, Zhiyong Shen, Huaxiang Lu, Huanhuan Chen, Hui Huang, Heng Zhang, Yuhua Ruan, Yiming Shao and Zhenzhu Tang
    BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:269
    Published on: 12 April 2017

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