April 28, 2012

Latest Article Alert from BMC Infectious Diseases

The latest articles from BMC Infectious Diseases, published between 28-Mar-2012 and 27-Apr-2012

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Point-of-care detection of lipoarabinomannan (LAM) in urine for diagnosis of HIV-associated tuberculosis: a state of the art review
Lawn SD
BMC Infectious Diseases 2012, 12:103 (26 April 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/12/103/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2334-12-103.pdf

Study protocol
Nosocomial acquisition of methicillin-resistant Staphyloccocus aureus (MRSA) and extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) Enterobacteriaceae in hospitalised patients: a prospective multicenter study.
De Angelis G, Restuccia G, Venturiello S, Cauda R, Malhotra-Kumar S, Goossens H, Schrenzel J, Tacconelli E
BMC Infectious Diseases 2012, 12:74 (29 March 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/12/74/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2334-12-74.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22458427

Case report
Emergence of dengue virus 4 genotype II in Guangzhou, China, 2010: Survey and molecular epidemiology of one community outbreak
Jing Q, Yang Z, Luo L, Xiao X, Di B, He P, Fu C, Wang M, Lu J
BMC Infectious Diseases 2012, 12:87 (12 April 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/12/87/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2334-12-87.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22497881

Research article
Empiric guideline-recommended weight-based vancomycin dosing and mortality in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia: a retrospective cohort study
Hall RG, Giuliano CA, Haase KK, Hazlewood KA, Frei CR, Forcade NA, Brouse SD, Bell T, Bedimo RJ, Alvarez CA
BMC Infectious Diseases 2012, 12:104 (27 April 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/12/104/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2334-12-104.pdf

Research article
Dynamic analysis of Th1/Th2 cytokine concentration during antiretroviral therapy of HIV-1/HCV co-infected Patients
Kang W, Li Y, Zhuang Y, Zhao K, Huang D, Sun Y
BMC Infectious Diseases 2012, 12:102 (25 April 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/12/102/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2334-12-102.pdf

Research article
Cost-effectiveness of 2 + 1 dosing of 13-valent and 10-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccines in Canada
Earnshaw SR, McDade CL, Zanotti G, Farkouh RA, Strutton D
BMC Infectious Diseases 2012, 12:101 (24 April 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/12/101/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2334-12-101.pdf

Research article
HIV-1 low-level viraemia assessed with 3 commercial real-time PCR assays show high variability
Ruelle J, Debaisieux L, Vancutsem E, De Bel A, Delforge M, Piérard D, Goubau P
BMC Infectious Diseases 2012, 12:100 (24 April 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/12/100/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2334-12-100.pdf

Research article
Late entry into HIV care: lessons from Brazil, 2003 to 2006
Grangeiro A, Escuder ML, Pereira JR
BMC Infectious Diseases 2012, 12:99 (24 April 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/12/99/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2334-12-99.pdf

Research article
Hydroclimatological variability and dengue transmission in Dhaka, Bangladesh: a time-series study
Hashizume M, Dewan AM, Sunahara T, Rahman M, Yamamoto T
BMC Infectious Diseases 2012, 12:98 (24 April 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/12/98/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2334-12-98.pdf

Research article
Impact of antiviral treatment and hospital admission delay on risk of death associated with 2009 A/H1N1 pandemic influenza in Mexico
Chowell G, Viboud C, Simonsen L, Miller MA, Echevarría-Zuno S, González-León M, Borja Aburto VH
BMC Infectious Diseases 2012, 12:97 (20 April 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/12/97/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2334-12-97.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22520743

Research article
Evaluation of the clinical value of ELISA based on MPT64 antibody aptamer for serological diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis
Zhu C, Liu J, Ling Y, Yang H, Liu Z, Zheng R, Qin L, Hu Z
BMC Infectious Diseases 2012, 12:96 (20 April 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/12/96/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2334-12-96.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22520654

Research article
Residential crowding and severe respiratory syncytial virus disease among infants and young children: A systematic literature review
Colosia AD, Masaquel A, Hall CB, Barrett AM, Mahadevia PJ, Yogev R
BMC Infectious Diseases 2012, 12:95 (20 April 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/12/95/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2334-12-95.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22520624

Research article
The risk of AIDS-defining events is decreasing over time in the German HIV-1 Seroconverter Cohort
Altmann M, an der Heiden M, Scheufele R, Hartmann K, Houareau C, Bartmeyer B, Hamouda O
BMC Infectious Diseases 2012, 12:94 (19 April 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/12/94/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2334-12-94.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22515400

Research article
Seroprevalence of avian influenza A (H5N1) virus among poultry workers in Jiangsu Province, China: an observational study
Huo X, Zu R, Qi X, Qin Y, Li L, Tang F, Hu Z, Zhu F
BMC Infectious Diseases 2012, 12:93 (18 April 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/12/93/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2334-12-93.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22512873

Research article
High prevalence of antibiotic resistance in commensal Escherichia coli among children in rural Vietnam
Dyar O, Hoa N, Trung N, Phuc H, Larsson M, Chuc N, Stalsby Lundborg C
BMC Infectious Diseases 2012, 12:92 (18 April 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/12/92/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2334-12-92.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22512857

Research article
A novel single nucleotide polymorphism within the NOD2 gene is associated with pulmonary tuberculosis in the Chinese Han, Uygur and Kazak populations
Zhao M, Jiang F, Zhang W, Li F, Wei L, Liu J, Xue Y, Deng X, Wu F, Zhang L, Zhang X, Zhang Y, Fan D, Sun X, Jiang T, Li J
BMC Infectious Diseases 2012, 12:91 (14 April 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/12/91/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2334-12-91.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22502597

Research article
Serum cortisol predicts death and critical disease independently of CRB-65 score in community-acquired pneumonia: a prospective observational cohort study
Kolditz M, Hoffken G, Martus P, Rohde G, Schutte H, Bals R, Suttorp N, Pletz MW
BMC Infectious Diseases 2012, 12:90 (13 April 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/12/90/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2334-12-90.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22501026

Research article
Longitudinal seroepidemiologic study of the 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) infection among health care workers in a children's hospital
Yen T, Lu C, Chang L, Tsai Y, Huang L
BMC Infectious Diseases 2012, 12:89 (13 April 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/12/89/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2334-12-89.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22498010

Research article
Diagnostic performance of line-immunoassay based algorithms for incident HIV-1 infection
Schupbach J, Bisset LR, Gebhardt MD, Regenass S, Burgisser P, Gorgievski M, Klimkait T, Andreutti C, Martinetti G, Niederhauser C, Yerly S, Pfister S, Schultze D, Brandenberger M, Schoni-Affolter F, Scherrer AU, Gunthard HF, Shcs S
BMC Infectious Diseases 2012, 12:88 (12 April 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/12/88/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2334-12-88.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22497961

Research article
The high comorbidity burden of the hepatitis C virus infected population in the United States
Louie KS, St. Laurent S, Forssen UM, Mundy LM, Pimenta JM
BMC Infectious Diseases 2012, 12:86 (11 April 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/12/86/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2334-12-86.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22494445

Research article
The distinct category of healthcare associated bloodstream infections
Lenz R, Leal JR, Church DL, Gregson DB, Ross T, Laupland KB
BMC Infectious Diseases 2012, 12:85 (9 April 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/12/85/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2334-12-85.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22487002

Research article
Prevalence of syphilis infection in different tiers of female sex workers in China: implications for surveillance and interventions
Chen X, Wang Q, Yin Y, Liang G, Jiang N, Yang L, Liu Q, Zhou Y, Huan X, Wei W, Wang B
BMC Infectious Diseases 2012, 12:84 (4 April 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/12/84/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2334-12-84.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22475187

Research article
Cost-effectiveness of posaconazole versus fluconazole or itraconazole in the prevention of invasive fungal infections among high-risk neutropenic patients in Spain
Grau S, de la Camara R, Sabater FJ, Jarque I, Carreras E, Casado MA, Sanz MA
BMC Infectious Diseases 2012, 12:83 (3 April 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/12/83/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2334-12-83.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22471553

Research article
Frequency of Chlamydia trachomatis in Ureaplasma-positive healthy women attending their first prenatal visit in a community hospital in Sapporo, Japan
Yamazaki T, Matsumoto M, Matsuo J, Abe K, Minami K, Yamaguchi H
BMC Infectious Diseases 2012, 12:82 (2 April 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/12/82/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2334-12-82.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22471518

Research article
Epidemiological and clinical features of human rabies cases in Bali 2008-2010
Susilawathi NM, Darwinata AE, Dwija IB, Budayanti NS, Wirasandhi GA, Subrata K, Susilarini NK, Sudewi RA, Wignall FS, Mahardika GN
BMC Infectious Diseases 2012, 12:81 (2 April 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/12/81/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2334-12-81.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22471410

Research article
Using sequence data to identify alternative routes and risk of infection: A case-study of Campylobacter in Scotland
Bessell PR, Rotariu O, Innocent GT, Smith-Palmer A, Strachan NJ, Forbes KJ, Cowden JM, Reid SW, Matthews L
BMC Infectious Diseases 2012, 12:80 (1 April 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/12/80/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2334-12-80.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22462563

Research article
Cognitive deficits following exposure to Pneumococcal Meningitis: An Event-Related Potential study
Kihara M, de Haan M, Were EO, Garrashi HH, Neville BG, Newton CR
BMC Infectious Diseases 2012, 12:79 (31 March 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/12/79/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2334-12-79.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22462525

Research article
Improving resolution of public health surveillance for human Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium infection: 3 years of prospective multiple-locus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis (MLVA)
Sintchenko V, Wang Q, Howard P, Ha CW, Kardamanidis K, Musto J, Gilbert GL
BMC Infectious Diseases 2012, 12:78 (31 March 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/12/78/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2334-12-78.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22462487

Research article
Dose-response model of murine typhus (Rickettsia typhi): time post inoculation and host age dependency analysis
Tamrakar SB, Huang Y, Teske SS, Haas CN
BMC Infectious Diseases 2012, 12:77 (30 March 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/12/77/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2334-12-77.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22462408

Research article
Knowledge, attitudes and practices related to avian influenza among poultry workers in Nepal: a cross sectional study
Neupane D, Khanal V, Ghimire K, Aro AR, Leppin A
BMC Infectious Diseases 2012, 12:76 (30 March 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/12/76/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2334-12-76.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22458535

Research article
Macrophages participate in host protection and the disease pathology associated with Leishmania braziliensis infection
Giudice A, Vendrame C, Bezerra C, Carvalho LP, Delavechia T, Carvalho EM, Bacellar O
BMC Infectious Diseases 2012, 12:75 (29 March 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/12/75/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2334-12-75.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22458474

Research article
Knowledge of HIV status prior to a community HIV counseling and testing intervention in a rural district of south Africa: results of a community based survey
Tabana H, Doherty T, Swanevelder S, Lombard C, Jackson D, Zembe W, Naik R
BMC Infectious Diseases 2012, 12:73 (29 March 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/12/73/abstract
Full text http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/12/73
PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2334-12-73.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22458410

Research article
Trends in missed presentations and late HIV diagnosis in a UK teaching hospital: a retrospective comparative cohort study
Wohlgemut J, Lawes T, Laing RB
BMC Infectious Diseases 2012, 12:72 (28 March 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/12/72/abstract
Full text http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/12/72
PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2334-12-72.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22455558

Research article
Characterization of a pneumococcal meningitis mouse model
Mook-Kanamori B, Geldhoff M, Troost D, van der Poll T, van de Beek D
BMC Infectious Diseases 2012, 12:71 (28 March 2012)
Abstract http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/12/71/abstract
Provisional PDF http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2334-12-71.pdf
PubMed http://www.biomedcentral.com/pubmed/22455545

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