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#1Hafiz Muhammad Ahmad (Ras al-Khaimah Medical and Health Sciences University)H-Index: 5
Last. Debadatta Panigrahi (Ajman University of Science and Technology)
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Background null Cedecea neteri is a gram-negative, oxidase-negative bacillus, a rare pathogen. Few reports are emerging globally about its antimicrobial resistance pattern especially in immunocompromised individuals with comorbidities. null Case presentation null In this paper, we report the first case of C. neteri causing urinary tract infection in a pregnant woman at a specialty care hospital in the Northern Emirates of Ras al Khaimah, UAE. null Discussion and conclusion null C. neteri is a ra...
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#1Agnieszka DeneckeH-Index: 1
#2Thomas Iftner (University of Tübingen)H-Index: 58
Last. Karl Ulrich PetryH-Index: 25
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BACKGROUND The introduction of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination has resulted in a remarkable decline of genital warts in women and men, but in Germany historical rates of vaccination are relatively low. We report long-term surveillance data on changes in HPV 6 and HPV 11 infection and the prevalence of genital warts in young women in the Wolfsburg HPV epidemiological study (WOLVES). METHODS Women born in 1983/84, 1988/89, and 1993/94 participated in four cohorts between 2009/10 and 2014/15...
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#1Ali Amanati (Shiraz University of Medical Sciences)H-Index: 6
#2Sarvin Sajedianfard (Shiraz University of Medical Sciences)H-Index: 1
Last. Zahra Shahhosein (Shiraz University of Medical Sciences)
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BACKGROUND This study aimed to investigate the epidemiology, microbiology, and risk factors associated with mortality and multi-drug resistance bacterial bloodstream infections (BSIs) among adult cancer patients in Shiraz, Iran. We also report a four-year trend of antimicrobial resistance patterns of BSIs. METHODS We conducted a retrospective study at a referral oncology hospital from July 2015 to August 2019, which included all adults with confirmed BSI. RESULTS 2393 blood cultures tested durin...
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#1Qun Lin (HUST: Huazhong University of Science and Technology)H-Index: 7
#2Yue Wang (HUST: Huazhong University of Science and Technology)H-Index: 9
Last. Ying Luo (HUST: Huazhong University of Science and Technology)H-Index: 9
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Searching the risk factors for carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) infection is important in clinical practice. In the present study, we aim to investigate bacterial characteristics of colonizing strains and their correlation with subsequent CRE infection. Between May 2018 and January 2019, patients hospitalized in the department of haematology and intensive care unit (ICU) were screened for CRE by rectal swabs and monitored for the outcome of infection. We identified the species and c...
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#1Rama Dhenni (Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology)H-Index: 9
#2Benediktus Yohan (Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology)H-Index: 16
Last. Kartika Sari (Warmadewa University)H-Index: 2
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BACKGROUND Infection by chikungunya (CHIKV) and dengue virus (DENV) can cause a wide spectrum of clinical features, many of which are undifferentiated. Cytokines, which broadly also include chemokines and growth factors, have been shown to play a role in protective immunity as well as DENV and CHIKV pathogenesis. However, differences in cytokine response to both viruses remain poorly understood, especially in patients from countries where both viruses are endemic. Our study is therefore aimed to...
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#1Julio VallejosH-Index: 1
#2Rodrigo Zoni (Yahoo!)H-Index: 1
Last. Fernando AchinelliH-Index: 1
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Background null Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV2) has changed our lives. The scientific community has been investigating re-purposed treatments to prevent disease progression in coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients. null Objective null To determine whether ivermectin treatment can prevent hospitalization in individuals with early COVID-19. null Design, setting and participants null A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was conducted in non-hospitalized...
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#1Moe KyotaniH-Index: 1
#2Tsuneaki Kenzaka (Kobe University)H-Index: 9
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Background null The bacterium Campylobacter insulaenigrae was first isolated from marine mammals of Scotland in 2004. Only one case of C. insulaenigrae infection in humans has been previously reported. null Case presentation null An 89-year-old Japanese man without dementia was admitted to our hospital, because he presented with a fever of 38 °C and weakness in right leg since 5 days. He had organized chronic subdural hematoma (CSH), and no history of pre-infection. At the time of admission, he ...
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#1Bianca A. Trombetta (Harvard University)H-Index: 5
#2Savannah E. Kandigian (Harvard University)H-Index: 1
Last. Yikai Kuo (Harvard University)H-Index: 1
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#1Maria Grazia Cusi (UNISI: University of Siena)H-Index: 33
#2Edoardo Conticini (UNISI: University of Siena)H-Index: 6
Last. Bruno Frediani (UNISI: University of Siena)H-Index: 32
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BACKGROUND: Convalescent plasma (CP) and hyperimmune plasma (HP) are passive immunotherapies consisting in the infusion of plasma from recovered people into infected patients. Following pre-existing evidence in many other viral diseases, such as SARS, MERS and Ebola, CP and HP have also been proposed for the treatment of COVID-19. Nevertheless, due to the lack of large, well-designed, clinical trials, no clear-cut guidelines exist about what subtype of patient CP and HP should be administered to...
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