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https://read.qxmd.com/read/38686644/tick-borne-rickettsiosis-and-tsutsugamushi-disease-recorded-in-313
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REVIEW
Moon-Hyun Chung, Jae-Seung Kang, Jin-Soo Lee
Tsutsugamushi disease was first described in China by Hong Ge in 313. In his book Zhouhou Beiji Fang , three eschar-associated febrile diseases were described: Shashidu, Zhongxidu, and Shegongdu. Shashidu was identified as being identical to tsutsugamushi disease in Japan: it occurred in riverside areas, exhibited an eschar, and was transmitted by tiny red "sand lice". The nature of Zhongxidu remains unknown, but we propose that it is another type of Orientia tsutsugamushi infection: it occurred in mountainous areas, an eschar was observed, and the causative vector was not identified...
April 15, 2024: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38686643/carbapenem-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii-outbreak-in-a-covid-19-isolation-ward-and-successful-outbreak-control-with-infection-control-measures
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Ki Hyun Lee, Jinnam Kim, Jung Ah Lee, Chang Hyup Kim, Oh Mi Kwon, Eun Ju You, Hyuk Min Lee, Jung Ho Kim, Su Jin Jeong, Nam Su Ku, Joon-Sup Yeom, Jin Young Ahn, Jun Yong Choi
BACKGROUND: Even amid the coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) pandemic, the spread of multidrug-resistant bacteria and infection control are still important tasks. After recognizing the carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (CRAB) outbreak that occurred in the isolation room for COVID-19, we would like to introduce what infection control measures were implemented to eradicate it. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All COVID-19 patients with CRAB in any specimen admitted to the COVID-19 isolation ward of the tertiary hospital in South Korea from October to November 2021 were analyzed...
March 27, 2024: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38527782/clinical-characteristics-and-severity-of-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection-in-korean-children-during-the-post-covid-19-pandemic-period
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Ye Eun Kim, Dayun Kang, Ji Soo Park, Eun Hwa Choi, Ki Wook Yun
We aimed to evaluate the clinical features of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection and risk factors for severe RSV disease among Korean children in 2022/2023. A total of 235 children were identified, and 84.3% were hospitalized. Patients under 3 months and 2 years of age accounted for 20.9% and 54.5%, respectively. Pneumonia was diagnosed in 40.9% of children and bronchiolitis in 23.8%. Respiratory support and intensive care were required in 43.4% and 7.7% of patients, respectively. Haemophilus influenzae nasopharyngeal colonization and the presence of underlying disease showed a significant correlation with severity indicators...
March 13, 2024: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38527781/updated-clinical-practice-guidelines-for-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-long-covid
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REVIEW
Jun-Won Seo, Seong Eun Kim, Yoonjung Kim, Eun Jung Kim, Tark Kim, Tae Hwa Kim, So Hee Lee, Eunjung Lee, Jacob Lee, Yu Bin Seo, Young-Hoon Jeong, Young Hee Jung, Yu Jung Choi, Joon Young Song
"Long COVID" is a term used to describe a condition when the symptoms and signs associated with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) persist for more than three months among patients infected with COVID-19; this condition has been reported globally and poses a serious public health issue. Long COVID can manifest in various forms, highlighting the need for appropriate evaluation and management by experts from various fields. However, due to the lack of clear clinical definitions, pathophysiology, diagnostic methods, and treatment protocols, it is necessary to develop the best standard clinical guidelines based on the scientific evidence reported to date...
March 13, 2024: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38527780/prevention-of-cytomegalovirus-infection-in-solid-organ-transplant-recipients-guidelines-by-the-korean-society-of-infectious-diseases-and-the-korean-society-for-transplantation
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REVIEW
Kyungmin Huh, Sang-Oh Lee, Jungok Kim, Su Jin Lee, Pyoeng Gyun Choe, Ji-Man Kang, Jaeseok Yang, Heungsup Sung, Si-Ho Kim, Chisook Moon, Hyeri Seok, Hye Jin Shi, Yu Mi Wi, Su Jin Jeong, Wan Beom Park, Youn Jeong Kim, Jongman Kim, Hyung Joon Ahn, Nam Joong Kim, Kyong Ran Peck, Myoung Soo Kim, Sang Il Kim
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the most important opportunistic viral pathogen in solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients. The Korean guideline for the prevention of CMV infection in SOT recipients was developed jointly by the Korean Society for Infectious Diseases and the Korean Society of Transplantation. CMV serostatus of both donors and recipients should be screened before transplantation to best assess the risk of CMV infection after SOT. Seronegative recipients receiving organs from seropositive donors face the highest risk, followed by seropositive recipients...
March 12, 2024: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38527779/epidemiology-and-disease-burden-of-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection-in-adults
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REVIEW
Taeeun Kim, Sang-Ho Choi
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) constitutes a significant cause of respiratory illness and mortality among older adults, a demographic that is expanding with considerable impact on healthcare systems worldwide. The actual burden of RSV in this population may still be underestimated, owing to factors such as low awareness and suboptimal diagnostic sensitivity in adults, the lack of robust RSV surveillance systems, and the infrequent use of diagnostic testing. Recent advancements in respiratory virus detection have spurred further exploration into appropriate preventive and therapeutic strategies...
March 12, 2024: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38527778/risk-of-severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome-coronavirus-2-transmission-in-seoul-korea
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Jiwoo Sim, Euncheol Son, Minsu Kwon, Eun Jin Hwang, Young Hwa Lee, Young June Choe
BACKGROUND: The risk of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) transmission during the endemic phase may vary from that during the previous pandemic phase. We evaluated the risk of infection in a general population with laboratory-confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in a community setting in Korea. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study included 1,286 individuals who had been in contact with an index COVID-19 case between January 24, 2020, and June 30, 2022...
February 28, 2024: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38527783/the-pivotal-role-of-molnupiravir-in-protecting-high-risk-populations-in-the-endemic-era-of-covid-19-insight-from-real-world-evidence
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EDITORIAL
Eun-Jeong Joo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2024: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38527777/response-to-a-korean-post-marketing-study-of-abacavir-dolutegravir-lamivudine-in-patients-with-hiv-1
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LETTER
Sudip Bhattacharya, Sandip Bhattacharya
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2024: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38014729/comparative-effects-of-bivalent-quadrivalent-and-nonavalent-human-papillomavirus-vaccines-in-the-prevention-of-genotype-specific-infection-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Jimin Kim, Young June Choe, Jungeun Park, Jahyun Cho, Chelim Cheong, Jin-Kyoung Oh, Mihai Park, Eunha Shim, Su-Yeon Yu
BACKGROUND: Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is a major global disease burden and the main cause of cervical cancer. Certain HPV genotypes, with are the most common etiologic pathogens and cause a significant disease burden, are being targeted for vaccine development. However, few studies have focused on the comparative effectiveness of the bivalent HPV (2v-HPV), quadrivalent HPV (4v-HPV), and nonavalent HPV (9v-HPV) vaccines against HPV strain-specific infection. This study investigated the comparative effects of these vaccines against genotype-specific infection...
March 2024: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38527776/response-to-possibility-of-decreasing-incidence-of-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infection-in-korea
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LETTER
Sudip Bhattacharya
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 15, 2024: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38527775/the-essentiality-of-support-groups-in-response-to-the-hiv-epidemic-in-the-philippines
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LETTER
Dalmacito A Cordero
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 14, 2024: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38527774/reply-response-to-possibility-of-decreasing-incidence-of-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infection-in-korea
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LETTER
Jihwan Bang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 14, 2024: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38403879/prevalence-of-cutaneous-leishmaniasis-for-six-years-in-al-muthanna-province-iraq-its1-as-marker-of-molecular-identification-of-old-world-cl
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Mohammed H Flaih, Enas R Alwaily, Alyaa A Hafedh, Khwam R Hussein
BACKGROUND: The current study aimed to determine the prevalence of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Al-Muthanna Province, Iraq, as well as to characterize the Leishmania species that cause cutaneous lesions using conventional PCR (polymerase chain reaction) techniques for some patients during seven months of the year 2020. MATERIALS & METHODS: Medical information on Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) patients was obtained from archived records at the Al-Muthanna Health Office's public health department (2015 - 2020)...
January 31, 2024: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38403878/antimicrobial-resistance-of-streptococcus-pneumoniae-clinical-serotypes-between-2017-and-2022-in-crete-greece
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Sofia Maraki, Viktoria Eirini Mavromanolaki, Dimitra Stafylaki, Evangelia Iliaki-Giannakoudaki, Anna Kasimati, George Hamilos
BACKGROUND: Pneumococcal disease is still considered a global problem. With the introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs) serotype epidemiology changed, but antimicrobial resistance persists constituting a serious problem. The current study aimed to determine the serotype distribution and the antimicrobial susceptibility of recent Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates, following implementation of the 13-valent conjugate vaccine (PCV13). MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January 2017 to December 2022 we evaluated 116 nonduplicate S...
January 30, 2024: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38403877/determination-of-risk-factors-for-infectious-diarrhea-in-patients-with-hematological-malignancy
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Şükran Şahinkaya, Zeynep Ture, Ali Unal, Gamze Kalın Ünüvar, Ayşegül Ulu Kılıç
BACKGROUND: The study aimed to determine the risk factors for infectious diarrhea in patients receiving chemotherapy or hematopoietic stem cell transplantation due to hematological malignancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was designed as a prospective observational study. Patients whose infectious agent was determined in laboratory examination were defined as having infectious diarrhea. Patients with diarrhea were categorized into infectious and unidentified, and compared regarding demographic data, treatments, risk factors, laboratory findings, and prognosis...
January 18, 2024: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38178711/response-to-adult-immunization-policy-in-korea
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Sudip Bhattacharya, Sandip Bhattacharya
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 13, 2023: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38183400/prioritizing-adult-immunization-in-the-philippines
#18
LETTER
Dalmacito A Cordero
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2023: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38183399/sars-cov-2-infection-control-and-burnout-prevention-among-healthcare-workers-require-individual-and-public-action
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LETTER
Josef Finsterer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2023: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38183398/response-to-significance-of-the-regular-publication-of-statistics-on-national-health-indicators-in-academic-journals-and-the-prospects-of-korea-national-antimicrobial-use-analysis-system-konas
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