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International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID

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LETTER
German Malaga, Franco Castillo-Tokumori, Claudia Irey-Salgado
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 13, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146515/family-history-of-zoster-risk-of-developing-herpes-zoster
#2
Hung Fu Tseng, Margaret Chi, Peggy Hung, Rafael Harpaz, D Scott Schmid, Philip LaRussa, Lina S Sy, Yi Luo, Kimberly Holmquist, Harpreet Takhar, Steven J Jacobsen
BACKGROUND: Studies have investigated a possible association between family history of HZ and the occurrence of HZ. However, the results were inconclusive and susceptible to bias. We evaluated this association in an elderly population. METHODS: The matched case-control study conducted at Kaiser Permanente Southern California in 2012-2015 included 656 incident HZ patients ≥60 whose skin lesion tested positive for varicella zoster virus by polymerase chain reaction...
November 13, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146514/brucella-related-myocarditis
#3
Sebastian Wendt, Norman Lippmann, Jeanette Fahnert, Arne C Rodloff, Christoph Lübbert
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 13, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146513/seroprevalence-and-risk-factors-of-hepatitis-e-infection-in-jordan-population-first-report
#4
Mohammad M Obaidat, Amira A Roess
OBJECTIVES: Hepatitis E virus (HEV) is hyperendemic in many countries, but data on this virus are not available in Jordan. This study determined the seroprevalence, risk factors and zoonotic potential of HEV in a Jordanian population. METHODS: A total of 450 sera samples from 8 different governorates were tested for HEV-IgG. A pre-tested and validated questionnaire was used to collect risk factor data including animal interaction and environmental exposures. RESULTS: The overall seroprevalence was 30...
November 13, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146512/neonatal-tetanus-in-an-african-newborn
#5
M A Pérez-Jacoiste Asín, M Langbazounga
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 13, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138016/the-challenges-of-detecting-and-responding-to-a-lassa-fever-outbreak-in-an-ebola-affected-setting
#6
E L Hamblion, P Raftery, A Wendland, E Dweh, G S Williams, R N C George, L Soro, V Katawera, P Clement, A N Gasasira, E Musa, T K Nagbe
OBJECTIVES: Lassa fever(LF), a priority emerging pathogen likely to cause major epidemics, is endemic in much of West Africa and difficult to distinguish from other viral haemorrhagic fevers including Ebola virus disease(EVD). Definitive diagnosis requires laboratory confirmation not widely available in affected settings. We report the public health action to contain a LF outbreak and challenges encountered in an EVD-affected setting. METHODS: In February 2016 a rapid response team was deployed in Liberia in response to a cluster of LF cases...
November 11, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138015/anti-phase-synchronization-of-influenza-a-h1n1-and-a-h3n2-in-hong-kong-and-countries-in-the-north-temperate-zone
#7
Alice P Y Chiu, Qianying Lin, Edwin Yiu Nam Tang, Daihai He
OBJECTIVES: Influenza affects 10% of the global population annually. Hong Kong is a subtropical city close to the North Temperate Zone (NTZ). Its influenza-associated mortality rates were 27.53, 79.55, 36.94, 48.72 per one million person-years in 2014, 2015, 2016 and January to July 2017 respectively. Our study aims at exploring the temporal patterns of influenza A subtypes both in Hong Kong and the NTZ. METHOD: Weekly reported cases of Influenza A/H1N1 and A/H3N2 from January 2010 to July 2017 were downloaded from the Centre for Health Protection in HK and the FluNet provided by the World Health Organization...
November 11, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138014/be-cautious-for-exceptional-results-in-evaluating-the-effect-of-adolescent-booster-of-hepatitis-b-vaccine
#8
LETTER
Yi-Hua Zhou
Vaccination with hepatitis B vaccine is the most effective way to prevent hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection. Whether a booster dose of hepatitis B vaccine is required in adolescence or young adulthood remains controversial, although booster vaccination is generally considered not necessary, even when anti-HBs levels decline <10 mIU/ml. This article was motivated by an editorial in a recent issue of the International Journal of Infectious Diseases (July 2017). In the editorial, Dr. Carmody advocated the results of an article published in an issue of Vaccine (2017 Feb 15) and considered that a booster dose in early adolescence is beneficial for children of HBsAg positive mothers, because the Vaccine article showed that the children born to HBsAg positive mothers are less protected from HBV infection in young adulthood by neonatal vaccination...
November 11, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138013/correspondence-to-changes-in-eosinophil-count-during-bacterial-infection-revisiting-an-old-marker-to-assess-the-efficacy-of-antimicrobial-therapy
#9
LETTER
Stamatis Karakonstantis, Dimitra Kalemaki
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 11, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138012/systematic-review-on-reporting-quality-of-randomized-controlled-trials-in-patients-with-hepatitis-b-or-c-in-china
#10
Na Zeng, Cailun Zou, Zhiying He, Hong Ma, Xiaojuan Ou, Hong You, Yuanyuan Kong, Jidong Jia
BACKGROUND: Randomized controlled trails (RCTs) on viral hepatitis in China have been increasing, but few studies have been systematically conducted to evaluate the reporting quality of RCTs in this field. In the present study, we assessed the reporting quality of RCTs on the treatment of hepatitis B or C from 1991 to 2015 in China. METHODS: Articles published between January 1991 and December 2015 were identified via PubMed, Medline, and Embase by using the key words "randomized clinical trials," "treatment," "therapy," "hepatitis B," "HBV," "hepatitis C," "HCV," "China," and "Chinese...
November 11, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138011/worrisome-high-frequency-of-extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-producing-escherichia-coli-in-community-acquired-urinary-tract-infections-a-case-control-study-methodological-issues
#11
LETTER
Erfan Ayubi, Saeid Safiri
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 11, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138010/interest-of-the-monitoring-of-eosinophil-count-as-a-marker-of-response-to-antimicrobial-therapy
#12
LETTER
Benjamin Davido, Aurore Moussiegt, Pierre de Truchis, Jérôme Salomon, Aurélien Dinh, Guillaume Davido
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 11, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138009/human-papillomavirus-hpv-infection-in-females-with-normal-cervical-cytology-genotyping-and-phylogenetic-analysis-among-women-in-punjab-pakistan
#13
Hafsa Aziz, Huma Iqbal, Humera Mahmood, Shazia Fatima, Muhammad Faheem, Areej Abdul Sattar, Sobia Tabassum, Sanum Napper, Syeda Batool, Nuzhat Rasheed
OBJECTIVE: Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the world, seventh overall with account for an estimated 300,000 annual deaths. HPV is the second most common cause of cervical cancer worldwide. HPV screening is not a common practice in Pakistan. The present study aims to determine the prevalence of HPV and HPV types in females with normal cytology of cervix in Upper and Lower region of Punjab Pakistan and analyze the risk factors for HPV in this region. METHOD: In this study, we performed PCR analysis for 1011 female patients with normal cytology of cervix from various districts in Punjab Province, Pakistan and risk factors for acquisition of HPV were studied...
November 11, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133211/beta-lactam-resistance-among-enterobacteriaceae-in-cambodia-the-four-year-itch
#14
REVIEW
Yannick Caron, Rattanak Chheang, Puthea Nop, Soda Meng, Sébastien Boyer, Arnaud Tarantola, Alexandra Kerléguer
Although antibiotics are too often used inappropriately in Cambodia, few data have been published on antimicrobial resistance in this country. Epidemic dissemination and the transfer of resistance genes to other bacterial species put the population at risk. The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency and characteristics of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-E) isolated in consecutive samples tested at Institut Pasteur du Cambodge (IPC) over a four-year period (2012-2015)...
November 10, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081366/central-nervous-system-infections-in-the-absence-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-pleocytosis
#15
Hakan Erdem, Derya Ozturk-Engin, Yasemin Cag, Seniha Senbayrak, Asuman Inan, Esra Kazak, Umit Savasci, Nazif Elaldi, Haluk Vahaboglu, Rodrigo Hasbun
Previous multicenter/multinational studies were evaluated to determine the frequency of the absence of cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis in patients with central nervous system infections, as well as the clinical impact of this condition. It was found that 18% of neurosyphilis, 7.9% of herpetic meningoencephalitis, 3% of tuberculous meningitis, 1.7% of Brucella meningitis, and 0.2% of pneumococcal meningitis cases did not display cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis. Most patients were not immunosuppressed. Patients without pleocytosis had a high rate of unfavorable outcomes and thus this condition should not be underestimated...
November 10, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129713/quantification-of-sexual-hiv-transmission-risk-in-africa
#16
EDITORIAL
Jens Lundgren
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 9, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129712/estimating-the-annual-risk-of-hiv-transmission-within-hiv-sero-discordant-couples-in-sub-saharan-africa
#17
Susanne F Awad, Hiam Chemaitelly, Laith J Abu-Raddad
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the annual risk of HIV transmission (ϕ) within HIV sero-discordant couples in 23 countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), by utilizing newly-available national population-based data and accounting for factors known to potentially affect this estimation. METHODS: We used a recently-developed pair-based mathematical model that accommodates for HIV-dynamics temporal variation, sexual risk-behavior heterogeneity, and antiretroviral therapy (ART) scale-up...
November 9, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081364/usefulness-of-thick-blood-smears-in-the-diagnosis-of-disseminated-histoplasmosis
#18
José Y Rodríguez, Gerson J Rodríguez, Maria J Mendoza, Carlos A Álvarez-Moreno
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 9, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128646/hiv-drug-resistance-following-a-decade-of-free-antiretroviral-therapy-program-in-india-a-review
#19
REVIEW
Santosh Karade, Devidas N Chaturbhuj, Sourav Sen, Rajneesh K Joshi, Smita S Kulkarni, Subramanian Shankar, Raman R Gangakhedkar
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this review is to assess the burden of HIV drug resistance mutations (DRM) in Indian adults exposed to first-line ART as per national guidelines. METHODS: We performed advanced search for the published literature on HIV drug resistance in India in PubMed and Scopus. From each publication data pertaining to age, sex, CD4 count and viral load, prevalence of NRTI/NNRTI drug resistance mutations (DRM) was extracted. Year-wise Indian HIV-1 reverse transcriptase (RT) sequences were retrieved from Los Alamos HIV database and mutation analyses were performed...
November 8, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128645/kunitz-type-protease-inhibitor-as-a-vaccine-candidate-against-schistosomiasis-mansoni
#20
Shiwanthi L Ranasinghe, Mary Duke, Marina Harvie, Donald P McManus
OBJECTIVES: To develop a vaccine against schistosomiasis, which is a major challenge due to the complex life cycle of the causative schistosome parasite. METHODS: SmKI-1 is a 16kDa Kunitz type protease inhibitor present in the excretory/secretory products and tegument of adult worms and eggs of Schistosoma mansoni. Two independent vaccine trials were carried out in mice to determine the efficacy of rSmKI-1 in developing protective immunity. RESULTS: The results obtained showed reductions of 23-33% in adult worms, 28-31% in intestinal eggs, 33-39% in fecal eggs and 20-43% in liver eggs...
November 8, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
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