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  1. Content type: Research article

    The response of HIV patients to antiretroviral therapy could be measured by its strong predictor, the CD4+ T cell (CD4) count for the initiation of antiretroviral therapy and proper management of disease progr...

    Authors: Lemma Derseh Gezie

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:377

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Patients facing tuberculosis (TB) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection receive particular care. Despite efforts in the care, misconceptions about TB and HIV still heavily impact patients, their fam...

    Authors: Ziemlé Clément Méda, Télesphore Somé, Issiaka Sombié, Daouda Maré, Donald E. Morisky and Yi-Ming Arthur Chen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:373

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  3. Content type: Case Report

    Melioidosis is an emerging infectious disease in Sri Lanka. This disease usually develops in a host with an immunocompromised state. Acute pulmonary melioidosis commonly presents as a lobar consolidation with ...

    Authors: Chathuranga Lakmal Fonseka, Sampath Rukshani Galappaththi, Anuradha Illagatilaka, Dulani Dasanayake and Nirmali Tissera

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:360

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  4. Content type: Short Report

    Human brucellosis cases are still reported each year in Sweden despite eradication of the disease in animals. Epidemiological investigation has never been conducted to trace back the source of human infection ...

    Authors: Giuliano Garofolo, Antonio Fasanella, Elisabetta Di Giannatale, Ilenia Platone, Lorena Sacchini, Tiziana Persiani, Talar Boskani, Kristina Rizzardi and Tara Wahab

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:277

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  5. Content type: Case Report

    Neurological manifestations in dengue fever occur in <1 % of the patients and known to be due to multisystem dysfunction secondary to vascular leakage. Occurrence of wide spread cerebral haemorrhages with subd...

    Authors: Nayomi Shermila Jayasinghe, Eranga Thalagala, Milanka Wattegama and Kanapathipillai Thirumavalavan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:265

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  6. Content type: Short Report

    Otitis media with effusion (OME) causes significant morbidity in children, but the causes of OME and methods for prevention are unclear. To look for potential infectious etiologies, we performed a pilot study ...

    Authors: Robert Slinger, Melanie Duval, Jonathan Langill, Matthew Bromwich, Johnna MacCormick, Francis Chan and Jean-Philippe Vaccani

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:247

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  7. Content type: Research Article

    As part of malaria characterization study in the South-Tongu district of Ghana, the current study was conducted to explore relationships between malaria, schistosomiasis, soil transmitted helminths and malnutr...

    Authors: Patrick Ferdinand Ayeh-Kumi, Kantanka Addo-Osafo, Simon Kwaku Attah, Patience Borkor Tetteh-Quarcoo, Noah Obeng-Nkrumah, Georgina Awuah-Mensah, Harriet Naa Afia Abbey, Akua Forson, Momodou Cham, Listowell Asare, Kwabena Obeng Duedu and Richard Harry Asmah

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:242

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  8. Content type: Case Report

    Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PCP) is potentially fatal infectious complication in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) during immunosuppressive therapy. Hospital survival due t...

    Authors: Takeshi Kuroda, Hiroyuki Takeuchi, Yukiko Nozawa, Hiroe Sato, Takeshi Nakatsue, Yoko Wada, Hiroshi Moriyama, Masaaki Nakano and Ichiei Narita

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:240

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Antimicrobial resistance is a global public health concern contributing to increased morbidity and mortality particularly in low-income countries. Studies on commensal bacteria are important as they reflect th...

    Authors: Christine F. Najjuka, David P. Kateete, Henry M. Kajumbula, Moses L. Joloba and Sabiha Y. Essack

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:235

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  10. Content type: Technical Note

    Bacterial infections are a common clinical problem in both acute and chronic wounds. With growing concerns over antibiotic resistance, treatment of bacterial infections should only occur after positive diagnos...

    Authors: Sandra C. Becerra, Daniel C. Roy, Carlos J. Sanchez, Robert J. Christy and David M. Burmeister

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:216

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  11. Content type: Short Report

    People concentrated in congregated systems such as prisons, are important but often neglected reservoirs for tuberculosis transmission, and threaten those in the outside community. The condition is more seriou...

    Authors: Terefe G. Fuge and Samuel Y. Ayanto

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:201

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  12. Content type: Case Report

    An increasing number of reports have documented the emergence of daptomycin-nonsusceptible Enterococcus in patients during daptomycin therapy. Even though several mechanisms for daptomycin-nonsusceptibility have ...

    Authors: Takashi Matono, Kayoko Hayakawa, Risen Hirai, Akira Tanimura, Kei Yamamoto, Yoshihiro Fujiya, Momoko Mawatari, Satoshi Kutsuna, Nozomi Takeshita, Kazuhisa Mezaki, Norio Ohmagari and Tohru Miyoshi-Akiyama

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:197

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Ethiopia is one of the countries that are highly affected by dual epidemics of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and tuberculosis (TB). HIV infection is a known risk factor for the development of active TB an...

    Authors: Daniel Tarekegne, Muhabaw Jemal, Tadesse Atanaw, Ashenafi Ebabu, Mengistu Endris, Feleke Moges, Belay Tessema and Tekalign Deressa

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:192

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Nodding syndrome (NS) is an epilepsy disorder occurring in children in South Sudan, northern Uganda and Tanzania. The etiology of NS is unknown, but epidemiological studies demonstrate an association between N...

    Authors: Robert Colebunders, Adam Hendy, John L. Mokili, Joseph Francis Wamala, Joice Kaducu, Lucia Kur, Floribert Tepage, Michel Mandro, Gisele Mucinya, Germain Mambandu, Michel Yendema Komba, Jean Louis Lumaliza, Marieke van Oijen and Anne Laudisoit

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:182

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  15. Content type: Case Report

    To report an uncommon case of hand, foot and mouth disease, (HFMD) in an immunocompetent adult; a highly infectious disease, characterized by the appearance of vesicles on the mouth, hands and feet, associated...

    Authors: Carlos Omaña-Cepeda, Andrea Martínez-Valverde, María del Mar Sabater- Recolons, Enric Jané-Salas, Antonio Marí-Roig and José López-López

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:165

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  16. Content type: Research Article

    Data regarding the influences of gender in metabolic syndrome (MetS) among patients using antiretroviral treatment (ART) in Ethiopia is scarce. The aim of this study was to assess the influences of gender in M...

    Authors: Agete Tadewos Hirigo and Demo Yemane Tesfaye

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:145

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  17. Content type: Case Report

    Anthrax is a zoonotic occupational disease caused by Bacillus anthracis, a rod-shaped immobile aerobic gram-positive bacteria with spore. Anthrax occurs in humans randomly and with low frequency. Most cases of an...

    Authors: Zohreh Azarkar and Majid Zare Bidaki

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:141

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  18. Content type: Research article

    A transfusion transmissible infection (TTI) is any infection that is transmissible from person to- person through parenteral administration of blood or blood products. The magnitude of transfusion-transmitted ...

    Authors: Yusuf Mohammed and Alemayehu Bekele

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:129

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  19. Content type: Research Article

    Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a major health concern where about 3 % of the world’s population is infected globally. In Ethiopia the prevalence ranges from 0.9 to 1.3 % in the general populations. Human immune de...

    Authors: Ataklti Hailu Atsbaha, Tsehaye Asmelash Dejen, Rashmi Belodu, Konjit Getachew, Muthupandian Saravanan and Araya Gebreyesus Wasihun

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2016 9:121

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