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MPT64 gene mutations leading to non-reactivity on a rapid immunochromatographic assay.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Apr 30;11(4):371-373. Epub 2017 Apr 30.

National University Hospital, Singapore, Republic of Singapore.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8768DOI Listing
April 2017
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Emerging fluoroquinolone and ketolide resistance in Haemophilus parainfluenzae in South Africa.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Apr 30;11(4):364-367. Epub 2017 Apr 30.

School of Health Science, University of Kwazulu Natal, Durban, South Africa.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8241DOI Listing
April 2017
33 Reads
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Acute encephalitis as initial presentation of leptospirosis.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Apr 30;11(4):361-363. Epub 2017 Apr 30.

University Hospital Center, Tirana, Albania.

Encephalitis is an acute inflammation of the brain matter, very often associated with viral infections, but it can also be caused by non-viral pathogens such as leptospirosis. Leptospirosis is a systemic disease caused by bacteria of the Leptospira genus. Leptospiral infection has a broad spectrum of clinical manifestations ranging from subclinical or mild illness to a fulminant life-threatening illness. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8613DOI Listing
April 2017
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Risk factors for surgical site infection after hysterectomy.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Apr 30;11(4):355-360. Epub 2017 Apr 30.

Kanuni Sultan Suleyman Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Introduction: The aim of the study was to define the clinical and laboratory characteristics of patients who had surgical site infection (SSI) after hysterectomy.

Methodology: This study was a retrospective cohort study. The patient data of 840 subjects who had undergone any type of hysterectomy and reported SSI after surgery were obtained from the archives of a tertiary referral center. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.9053DOI Listing
April 2017
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Prevalence of inducible clindamycin resistance in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: the first study in Jordan.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Apr 30;11(4):350-354. Epub 2017 Apr 30.

Faculty of Science, Mu'tah University, Alkarak, Jordan.

Introduction: A high rate of infections with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has been documented, in both hospital- (HA-MRSA) and community-acquired (CA-MRSA) diseases in Jordan. Erythromycin and clindamycin are considered treatments of choice. However, resistance to erythromycin with false susceptibility to clindamycin in vitro may lead to therapeutic failure. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8316DOI Listing
April 2017
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Patulin and patulin producing Penicillium spp. occurrence in apples and apple-based products including baby food.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Apr 30;11(4):343-349. Epub 2017 Apr 30.

College of Arts and Sciences, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar.

Introduction: Patulin has raised the international attention because of its health risk. In fact, it has mutagenic, neurotoxic, immunotoxic, genotoxic and gastrointestinal effects in animals. In the present work, patulin and patulin-producing Penicillium spp. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.9043DOI Listing
April 2017
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Efficacy of Pluchea dioscoridis leaf extract against pathogenic Candida albicans.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Apr 30;11(4):334-342. Epub 2017 Apr 30.

Faculty of Science, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt.

Introduction: This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of Pluchea dioscoridis leaf extract on growth, survival, morphogenesis, and virulence gene expression of Candida albicans.

Methodology: Anticandidal activity was studied using the hole-plate method against four pathogenic C. albicans strains from clinical isolates. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8447DOI Listing
April 2017
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Trichophyton verrucosum infection in livestock in the Chitral district of Pakistan.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Apr 30;11(4):326-333. Epub 2017 Apr 30.

Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

Introduction: Trichophyton verrucosum belongs to the dermatophyte fungi, closely related organisms that cause skin infections in animals and humans. T. verrucosum infection has been reported in livestock and people in different countries from all continents. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.7925DOI Listing
April 2017
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Correlation between infection of herpes virus family and liver function parameters: a population-based cross-sectional study.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Apr 30;11(4):320-325. Epub 2017 Apr 30.

West China Second University Hospital, Sichuan University, Sichuan, China.

Introduction: To evaluate the relationship between seropositivity to herpes virus family and liver function parameters in children from southwest China.

Methodology: A 2-year cross-sectional retrospective study of 6,396 children aged 6 months to 12 years was performed. All participants underwent physical examination and liver function tests. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8089DOI Listing
April 2017
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Isolation and characterization of Salmonella Enteritidis and Salmonella Typhimurium from chicken meat in Egypt.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Apr 30;11(4):314-319. Epub 2017 Apr 30.

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, El Sadat City University, Sadat City, Minoufiya, Egypt.

Introduction: Salmonella enterica serovars Enteritidis and Typhimurium represent the major serovars associated with human salmonellosis. Contamination of meat products with these serovars is considered the main source of infection.

Methodology: In this study, 100 raw chicken meat samples were investigated for the presence of Salmonella spp. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8043DOI Listing
April 2017
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Association between virulence profile and fluoroquinolone resistance in Escherichia coli isolated from dogs and cats in China.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Apr 30;11(4):306-313. Epub 2017 Apr 30.

Northwest A&F University, Yangling, China.

Introduction: Escherichia coli is not only a commensal organism in humans and animals, but also a causative agent of diarrhea and extraintestinal infections. Information about the relationship between population structure, virulence gene profiles, and fluoroquinolone resistance of E. coli in dogs and cats in China is limited. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8583DOI Listing
April 2017
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Inflammatory responses and histopathological changes in a mouse model of Staphylococcus aureus-induced bloodstream infections.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Apr 30;11(4):294-305. Epub 2017 Apr 30.

Nanjing First Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China.

Introduction: Staphylococcus aureus-induced bloodstream infections (BSIs) remain a prevalent clinical challenge and the underlying pathogenesis is still poorly understood. The aim of this study was to investigate the inflammatory responses and histopathological changes in BSIs in mice.

Methodology: Male C57BL/6 mice were inoculated with S. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.7800DOI Listing
April 2017
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A combined strategy for screening a clustered mobile population returning from highly endemic areas for Plasmodium falciparum.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Apr 30;11(4):287-293. Epub 2017 Apr 30.

National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention; Shanghai, China.

Introduction: Early and accurate diagnosis of imported malaria cases in clusters is crucial for protecting the health of patients and local populations, especially confirmed parasitic persons who are asymptomatic.

Methodology: A total of 226 gold miners who had stayed in highly endemic areas of Ghana for more than six months and returned in clusters were selected randomly. Blood samples from them were tested with microscopy, nest polymerase chain reaction, and rapid diagnostic test (RDT). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8394DOI Listing
April 2017
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Characterization of ESBL-producing Escherichia coli recovered from companion dogs in Tai'an, China.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Mar 31;11(3):282-286. Epub 2017 Mar 31.

College of Basic Medicine, Taishan Medical University, Tai'an, China.

Introduction: Animals are considered to be reservoirs of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing bacteria, but few epidemiological data on ESBL-producing Escherichia coli urinary tract isolates in pet dogs are available in China.

Methodology: This study was conducted to describe the prevalence and characterization of ESBL producers among E. coli urinary tract isolates from pet dogs in Tai'an, China. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8138DOI Listing
March 2017
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Prevalence of Trypanosoma Cruzi antibodies in blood donors from the Sao Paulo State, Brazil, between 2012 and 2014.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Mar 31;11(3):277-281. Epub 2017 Mar 31.

Faculty of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil.

Introduction: American tripanosomiasis (Chagas disease), the second most neglected disease in the world, is caused by the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi. Though natural transmission by insect vectors has been controlled, there is significant risk of T. cruzi transmission by blood transfusion in non-endemic regions, generally due to immigration processes from endemic areas. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8169DOI Listing
March 2017
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Prevalence of Trichomonas vaginalis in women of reproductive age at a family health clinic.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Mar 31;11(3):269-276. Epub 2017 Mar 31.

Federal District Health Department, Brasília, Brazil.

Introduction: Trichomonas vaginalis is considered the most prevalent curable sexually transmitted infection, and its occurrence exceeds that of gonococcal and chlamydia infections. This parasite has been identified as responsible for the increased risk of transmission of HIV and has also been associated with prostate and cervical cancer. Many carriers of T. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8143DOI Listing
March 2017
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Single nucleotide polymorphisms of interleukins associated with hepatitis C virus infection in Egypt.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Mar 31;11(3):261-268. Epub 2017 Mar 31.

Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Research Institute, University of Sadat City, Sadat City, Egypt.

Introduction: Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). It can cause both acute and chronic hepatitis infection. Based on secretion of required cytokines upon infection, HCV can improve its own RNA and successfully complete the replication cycle. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8127DOI Listing
March 2017
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Gallbladder microbiota variability in Colombian gallstones patients.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Mar 31;11(3):255-260. Epub 2017 Mar 31.

Faculty of Medicine - CES University, Medellín, Colombia.

Introduction: Gallbladder stones are a very frequently occurring condition. Despite bile bactericidal activity, many bacteria have been detected inside the gallbladder, and gallstones facilitate their presence. Between 3% and 5% of the patients with Salmonella spp. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8258DOI Listing
March 2017
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The prevalence of Listeria monocytogenes and Staphylococcus aureus and their virulence genes in bulk tank milk in Kosovo.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Mar 31;11(3):247-254. Epub 2017 Mar 31.

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Biosciences, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway.

Introduction: Milk is considered to be a healthy, nutritious food product. Microbiological quality is an important aspect in evaluating the quality of milk.

Methodology: A total of 603 bulk tank milk samples from 221 farms distributed across ten different regions were collected for milk quality assessment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8256DOI Listing
March 2017
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Epidemiological evaluation of Mediterranean spotted fever in children of the Karak province in south Jordan.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Mar 31;11(3):242-246. Epub 2017 Mar 31.

Faculty of Medicine, Mutah University, Karak, Jordan.

Introduction: The aim of this study was to describe the epidemiological patterns of Mediterranean spotted fever (MSF) as well as its treatment and outcomes in children in south Jordan.

Methodology: A retrospective observational study was conducted from June 2013 to December 2015. Data regarding demographics, clinical presentation, laboratory findings, treatment, and outcomes were collected. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8154DOI Listing
March 2017
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Serovar prevalence of Leptospira in semirural India and the development of an IgM-based indirect ELISA.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Mar 31;11(3):234-241. Epub 2017 Mar 31.

Pushpagiri Research Center, Pushpagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, Tiruvalla, India.

Introduction: Leptospirosis is a major public health problem in India. However, it has been underreported and under-diagnosed due to a lack of awareness of the disease, a functional surveillance system, and appropriate laboratory diagnostic facilities.

Methodology: This multicenter study aimed to understand the Leptospira serovars causing leptospirosis in seven secondary-level hospitals in six states in India. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8067DOI Listing
March 2017
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Detection of Salmonella human carriers in Colombian outbreak areas.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Mar 31;11(3):228-233. Epub 2017 Mar 31.

Instituto Colombiano de Medicina Tropical (ICMT) - Universidad CES, Medellín, Colombia.

Introduction: Salmonellosis, a zoonotic and foodborne disease, is a public health problem in developing countries. With the aim of identifying human carriers of Salmonella, a survey was performed in five regions of Colombia with reported salmonellosis outbreaks.

Methodology: The general population and cholecystectomy surgical patients were included in this study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8023DOI Listing
March 2017
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Seroprevalence and molecular epidemiology of EAST1 gene-carrying Escherichia coli from diarrheal patients and raw meats.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Mar 31;11(3):220-227. Epub 2017 Mar 31.

Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkla University, Hat-Yai, Thailand.

Introduction: Several Escherichia coli pathotypes have been reported in Thailand; however, information on enteroaggregative heat-stable enterotoxin 1 (EAST1)-carrying E. coli (EAST1-EC) is insufficient. Previous reports show that consumption of raw meats causes diarrheagenic E. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.6865DOI Listing
March 2017
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Pteropine orthoreovirus: An important emerging virus causing infectious disease in the tropics?

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Mar 31;11(3):215-219. Epub 2017 Mar 31.

International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Introduction: Pteropine orthoreovirus (PRV) is an emerging zoonotic respiratory virus that has spilled over from bats to humans. Though initially found only in bats, further case studies have found viable virus in ill patients.

Methodology: PubMed was queried with the keywords of Nelson Bay orthoreovirus OR Pteropine orthoreovirus OR Melaka orthoreovirus OR Kampar orthoreovirus, and returned 17 hits. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.9112DOI Listing
March 2017
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Peptide nucleic acid antisense oligomers open an avenue for developing novel antibacterial molecules.

Authors:
Anubrata Ghosal

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Feb 28;11(2):212-214. Epub 2017 Feb 28.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.9159DOI Listing
February 2017
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Occurence of hypodermosis in Pakistan, Iran and Turkey: comparative risk factor analysis and future perspectives.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Feb 28;11(2):207-211. Epub 2017 Feb 28.

COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Islamabad, Pakistan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8146DOI Listing
February 2017
8 Reads

Colibacillosis in a New Zealand white rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus).

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Feb 28;11(2):203-206. Epub 2017 Feb 28.

Faculty of Sciences, Universidad Mayor, Chile.

Colibacillosis is a disease caused by Escherichia coli in a variety of animals, including humans. Rabbit colibacillosis is infrequent or with an incipient description in Chile. Here, we describe an E. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8807DOI Listing
February 2017
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Neonatal brucellosis: A case report.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Feb 28;11(2):199-202. Epub 2017 Feb 28.

College of Medicine, King Saud University and King Saud University Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Although brucellosis is not uncommon in Saudi Arabia, neonatal brucellosis has been infrequently reported. In this case of neonatal brucellosis, Brucella abortus was isolated by blood culture from both the mother and the neonate. Serology was positive only in the mother. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8938DOI Listing
February 2017
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First case of pneumonia caused by Cupriavidus pauculus in an infant in the Gulf Cooperation Council.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Feb 28;11(2):196-198. Epub 2017 Feb 28.

King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Cupriavidus pauculus is an emerging organism causing infections in immunocompromised and immunocompetent patients. We report a C.pauculus pneumonia case susceptible to cefepime in an infant with end-stage renal failure. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8349DOI Listing
February 2017
9 Reads
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Causes of visual impairment in patients with ocular toxoplasmosis.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Feb 28;11(2):192-195. Epub 2017 Feb 28.

Adana Numune Training and Research Hospital, Adana, Turkey.

Introduction: The aim of this study was to report the causes of visual impairment in patients with the classic clinical presentation of ocular toxoplasmosis (OT).

Methodology: Eight patients with OT underwent standardized ophthalmologic examination and fundus imaging. Macula and the lesions that could be visualized were evaluated by spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SOCT) at presentation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.7138DOI Listing
February 2017
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Risk factors for infection development after transrectal prostate biopsy and the role of resistant bacteria in colonic flora.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Feb 28;11(2):188-191. Epub 2017 Feb 28.

Faculty of Medicine, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey.

Introduction: In this study, we aimed to identify risk factors for the development of infectious complications after prostate biopsy and to investigate the role of intestinal colonization of bacteria that are resistant to prophylactic antibiotics.

Methodology: A total of 168 patients who had undergone transrectal prostate biopsy (TRPB) under ciprofloxacin and gentamycin prophylaxis were included in the study. Stool cultures and subsequent antibiotic susceptibility testing were performed in all patients before the start of antibiotic prophylaxis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.7067DOI Listing
February 2017
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Giardia duodenalis genotypes among schoolchildren and their families and pets in urban and rural areas of Sinaloa, Mexico.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Feb 28;11(2):180-187. Epub 2017 Feb 28.

Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) Sinaloa, Mexico.

Introduction: Giardiasis is a human health concern worldwide, especially among schoolchildren. Giardia duodenalis genotypes A and B are infective to humans, but their zoonotic potential remains controversial. In Mexico, the most prevalent genotype is A, but B was also detected in southeastern Mexico. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8223DOI Listing
February 2017
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Cryptosporidium species and subtypes in diarrheal children and HIV-infected persons in Ebonyi and Nsukka, Nigeria.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Feb 28;11(2):173-179. Epub 2017 Feb 28.

Faculty of Health Sciences, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria.

Introduction: Cryptosporidiosis is a common disease of children and immune-compromised persons. This study evaluated the diversity and distribution of Cryptosporidium species in diarrheal children and HIV-infected persons on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) and those not on HAART.

Methodology: A total of 394 fecal specimens were collected from patients attending clinics in Nsukka and Ebonyi, Nigeria. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8034DOI Listing
February 2017
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Mean platelet volume in the differential diagnosis of tuberculous and bacterial meningitis.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Feb 28;11(2):166-172. Epub 2017 Feb 28.

University Hospital "Dr. Jose E. González", Autonomous University Of Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

Introduction: Mean platelet volume (MPV) has been shown to reflect the inflammatory burden in different inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. Our objective was to analyze the MPV in patients with tuberculous (TBM) and bacterial meningitis (BM).

Methodology: The demographic and clinical data of 73 consecutive patients that presented with either BM (n = 35) or TBM (n = 38) were retrospectively analyzed, as well as that of 28 age- and sex-matched controls. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.7478DOI Listing
February 2017
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Variable-number tandem repeat markers for Mycobacterium intracellulare genotyping: comparison to the 16S rRNA gene sequencing.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Feb 28;11(2):158-165. Epub 2017 Feb 28.

the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University, Nanchang, China.

Introduction: Characterizing Mycobacterium intracellulare responsible for nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infections may aid in controlling outbreaks. This study aimed to compare 16S ribosomal ribonucleic acid (rRNA) sequencing and variable-number tandem repeat (VNTR) genotyping of M. intracellulare strains isolated from clinical samples, and to characterize VNTR clusters associated with NTM infections or cavity formation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.7669DOI Listing
February 2017
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Impact of different antiseptics on umbilical cord colonization and cord separation time.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Feb 28;11(2):152-157. Epub 2017 Feb 28.

Marmara University Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.

Introduction: There is still some uncertainty on cord care practices all around the world, especially in developing countries. The aim of our study was to investigate the effects of six different umbilical cord care practices on the rate of colonization and cord separation time.

Methodology: A total of 516 newborns were randomly allocated to the following six umbilical cord care groups: group 1 received dry care; groups 2-4 received a single application of 70% alcohol, 4% chlorhexidine, or povidon-iodine in the delivery room, respectively, which were discontinued thereafter; groups 5 and 6 received a single application of 70% alcohol or 4% chlorhexidine, respectively, starting in the delivery room and continuing every six hours until discharge. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.7224DOI Listing
February 2017
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Occurrence of plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance and virulence genes in avian Escherichia coli isolates from Algeria.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Feb 28;11(2):143-151. Epub 2017 Feb 28.

Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences, Larbi Ben M'hidi Oum El Bouaghi University, Oum El Bouaghi, Algeria.

Introduction: The emergence and spread of quinolone-resistant Escherichia coli in poultry products puts consumers at risk of exposure to the strains of E. coli that resist antibiotic treatment. The objective of this study was to define the prevalence and virulence potential of poultry-associated nalidixic acid (NAL)-resistant E. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8643DOI Listing
February 2017
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Prevalence, serotype distribution, and antimicrobial resistance of Salmonella isolated from food products in Morocco.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Feb 28;11(2):136-142. Epub 2017 Feb 28.

Faculty of Sciences of Tetouan, Abdelmalek Essaadi University, Tetouan, Morocco.

Introduction: Salmonellosis is one of the most common foodborne diseases worldwide. The irrational use of antibiotics in medicine and in animal feed has greatly promoted the emergence and spread of resistant strains of non-typhoidal Salmonella.

Methodology: A total of 464 food products were collected in Tetouan from January 2010 to December 2012. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8026DOI Listing
February 2017
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Evaluation of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus nasal carriage in Malagasy pig and poultry non-industrial farmers.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Feb 28;11(2):129-135. Epub 2017 Feb 28.

University of Antananarivo, Madagascar.

Introduction: The laboratory of Training and Research in Medical Biology of Madagascar conducted a cross-sectional study to estimate the rate of S. aureus nasal carriage of pig and poultry Malagasy farmers.

Methodology: Pig and poultry farmers from capital town of Madagascar were selected for nasal swabs collection with information on potential risk factors for S. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.7650DOI Listing
February 2017
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Can imaging modalities be used as follow-up criteria after brucellar sacroiliitis treatment?

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Feb 28;11(2):123-128. Epub 2017 Feb 28.

Gulhane Military Medical Academy and School of Medicine, General Tevfik Saglam Street, Ankara, Turkey.

Introduction: This study aimed to identify a follow-up modality that can be used to evaluate therapeutic responses in patients receiving treatment for brucellar sacroillitis and to determine whether antibiotherapy can be stopped.

Methodology: A total of 32 patients with sacroiliac joint involvement demonstrated via magnetic resonance imaging or bone scintigraphy were followed up and treated. Patients received 200 mg/day of doxycycline and 600-900 mg/day of rifampicin for 3-21 months, and 1 g/day of streptomycin for 21 days. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.6599DOI Listing
February 2017
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Evaluation of Borama tuberculosis control program in Somaliland, Somalia.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Feb 28;11(2):115-122. Epub 2017 Feb 28.

University of Rome-Sapienza, Rome, Italy.

Introduction: The Borama TB program in Somalia lost resources for TB operations in 2003. We evaluated the impact of the loss on the program.

Methodology: Pre-event (2002-2003) and post-event (2007) design were used. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.7676DOI Listing
February 2017
4 Reads

Acinetobacter: an underrated foodborne pathogen?

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Feb 28;11(2):111-114. Epub 2017 Feb 28.

Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The increasing prevalence of foodborne diseases observed in developing countries has been linked to a rise in the consumption of raw foods. However, unlike the classical pathogens that are commonly implicated in foodborne illnesses, members of the genus Acinetobacter are rarely associated with diarrheal disease, probably because of the difficulty in isolating these Gram-negative bacteria from food sources. Nevertheless, several species of Acinetobacter, especially A. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8418DOI Listing
February 2017
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Leishmaniasis recidivans in Ethiopia: cutaneous and mucocutaneous features.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Jan 30;11(1):106-110. Epub 2017 Jan 30.

Ayder Referral Hospital, Mekelle, Ethiopia.

Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is endemic in Ethiopia. An unusual clinical form of this disease is leishmaniasis recidivans (LR), a prolonged, relapsing form of cutaneous leishmaniasis resembling tuberculosis of the skin that may persist for many years with a chronic and relapsing course. This rare variant has been shown to be caused by Leishmania tropica species in the Old World and by Leishmania braziliensis, Leishmania amazonensis, Leishmania panamensis, and Leishmania guyanensis in the New World, as reported in various studies. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8516DOI Listing
January 2017
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Genital region cleansing wipes: Effects on urine culture contamination.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Jan 30;11(1):102-105. Epub 2017 Jan 30.

Gülhane Military Medical Academy, Haydarpaşa Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Introduction: Urine culture is the gold standard test for revealing the microbial agent causing urinary tract infection (UTI). Culture results are affected by sampling techniques; improper sampling leads to contamination of urine and thus contamination of the culture with urogenital flora. We aimed to evaluate the effect of urogenital cleansing, performed with chlorhexidine-containing genital region cleansing wipes (GRCW) on contamination rates. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8910DOI Listing
January 2017
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Comparison of Mycoplasma IES, Mycofast Revolution and Mycoplasma IST2 to detect genital mycoplasmas in clinical samples.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Jan 30;11(1):98-101. Epub 2017 Jan 30.

Institute of Microbiology, Catholic University, Rome, Italy.

Introduction: Culture is regarded as the gold standard for the detection of genital mycoplasma in clinical samples. Commercially available diagnostic kits, based on liquid broth cultures, provide interesting alternatives to conventional culture. We assessed the laboratory performances of Mycoplasma IES (IES), the Mycofast Revolution (REV) and Mycoplasma IST 2 (IST2) compared to A7 agar plates for the detection of Ureaplasma urealyticum and Mycoplasma hominis in clinical samples. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8039DOI Listing
January 2017
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The role of Mincle in innate immune to fungal keratitis.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Jan 30;11(1):89-97. Epub 2017 Jan 30.

The Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University, Qingdao, Shandong Province, China.

Introduction: This study aimed to detect the early expression of macrophage-inducible C-type lectin (Mincle) and investigate its role in the innate immune response of fungal keratitis (FK).

Methodology: Wistar rats were used to make fungal keratitis models. The inflammatory responses and corneal lesions were observed by slit-lamp microscope. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.7570DOI Listing
January 2017
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Phylogenetic and nucleotide sequence analysis of influenza A (H1N1) HA and NA genes of strains isolated from Saudi Arabia.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Jan 30;11(1):81-88. Epub 2017 Jan 30.

King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Introduction: In early 2009, a novel influenza A (H1N1) virus appeared in Mexico and rapidly disseminated worldwide. Little is known about the phylogeny and evolutionary dynamics of the H1N1 strain found in Saudi Arabia.

Methodology: Nucleotide sequencing and bioinformatics analyses were used to study molecular variation between the virus isolates. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.9259DOI Listing
January 2017
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Clinical and virological characteristics of hantavirus infections in a 2014 Croatian outbreak.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Jan 30;11(1):73-80. Epub 2017 Jan 30.

Croatian National Institute of Public Health, Zagreb, Croatia.

Introduction: Croatia is endemic for hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS), with both Puumala (PUUV) and Dobrava virus (DOBV) documented. Several large outbreaks were recorded in 1995, 2002, and 2012. We analyzed demographic, clinical, laboratory, and virological characteristics of HFRS cases detected in three geographically close natural foci (Ogulin, Slunj, and the Plitvice Lakes surroundings) during the 2014 outbreak. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.7987DOI Listing
January 2017
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Exposure incidents among medical students in a high-prevalence HIV setting.

J Infect Dev Ctries 2017 Jan 30;11(1):65-72. Epub 2017 Jan 30.

University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa.

Introduction: Occupational injuries in medical students are concerning, especially in countries with a high prevalence of bloodborne infections. With more HIV-infected patients on antiretroviral treatment, appropriate post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) depends on knowledge of source patients' infection status and treatment response. This study determined the number and type of exposure incidents, reporting practices, and PEP use among medical students at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3855/jidc.8940DOI Listing
January 2017
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