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1 Am J Pathol
5 Am J Respir Crit Care Med
4 Am J Trop Med Hyg
2 Ann Intern Med
1 Antimicrob Agents Chemother
1 Biochemistry
2 BMC Cancer
5 Clin Infect Dis
1 Dtsch Med Wochenschr
1 Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis
1 Infect Immun
1 J Bacteriol
1 J Biol Chem
3 J Clin Microbiol
1 J Infect Dis
2 J Med Chem
1 J Med Microbiol
2 J Urol
1 Lancet Child Adolesc Health
3 Lancet Infect Dis
1 Neurology
1 PLoS Genet
19 PLoS One
2 Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A

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    Am J Pathol

  1. D'AGNILLO F, Zhang X, Williams MC
    Structural Integrity of the Alveolar-Capillary Barrier in Cynomolgus Monkeys Challenged with Fully Virulent and Toxin-Deficient Strains of Bacillus anthracis.
    Am J Pathol. 2020;190:2095-2110.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Am J Respir Crit Care Med

  2. KENDALL EA, Shrestha S, Dowdy DW
    The Epidemiological Importance of Subclinical Tuberculosis: A Critical Re-Appraisal.
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2020 Nov 16. doi: 10.1164/rccm.202006-2394.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  3. HIBINO M, Horiuchi S, Kondo T
    Localized Tracheal Cryptococcosis Misdiagnosed as Severe Refractory Asthma.
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2020 May 27. doi: 10.1164/rccm.202001-0032.

  4. SHALLER BD, Chen SB, Ho DY, Yu DH, et al
    Atypical Blastomycosis Masquerading as Lofgren Syndrome.
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2020;202:1035-1036.

  5. GARDNER AI, Haq IJ, Simpson AJ, Becker KA, et al
    Recombinant Acid Ceramidase Reduces Inflammation and Infection in Cystic Fibrosis.
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2020;202:1133-1145.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  6. SI X, Shi J
    Pulmonary and Skeletal Infection of Mycobacterium kansasii.
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2020;202:1169-1170.

    Am J Trop Med Hyg

  7. HINTERWIRTH A, Sie A, Coulibaly B, Ouermi L, et al
    Rapid Reduction of Campylobacter Species in the Gut Microbiome of Preschool Children after Oral Azithromycin: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
    Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020;103:1266-1269.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  8. NASH SD, Astale T, Nute AW, Bethea D, et al
    Population-Based Prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis Infection and Antibodies in four Districts with Varying Levels of Trachoma Endemicity in Amhara, Ethiopia.
    Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 Oct 26. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.20-0777.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  9. CALIN R, Belkacem A, Caraux-Paz P, Wagner M, et al
    Abdominal Tuberculosis: Experience from Two Tertiary-Care Hospitals in the Paris Region.
    Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 Nov 9. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.20-0023.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  10. SURESH P, Biswas L, Prasad V, Kumar A, et al
    BCG Infection due to MPT64-Negative Strain: A Diagnostic Challenge.
    Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020;103:1072-1075.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Ann Intern Med

  11. GRAHAM DY, Canaan Y, Maher J, Wiener G, et al
    Rifabutin-Based Triple Therapy (RHB-105) for Helicobacter pylori Eradication: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Controlled Trial.
    Ann Intern Med. 2020;172:795-802.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  12. LEE RA
    Annals for Hospitalists Inpatient Notes - Clinical Pearls-Enterococcal Bacteremia.
    Ann Intern Med. 2020;173:HO2-HO3.

    Antimicrob Agents Chemother

  13. FISHER C, Patel R
    Rifampin, Rifapentine, and Rifabutin are Active Against Intracellular Periprosthetic Joint Infection-Associated Staphylococcus epidermidis.
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2020 Nov 16. pii: AAC.01275.
    PubMed         Abstract available


  14. ZHANG Y, Prach LM, O'Brien TE, DiMaio F, et al
    Crystal Structure and Mechanistic Molecular Modeling Studies of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Diterpene Cyclase Rv3377c.
    Biochemistry. 2020 Nov 12. doi: 10.1021/acs.biochem.0c00762.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    BMC Cancer

  15. GRADEL KO, Povoa P, Garvik OS, Vinholt PJ, et al
    Longitudinal trajectory patterns of plasma albumin and C-reactive protein levels around diagnosis, relapse, bacteraemia, and death of acute myeloid leukaemia patients.
    BMC Cancer. 2020;20:249.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  16. CHAI M, Shi Q
    The effect of anti-cancer and anti-tuberculosis treatments in lung cancer patients with active tuberculosis: a retrospective analysis.
    BMC Cancer. 2020;20:1121.
    PubMed         Abstract available


  17. LEIS JA, Born KB, Theriault G, Ostrow O, et al
    Using antibiotics wisely for respiratory tract infection in the era of covid-19.
    BMJ. 2020;371:m4125.

    Clin Infect Dis

  18. REDDY KP, Denkinger CM, Broger T, McCann NC, et al
    Cost-effectiveness of a novel lipoarabinomannan test for tuberculosis in patients with HIV.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Nov 17. pii: 5983890. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1698.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  19. VELLA V, Galgani I, Polito L, Arora AK, et al
    Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft tissue infection recurrence rates in outpatients: a retrospective database study at three US medical centers.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Nov 17. pii: 5983779. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1717.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  20. HUANG HL, Lee MR, Cheng MH, Lu PL, et al
    Impact of age on outcome of rifapentine-based weekly therapy for latent tuberculosis infection.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Nov 19. pii: 5992466. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1741.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  21. STONE NR, Schwartz IS
    Identifying the patients most likely to die from cryptococcal meningitis - time to move from recognition to intervention.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Nov 18. pii: 5989324. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1756.

  22. DAGAN R, Ben-Shimol S, Benisty R, Regev-Yochay G, et al
    A Nationwide Outbreak of Invasive Pneumococcal Disease in Israel Caused by Streptococcus Pneumoniae Serotype 2.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Nov 17. pii: 5983781. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1720.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Dtsch Med Wochenschr

  23. MEYDING-LAMADE U, Craemer EM
    [Meningitis, Meningoencephalitis - A Chameleon in (Emergency) Medicine].
    Dtsch Med Wochenschr. 2020;145:e137.

    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis

  24. CHEE CBE, Lim LKY, Ong RTH, Sng LH, et al
    Whole genome sequencing analysis of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Singapore, 2006-2018.
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2020 Nov 15. pii: 10.1007/s10096-020-04100.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Infect Immun

    The neutral vaginal pH in mice that is typical of most mammalian species should not deter research using experimental murine models of Candida vaginitis.
    Infect Immun. 2020 Nov 16. pii: IAI.00624-20. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00624.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    J Bacteriol

  26. SINGH R, Barry CE 3rd, Boshoff HIM
    Correction for Singh et al., "The Three RelE Homologs of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Have Individual, Drug-Specific Effects on Bacterial Antibiotic Tolerance".
    J Bacteriol. 2020;202.

    J Biol Chem

  27. AYINUOLA YA, Brito-Robinson T, Ayinuola O, Beck JE, et al
    Streptococcus co-opts a conformational lock in human plasminogen to facilitate streptokinase cleavage and bacterial virulence.
    J Biol Chem. 2020 Nov 18. pii: RA120.016262. doi: 10.1074/jbc.RA120.016262.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    J Clin Microbiol

  28. AGGARWAL AN, Agarwal R, Dhooria S, Prasad KT, et al
    Unstimulated pleural fluid interferon-gamma for diagnosis of tuberculous pleural effusion: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
    J Clin Microbiol. 2020 Nov 18. pii: JCM.02112-20. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02112.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  29. DAS S, Singh S, Tawde Y, Chakrabarti A, et al
    A selective medium for isolation and detection of Candida auris; an emerging pathogen.
    J Clin Microbiol. 2020 Nov 18. pii: JCM.00326-20. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00326.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  30. JENSEN CS, Iversen KH, Dargis R, Shewmaker P, et al
    Streptococcus pseudopneumoniae: Use of whole genome sequences to validate methods used for identification.
    J Clin Microbiol. 2020 Nov 18. pii: JCM.02503-20. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02503.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    J Infect Dis

  31. BARBOSA BOMFIM CC, Pinheiro Amaral E, Santiago-Carvalho I, Almeida Santos G, et al
    Granulocytic Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells Aggravate Tuberculosis Caused by Hypervirulent Mycobacteria.
    J Infect Dis. 2020 Nov 18. pii: 5989003. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    J Med Chem

  32. BLAKE S, Thanissery R, Rivera AJ, Hixon MS, et al
    Salicylanilide Analog Minimizes Relapse of Clostridioides difficile Infection in Mice.
    J Med Chem. 2020;63:6898-6908.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  33. FERNANDES P, Pereira D, Watkins PB, Bertrand D, et al
    Differentiating the Pharmacodynamics and Toxicology of Macrolide and Ketolide Antibiotics.
    J Med Chem. 2020;63:6462-6473.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    J Med Microbiol

  34. ADIL SM, Hodges SE, Charalambous LT, Kiyani M, et al
    Paediatric bacterial meningitis in the USA: outcomes and healthcare resource utilization of nosocomial versus community-acquired infection.
    J Med Microbiol. 2020 Nov 18. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.001276.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    J Urol

  35. ALANEE S
    Editorial Comment.
    J Urol. 2020;204:1255.

    Re: Association between Rectal Colonization with Highly Resistant Gram-Negative Rods (HR-GNRs) and Subsequent Infection with HR-GNRs in Clinical Patients: A One Year Historical Cohort Study.
    J Urol. 2020;204:1361.

    Lancet Child Adolesc Health

  37. NASH M, Perrin C, Seddon JA, Furin J, et al
    Access to paediatric formulations for the treatment of childhood tuberculosis.
    Lancet Child Adolesc Health. 2020;4:855-857.

    Lancet Infect Dis

  38. DEPS PD, Cruz A
    Why we should stop using the word leprosy.
    Lancet Infect Dis. 2020;20:1236.

  39. BARVE A
    Why we should stop using the word leprosy.
    Lancet Infect Dis. 2020;20:1236-1237.

  40. MARSHALL HS, Wood N
    The potential for improved protection against pertussis.
    Lancet Infect Dis. 2020;20:1220-1222.


  41. MULPUR B, Migdady I, Mays M
    Clinical and radiographic resolution of multifocal brain abscesses secondary to Fusobacterium.
    Neurology. 2020;95:749-750.

    PLoS Genet

  42. SUMMERS DK, Perry DS, Rao B, Madhani HD, et al
    Coordinate genomic association of transcription factors controlled by an imported quorum sensing peptide in Cryptococcus neoformans.
    PLoS Genet. 2020;16:e1008744.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    PLoS One

  43. ZHANG H, Deng X, Cui B, Shao Z, et al
    Abortion and various associated risk factors in dairy cow and sheep in Ili, China.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0232568.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  44. GLENISTER C, Burns E, Rowe R
    Local guidelines for admission to UK midwifery units compared with national guidance: A national survey using the UK Midwifery Study System (UKMidSS).
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0239311.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  45. ALVAREZ OTERO J, Lamas Ferreiro JL, Sanjurjo Rivo A, Maroto Pineiro F, et al
    Treatment duration of complicated urinary tract infections by extended-spectrum beta-lactamases producing enterobacterales.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0237365.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  46. SHIGA Y, Hosomi N, Nezu T, Nishi H, et al
    Association between periodontal disease due to Campylobacter rectus and cerebral microbleeds in acute stroke patients.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0239773.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  47. WELDEMHRET L, Hailu A, Gebremedhn G, Bekuretsion H, et al
    Blinded rechecking of sputum smear microscopy performance in public health facilities in Tigray region, Northern Ethiopia: Retrospective cross sectional study.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0239342.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  48. RAMACHANDRAN PS, Baird RW, Markey P, Singleton S, et al
    Neurosyphilis: Still prevalent and overlooked in an at risk population.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0238617.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  49. PRENDKI V, Malezieux-Picard A, Azurmendi L, Sanchez JC, et al
    Accuracy of C-reactive protein, procalcitonin, serum amyloid A and neopterin for low-dose CT-scan confirmed pneumonia in elderly patients: A prospective cohort study.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0239606.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  50. HELMANN TC, Deutschbauer AM, Lindow SE
    Distinctiveness of genes contributing to growth of Pseudomonas syringae in diverse host plant species.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0239998.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  51. LAINE CG, Wade A, Scott HM, Krecek RC, et al
    Scoping review of brucellosis in Cameroon: Where do we stand, and where are we going?
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0239854.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  52. DIAN S, Hermawan R, van Laarhoven A, Immaculata S, et al
    Brain MRI findings in relation to clinical characteristics and outcome of tuberculous meningitis.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0241974.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  53. CASPE SG, Livingstone M, Frew D, Aitchison K, et al
    The 1B vaccine strain of Chlamydia abortus produces placental pathology indistinguishable from a wild type infection.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0242526.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  54. ALKANDARI SA, Bhardwaj RG, Ellepola A, Karched M, et al
    Proteomics of extracellular vesicles produced by Granulicatella adiacens, which causes infective endocarditis.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0227657.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  55. DARMA S, Ambara A, Aman AT, Annisa L, et al
    High frequency of azole resistant Candida spp. colonization among presumptive multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) patients.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0242542.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  56. GETENEH A, Kassa T, Alemu Y, Alemu D, et al
    Enhanced identification of Group B streptococcus in infants with suspected meningitis in Ethiopia.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0242628.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  57. KETEMA L, Dememew ZG, Assefa D, Gudina T, et al
    Evaluating the integration of tuberculosis screening and contact investigation in tuberculosis clinics in Ethiopia: A mixed method study.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0241977.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  58. PEARCE S, Bowen AC, Engel ME, de la Lande M, et al
    The incidence of sore throat and group A streptococcal pharyngitis in children at high risk of developing acute rheumatic fever: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0242107.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  59. SHIWA Y, Fujiwara H, Numaguchi M, Abdel-Rahman MA, et al
    Transcriptome profile of carbon catabolite repression in an efficient l-(+)-lactic acid-producing bacterium Enterococcus mundtii QU25 grown in media with combinations of cellobiose, xylose, and glucose.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0242070.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  60. FLINT L, Korkegian A, Parish T
    InhA inhibitors have activity against non-replicating Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0239354.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  61. AKKERMAN-NIJLAND AM, Grasmeijer F, Kerstjens HAM, Frijlink HW, et al
    Colistin dry powder inhalation with the Twincer: An effective and more patient friendly alternative to nebulization.
    PLoS One. 2020;15:e0239658.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A

  62. PETERSON BN, Portman JL, Feng Y, Wang J, et al
    Secondary structure of the mRNA encoding listeriolysin O is essential to establish the replicative niche of L. monocytogenes.
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2020;117:23774-23781.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  63. LILIC M, Chen J, Boyaci H, Braffman N, et al
    The antibiotic sorangicin A inhibits promoter DNA unwinding in a Mycobacterium tuberculosis rifampicin-resistant RNA polymerase.
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2020 Nov 16. pii: 2013706117.
    PubMed         Abstract available

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