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1 Am J Med
2 Am J Trop Med Hyg
4 Antimicrob Agents Chemother
1 BMC Cancer
1 Chest
43 Clin Infect Dis
1 Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis
1 Dig Dis Sci
1 Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis
2 Infect Immun
4 J Bacteriol
3 J Infect Dis
1 J Med Chem
3 J Med Microbiol
1 Lancet
1 MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep
1 Neurologia (Engl Ed)
3 Pediatrics
1 PLoS Comput Biol
7 PLoS Negl Trop Dis
19 PLoS One
1 PLoS Pathog
1 Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A

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    Am J Med

  1. PATEL CG, Tao G
    STI/HIV Testing, and Prevalence of Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Among Persons with their Specified-type Sex Partner.
    Am J Med. 2021 Oct 13. pii: S0002-9343(21)00643.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Am J Trop Med Hyg

  2. HUEY SL, Yu EA, Finkelstein JL, Brannon PM, et al
    Nutrition, Inflammation, and the Gut Microbiota among Outpatients with Active Tuberculosis Disease in India.
    Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2021 Oct 18. pii: tpmd210310. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.21-0310.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  3. BECKWITH P, Tlali M, Charalambous S, Churchyard GJ, et al
    Causes and Outcomes of Admission and Investigation of Tuberculosis in Adults with Advanced HIV in South African Hospitals: Data from the TB Fast Track Trial.
    Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2021 Oct 18. pii: tpmd210133. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.21-0133.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Antimicrob Agents Chemother

  4. CAFLISCH KM, Patel R
    Phage Activity Against Planktonic and Biofilm Staphylococcus aureus Periprosthetic Joint Infection Isolates.
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2021 Oct 18:AAC0187921. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01879.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  5. JIANG S, Zhuang H, Zhu F, Wei X, et al
    The role of mprF mutations in "see-saw effect" of Daptomycin-resistant methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates.
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2021 Oct 18:AAC0129521. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01295.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  6. BAKLOUTI S, Marolleau S, Chavanet P, Bonnet E, et al
    Letter to the Editor on: "Population Pharmacokinetics of Dalbavancin and Dosing Considerations for Optimal Treatment of Adult Patients with Staphylococcal Osteoarticular Infections".
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2021 Oct 18:AAC0149321. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01493.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  7. DEMCZUK W, Martin I, Griffith A, Lefebvre B, et al
    Linear regression equations to predict beta-lactam, macrolide, lincosamide and fluoroquinolone minimum inhibitory concentrations from molecular antimicrobial resistance determinants in Streptococcus pneumoniae.
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2021 Oct 18:AAC0137021. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01370.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    BMC Cancer

  8. TAKEDA K, Harada S, Hayama B, Hoashi K, et al
    Clinical characteristics and risk factors associated with Pneumocystis jirovecii infection in patients with solid tumors: study of thirteen-year medical records of a large cancer center.
    BMC Cancer. 2021;21:987.
    PubMed         Abstract available


  9. BARROS AJ, Enfield KB, Kadl A
    Intraarterial Catheter Use Is Associated With Increased Risk of Hospital Onset Bacteremia: A Retrospective Cohort Study.
    Chest. 2021;159:2321-2324.

    Clin Infect Dis

  10. JENKS JD, Prattes J, Frank J, Spiess B, et al
    Performance of the Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid Aspergillus Galactomannan Lateral Flow Assay With Cube Reader for Diagnosis of Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis: A Multicenter Cohort Study.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e1737-e1744.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  11. LADHANI SN, Campbell H, Andrews N, Parikh SR, et al
    First Real-world Evidence of Meningococcal Group B Vaccine, 4CMenB, Protection Against Meningococcal Group W Disease: Prospective Enhanced National Surveillance, England.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e1661-e1668.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  12. HUANG W, Chiu NC, Chi H, Huang FY, et al
    Inoculation Age of Bacillus Calmette-Guerin Tokyo-172 Strain and Vaccine-related Adverse Reactions in Taiwan Birth Cohort of 2012-2017.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e1554-e1559.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  13. PU J, Donovan FM, Ellingson K, Leroy G, et al
    Clinician Practice Patterns That Result in the Diagnosis of Coccidioidomycosis Before or During Hospitalization.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e1587-e1593.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  14. OVERCASH JS, Kim C, Keech R, Gumenchuk I, et al
    Ceftobiprole Compared With Vancomycin Plus Aztreonam in the Treatment of Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections: Results of a Phase 3, Randomized, Double-blind Trial (TARGET).
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e1507-e1517.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  15. WHITE PL, Posso R, Parr C, Price JS, et al
    The Presence of (1-->3)-beta-D-Glucan as Prognostic Marker in Patients After Major Abdominal Surgery.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e1415-e1422.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  16. JANSAKER F, Holm MKA, Gradel KO, Knudsen JD, et al
    All-cause Mortality Due to Bacteremia during a 60-Day Non-Physician Healthcare Worker Strike.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e1758-e1761.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  17. KHANNA S, Pardi DS, Jones C, Shannon WD, et al
    RBX7455, a Non-frozen, Orally Administered Investigational Live Biotherapeutic, Is Safe, Effective, and Shifts Patients' Microbiomes in a Phase 1 Study for Recurrent Clostridioides difficile Infections.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e1613-e1620.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  18. FITZGERALD BL, Graham B, Delorey MJ, Pegalajar-Jurado A, et al
    Metabolic Response in Patients With Post-treatment Lyme Disease Symptoms/Syndrome.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e2342-e2349.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  19. SAHA S, Mara K, Pardi DS, Khanna S, et al
    Durability of Response to Fecal Microbiota Transplantation After Exposure to Risk Factors for Recurrence in Patients With Clostridioides difficile Infection.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e1706-e1712.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  20. BRAND SR, Sobel JD, Nyirjesy P, Ghannoum MA, et al
    A Randomized Phase 2 Study of VT-1161 for the Treatment of Acute Vulvovaginal Candidiasis.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e1518-e1524.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  21. HOPER L, Skoog E, Stenson M, Grankvist A, et al
    Vasculitis due to Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis: A Cohort Study of 40 Swedish Patients.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e2372-e2378.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  22. BEER A, Hudler H, Hader M, Kundi M, et al
    Apparent Intracellular Helicobacter pylori Detected by Immunohistochemistry: The Missing Link in Eradication Failure.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e1719-e1726.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  23. ABU SALEH O, Fida M, Asbury K, Narichania A, et al
    Prospective Validation of PREDICT and Its Impact on the Transesophageal Echocardiography Use in Management of Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e1745-e1753.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  24. BRANDA JA, Lemieux JE, Blair L, Ahmed AA, et al
    Detection of Borrelia burgdorferi Cell-free DNA in Human Plasma Samples for Improved Diagnosis of Early Lyme Borreliosis.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e2355-e2361.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  25. PRITT BS
    Unbiased Metagenomics-A New Tool for Detecting Early Lyme Disease?
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e2362-e2363.

  26. WORLEY J, Delaney ML, Cummins CK, DuBois A, et al
    Genomic Determination of Relative Risks for Clostridioides difficile Infection From Asymptomatic Carriage in Intensive Care Unit Patients.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e1727-e1736.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  27. HURLEY D, Griffin C, Young M, Scott DA, et al
    Safety, Tolerability, and Immunogenicity of a 20-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV20) in Adults 60 to 64 Years of Age.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e1489-e1497.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  28. SRINIVASAN S, Chambers LC, Tapia KA, Hoffman NG, et al
    Urethral Microbiota in Men: Association of Haemophilus influenzae and Mycoplasma penetrans With Nongonococcal Urethritis.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e1684-e1693.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  29. MACLEAN E, Dendukuri N
    Latent Class Analysis and the Need for Clear Reporting of Methods.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e2285-e2286.

  30. SCHWARTZ IS, Munoz JF, Kenyon CR, Govender NP, et al
    Blastomycosis in Africa and the Middle East: A Comprehensive Review of Reported Cases and Reanalysis of Historical Isolates Based on Molecular Data.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e1560-e1569.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  31. GIRI A, Karkey A, Dangol S, Arjyal A, et al
    Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole Versus Azithromycin for the Treatment of Undifferentiated Febrile Illness in Nepal: A Double-blind, Randomized, Placebo-controlled Trial.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e1478-e1486.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    The Search for Effective Empiric Therapy for Acute Undifferentiated Febrile Illness.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e1487-e1488.

  33. POTTS CC, Retchless AC, McNamara LA, Marasini D, et al
    Acquisition of ciprofloxacin resistance among an expanding clade of beta-lactamase positive, serogroup Y Neisseria meningitidis in the United States.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021 Apr 26. pii: 6253703. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  34. AVELLAN S, Bremell D
    Adjunctive Corticosteroids for Lyme Neuroborreliosis Peripheral Facial Palsy-A Prospective Study With Historical Controls.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:1211-1215.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  35. SATLIN MJ, Chen L, Douglass C, Hovan M, et al
    Colonization with Fluoroquinolone-Resistant Enterobacterales Decreases the Effectiveness of Fluoroquinolone Prophylaxis in Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Recipients.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021 May 6. pii: 6270940. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  36. PERGAM SA, Dadwal SS
    Can a Simple Stool Swab Predict Bacteremia in High-Risk Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Recipients?
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:1266-1267.

  37. PEREZ F, Colindres RV, Wilson BM, Saade E, et al
    The Desirability of Outcome Ranking for the Management of Antimicrobial Therapy (DOOR MAT) Reveals Improvements in the Treatment of Bloodstream Infection Caused by Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae in Patients from the Veterans Health Adminis
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021 May 12. pii: 6274459. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  38. ISTURIZ R, Grant L, Gray S, Alexander-Parrish R, et al
    Expanded Analysis of 20 Pneumococcal Serotypes Associated With Radiographically Confirmed Community-acquired Pneumonia in Hospitalized US Adults.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:1216-1222.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  39. DANINO D, Van Der Beek BA, Givon-Lavi N, Greenberg D, et al
    Unravelling the Impact of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccines on Ambulatory Antibiotic Drug Consumption in Young Children: An Interrupted Time Series Analysis.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021 May 20. pii: 6278471. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  40. DENTI P, Wasmann RE, van Rie A, Winckler J, et al
    Optimizing dosing and fixed-dose combinations of rifampicin, isoniazid, and pyrazinamide in pediatric patients with tuberculosis: a prospective population pharmacokinetic study.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021 Oct 19. pii: 6403131. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  41. GONZALEZ J, Andrade DC, Niu J
    Cost-Consequence Analysis of Single-Dose Dalbavancin Versus Standard of Care for the Treatment of Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections in a Multisite Healthcare System.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e1436-e1442.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  42. BADDLEY JW, Chen SC, Huisingh C, Benedict K, et al
    MSG07: An International Cohort Study Comparing Epidemiology and Outcomes of Patients With Cryptococcus neoformans or Cryptococcus gattii Infections.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:1133-1141.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  43. MEYER SAUTEUR PM, Berger C
    Proadrenomedullin in Mycoplasma pneumoniae Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Children.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e1769-e1771.

  44. KLUGMAN KP, Rodgers GL
    Impact of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on vaccine serotype specific pneumonia.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Dec 18. pii: 6041689. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1867.

  45. CERVERA C, Yaskina M, Kabbani D
    Targeted prophylaxis to prevent late-onset Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia in kidney transplantation. Are we there yet?
    Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Oct 22. pii: 5935691. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1619.

  46. KAMINSKI H, Belliere J, Burguet L, Del Bello A, et al
    Identification of predictive markers and outcomes of late-onset Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia in kidney transplant recipients.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Oct 23. pii: 5937156. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1611.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  47. FEDER HM, Telford S, Goethert HK, Wormser GP, et al
    Powassan Virus Encephalitis Following Brief Attachment of Connecticut Deer Ticks.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e2350-e2354.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  48. DESCLOUX E, Mediannikov O, Gourinat AC, Colot J, et al
    Flying Fox Hemolytic Fever, Description of a New Zoonosis Caused by Candidatus Mycoplasma haemohominis.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e1445-e1453.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Candidatus Mycoplasma haemohominis: Emerging Infection in New Caledonia.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e1454-e1455.

  50. BOOKSTAVER PB, Milgrom A
    Stewarding the Costly Antibiotic: Considerations for Dalbavancin.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e1443-e1444.

  51. EISENBERG N, Panunzi I, Wolz A, Burzio C, et al
    Diphtheria Antitoxin Administration, Outcomes, and Safety: Response to a Diphtheria Outbreak in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e1713-e1718.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  52. WARNER NC, Bartelt LA, Lachiewicz AM, Tompkins KM, et al
    Cefiderocol for the Treatment of Adult and Pediatric Patients With Cystic Fibrosis and Achromobacter xylosoxidans Infections.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e1754-e1757.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis

  53. GARCIA-CABALLERO A, de Dios Caballero J, Maruri A, Serrano-Tomas MI, et al
    Evaluation of different phenotypic methods to detect methicillin resistance in Staphylococcus aureus isolates recovered from cystic fibrosis patients.
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2021;102:115559.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Dig Dis Sci

  54. BAIU I, Forgo E, Kin C, Weiser TG, et al
    Cec and You Shall Find: Cecal Perforation in a Patient with COVID-19.
    Dig Dis Sci. 2021;66:3731-3734.

    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis

  55. KRUS D, Kahn F, Nilson B, Sunnerhagen T, et al
    Blood culture time to positivity in non-beta-hemolytic streptococcal bacteremia as a predictor of infective endocarditis-a retrospective cohort study.
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2021 Oct 16. pii: 10.1007/s10096-021-04339.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Infect Immun

  56. MINOR D, Cavon J, Johnson T, Ontiveros S, et al
    Host-to-Host Group A Streptococcus Transmission Causes Infection of the Lamina Propria but not Epithelium of the Upper Respiratory Tract in MyD88-Deficient Mice.
    Infect Immun. 2021 Oct 18:IAI0042321. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00423.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  57. OSEI KA, Mieher JL, Patel M, Nichols JJ, et al
    Glycoprotein 340's scavenger receptor cysteine-rich domain promotes adhesion of Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa to contact lens polymers.
    Infect Immun. 2021 Oct 18:IAI0033921. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00339.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    J Bacteriol

  58. HAWLEY KL, Montezuma-Rusca JM, Delgado KN, Singh N, et al
    Structural Modeling of the Treponema pallidum Outer Membrane Protein Repertoire: a Road Map for Deconvolution of Syphilis Pathogenesis and Development of a Syphilis Vaccine.
    J Bacteriol. 2021;203:e0008221.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  59. REN X, Chen Z, Niu P, Han W, et al
    XRE-Type Regulator BioX Acts as a Negative Transcriptional Factor of Biotin Metabolism in Riemerella anatipestifer.
    J Bacteriol. 2021;203:e0018121.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  60. KELLEY BR, Callahan SM, Johnson JG
    Transcription of Cystathionine beta-Lyase (MetC) Is Repressed by HeuR in Campylobacter jejuni, and Methionine Biosynthesis Facilitates Colonocyte Invasion.
    J Bacteriol. 2021;203:e0016421.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  61. COSTA SK, Cho J, Cheung AL
    GraS Sensory Activity in Staphylococcus epidermidis Is Modulated by the "Guard Loop" of VraG and the ATPase Activity of VraF.
    J Bacteriol. 2021;203:e0017821.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    J Infect Dis

  62. ARRIAGA MB, Araujo-Pereira M, Barreto-Duarte B, Nogueira B, et al
    The Effect of Diabetes and Prediabetes on Anti-tuberculosis Treatment Outcomes: A Multi-center Prospective Cohort Study.
    J Infect Dis. 2021 Oct 15. pii: 6398049. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  63. GONCALES RA, Ricci-Azevedo R, Vieira VCS, Fernandes FF, et al
    Paracoccin Overexpression in Paracoccidioides brasiliensis Enhances Fungal Virulence by Remodeling Chitin Properties of the Cell Wall.
    J Infect Dis. 2021;224:164-174.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  64. GAO L, Wang Z, van der Veen S
    Gonococcal adaptation to palmitic acid through farAB expression and FadD activity mutations increases in vivo fitness in a murine genital tract infection model.
    J Infect Dis. 2020 Nov 10. pii: 5973518. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    J Med Chem

  65. CHEN Z, Song K, Shang Y, Xiong Y, et al
    Selection and Identification of Novel Antibacterial Agents against Planktonic Growth and Biofilm Formation of Enterococcus faecalis.
    J Med Chem. 2021 Oct 16. doi: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.1c00939.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    J Med Microbiol

  66. EL-SHEIKH SMA, Abd El-Alim AEF, Ibrahim HA, Mobarez EA, et al
    Chitosan propolis nanocomposite alone or in combination with apramycin: an alternative therapy for multidrug-resistant Salmonella Typhimurium in rabbits: in vitro and in vivo study.
    J Med Microbiol. 2021;70.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  67. MAELEGHEER K, Reynders M, Flore K, Vanacker J, et al
    Multicenter evaluation of the FilmArray Meningitis/Encephalitis assay in a routine setting.
    J Med Microbiol. 2021;70.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  68. WANG H, Shi Y, Chen J, Wang Y, et al
    The antiviral drug efavirenz reduces biofilm formation and hemolysis by Staphylococcus aureus.
    J Med Microbiol. 2021;70.
    PubMed         Abstract available


  69. HEGDE A, Littlechild P, Taylor W
    Lumbar sediment sign seen in an unusual presentation of meningitis.
    Lancet. 2021;398:1436.

    MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep

  70. DAWSON P, Schrodt CA, Feldmann K, Traxler RM, et al
    Notes from the Field: Fatal Anthrax Pneumonia in Welders and Other Metalworkers Caused by Bacillus cereus Group Bacteria Containing Anthrax Toxin Genes - U.S. Gulf Coast States, 1994-2020.
    MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2021;70:1453-1454.

    Neurologia (Engl Ed)

  71. GARCIA MOLINA E, Penas-Prado M
    Neoplastic meningitis in solid tumours: updated review of diagnosis, prognosis, therapeutic management, and future directions.
    Neurologia (Engl Ed). 2021 Oct 15. pii: S2173-5808(21)00164.
    PubMed         Abstract available


  72. LANATA MM, Diaz A, Hecht SM, Katragkou A, et al
    Empiric Vancomycin Reduction in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
    Pediatrics. 2021;148.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  73. KIMBALL A, Bowen VB, Miele K, Weinstock H, et al
    Congenital Syphilis Diagnosed Beyond the Neonatal Period in the United States: 2014-2018.
    Pediatrics. 2021;148.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  74. BOCCHINI JA JR, Vanchiere JA, Sanchez PJ
    Why Can't We Eradicate Congenital Syphilis?
    Pediatrics. 2021;148.

    PLoS Comput Biol

  75. SANDHU SK, Bayliss CD, Morozov AY
    How does feedback from phage infections influence the evolution of phase variation in Campylobacter?
    PLoS Comput Biol. 2021;17:e1009067.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    PLoS Negl Trop Dis

  76. AMOAKO YA, Ackam N, Omuojine JP, Oppong MN, et al
    Caregiver burden in Buruli ulcer disease: Evidence from Ghana.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2021;15:e0009454.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  77. KIM YC, Jeong HW, Kim DM, Huh K, et al
    Epidemiological investigation and physician awareness regarding the diagnosis and management of Q fever in South Korea, 2011 to 2017.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2021;15:e0009467.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  78. KONINGS M, Eadie K, Lim W, Fahal AH, et al
    The synthetic synergistic cinnamon oil CIN-102 is active against Madurella mycetomatis, the most common causative agent of mycetoma.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2021;15:e0009488.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  79. KETEMA EB, Gishen NZ, Hailu A, Leul A, et al
    High risk of early sub-therapeutic penicillin concentrations after intramuscular benzathine penicillin G injections in Ethiopian children and adults with rheumatic heart disease.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2021;15:e0009399.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  80. MARUOKA T, Nikaido Y, Miyahara S, Katafuchi E, et al
    Correlation between renal distribution of leptospires during the acute phase and chronic renal dysfunction in a hamster model of infection with Leptospira interrogans.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2021;15:e0009410.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  81. ANANTHARAM P, Emerson LE, Bilcha KD, Fairley JK, et al
    Undernutrition, food insecurity, and leprosy in North Gondar Zone, Ethiopia: A case-control study to identify infection risk factors associated with poverty.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2021;15:e0009456.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  82. SUNTORNSUT P, Teparrukkul P, Wongsuvan G, Chaowagul W, et al
    Effectiveness of a multifaceted prevention programme for melioidosis in diabetics (PREMEL): A stepped-wedge cluster-randomised controlled trial.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2021;15:e0009060.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    PLoS One

  83. LOLEKHA P, Sriphanom T, Vilaichone RK
    Helicobacter pylori eradication improves motor fluctuations in advanced Parkinson's disease patients: A prospective cohort study (HP-PD trial).
    PLoS One. 2021;16:e0251042.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  84. VELIOGLU A, Guneri G, Arikan H, Asicioglu E, et al
    Incidence and risk factors for urinary tract infections in the first year after renal transplantation.
    PLoS One. 2021;16:e0251036.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  85. ORTIZ Y, Garcia-Heredia A, Merino-Mascorro A, Garcia S, et al
    Natural and synthetic antimicrobials reduce adherence of enteroaggregative and enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli to epithelial cells.
    PLoS One. 2021;16:e0251096.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  86. JONGEN VW, Schim van der Loeff MF, Botha MH, Sudenga SL, et al
    Incidence and risk factors of C. trachomatis and N. gonorrhoeae among young women from the Western Cape, South Africa: The EVRI study.
    PLoS One. 2021;16:e0250871.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  87. WILKINSON LV, Alford MA, Coleman SR, Wu BC, et al
    Peptide 1018 inhibits swarming and influences Anr-regulated gene expression downstream of the stringent stress response in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
    PLoS One. 2021;16:e0250977.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  88. LENDAK D, Puerta-Alcalde P, Moreno-Garcia E, Chumbita M, et al
    Changing epidemiology of catheter-related bloodstream infections in neutropenic oncohematological patients.
    PLoS One. 2021;16:e0251010.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  89. KURTZ SL, De Pascalis R, Meierovics AI, Elkins KL, et al
    Deficiency in CCR2 increases susceptibility of mice to infection with an intracellular pathogen, Francisella tularensis LVS, but does not impair development of protective immunity.
    PLoS One. 2021;16:e0249142.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  90. MREMI A, Yahaya JJ, Nyindo M, Mollel E, et al
    Transfusion-Transmitted Infections and associated risk factors at the Northern Zone Blood Transfusion Center in Tanzania: A study of blood donors between 2017 and 2019.
    PLoS One. 2021;16:e0249061.
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