April 8, 2010

Latest Article Alert from BMC Infectious Diseases (32 articles)

The latest articles from BMC Infectious Diseases, published between 09-Mar-2010 and 07-Apr-2010

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Study protocol
Does treatment of intestinal helminth infections influence malaria? Background and methodology of a longitudinal study of clinical, parasitological and immunological parameters in Nangapanda, Flores, Indonesia (ImmunoSPIN Study)
Wiria AE, Prasetyani MA, Hamid F, Wammes LJ, Lell B, Ariawan I, Uh HW, Wibowo H, Djuardi Y, Wahyuni S, Sutanto I, May L, Luty AJ, Verweij JJ, Sartono E, Yazdanbakhsh M, Supali T
BMC Infectious Diseases 2010, 10:77 (25 March 2010)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/10/77/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2334-10-77.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/20338054

The epidemiology of bacterial vaginosis in relation to sexual behaviour
Verstraelen H, Verhelst R, Vaneechoutte M, Temmerman M
BMC Infectious Diseases 2010, 10:81 (30 March 2010)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/10/81/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2334-10-81.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/20353563

Case report
Plasmodium falciparum malaria and Parvovirus B19;a case of acute co-infection
Ingrassia F, Gadaleta A, Maggi P, Pastore G
BMC Infectious Diseases 2010, 10:87 (1 April 2010)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/10/87/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2334-10-87.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/20359364

Case report
Kikuchi Fujimoto disease associated with cryptogenic organizing pneumonia: case report and literature review
Hua F, Zhu L
BMC Infectious Diseases 2010, 10:64 (11 March 2010)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/10/64/abstract
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PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/20222953

Correction: Transmission of Specific Genotype Streptomycin Resistant Strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area in Japan
Ohkado A, Murase Y, Mori M, Hasegawa N, Otsuka G, Nagamine M, Maeda H, Uchimura K, Ohmori M, Yamada N, Maeda S, Kato S, Mori T, Ishikawa N
BMC Infectious Diseases 2010, 10:79 (29 March 2010)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/10/79/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2334-10-79.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/20350298

Research article
Evaluation design of a systematic, selective, internet-based, Chlamydia screening implementation in the Netherlands, 2008- 2010: implications of first results for the analysis
van den Broek IV, Hoebe CJ, Van Bergen JE, Brouwers EE, de Feijter EM, Fennema JS, Gotz HM, Koekenbier RH, van Ravesteijn SM, Op de Coul EL
BMC Infectious Diseases 2010, 10:89 (7 April 2010)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/10/89/abstract
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Research article
Parvovirus B19 infection and severe anaemia in Kenyan children: a retrospective case control study
Wildig JW, Cossart Y, Peshu N, Gicheru N, Tuju J, Williams TN, Newton CR
BMC Infectious Diseases 2010, 10:88 (3 April 2010)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/10/88/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2334-10-88.pdf

Research article
Changes of tau profiles in brains of the hamsters infected with scrapie strains 263K or 139A possibly associated with the alteration of phosphate kinases
Wang RG, Shi S, Gao C, Zhang YB, Tian C, Dong FC, Zhou MR, Li LX, Chen C, Han J, Dong PX
BMC Infectious Diseases 2010, 10:86 (1 April 2010)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/10/86/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2334-10-86.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/20356412

Research article
Decreased Streptococcus pneumoniae susceptibility to oral antibiotics among children in rural Vietnam: a community study
Hoa N, Trung NV, Larsson M, Eriksson B, Phuc HD, Chuc NT, Stalsby Lundborg C
BMC Infectious Diseases 2010, 10:85 (31 March 2010)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/10/85/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2334-10-85.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/20356399

Research article
Adjuvant glycerol is not beneficial in experimental pneumococcal meningitis
Blaser C, Klein M, Grandgirard D, Wittwer M, Peltola H, Weigand M, Koedel U, Leib SL
BMC Infectious Diseases 2010, 10:84 (30 March 2010)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/10/84/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2334-10-84.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/20353584

Research article
Clinical deterioration during anti-tuberculosis treatment in Africa: Incidence, causes and risk factors
Pepper DJ, Marais S, Wilkinson RJ, Bhaijee F, Maartens G, McIlleron H, de Azevedo V, Cox H, McDermid C, Sokhela S, Patel J, Meintjes G
BMC Infectious Diseases 2010, 10:83 (30 March 2010)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/10/83/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2334-10-83.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/20353569

Research article
Entry screening to delay local transmission of 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1)
Cowling BJ, Lau LL, Wu P, Wong HW, Fang VJ, Riley S, Nishiura H
BMC Infectious Diseases 2010, 10:82 (30 March 2010)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/10/82/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2334-10-82.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/20353566

Research article
Distinct genotypic profiles of the two major clades of Mycobacterium africanum
Goncalves Vasconcellos SE, Huard RC, Niemann S, Kremer K, Santos AR, Suffys PN, Ho JL
BMC Infectious Diseases 2010, 10:80 (29 March 2010)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/10/80/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2334-10-80.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/20350321

Research article
Efficacy of ethanol-based hand foams using clinically relevant amounts: a cross-over controlled study among healthy volunteers
Kampf G, Marschall S, Eggerstedt S, Ostermeyer C
BMC Infectious Diseases 2010, 10:78 (26 March 2010)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/10/78/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2334-10-78.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/20338067

Research article
Seroepidemiology of viral hepatitis, HIV and herpes simplex type 2 in the household population aged 21-64 years in Puerto Rico
Perez CM, Marrero E, Melendez M, Adrovet S, Colon H, Ortiz AP, Soto-Salgado M, Albizu C, Torres E, Suarez EL
BMC Infectious Diseases 2010, 10:76 (23 March 2010)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/10/76/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2334-10-76.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/20331884

Research article
Role of interferon-gamma release assays in the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in patients with advanced HIV infection
Cattamanchi A, Ssewenyana I, Davis J, Huang L, Worodria W, den Boon S, Yoo S, Andama A, Hopewell PC, Cao H
BMC Infectious Diseases 2010, 10:75 (20 March 2010)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/10/75/abstract
Full text http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/10/75
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PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/20302657

Research article
Clients of sex workers in Switzerland: it makes sense to counsel and propose rapid test for HIV on the street, a preliminary report
Diserens E, Bodenmann P, N'Garambe C, Ansermet-Pagot A, Vannotti M, Masserey E, Cavassini M
BMC Infectious Diseases 2010, 10:74 (19 March 2010)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/10/74/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2334-10-74.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/20302649

Research article
Effectiveness of the 23-valent polysaccharide pneumococcal vaccine against invasive pneumococcal disease in people 60 years or older
Vila-Corcoles A, Ochoa-Gondar O, Guzman JA, Rodriguez-Blanco T, Salsench E, Fuentes CM, EPIVAC Study Group
BMC Infectious Diseases 2010, 10:73 (18 March 2010)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/10/73/abstract
Full text http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/10/73
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PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/20298596

Research article
Comparative in vitro activity of Meropenem, Imipenem and Piperacillin/tazobactam against 1071 clinical isolates using 2 different methods: a French multicentre study
Joly-Guillou M, Kempf M, Cavallo J, Chomarat M, Dubreuil L, Maugein J, Muller-Serieys C, Roussel-Delvallez M
BMC Infectious Diseases 2010, 10:72 (18 March 2010)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/10/72/abstract
Full text http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/10/72
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PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/20298555

Research article
Safety, efficacy, and immunogenicity of an inactivated influenza vaccine in healthy adults: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial over two influenza seasons
Jackson LA, Gaglani MJ, Keyserling HL, Balser J, Bouveret N, Fries L, Treanor JJ
BMC Infectious Diseases 2010, 10:71 (17 March 2010)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/10/71/abstract
Full text http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/10/71
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PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/20236548

Research article
Current crisis or artifact of surveillance: insights into rebound chlamydia rates from dynamic modelling
Vickers DM, Osgood ND
BMC Infectious Diseases 2010, 10:70 (16 March 2010)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/10/70/abstract
Full text http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/10/70
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PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/20233416

Research article
The use of a geographic information system to identify a dairy goat farm as the most likely source of an urban Q-fever outbreak
Schimmer B, ter Schegget R, Wegdam M, Zuchner L, de Bruin A, Schneeberger PM, Veenstra T, Vellema P, van der Hoek W
BMC Infectious Diseases 2010, 10:69 (16 March 2010)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/10/69/abstract
Full text http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/10/69
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PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/20230650

Research article
Production of icaADBC-encoded polysaccharide intercellular adhesin and therapeutic failure in pediatric patients with staphylococcal device-related infections
Diemond-Hernandez B, Solorzano-Santos F, Leanos-Miranda B, Peregrino-Bejarano L, Miranda-Novales G
BMC Infectious Diseases 2010, 10:68 (15 March 2010)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/10/68/abstract
Full text http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/10/68
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PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/20230642

Research article
Adult meningitis in a setting of high HIV and TB prevalence: findings from 4961 suspected cases
Jarvis JN, Meintjes G, Williams A, Brown Y, Crede T, Harrison TS
BMC Infectious Diseases 2010, 10:67 (15 March 2010)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/10/67/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2334-10-67.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/20230635

Research article
The burden and characteristics of tuberculosis/human immunodeficiency virus (TB/HIV) in South Korea: a study from a population database and a survey
Lee C, Hwang J, Oh D, Kee M, Oh E, An J, Kim J, Do H, Kim H, Kim S, Kim H, Nam J
BMC Infectious Diseases 2010, 10:66 (12 March 2010)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/10/66/abstract
Full text http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/10/66
PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2334-10-66.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/20226025

Research article
Role of Culex and Anopheles mosquito species as potential vectors of rift valley fever virus in Sudan outbreak, 2007
Seufi AM, Galal FH
BMC Infectious Diseases 2010, 10:65 (11 March 2010)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/10/65/abstract
Full text http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/10/65
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PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/20222979

Research article
Population-based type-specific prevalence of high-risk human papillomavirus infection in Estonia
Uuskula A, Kals M, Kosenkranius L, McNutt L, DeHovitz J J
BMC Infectious Diseases 2010, 10:63 (11 March 2010)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/10/63/abstract
Full text http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/10/63
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PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/20222944

Research article
Description of two measles outbreaks in the Lazio Region, Italy (2006-2007). Importance of pockets of low vaccine coverage in sustaining the infection
Curtale F, Perrelli F, Mantovani J, Ciofi degli Atti M, Filia A, Nicoletti L, Magurano F, Borgia P, Di Lallo D
BMC Infectious Diseases 2010, 10:62 (11 March 2010)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/10/62/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2334-10-62.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/20219143

Research article
The prevalence of common skin infections in four districts in Timor-Leste: a cross sectional survey
dos Santos MM, Amaral S, Harmen SP, Joseph HM, Fernandes JL, Counahan ML
BMC Infectious Diseases 2010, 10:61 (10 March 2010)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/10/61/abstract
Full text http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/10/61
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PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/20219136

Research article
The effect of age on the response to the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine
Lee H, Nahm MH, Kim K
BMC Infectious Diseases 2010, 10:60 (10 March 2010)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/10/60/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2334-10-60.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/20219110

Research article
Population-based seroprevalence of HSV-2 and syphilis in Andhra Pradesh state of India
Schneider JA, Lakshmi V, Dandona R, Kumar G, Sudha T, Dandona L
BMC Infectious Diseases 2010, 10:59 (9 March 2010)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/10/59/abstract
Full text http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/10/59
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PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/20214795

Research article
Telling partners about chlamydia: how acceptable are the new technologies?
Hopkins CA, Temple-Smith MJ, Fairley CK, Pavlin NL, Tomnay JE, Parker RM, Bowden FJ, Russell DB, Hocking JS, Chen MY
BMC Infectious Diseases 2010, 10:58 (9 March 2010)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/10/58/abstract
Full text http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/10/58
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PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/20211029

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