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2 Antimicrob Agents Chemother
1 BMC Neurol
15 BMC Pediatr
1 Chest
4 Clin Infect Dis
1 Curr Microbiol
2 Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis
1 Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis
2 Infect Immun
1 J Bacteriol
1 J Infect Dis
1 J Med Chem
2 J Med Microbiol
1 Nat Med
2 PLoS Biol
1 PLoS Negl Trop Dis
10 PLoS One
1 PLoS Pathog
1 Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A

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    Antimicrob Agents Chemother

  1. MARTSON AG, Boonstra JM, Sandaradura I, Kosterink JGW, et al
    Reply to Van Daele et al., "Fluconazole Underexposure in Critically Ill Patients: a Matter of Using the Right Targets?"
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2021;65.

  2. VAN DAELE R, Debaveye Y, Lagrou K, Spriet I, et al
    Fluconazole Underexposure in Critically Ill Patients: a Matter of Using the Right Targets?
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2021;65.

    BMC Neurol

  3. WEN H, Jin D, Cai L, Wu T, et al
    Neurobrucellosis with ischemic stroke and spinal cord involvement: a case report.
    BMC Neurol. 2021;21:129.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    BMC Pediatr

  4. LIM J, Yoon SJ, Shin JE, Han JH, et al
    Outcomes of infants born to pregnant women with syphilis: a nationwide study in Korea.
    BMC Pediatr. 2021;21:47.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  5. KHADKA P, Thapaliya J, Thapa S
    Susceptibility pattern of Salmonella enterica against commonly prescribed antibiotics, to febrile-pediatric cases, in low-income countries.
    BMC Pediatr. 2021;21:38.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  6. WEN N, Zhao F, Zhu Y, Jia F, et al
    Acute development of syringomyelia following TBM in a pediatric case.
    BMC Pediatr. 2021;21:36.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  7. BERTOLI MJ, Parikh K, Klyde D, Mazzola CA, et al
    Spinal arteriovenous malformation in a pediatric patient with a history of congenital syphilis: a case report.
    BMC Pediatr. 2021;21:242.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  8. XU Y, Jin D, Ye H, Liang Y, et al
    A rare case of Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteremia in a newborn with 58 perforations in the small intestine.
    BMC Pediatr. 2021;21:9.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  9. LIANG H, Zhang L, Guo X, Sun L, et al
    Vancomycin-lock therapy for prevention of catheter-related bloodstream infection in very low body weight infants.
    BMC Pediatr. 2021;21:3.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  10. HENDI SB, Malik ZA, Khamis AH, Al-Najjar FYA, et al
    High diagnostic accuracy of automated rapid Strep A test reduces antibiotic prescriptions for children in the United Arab Emirates.
    BMC Pediatr. 2021;21:52.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  11. WANG C, Zhang H, Zhang Y, Xu L, et al
    Analysis of clinical characteristics of severe pertussis in infants and children: a retrospective study.
    BMC Pediatr. 2021;21:65.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  12. ROSTAD CA, Kanwar N, Yi J, Morris CR, et al
    A multicenter evaluation of viral bloodstream detections in children presenting to the Emergency Department with suspected systemic infection.
    BMC Pediatr. 2021;21:238.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  13. KARLSSON S, Arnason S, Hadziosmanovic N, Laestadius A, et al
    The facial nerve palsy and cortisone evaluation (FACE) study in children: protocol for a randomized, placebo-controlled, multicenter trial, in a Borrelia burgdorferi endemic area.
    BMC Pediatr. 2021;21:220.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  14. PENG X, Zhou W, Zhu Y, Wan C, et al
    Epidemiology, risk factors and outcomes of bloodstream infection caused by ESKAPEEc pathogens among hospitalized children.
    BMC Pediatr. 2021;21:188.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  15. ROCHA AFB, Araujo MAL, Taylor MM, Kara EO, et al
    Treatment administered to newborns with congenital syphilis during a penicillin shortage in 2015, Fortaleza, Brazil.
    BMC Pediatr. 2021;21:166.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  16. LEACH AJ, Mulholland EK, Santosham M, Torzillo PJ, et al
    Otitis media outcomes of a combined 10-valent pneumococcal Haemophilus influenzae protein D conjugate vaccine and 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine schedule at 1-2-4-6 months: PREVIX_COMBO, a 3-arm randomised controlled trial.
    BMC Pediatr. 2021;21:117.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  17. PARK JS, Byun YH, Lee JY, Lee JS, et al
    Clinical utility of procalcitonin in febrile infants younger than 3 months of age visiting a pediatric emergency room: a retrospective single-center study.
    BMC Pediatr. 2021;21:109.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  18. TANG M, Wang D, Tong X, Wu Y, et al
    Comparison of different detection methods for Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection in children with community-acquired pneumonia.
    BMC Pediatr. 2021;21:90.
    PubMed         Abstract available


  19. COLBENSON GA, Khawaja A, Baqir M, Wylam ME, et al
    A 48-Year-Old Woman With Chronic Cough, Dyspnea, and Bronchiectasis.
    Chest. 2020;158:e245-e249.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Clin Infect Dis

  20. XU M, Lu W, Li T, Li J, et al
    Sensitivity, specificity, and safety of a novel ESAT6-CFP10 skin test for tuberculosis infection in China: two randomized, self-controlled, parallel-group phase 2b trials.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021 May 22. pii: 6280234. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  21. KOELMAN DLH, Brouwer MC, Ter Horst L, Bijlsma MW, et al
    Pneumococcal meningitis in adults: a prospective nationwide cohort studY over a 20-year period.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021 May 24. pii: 6283697. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  22. SNYGG-MARTIN U, Giang KW, Dellborg M, Robertson J, et al
    Cumulative incidence of infective endocarditis in patients with congenital heart disease: a nationwide, case-control study over nine decades.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021 May 24. pii: 6283720. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  23. CHU AL, Lecca LW, Calderon RI, Contreras CC, et al
    Smoking cessation in tuberculosis patients and the risk of tuberculosis infection in child household contacts.
    Clin Infect Dis. 2021 May 28. pii: 6287936. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Curr Microbiol

  24. LIU D, Xiao C, Li X, Sun Y, et al
    Streptococcus shenyangsis sp. nov., a New Species Isolated from the Oropharynx of a Healthy Child from Shenyang China.
    Curr Microbiol. 2021 May 25. pii: 10.1007/s00284-021-02500.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis

  25. DESHPANDE L, Cantrell L, Romero JR, Carvalhaes C, et al
    Characterization of a vga gene variant recovered from a Staphylococcus saprophyticus causing a community-acquired urinary tract infection: report from the SENTRY Antimicrobial Surveillance Program 2017.
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2021;100:115398.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  26. KANYO EC, Nowacki AS, Gordon SM, Shrestha NK, et al
    Comparison of mortality, stroke, and relapse for methicillin-resistant versus methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus infective endocarditis: a retrospective cohort study.
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2021;100:115395.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis

  27. VILLALON P, Saez-Nieto JA, Rubio-Lopez V, Medina-Pascual MJ, et al
    Invasive Streptococcus pyogenes disease in Spain: a microbiological and epidemiological study covering the period 2007-2019.
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2021 May 27. pii: 10.1007/s10096-021-04279.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    Infect Immun

  28. JOMA BH, Siwapornchai N, Vanguri VK, Shrestha A, et al
    A Murine Model for Enhancement of Streptococcus pneumoniae Pathogenicity Upon Viral Infection and Advanced Age.
    Infect Immun. 2021 May 24. pii: IAI.00471-20. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00471.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  29. MATTHEWS AJ, Rowe HM, Rosch JW, Camilli A, et al
    A Tn-seq screen of Streptococcus pneumoniae uncovers DNA repair as the major pathway for desiccation tolerance and transmission.
    Infect Immun. 2021 May 24. pii: IAI.00713-20. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00713.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    J Bacteriol

  30. FERRER-GONZALEZ E, Huh H, Al-Tameemi HM, Boyd JM, et al
    Impact of FtsZ Inhibition on the Localization of the Penicillin Binding Proteins in Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
    J Bacteriol. 2021 May 24. pii: JB.00204-21. doi: 10.1128/JB.00204.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    J Infect Dis

  31. RAVINDRAN J, Richardson B, Kinuthia J, Unger JA, et al
    Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and incident HIV infection during pregnancy predict preterm birth despite treatment.
    J Infect Dis. 2021 May 23. pii: 6282455. doi: 10.1093.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    J Med Chem

  32. SUN W, Jian Y, Zhou M, Yao Y, et al
    Selective and Efficient Photoinactivation of Intracellular Staphylococcus aureus and MRSA with Little Accumulation of Drug Resistance: Application of a Ru(II) Complex with Photolabile Ligands.
    J Med Chem. 2021 May 25. doi: 10.1021/acs.jmedchem.0c02257.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    J Med Microbiol

  33. DIEPOLTOVA A, Konecna K, Jandourek O, Nachtigal P, et al
    Study of the impact of cultivation conditions and peg surface modification on the in vitro biofilm formation of Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis in a system analogous to the Calgary biofilm device.
    J Med Microbiol. 2021;70.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  34. HURVITZ N, Cahan LOS, Gross I, Grupel D, et al
    The role of Staphylococcus lugdunensis as a pathogen in children: a multicentre retrospective study.
    J Med Microbiol. 2021;70.
    PubMed         Abstract available


  35. STAFFORD IA, Sanchez PJ, Stoll BJ
    Ending Congenital Syphilis.
    JAMA. 2019 Nov 11. pii: 2755354. doi: 10.1001/jama.2019.17031.

    Nat Med

  36. GYGLI SM, Loiseau C, Jugheli L, Adamia N, et al
    Prisons as ecological drivers of fitness-compensated multidrug-resistant Mycobacteritum tuberculosis.
    Nat Med. 2021 May 24. pii: 10.1038/s41591-021-01358.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    PLoS Biol

  37. BARRIALES D, Martin-Ruiz I, Carreras-Gonzalez A, Montesinos-Robledo M, et al
    Borrelia burgdorferi infection induces long-term memory-like responses in macrophages with tissue-wide consequences in the heart.
    PLoS Biol. 2021;19:e3001062.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  38. GINSBERG HS, Hickling GJ, Burke RL, Ogden NH, et al
    Why Lyme disease is common in the northern US, but rare in the south: The roles of host choice, host-seeking behavior, and tick density.
    PLoS Biol. 2021;19:e3001066.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    PLoS Negl Trop Dis

  39. LAWRENCE DS, Leeme T, Mosepele M, Harrison TS, et al
    Equity in clinical trials for HIV-associated cryptococcal meningitis: A systematic review of global representation and inclusion of patients and researchers.
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2021;15:e0009376.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    PLoS One

  40. SAFARI D, Gultom SM, Tafroji W, Azzahidah A, et al
    Prevalence, serotype and antibiotic susceptibility of Group B Streptococcus isolated from pregnant women in Jakarta, Indonesia.
    PLoS One. 2021;16:e0252328.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  41. LEE Y, Kim N, Roh H, Kim A, et al
    Transcriptome analysis unveils survival strategies of Streptococcus parauberis against fish serum.
    PLoS One. 2021;16:e0252200.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  42. FORSBLOM E, Tervahartiala T, Ruotsalainen E, Jarvinen A, et al
    Matrix metalloproteinase MMP-8, TIMP-1 and MMP-8/TIMP-1 ratio in plasma in methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia.
    PLoS One. 2021;16:e0252046.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  43. CHAIWATTANARUNGRUENGPAISAN S, Thongdee M, Anuntakarun S, Payungporn S, et al
    A new species of Chlamydia isolated from Siamese crocodiles (Crocodylus siamensis).
    PLoS One. 2021;16:e0252081.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  44. CHE X, Liu Y, Wang J, Xu Y, et al
    Booster immunization of meningococcal meningitis vaccine among children in Hangzhou, China, 2014-2019.
    PLoS One. 2021;16:e0251567.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  45. VASANTHA M, Muniyandi M, Ponnuraja C, Srinivasan R, et al
    Bayesian structural equation modeling for post treatment health related quality of life among tuberculosis patients.
    PLoS One. 2021;16:e0252205.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  46. TSAI ST, Lin FY, Chen PS, Chiang HY, et al
    Three-year mortality in cryptococcal meningitis: Hyperglycemia predict unfavorable outcome.
    PLoS One. 2021;16:e0251749.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  47. BERRA TZ, Gomes D, Ramos ACV, Alves YM, et al
    Effectiveness and trend forecasting of tuberculosis diagnosis after the introduction of GeneXpert in a city in south-eastern Brazil.
    PLoS One. 2021;16:e0252375.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  48. KWIZERA R, Bongomin F, Olum R, Worodria W, et al
    Evaluation of an Aspergillus IgG/IgM lateral flow assay for serodiagnosis of fungal asthma in Uganda.
    PLoS One. 2021;16:e0252553.
    PubMed         Abstract available

  49. YU G, Zhong F, Shen Y, Zheng H, et al
    Diagnostic accuracy of the Xpert MTB/RIF assay for tuberculous pericarditis: A protocol of systematic review and meta-analysis.
    PLoS One. 2021;16:e0252109.
    PubMed         Abstract available

    PLoS Pathog

  50. SAH SK, Hayes JJ, Rustchenko E
    The role of aneuploidy in the emergence of echinocandin resistance in human fungal pathogen Candida albicans.
    PLoS Pathog. 2021;17:e1009564.

    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A

  51. RAYNAUD C, Sheppard D, Berry JL, Gurung I, et al
    PilB from Streptococcus sanguinis is a bimodular type IV pilin with a direct role in adhesion.
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2021;118.
    PubMed         Abstract available

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