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Epidemiology and risk factors of Staphylococcus aureus CC398 bone and joint infections.

Kevin Bouiller, Didier Hocquet, Marlene Sauget, Xavier Bertrand, Catherine Chirouze,

BACKGROUND:A particular ability of the Staphylococcus aureus clonal complex 398 (CC398) to cause bone and joint infections (BJI) remains questionable, since some studies have described high prevalence of MSSA CC398 in prosthetic joint infection (PJI) and diabetic foot ostemolyelitis (DFO). Here, we described the long-term epidemiology of CC398 among S. ... Read more >>

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[2020, 20(1):384]

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Clients' perceptions of barriers and facilitators to implementing hepatitis C virus care in homeless shelters.

Carmen L Masson, J Konadu Fokuo, August Anderson, Jesse Powell, Barry Zevin, Dylan Bush, Mandana Khalili,

BACKGROUND:Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is highly prevalent among homeless persons, yet barriers continue to impede HCV testing and treatment in this population. We studied the experiences of homeless individuals related to accessing HCV care to inform the design of a shelter-based HCV prevention and treatment program. METHODS:Homeless shelter clients (10 ... Read more >>

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[2020, 20(1):386]

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Prognostic accuracy of SIRS criteria and qSOFA score for in-hospital mortality among influenza patients in the emergency department.

Sheng-En Chu, Chen-June Seak, Tse-Hsuan Su, Chung-Hsien Chaou, Hsiao-Jung Tseng, Chih-Huang Li,

BACKGROUND:The seasonal influenza epidemic is an important public health issue worldwide. Early predictive identification of patients with potentially worse outcome is important in the emergency department (ED). Similarly as with bacterial infection, influenza can cause sepsis. This study was conducted to investigate the effectiveness of the Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome ... Read more >>

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[2020, 20(1):385]

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Neurocognitive impairment in treatment-experienced adults living with HIV attending primary care clinics in Zimbabwe.

Primrose Nyamayaro, Hetta Gouse, James Hakim, Reuben N Robbins, Dixon Chibanda,

BACKGROUND:HIV affects the central nervous system resulting in HIV associated neurocognitive impairment (NCI) in approximately 50% of people living with HIV. It typically affects memory, learning, working memory, fine motor skills, speed of information processing, verbal fluency and executive functioning cognitive domains. NCI can affect adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART), ... Read more >>

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[2020, 20(1):383]

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Prognostic accuracy of SIRS criteria and qSOFA score for in-hospital mortality among influenza patients in the emergency department.

Sheng-En Chu, Chen-June Seak, Tse-Hsuan Su, Chung-Hsien Chaou, Hsiao-Jung Tseng, Chih-Huang Li,

BackgroundThe seasonal influenza epidemic is an important public health issue worldwide. Early predictive identification of patients with potentially worse outcome is important in the emergency department (ED). Similarly as with bacterial infection, influenza can cause sepsis. This study was conducted to investigate the effectiveness of the Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome ... Read more >>

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Molecular epidemiology and socio-demographic risk factors of sexually transmitted infections among women in Lebanon.

Jessica Hanna, Ruba Yassine, Rana El-Bikai, Martin D Curran, Mathilde Azar, Joumana Yeretzian, Rana Skaf, Claude Afif, Toufic Saber, Saadeddine Itani, Manal Hubeish, Tamima El Jisr, Fadia Hamzeh, Mira El Chaar,

BACKGROUND:Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) cause a major public health problem that affect both men and women in developing and developed countries. The aim of the study was to estimate the prevalence of 11 STIs among women who voluntarily participated in the study, while seeking gynecological checkup. The existence of an ... Read more >>

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[2020, 20(1):375]

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Prevalence and associated factors of scabies in Ethiopia: systematic review and Meta-analysis.

Abebaw Gedef Azene, Abiba Mihret Aragaw, Gizachew Tadesse Wassie,

BACKGROUND:Scabies is an infectious disease that affects the skin caused by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei and it transmitted through close personal contact. Even though it is easily treatable disease, its prevalence is high and continuous as neglected tropical disease of resource-poor settings, and particularly affects young age groups. Despite of ... Read more >>

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[2020, 20(1):380]

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Human immunodeficiency virus positive status disclosure to a sexual partner and its determinant factors in Ethiopia: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Fikadu Yehualashet, Eleni Tegegne, Mekbib Tessema, Mulualem Endeshaw,

BACKGROUND:Disclosure of Human Immunodeficiency Virus positive status significantly reduced the transmission of HIV; yet, it remains a challenge for many HIV patients. Disclosure serves plays a crucial role to raise awareness and to reduce risky behaviors. Hence, this study aimed to determine the pooled prevalence and effect sizes of determinant ... Read more >>

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[2020, 20(1):382]

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A rare case of brain abscess caused by Actinomyces meyeri.

Ranjit Sah, Gaurav Nepal, Sanjit Sah, Sonam Singla, Priti Upadhyay, Ali A Rabaan, Kuldeep Dhama, Alfonso J Rodriguez-Morales, Rabindra Ghimire,

BACKGROUND:Brain abscesses are the rare and most severe form of actinomycosis, which usually manifests as abscesses of the occipital or parietal lobe due to direct expansion from an adjacent area, the oral cavity. In the medical literature, there are only a few reported cases of brain abscess caused by Actinomyces ... Read more >>

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[2020, 20(1):378]

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Resurgence risk for malaria, and the characterization of a recent outbreak in an Amazonian border area between French Guiana and Brazil.

Emilie Mosnier, Isabelle Dusfour, Guillaume Lacour, Raphael Saldanha, Amandine Guidez, Margarete S Gomes, Alice Sanna, Yanouk Epelboin, Johana Restrepo, Damien Davy, Magalie Demar, Félix Djossou, Maylis Douine, Vanessa Ardillon, Mathieu Nacher, Lise Musset, Emmanuel Roux,

BACKGROUND:In 2017, inhabitants along the border between French Guiana and Brazil were affected by a malaria outbreak primarily due to Plasmodium vivax (Pv). While malaria cases have steadily declined between 2005 and 2016 in this Amazonian region, a resurgence was observed in 2017. METHODS:Two investigations were performed according to different ... Read more >>

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[2020, 20(1):373]

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Case report: nosocomial fungemia caused by Candida diddensiae.

Seong Eun Kim, Sook In Jung, Kyung-Hwa Park, Yong Jun Choi, Eun Jeong Won, Jong Hee Shin,

BACKGROUND:Candida diddensiae, a yeast found in olive oil, is considered non-pathogenic to humans. Here, we describe the first case of fungemia caused by C. diddensiae in a hospitalized patient with underlying diseases. CASE PRESENTATION:A 62-year-old woman was admitted because of multiple contusions due to repeated falls and generalized weakness. She ... Read more >>

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[2020, 20(1):377]

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Cryptococcus meningitis mimicking cerebral septic emboli, a case report series demonstrating injection drug use as a risk factor for development of disseminated disease.

Christopher Polk, Jacqueline Meredith, Alyssa Kuprenas, Michael Leonard,

BACKGROUND:Clinicians may be less inclined to consider a diagnosis of cryptococcal meningitis in people without HIV infection or transplant-related immunosuppression. This may lead to a delay in diagnosis particularly if disseminated cryptococcal disease mimics cerebral septic emboli in injection drug use (IDU) leading to a search for endocarditis or other ... Read more >>

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[2020, 20(1):381]

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Intestinal parasitosis, anaemia and risk factors among pre-school children in Tigray region, northern Ethiopia.

Araya Gebreyesus Wasihun, Mekonen Teferi, Letemichal Negash, Javier Marugán, Dejen Yemane, Kevin G McGuigan, Ronan M Conroy, Haftu Temesgen Abebe, Tsehaye Asmelash Dejene,

BACKGROUND:Intestinal parasitic infections (IPIs) and anaemia are major health problems. This study assessed the prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections, anaemia and associated factors among pre-school children in rural areas of the Tigray region, northern Ethiopia. METHODS:A community based cross-sectional study was conducted among 610 pre-school children in rural communities of ... Read more >>

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[2020, 20(1):379]

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Efficacy of a single dose versus a multiple dose regimen of Mebendazole against hookworm infections among school children: a randomized open-label trial.

Tegegne Eshetu, Mulugeta Aemero, Ayalew Jejaw Zeleke,

BACKGROUND:Despite the existence of a population-based control program using single dose albendazole or mebendazole as a preventive chemotherapy, hookworm transmission remains high. It causes a negative impact on the growth and school performance of children. In connection to this preventive chemotherapy, different studies produced conflicting results. This study aimed at ... Read more >>

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[2020, 20(1):376]

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The effect of oral care intervention on pneumonia hospitalization, Staphylococcus aureus distribution, and salivary bacterial concentration in Taiwan nursing home residents: a pilot study.

Tien-Cheng Chiang, Ming-Shyan Huang, Po-Liang Lu, Shun-Te Huang, Ying-Chu Lin,

BACKGROUND:Elevated Staphylococcus aureus and oral bacterial concentrations are known to correlate with pneumonia hospitalization in nursing home residents. However, the effects of a professional oral care intervention on these factors remain unclear. The aims of this quasi-experimental study were to compare bacterial concentrations in saliva and sputum, oral health status, ... Read more >>

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[2020, 20(1):374]

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Identification of Kosakonia cowanii as a rare cause of acute cholecystitis: case report and review of the literature.

Benjamin Berinson, Eugen Bellon, Martin Christner, Anna Both, Martin Aepfelbacher, Holger Rohde,

BACKGROUND:Kosakonia cowanii, formerly known as Enterobacter cowanii, is a Gram-negative bacillus belonging to the order Enterobacterales. The species is usually recognized as a plant pathogen and has only anecdotally been encountered as a human pathogen. Here we describe the rare case of a K. cowanii infection presenting as an acute ... Read more >>

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[2020, 20(1):366]

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A retrospective study on Xpert MTB/RIF for detection of tuberculosis in a teaching hospital in China.

Shuguang Li, Liyan Lin, Feifei Zhang, Chunjiang Zhao, Han Meng, Hui Wang,

BACKGROUND:The Xpert MTB/RIF assay is an automated molecular test that is designed to simultaneously detect Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) complex and rifampin resistance. However, there are relatively few studies on this method in China. Xpert has been routinely used at Peking University People's Hospital (PKUPH) since November 2016. Thus, the aim ... Read more >>

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[2020, 20(1):362]

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Underdiagnoses of Rickettsia in patients hospitalized with acute fever in Indonesia: observational study results.

Dewi Lokida, Usman Hadi, Chuen-Yen Lau, Herman Kosasih, C Jason Liang, Musofa Rusli, Pratiwi Sudarmono, Nurhayati Lukman, Kanti Laras, Rizka Humardewayantie Asdie, Dewi Murniati, I Made Susila Utama, Risna Halim Mubin, Muhammad Karyana, Muhammad Hussein Gasem, Bachti Alisjahbana,

BACKGROUND:Reports of human rickettsial infection in Indonesia are limited. This study sought to characterize the epidemiology of human rickettsioses amongst patients hospitalized with fever at 8 tertiary hospitals in Indonesia. METHODS:Acute and convalescent blood from 975 hospitalized non-dengue patients was tested for Rickettsia IgM and IgG by ELISA. Specimens from ... Read more >>

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[2020, 20(1):364]

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Live poultry market closure and avian influenza A (H7N9) infection in cities of China, 2013-2017: an ecological study.

Ying Chen, Jian Cheng, Zhiwei Xu, Wenbiao Hu, Jiahai Lu,

BACKGROUND:Previous studies have proven that the closure of live poultry markets (LPMs) was an effective intervention to reduce human risk of avian influenza A (H7N9) infection, but evidence is limited on the impact of scale and duration of LPMs closure on the transmission of H7N9. METHOD:Five cities (i.e., Shanghai, Suzhou, ... Read more >>

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[2020, 20(1):369]

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Hepatitis E virus infection in pregnant women, Argentina.

Gabriela Tissera, María Cecilia Lardizabal, Sofía Belén Torres, Anabella Clara Fantilli, Maribel G Martínez Wassaf, Fernando Venezuela, Raúl Capra, Domingo C Balderramo, Claudia Travella, Viviana E Ré, María Belén Pisano,

BACKGROUND:Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection is an important cause of acute hepatitis worldwide. In pregnant women, HEV can cause more severe symptoms, with high rates of fatal hepatic failure in endemic countries. However, HEV prevalence and circulation among pregnant women from South America is almost unknown. We aimed to investigate ... Read more >>

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[2020, 20(1):368]

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Prevalence and risk factors related to poor outcome of patients with severe Plasmodium vivax infection: a systematic review, meta-analysis, and analysis of case reports.

Manas Kotepui, Kwuntida Uthaisar Kotepui, Giovanni De Jesus Milanez, Frederick Ramirez Masangkay,

BACKGROUND:Plasmodium vivax rarely develops severe complications when compared to severe falciparum malaria. However, severe vivax malaria also needs urgent, intensive care and treatment as severe falciparum malaria. This systematic review aimed to explore pooled prevalence of severe vivax malaria and to identify factors related to poor outcome of patients who ... Read more >>

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[2020, 20(1):363]

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Zika virus in southeastern Senegal: survival of the vectors and the virus during the dry season.

Babacar Diouf, Alioune Gaye, Cheikh Tidiane Diagne, Mawlouth Diallo, Diawo Diallo,

BACKGROUND:Zika virus (ZIKV, genus Flavivirus, family Flaviviridae) is transmitted mainly by Aedes mosquitoes. This virus has become an emerging concern of global public health with recent epidemics associated to neurological complications in the pacific and America. ZIKV is the most frequently amplified arbovirus in southeastern Senegal. However, this virus and ... Read more >>

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[2020, 20(1):371]

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Diagnostic performance of APRI and FIB-4 for confirming cirrhosis in Indonesian HIV/HCV co-infected patients.

Evy Yunihastuti, Bramantya Wicaksana, Andrian Wiraguna, Ainum Jhariah Hidayah, Fhadilla Amelia, Veritea Natali, Alvina Widhani, Andri Sanityoso Sulaiman, Juferdy Kurniawan,

BACKGROUND:After successful of antiretroviral therapy, highly effective direct acting antiviral (DAA) make HCV elimination reasonable in HIV/HCV co-infected patients. However, in achieving this target, there are still barriers to start DAA treatment, particularly in the area of liver fibrosis assessment that determine the duration of therapy. We aimed to assess ... Read more >>

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[2020, 20(1):372]

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Early diagnosis and appropriate respiratory support for Mycoplasma pneumoniae pneumonia associated acute respiratory distress syndrome in young and adult patients: a case series from two centers.

Lin Ding, Yu Zhao, Xuyan Li, Rui Wang, Ying Li, Xiao Tang, Bing Sun, Hangyong He,

BACKGROUND:Mycoplasma pneumoniae (M. pneumoniae) is one of the most common causes of community acquired pneumonia (CAP). Establishing an early diagnosis of M. pneumoniae pneumonia in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) may have important therapeutic implications. METHODS:We describe diagnosis and management of M. pneumoniae pneumonia induced ARDS in a ... Read more >>

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Precision diagnosis and therapy of a case of brain abscesses associated with asymptomatic pulmonary arteriovenous fistulas.

Lu-Yao Gao, Guang-Run Xu, Ting-Jun Dai,

BACKGROUND:Brain abscesses, a severe infectious disease of the CNS, are usually caused by a variety of different pathogens, which include Streptococcus intermedius (S. intermedius). Pulmonary arteriovenous fistulas (PAVFs), characterized by abnormal direct communication between pulmonary artery and vein, are a rare underlying cause of brain abscesses. CASE PRESENTATION:The patient was ... Read more >>

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