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2 Am J Respir Crit Care Med
55 Clin Infect Dis
1 Dig Dis Sci
1 Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis
1 Infect Immun
1 J Antimicrob Chemother
1 J Clin Microbiol
2 J Immunol
1 J Infect Dis
1 PLoS Med
1 PLoS Negl Trop Dis
8 PLoS One

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    Am J Respir Crit Care Med

  1. BUNYASI EW, Middelkoop K, Koch A, Hoosen Z, et al
    Molecular Detection of Airborne Mycobacterium tuberculosis in South African High Schools.
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2021 Nov 9. doi: 10.1164/rccm.202102-0405.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  2. ADJOBIMEY M, Behr MA, Menzies D
    Individualized Treatment Duration in Tuberculosis Treatment: Precision versus Simplicity.
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2021;204:1013-1014.

    Clin Infect Dis

  3. DRANCOURT M, Djemai K, Gouriet F, Grine G, et al
    Methanobrevibacter smithii Archaemia in Febrile Patients With Bacteremia, Including Those With Endocarditis.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e2571-e2579.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  4. RASMUSSEN M, Collin M
    Archaea in Blood Cultures: Coincidence or Coinfection?
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e2580-e2581.

  5. JOHNSON S, Citron DM, Gerding DN, Wilcox MH, et al
    Efficacy of Bezlotoxumab in Trial Participants Infected With Clostridioides difficile Strain BI Associated With Poor Outcomes.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e2616-e2624.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  6. KIMMEL SD, Kim JH, Kalesan B, Samet JH, et al
    Against Medical Advice Discharges in Injection and Non-injection Drug Use-associated Infective Endocarditis: A Nationwide Cohort Study.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e2484-e2492.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  7. GEORGE CM, Monira S, Zohura F, Thomas ED, et al
    Effects of a Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Mobile Health Program on Diarrhea and Child Growth in Bangladesh: A Cluster-randomized Controlled Trial of the Cholera Hospital-based Intervention for 7 Days (CHoBI7) Mobile Health Program.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e2560-e2568.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  8. KUMAR NP, Moideen K, Nancy A, Viswanathan V, et al
    Plasma chemokines are baseline predictors of unfavorable treatment outcomes in pulmonary tuberculosis.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Aug 7. pii: 5885172. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1104.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  9. BARBEE LA, Golden MR, Thibault CS, McNeil CJ, et al
    Performance of Patient-collected Specimens for Neisseria gonorrhoeae Culture.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e3196-e3200.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  10. BUTCHER R, Tagabasoe J, Manemaka J, Bong A, et al
    Conjunctival Scarring, Corneal Pannus, and Herbert's Pits in Adolescent Children in Trachoma-endemic Populations of the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e2773-e2780.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  11. MCNAMARA JF, Harris PNA, Chatfield MD, Paterson DL, et al
    Acute Myocardial Infarction and Community-acquired Staphylococcus aureus Bloodstream Infection: An Observational Cohort Study.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e2647-e2655.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  12. DONOVAN FM, Ramadan FA, Khan SA, Bhaskara A, et al
    Comparison of a Novel Rapid Lateral Flow Assay to Enzyme Immunoassay Results for Early Diagnosis of Coccidioidomycosis.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e2746-e2753.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  13. OTSHUDIEMA JO, Acosta AM, Cassiday PK, Hadler SC, et al
    Respiratory Illness Caused by Corynebacterium diphtheriae and C. ulcerans, and Use of Diphtheria Antitoxin in the United States, 1996-2018.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e2799-e2806.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  14. MORTIMER TD, Pathela P, Crawley A, Rakeman JL, et al
    The Distribution and Spread of Susceptible and Resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae Across Demographic Groups in a Major Metropolitan Center.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e3146-e3155.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  15. LIU Y, Gao M, Du J, Wang L, et al
    Reduced susceptibility of Mycobacterium tuberculosis to bedaquiline during antituberculosis treatment and its correlation with clinical outcomes in China.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Jul 15. pii: 5871905. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1002.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  16. DREYFUS J, Yu H, Begier E, Gayle J, et al
    Incidence of Staphylococcus aureus Infections After Elective Surgeries in US Hospitals.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e2635-e2646.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  17. SALA MA, Jain M
    Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Children With Cystic Fibrosis.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e2529-e2530.

  18. STAPLETON PJ, Izydorcyzk C, Clark S, Blanchard A, et al
    Pseudomonas aeruginosa Strain-sharing in Early Infection Among Children With Cystic Fibrosis.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e2521-e2528.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  19. PUYAT JH, Shulha HP, Balshaw R, Campbell JR, et al
    How well does TSTin3D predict risk of active tuberculosis in the Canadian immigrant population? An External Validation Study.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Jun 18. pii: 5859579. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    When It's Too Trying for Trials: A Commentary on a Different Approach for Testing a Probiotic, Saccharomyces boulardii, to Prevent Healthcare-associated Clostridioides difficile Infections.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e2519-e2520.

  21. TESSIER E, Campbell H, Ribeiro S, Fry NK, et al
    Impact of Extending the Timing of Maternal Pertussis Vaccination on Hospitalized Infant Pertussis in England, 2014-2018.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e2502-e2508.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  22. ABU-RAYA B
    Extending Timing of Immunization Against Pertussis During Pregnancy and Protection of Premature Infants From Whooping Cough Disease.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e2509-e2511.

  23. WOMBWELL E, Patterson ME, Bransteitter B, Gillen LR, et al
    The Effect of Saccharomyces boulardii Primary Prevention on Risk of Hospital-onset Clostridioides difficile Infection in Hospitalized Patients Administered Antibiotics Frequently Associated With C. difficile Infection.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e2512-e2518.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Understanding Early and Late Endpoints in Registrational Trials of Community-acquired Bacterial Pneumonia.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e2613-e2615.

  25. JO Y, Shrestha S, Gomes I, Marks S, et al
    Model-Based Cost-Effectiveness of State-level Latent Tuberculosis Interventions in California, Florida, New York and Texas.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Jun 25. pii: 5862678. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  26. BART SM, Nambiar S, Gopinath R, Rubin D, et al
    Concordance of Early and Late End Points for Community-acquired Bacterial Pneumonia Trials.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e2607-e2612.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  27. MARTINEZ L, Andrews JR
    Identifying priorities for testing and treatment of latent tuberculosis infection in the United States.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Jun 26. pii: 5863155. doi: 10.1093.

  28. SOLBACH P, Chhatwal P, Woltemate S, Tacconelli E, et al
    Microbiota-associated Risk Factors for Clostridioides difficile Acquisition in Hospitalized Patients: A Prospective, Multicentric Study.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e2625-e2634.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  29. MOOSA MS, Maartens G, Gunter H, Allie S, et al
    A Randomized Controlled Trial of Intravenous N-acetylcysteine in the Management of Anti-tuberculosis Drug-Induced Liver Injury.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Aug 26. pii: 5897464. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1255.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  30. MCCALLUM AD, Pertinez HE, Else LJ, Dilly-Penchala S, et al
    Intrapulmonary pharmacokinetics of first-line anti-TB drugs in Malawian tuberculosis patients.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Aug 28. pii: 5898506. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1265.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  31. COGEN JD, Faino AV, Onchiri F, Hoffman LR, et al
    Association Between Number of Intravenous Antipseudomonal Antibiotics and Clinical Outcomes of Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Pulmonary Exacerbations.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:1589-1596.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  32. MIELLET WR, van Veldhuizen J, Nicolaie MA, Mariman R, et al
    Influenza-like Illness Exacerbates Pneumococcal Carriage in Older Adults.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e2680-e2689.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  33. SLEKOVEC C, Robert J, Berthelot P, van der Mee-Marquet N, et al
    Do Contact Precautions Reduce the Incidence of Intensive Care Unit-Acquired Pseudomonas aeruginosa Infections? The DPCPYO (Detection and Contact Precautions for Patients With P. aeruginosa) Cluster-Randomized Crossover Trial.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e2781-e2788.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  34. HOOK EW
    The Need for New Tools for Syphilis Diagnosis and Management.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Nov 14. pii: 5981696. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1724.

  35. VELEN K, Nhung NV, Anh NT, Cuong PD, et al
    Risk Factors for Tuberculosis (TB) Among Household Contacts of Patients With Smear-Positive TB in 8 Provinces of Vietnam: A Nested Case-Control Study.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e3358-e3364.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  36. MAN OM, Ramos WE, Vavala G, Goldbeck C, et al
    Optimizing Screening for Anorectal, Pharyngeal, and Urogenital Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae Infections in At-Risk Adolescents and Young Adults in New Orleans, Louisiana and Los Angeles, California, United States.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e3201-e3209.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  37. ANJUM S, Dean O, Kosa P, Magone MT, et al
    Outcomes in Previously Healthy Cryptococcal Meningoencephalitis Patients Treated With Pulse Taper Corticosteroids for Post-infectious Inflammatory Syndrome.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e2789-e2798.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  38. SENCHYNA F, Hogan CA, Murugesan K, Moreno A, et al
    Clinical Accuracy and Impact of Plasma Cell-Free DNA Fungal Polymerase Chain Reaction Panel for Noninvasive Diagnosis of Fungal Infection.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:1677-1684.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  39. TUMBARELLO M, Raffaelli F, Giannella M, Mantengoli E, et al
    Ceftazidime-Avibactam Use for Klebsiella pneumoniae Carbapenemase-Producing K. pneumoniae Infections: A Retrospective Observational Multicenter Study.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:1664-1676.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  40. ANKER B, Jaffar S, Patani H, Bristow CC, et al
    Clinical Factors Associated With Accurate Presumptive Treatment of Neisseria gonorrhoeae Infections in Men Who Have Sex with Men and Transgender Women.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e3156-e3162.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  41. BROWN NE, Blain AE, Burzlaff K, Harrison LH, et al
    Racial Disparities in Invasive Haemophilus influenzae Disease-United States, 2008-2017.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:1617-1624.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  42. GOLD JAW, Seagle EE, Nadle J, Barter DM, et al
    Treatment Practices for Adults With Candidemia at 9 Active Surveillance Sites-United States, 2017-2018.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:1609-1616.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  43. MASTRANGELO A, Germinario BN, Ferrante M, Frangi C, et al
    Candidemia in COVID-19 patients: incidence and characteristics in a prospective cohort compared to historical non-COVID-19 controls.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Oct 30. pii: 5943480. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1594.

  44. WANG C, Hu Z, Zheng X, Ye M, et al
    A new specimen for syphilis diagnosis: Evidence by high loads of Treponema pallidum DNA in saliva.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Oct 25. pii: 5938804. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1613.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  45. BIRABAHARAN M, Hagmann SHF
    Typhoid in US Children: A Need to Understand Prevention Attitudes in South Asian Immigrant Communities.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e2846-e2848.

  46. PASIPANODYA J, Gumbo T
    The relationship between drug concentration in tuberculosis lesions, epithelial lining fluid, and clinical outcomes.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Aug 28. pii: 5898607. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1271.

  47. WILSON JD, Wallace HE, Loftus-Keeling M, Ward H, et al
    Swab-yourself Trial With Economic Monitoring and Testing for Infections Collectively (SYSTEMATIC): Part 1. A Diagnostic Accuracy and Cost-effectiveness Study Comparing Clinician-taken vs Self-taken Rectal and Pharyngeal Samples for the Diagnosis of Go
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e3172-e3180.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  48. KOJIMA N, Klausner JD
    Patients may accurately self-collect pharyngeal and rectal specimens for Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis infection: But is there benefit?
    Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Sep 2. pii: 5900658. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1272.

  49. HAAS MK, Aiona K, Erlandson KM, Belknap RW, et al
    Higher Completion Rates with Self-administered Once-weekly Isoniazid-Rifapentine versus Daily Rifampin in Adults with Latent Tuberculosis.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Sep 11. pii: 5904201. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1364.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  50. MENON A, Perry DA, Motyka J, Weiner S, et al
    Changes in the Association Between Diagnostic Testing Method, Polymerase Chain Reaction Ribotype, and Clinical Outcomes From Clostridioides difficile Infection: One Institution's Experience.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e2883-e2889.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Oral Vancomycin Prophylaxis for Clostridioides difficile Infection: Cause or Effect?
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e2850-e2851.

  52. BESTE LA, Maier MM, Borgerding J, Lowy E, et al
    Testing practices and incidence of chlamydial and gonococcal infection in the Veterans Health Administration, 2009-2019.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Sep 25. pii: 5911515. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1454.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  53. PRITT BS
    Home Self-collection and Specimen Pooling: Tools for Convenient and Economical Detection of Sexually Transmitted Infections.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e3194-e3195.

  54. DOOLAN CP, Louie T, Lata C, Larios OE, et al
    Latent Class Analysis for the Diagnosis of Clostridioides difficile Infection.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e2673-e2679.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  55. ROBERTS SC, Bharat A, Kurihara C, Tomic R, et al
    Impact of Screening and Treatment of Ureaplasma species on Hyperammonemia Syndrome in Lung Transplant Recipients: A Single Center Experience.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e2531-e2537.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  56. HALEY C, Rowlinson MC, Ashkin D
    Tuberculosis Therapy: "In Pursuit of Perfection".
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e3529-e3530.

  57. DAS M, Dalal A, Laxmeshwar C, Ravi S, et al
    One Step Forward: Successful End-of-Treatment Outcomes of Patients With Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Who Received Concomitant Bedaquiline and Delamanid in Mumbai, India.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021;73:e3496-e3504.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Dig Dis Sci

  58. SPRAGUE R, Warny K, Pollock N, Daugherty K, et al
    Absence of Toxemia in Clostridioides difficile Infection: Results from Ultrasensitive Toxin Assay of Serum.
    Dig Dis Sci. 2021;66:3303-3306.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis

  59. HAMADA S, Nakajima M, Kaszynski RH, Otaka S, et al
    Association between adjunct clindamycin and in-hospital mortality in patients with necrotizing soft tissue infection due to group A Streptococcus: a nationwide cohort study.
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2021 Nov 9. pii: 10.1007/s10096-021-04376.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Infect Immun

  60. IM H, Kruckow KL, D'Mello A, Ganaie F, et al
    Anatomical site-specific carbohydrate availability impacts Streptococcus pneumoniae virulence and fitness during colonization and disease.
    Infect Immun. 2021 Nov 8:IAI0045121. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00451.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    J Antimicrob Chemother

  61. EGAN SA, Kavanagh NL, Shore AC, Mollerup S, et al
    Genomic analysis of 600 vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium reveals a high prevalence of ST80 and spread of similar vanA regions via IS1216E and plasmid transfer in diverse genetic lineages in Ireland.
    J Antimicrob Chemother. 2021 Nov 8. pii: 6423109. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    J Clin Microbiol

  62. WHITFIELD MG, Engelthaler DM, Allender C, Folkerts M, et al
    Comparative Performance of Genomic Methods for the Detection of Pyrazinamide Resistance and Heteroresistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
    J Clin Microbiol. 2021 Nov 10:JCM0190721. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01907.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    J Immunol

  63. WANG L, Lin J, Yu J, Yang K, et al
    Downregulation of Perilipin1 by the Immune Deficiency Pathway Leads to Lipid Droplet Reconfiguration and Adaptation to Bacterial Infection in Drosophila.
    J Immunol. 2021;207:2347-2358.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  64. LI H, Jin XK, Zhou KM, Zhao H, et al
    Down Syndrome Cell Adhesion Molecule Triggers Membrane-to-Nucleus Signaling-Regulated Hemocyte Proliferation against Bacterial Infection in Invertebrates.
    J Immunol. 2021;207:2265-2277.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    J Infect Dis

    Using Genomic Sequencing to Delineate Community Networks of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Transmission Among Men Who Have Sex With Men.
    J Infect Dis. 2021;223:543-546.

    PLoS Med

  66. CHAN J, Gidding HF, Blyth CC, Fathima P, et al
    Levels of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine coverage and indirect protection against invasive pneumococcal disease and pneumonia hospitalisations in Australia: An observational study.
    PLoS Med. 2021;18:e1003733.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    PLoS Negl Trop Dis

  67. LI ZL, Luo QB, Xiao SS, Lin ZH, et al
    Evaluation of GeneXpert vanA/vanB in the early diagnosis of vancomycin-resistant enterococci infection.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2021;15:e0009869.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    PLoS One

  68. VAN GINDERDEUREN E, Bassett J, Hanrahan CF, Van Rie A, et al
    Association between monocyte-to-lymphocyte ratio and tuberculin skin test positivity in HIV-positive adults.
    PLoS One. 2021;16:e0253907.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  69. SAMUELS THA, Shete PB, Ojok C, Nalugwa T, et al
    Where will it end? Pathways to care and catastrophic costs following negative TB evaluation in Uganda.
    PLoS One. 2021;16:e0253927.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  70. HASHEMZADEH M, Dezfuli AAZ, Khosravi AD, Savari M, et al
    Genotypic and phenotypic prevalence of Nocardia species in Iran: First systematic review and meta-analysis of data accumulated over years 1992-2021.
    PLoS One. 2021;16:e0254840.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  71. ALBERTI A, Corbella S, Taschieri S, Francetti L, et al
    Fungal species in endodontic infections: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
    PLoS One. 2021;16:e0255003.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  72. EL-SHAER S, Abdel-Rhman SH, Barwa R, Hassan R, et al
    Genetic characterization of extended-spectrum beta-Lactamase- and carbapenemase-producing Escherichia coli isolated from Egyptian hospitals and environments.
    PLoS One. 2021;16:e0255219.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  73. GAUGHRAN A, Mullen E, MacWhite T, Maher P, et al
    Badger territoriality maintained despite disturbance of major road construction.
    PLoS One. 2021;16:e0242586.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  74. FULLER SS, Clarke E, Harding-Esch EM
    Molecular chlamydia and gonorrhoea point of care tests implemented into routine practice: Systematic review and value proposition development.
    PLoS One. 2021;16:e0259593.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  75. ACEN EL, Biraro IA, Worodria W, Joloba ML, et al
    Impact of vitamin D status and cathelicidin antimicrobial peptide on adults with active pulmonary TB globally: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
    PLoS One. 2021;16:e0252762.
    PubMed         Abstract available

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