Archive for March, 2007

MAJOR ARTICLE – Reduction in Preterm Delivery and Neonatal Mortality after the Introduction of Antenatal Cotrimoxazole Prophylaxis among HIV-Infected Women with Low CD4 Cell Counts

Journal of Infectious Diseases 1 Dec 2006 Vol.194 N.11 p.1510-1518

Jan Walter,1 Mwiya Mwiya,4 Nancy Scott,2 Prisca Kasonde,4 Moses Sinkala,5 Chipepo Kankasa,4 Shuaib Kauchali,1 Grace M. Aldrovandi,3 Donald M. Thea,2 and Louise Kuhn1

1Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center and Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York; 2Center for International Health and Development, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts; 3Department of Pediatrics, University of Southern California, Los Angeles; 4University Teaching Hospital, University of Zambia, and 5Lusaka District Health Management Team, Lusaka, Zambia

abstract

http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/JID/journal/issues/v194n11/36726/brief/36726.abstract.html

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Original article – Response to Antiretroviral Therapy after a Single, Peripartum Dose of Nevirapine

N England J Medicine Jan 11, 2007  Vol.356 N.2 p.135-147

Shahin Lockman, M.D., Roger L. Shapiro, M.D., M.P.H., Laura M. Smeaton, M.S., Carolyn Wester, M.D., Ibou Thior, M.D., Lisa Stevens, M.D., Fatima Chand, M.S., Joseph Makhema, M.B., Ch.B., M.R.C.P., Claire Moffat, M.B., Ch.B., M.P.H., Aida Asmelash, M.D., M.P.H., Patrick Ndase, M.B., Ch.B., M.P.H., Peter Arimi, M.B., Ch.B., Erik van Widenfelt, B.S., Loeto Mazhani, M.D., Vladimir Novitsky, M.D., Ph.D., Stephen Lagakos, Ph.D., and Max Essex, D.V.M., Ph.D.

abstract

http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/abstract/356/2/135

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SUPPLEMENT ARTICLE – Clinical Consequences of Rotavirus Acute Gastroenteritis in Europe, 2004–2005: The REVEAL Study

Journal of Infectious Diseases 1 May 2007 Vol.195 N.S1 S26-S35

Carlo Giaquinto,1 Pierre Van Damme,2 Frédéric Huet,3 Leif Gothefors,4 Melanie Maxwell,5 Peter Todd,6 and Liviana da Dalt,1 on behalf of the REVEAL Study Groupa

1Department of Pediatrics, University of Padua, Padua, Italy; 2Faculty of Medicine, Centre for the Evaluation of Vaccination, World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for the Control and Prevention of Viral Hepatitis, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium; 3Service de Pédiatrie 1, Hôpital d’Enfants, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Dijon, Dijon, France; 4Department of Clinical Sciences/Pediatrics, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden; 5Clinical Practice Research Unit, 6Wirral Hospital National Health Service Trust, Wirral, Merseyside, United Kingdom

abstract
http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/JID/journal/issues/v195nS1/37979/brief/37979.abstract.html

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SUPPLEMENT ARTICLE – Distribution of Rotavirus Genotypes in Europe, 2004–2005: The REVEAL Study

Journal of Infectious Diseases 1 May 2007 Vol.195 N.S1 S17-S25

Pierre Van Damme,1 Carlo Giaquinto,2 Melanie Maxwell,3 Peter Todd,4 and Marie Van der Wielen,1 on behalf of the REVEAL Study Groupa

1Faculty of Medicine, Centre for the Evaluation of Vaccination, World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for the Control and Prevention of Viral Hepatitis, University of Antwerp, Belgium; 2Department of Pediatrics, University of Padua, Italy; 3Clinical Practice Research Unit, 4Wirral Hospital National Health Service Trust, Wirral, Merseyside, United Kingdom

abstract
http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/JID/journal/issues/v195nS1/37964/brief/37964.abstract.html

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SUPPLEMENT ARTICLE – Multicenter Prospective Study of the Burden of Rotavirus Acute Gastroenteritis in Europe, 2004–2005: The REVEAL Study

Journal of Infectious Diseases 1 May 2007 Vol.195 N.S1   S4-S16

Pierre Van Damme,1 Carlo Giaquinto,2 Frédéric Huet,3 Leif Gothefors,4 Melanie Maxwell,5 and Marie Van der Wielen,1 on behalf of the REVEAL Study Groupa

1Faculty of Medicine, Centre for the Evaluation of Vaccination, World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for the Control and Prevention of Viral Hepatitis, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium; 2Department of Pediatrics, University of Padua, Padua, Italy; 3Service de Pédiatrie 1, Hôpital d’Enfants, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Dijon, Dijon, France; 4Department of Clinical Sciences/Pediatrics, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden; 5Clinical Practice Research Unit, Wirral Hospital National Health Service Trust, Wirral, Merseyside, United Kingdom

abstract
http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/JID/journal/issues/v195nS1/37963/brief/37963.abstract.html

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High tigecycline resistance in multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii

Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Apr 2007 Vol.59 N.4 p.772-774

Shiri Navon-Venezia1,*, Azita Leavitt1 and Yehuda Carmeli2

1 The Laboratory for Molecular Epidemiology and Antibiotic Research, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel 2 Division of Epidemiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

* Correspondence address. Department of Epidemiology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, 6 Weizmann St., Tel Aviv 64239, Israel. Tel: +972-3-692-5644; Fax: +972-3-697-4623; E-mail: shiri_nv@tasmc.health.gov.il

abstract
http://jac.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/59/4/772

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Don’t wear me out—the public’s knowledge of and attitudes to antibiotic use

Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Apr 2007 Vol.59 N.4 p.727-738

Cliodna A. M. McNulty1,*, Paul Boyle2, Tom Nichols3, Peter Clappison4, and Peter Davey5

1 Health Protection Agency Primary Care Unit, Microbiology Department, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Great Western Road, Gloucester GL1 3NN, UK 2 University of St Andrews, School of Geography & Geosciences, Irvine Building, North Street, St Andrews KY16 9AL, UK 3 Health Protection Agency Centre for Infections, Statistics Unit, 61 Colindale Avenue, London NW9 5EQ, UK 4 Department of Health, Quarry House, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7UE, UK 5 University of Dundee, Health Informatics Centre, The Mackenzie Building, Kirsty Semple Way, Dundee DD2 4BF, UK

* Correspondence address. Tel: +44-8454-225061; Fax: +44-1452-526197; E-mail: jill.whiting@hpa.org.uk

abstract
http://jac.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/59/4/727

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Tobramycin once versus three times daily, given with penicillin G, to febrile neutropenic cancer patients in Norway: a prospective, randomized, multicentre trial

Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Apr 2007 Vol.59 N.4 p.711-717

Dag Torfoss1,*, E. Arne Høiby2,3, Jon Magnus Tangen4, Harald Holte1, Kåre Bø5, Peter Meyer6, Kjell Grøttum7, Kjetil Weyde8, Grete Fossum Lauritzsen1, Berit Sandstad1,9, Anne-Birgitte Jacobsen1, Harald Olsen2 and Stein Kvaløy1

1 Cancer Clinic, Rikshospitalet-Radiumhospitalet Medical Center, Oslo, Norway 2 Laboratory Clinic, Rikshospitalet-Radiumhospitalet Medical Center, Oslo, Norway 3 Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway 4 Department of Hematology, Ullevaal University Hospital, Oslo, Norway 5 Department of Internal Medicine, Buskerud Hospital Trust, Drammen, Norway 6 Department of Hematology and Oncology, Stavanger University Hospital, Stavanger, Norway 7 Department of Internal Medicine, Sørlandet Hospital Trust, Kristiansand, Norway 8 Department of Internal Medicine, Innlandet Hospital Trust, Gjøvik, Norway 9 The Norwegian Cancer Society, Oslo, Norway

* Corresponding author. Tel: +47-22-93-51-36; Fax: +47-22-73-07-25; E-mail: dag.torfoss@radiumhospitalet.no

abstract
http://jac.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/59/4/711

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Clostridium difficile colitis that fails conventional metronidazole therapy: response to nitazoxanide

Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Apr 2007 Vol.59 N.4 p.705-710

Daniel M. Musher1,2,*, Nancy Logan1, Vaibhav Mehendiratta1, Nicolas A. Melgarejo1, Sagar Garud1 and Richard J. Hamill1,2

1 Medical Service (Infectious Disease Section), Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA 2 Departments of Medicine and Molecular Virology and Microbiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA

* Correspondence address. Infectious Disease Section, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2002 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA. Tel: +1-713-794-7386; Fax: +1-713-794-7045; E-mail: daniel.musher@med.va.gov

abstract
http://jac.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/59/4/705

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Update: Chikungunya Fever Diagnosed Among International Travelers — United States, 2006

MMWR March, 30, 2007 vol.56 N.12 p.276-277

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http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5612a2.htm?s_cid=mm5612a2_e

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