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Infectious Diseases and EpidemiologyISSN: 2474-3658

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 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3658/1510063

Evaluation of Cases with Gemella Infection: Cross-Sectional Study

Selcuk Nazik, Esma Cingoz, Ahmet Riza Sahin and Selma Ates

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: December 19, 2018

Gemella is a Gram-positive, catalase-negative, facultatively anaerobic coccus bacterium. It is a member of the normal flora and rarely causes infection. This study aims at evaluating, accompanied by the literature, Gemella-associated infections that are also present in the normal flora. This study is a cross-sectional study. Gemella infections recorded in 2014-2018 in University Hospital, Turkey. Gemella is a Gram-positive, catalase-negative, facultatively anaerobic coccus bacterium. It is parti...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3658/1510062

Clostridium difficile in Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Patients

Jennifer E MacDonald, Ashley E Glode and Luciano J Costa

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 15, 2018

Diarrhea is a common complication of hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) due to multiple etiologies, including toxicity from the conditioning regimen and Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infection. We hypothesized that C. difficile infection is uncommon in recipients of autologous HSCT (auto-HSCT) and testing for C. difficile is over utilized at our institution. We performed a retrospective, single center analysis of the use of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing for C. difficile a...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3658/1510061

Phenotypic and Genotypic Characteristics of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Causing Bloodstream Infection from Six Tertiary Hospitals in Beijing, China

Yanning Ma, Jie Liu, Chunmei Bao, Xiuhong Hao, Jingui Cao, Yan Wang and Jiyong Yang

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 14, 2018

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is one of the most prevalent pathogens in China. However, little is known about the prevalence of clinical P. aeruginosa isolates causing bloodstream infections (BSIs) in China. BSI-causing P. aeruginosa (BSI-PA) was collected from six tertiary-care hospitals in Beijing. Genetic relatedness was analyzed by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE); Antimicrobial susceptibility testing was performed by agar dilution method, and sequence types (STs) were evaluated by multilocu...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3658/1510060

Tigecycline Induced Cholestatic Liver Injury: A Case Report

Jing Liang, Kai Zhao, Liqin Zhu and Yihe Liu

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: November 26, 2018

A 41-year-old female patient received tigecycline because of abdominal infection caused by carbapenem-resistant klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) after performing cholangiolithotomy by the endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography (ERCP). Subsequently she developed cholestatic liver injury as substantiated by increased alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and bilirubin. Tigecycline was switched to dual carbapenems. Her liver function tests improved. We suggest that bilirubin levels should be cared in pat...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-3658/1510059

Patient-Centered MDR-TB Care: What do MDR-TB Patients in Urban and Rural Peru Say?

Sangeeta Mookherji and Kei Alegria-flores

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 05, 2018

Controlling multidrug and extremely drug-resistant tuberculosis (M/XDR-TB) poses a grave challenge to public health, globally. Studies repeatedly show that effective M/XDR-TB management goes beyond strategies recommended in global TB control plans, uniformly pointing to patient-centred care as critical to progress in controlling the epidemic. We aim to describe patient-centred care in M/XDR-TB management in Peru, which presented a context where M/XDR-TB remains a persistent problem, even with in...

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