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Zika fever imported from Thailand to Japan, and diagnosed by PCR in the urines.
In July 2014, a Japanese traveller returning from Thailand was investigated for fever, headache, rash and conjunctivitis. Zika virus RNA was detected in his urine sample by real-time reverseExpand
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Clinical determinants of the severity of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS): a systematic review and meta-analysis
BackgroundWhile the risk of severe complications of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and its determinants have been explored in previous studies, a systematic analysis of published articlesExpand
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Recent exposure to antimicrobials and carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae: the role of antimicrobial stewardship.
BACKGROUND Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) are rapidly emerging worldwide. Control group selection is critically important when analyzing predictors of antimicrobial resistance.Expand
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Multilocus Sequence Typing (MLST) for Characterization of Enterobacter cloacae
Enterobacter cloacae is an important emerging pathogen, which sometime causes respiratory infection, surgical site infection, urinary infection, sepsis, and outbreaks at neonatal units. We haveExpand
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Autochthonous Dengue Fever, Tokyo, Japan, 2014
After 70 years with no confirmed autochthonous cases of dengue fever in Japan, 19 cases were reported during August–September 2014. Dengue virus serotype 1 was detected in 18 patients. PhylogeneticExpand
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The relationship between the new taxonomy of Streptococcus bovis and its clonality to colon cancer, endocarditis, and biliary disease
BackgroundThe nomenclature of Streptococcus bovis has changed. The study aims were to examine and compare the clinical characteristics and outcomes of infections based on the new taxonomy and theExpand
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Major Variation in MICs of Tigecycline in Gram-Negative Bacilli as a Function of Testing Method
ABSTRACT Tigecycline is one of the few remaining therapeutic options for extensively drug-resistant (XDR) Gram-negative bacilli (GNB). MICs of tigecycline to Acinetobacter baumannii have beenExpand
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Use of portable electronic devices in a hospital setting and their potential for bacterial colonization.
Portable electronic devices are increasingly being used in the hospital setting. As with other fomites, these devices represent a potential reservoir for the transmission of pathogens. We conducted aExpand
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Outcomes of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae isolation: matched analysis.
BACKGROUND Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) isolation is associated with poor outcomes. The matched cohort study design enables investigation of specific role of resistance inExpand
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Fever of Unknown Origin: An Evidence-Based Review
Abstract:Fever is a common problem for which patients seek medical advice. Fortunately, in most cases, fever is self-limiting or the etiology of fever is promptly established. Sustained, unexplainedExpand
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