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Performance of Candida Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, β-D-Glucan Assay, and Blood Cultures in the Diagnosis of Invasive Candidiasis

M. Hong Nguyen, Mark C. Wissel, Ryan K. Shields, Martin A. Salomoni, Binghua Hao, Ellen G. Press, Ryan M. Shields, Shaoji Cheng, Dimitra Mitsani, Aniket Vadnerkar, Fernanda P. Silveira, Steven B. Kleiboeker and Cornelius J. Clancy.

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

May 2012; p ublished online March 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Public Health and Epidemiology; Microbiology. 4641 words.

Background.  The sensitivity of blood cultures for diagnosing invasive candidiasis (IC) is poor.

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Rapid Diagnosis of Acute Salmonella Gastrointestinal Infection

Grzegorz Oracz, Wojciech Feleszko, Dorota Golicka, Joanna Maksymiuk, Agnieszka Klonowska and Hanna Szajewska.

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

January 2003; p ublished online January 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Public Health and Epidemiology; Microbiology. 1801 words.

Serologic tests for the detection of Salmonella serotype Enteritidis in children may become supplementary to stool culture examination. A total of 190 children were examined with a new...

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Blood Screening for West Nile Virus: The Cost-Effectiveness of a Real-Time, Trigger-Based Strategy

Caroline T. Korves, Sue J. Goldi and Megan B. Murray.

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

August 2006; p ublished online August 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Public Health and Epidemiology; Microbiology. 1888 words.

Previous studies have demonstrated that universal blood screening for West Nile virus is not cost-effective. A newly proposed, real-time, trigger-based screening strategy was analyzed and...

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Recent Updates on Onchocerciasis: Diagnosis and Treatment

Don N. Udall.

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Public Health and Epidemiology; Microbiology. 5515 words.

Recent progress in onchocerciasis research has led to improved understanding of the immunopathology of Onchocerca volvulus, as well as improvements in diagnosis and treatment of this morbid...

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The Clinical Diagnosis of Genital Ulcer Disease in Men

Richard P. DiCarlo and David H. David H..

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

August 1997; p ublished online August 1997 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Public Health and Epidemiology; Microbiology. 0 words.

We report the sensitivity and specificity of physical examination findings for diagnosing primary syphilis, chancroid, and genital herpes. The physical features of genital ulcers in 446 men...

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Clinical Criteria to Trigger Suspicion for Botulism: An Evidence-Based Tool to Facilitate Timely Recognition of Suspected Cases During Sporadic Events and Outbreaks

Agam K Rao, Neal H Lin, Stephanie E Griese, Kevin Chatham-Stephens, Martina L Badell and Jeremy Sobel.

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

December 2017; p ublished online December 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Public Health and Epidemiology; Microbiology. 3139 words.

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Effective treatment for botulism requires early clinical recognition. Diagnosis of botulism, including during outbreaks, can be challenging. We...

Evaluation of an Interferon Gamma Release Assay to Detect Tuberculosis Infection in Children in San Diego, California

Alice Pong, Kathleen S. Moser, Sung Min Park, Anthony Magit, Maria Isabel Garcia and John S. Bradley.

in Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society

March 2012; p ublished online March 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Public Health and Epidemiology; Microbiology. 2042 words.

QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube (QFT-GIT) and tuberculin skin test (TST) results are reported in 23 children with active tuberculosis due to Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium bovis....

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Polymerase Chain Reaction of secA1 on Sputum or Oral Wash Samples for the Diagnosis of Pulmonary Tuberculosis

J. Lucian Davis, Laurence Huang, Joseph A. Kovacs, Henry Masur, Patrick Murray, Diane V. Havlir, William O. Worodria, Edwin D. Charlebois, Padmini Srikantiah, Adithya Cattamanchi, Charles Huber, Yvonne R. Shea, Yuenwah Chow and Steven H. Fischer.

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

March 2009; p ublished online March 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Public Health and Epidemiology; Microbiology. 4502 words.

Background. Nucleic acid amplification tests are sensitive and specific for identifying Mycobacterium tuberculosis in sputum smear–positive...

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Bias in Studies of Antimicrobial-resistant Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI) Interventions Due to Trends in Length of Stay and Patient Census

Justin O’hagan, Sujan Reddy, John Jernigan and Rachel Slayton.

in Open Forum Infectious Diseases

P ublished online October 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Public Health and Epidemiology; Microbiology. 0 words.

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Background

Evidence suggests that any hospital intervention that prevents transmission of bacteria should...

Surreptitious Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection Detected in the Majority of Patients with Cryptogenic Chronic Hepatitis and Negative HCV Antibody Tests

Warren N. Schmidt, Ping Wu, Jean Cederna, Frank A. Mitros, Douglas R. LaBrecque and Jack T. Stapleton.

in The Journal of Infectious Diseases

July 1997; p ublished online July 1997 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Public Health and Epidemiology; Microbiology. 0 words.

Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction was used to identify hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA in peripheral whole blood (WB) and plasma samples from 15 patients with chronic, unexplained...

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Local Nerve Damage in Leprosy Does Not Lead to an Impaired Cellular Immune Response or Decreased Wound Healing in the Skin

M. Ruby Siddiqui, Andre L. Moreira, Yohannes Negesse, Genet A. Taye, Willem A. Hanekom, Patrick A. J. Haslett, Sven Britton and Gilla Kaplan.

in The Journal of Infectious Diseases

July 2002; p ublished online July 2002 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Public Health and Epidemiology; Microbiology. 3160 words.

This study investigated whether peripheral nerve damage in patients with leprosy impairs local cellular immune responses, thereby reducing wound healing and leading to chronic skin...

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Lamivudine or Stavudine in Two- and Three-Drug Combinations against Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 Replication In Vitro

Debra P. Merrill, Mona Moonis, Ting-Chao Chou and Martin S. Hirsch.

in The Journal of Infectious Diseases

February 1996; p ublished online February 1996 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Public Health and Epidemiology; Microbiology. 0 words.

Two- and three-drug combinations of lamivudine or stavudine with other antiretroviral drugs were evaluated for activity against human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) activity in...

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Experimental Infection of Rhesus Macaques with West Nile Virus: Level and Duration of Viremia and Kinetics of the Antibody Response after Infection

Marion S. Ratterree, Robin A. Gutierrez, Amelia P. A. Travassos da Rosa, Bruce J. Dille, David W. C. Beasley, Rudolf P. Bohm, Suresh M. Desai, Peter J. Didier, Larry G. Bikenmeyer, George J. Dawson, Thomas P. Leary, Gerald Schochetman, Katherine Katherine, Juan Arroyo, Alan D. T. Barrett and Robert B. Tesh.

in The Journal of Infectious Diseases

February 2004; p ublished online February 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Public Health and Epidemiology; Microbiology. 4965 words.

Reports of transfusion-associated cases of West Nile virus (WNV) infection indicate the need for sensitive screening methods to identify WNV-infected blood products. We experimentally...

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Rapid Diagnosis of Respiratory Chlamydia pneumoniae Infection by Nested Touchdown Polymerase Chain Reaction Compared with Culture and Antigen Detection by EIA

Jens Boman, Annika Allard, Kenneth Persson, Mikael Lundborg, Per Juto and Göran Wadell.

in The Journal of Infectious Diseases

June 1997; p ublished online June 1997 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Public Health and Epidemiology; Microbiology. 0 words.

Chlamydia pneumoniae is a common cause of respiratory tract infection and community-acquired pneumonia. During an extensive outbreak of C. pneumoniae in northern Sweden, 319...

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Selection and Characterization of Toxoplasma gondii Mutants Resistant to Artemisinin

Randolph L. Berens, Edward C. Krug, Paul B. Nash and Tyler J. Curiel.

in The Journal of Infectious Diseases

April 1998; p ublished online April 1998 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Public Health and Epidemiology; Microbiology. 0 words.

Toxoplasma gondii infection, like malaria, is sensitive to inhibition by artemisinin (ART). Mechanisms of action for ART in malaria treatment have been proposed, but little is...

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Susceptibility of Herpes Simplex Virus Isolates to Nucleoside Analogues and the Proportion of Nucleoside-Resistant Variants after Repeated Topical Application of Penciclovir to Recurrent Herpes Labialis

Young Kyoo Shin, Adriana Weinberg, Spotswood Spruance, Mariann Bernard, Teresa H Bacon, Ron J Boon and Myron J Levin.

in The Journal of Infectious Diseases

April 2003; p ublished online April 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Public Health and Epidemiology; Microbiology. 2724 words.

Subjects received topical penciclovir for 4 days during successive episodes of recurrent herpes labialis. Isolation of herpes simplex virus (HSV) was attempted from lesions obtained before...

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A Self-Administered Technique for the Detection of Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Remote Communities

Sepehr N. Tabrizi, Barbara Paterson, Christopher K. Fairley, Francis J. Bowden and Suzanne M. Garland.

in The Journal of Infectious Diseases

July 1997; p ublished online July 1997 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Public Health and Epidemiology; Microbiology. 0 words.

The control of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in remote rural communities would be enhanced by a sensitive self-administered method for the detection of asymptomatic infection....

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Endocarditis Caused by Penicillin-Resistant Viridans Streptococci: 2 Cases and Controversies in Therapy

Charles S. Levy, Palaniandy Kogulan, Vee J. Gill, Michele B. Croxton, James G. Kane and Daniel R. Lucey.

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

August 2001; p ublished online August 2001 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Public Health and Epidemiology; Microbiology. 2040 words.

Although penicillin-resistant viridans streptococci have been isolated from samples from the mouth, blood, and wounds in increasing numbers, viridans streptococci isolated from patients...

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Detection of Toxigenic Clostridium difficile in Stool Samples by Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction for the Diagnosis of C. difficile-Associated Diarrhea

Lance R. Peterson, Rebecca U. Manson, Suzanne M. Paule, Donna M. Hacek, Ari Robicsek, Richard B Thomson and Karen L. Kaul.

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

November 2007; p ublished online November 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Public Health and Epidemiology; Microbiology. 4753 words.

Background . Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD) is the major cause of health care-associated infectious diarrhea. Current laboratory...

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Role of the Preoptic-Anterior Hypothalamus in Thermoregulation and Fever

Jack A. Boulant.

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

October 2000; p ublished online October 2000 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Public Health and Epidemiology; Microbiology. 3343 words.

Lesion and thermal stimulation studies suggest that temperature regulation is controlled by a hierarchy of neural structures. Effector areas for specific thermoregulatory responses are...

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