International Journal of Infectious Diseases and Therapy

Volume 5, Issue 4, December 2020

  • Performance of Four Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDTs) in the Diagnosis of Malaria in North Central Nigeria

    Ijezie Ntomchukwu Simon, Matur Bernard Malau, Malann Yoila David, Njab Jean Emile

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 4, December 2020
    Pages: 106-111
    Received: 27 August 2020
    Accepted: 14 September 2020
    Published: 7 October 2020
    Abstract: The study on the performance of four rapid diagnostic test (RDT) kits (Global, LabAcon, SD Bioline and CareStart kits) in the diagnosis of Plasmodium falciparum was carried in North Central Nigeria for a period of twelve months to evaluate the performance of the kits using samples of symptomatic patients attending clinic. The performance of the kit... Show More
  • The Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) Experience in a Referral Hospital in South Carolina

    Julie Coursen, Prerana Roth, Christopher Schrank, John Schrank

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 4, December 2020
    Pages: 112-117
    Received: 20 September 2020
    Accepted: 29 September 2020
    Published: 13 October 2020
    Abstract: Several studies have established outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy (OPAT) as an alternative to prolonged inpatient stays to reduce healthcare expenditure, decrease hospital admission times, and increase patient satisfaction. However, studies have also shown significant adverse events occurring while receiving treatment outpatient. We collect... Show More
  • Clinical Course and Outcome of 395 Covid 19 Patients Admitted to One Hospital in Jeddah- Saudi Arabia

    Samar Assem Badreddine, Mohammed Zammo, Abdullah Abdelfattah Elhosiny, Mohanna Walid Alhomsy, Yasser Aldabbagh, Abdullah Sameer Mansouri, Sara Hesham Taha, Reem Yahya ALQuraa, Abdulaziz Abdullah Al Nahdi, Ayman Eissa, Hanan Mohammed Faruqui, Nehal Ahmed, Ahmad Alzahrani, Nezar Bahabri

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 4, December 2020
    Pages: 118-126
    Received: 17 September 2020
    Accepted: 9 October 2020
    Published: 17 October 2020
    Abstract: Background: Since the first case of SARS-CoV 2 has been reported from Wuhan China back in December 2019, the virus has spread all over the world and has so far infected more than 35 million humans and led to more than one million deaths woldwide. We describe in this paper the clinical characteristics and outcome of PCR confirmed Covid 19 patients t... Show More
  • Purulent Meningitis in Children: A Retrospective Study of 70 Cases in Senegal

    Idrissa Basse, Papa Moctar Faye, Amadou Sow, Marie Acakpo, Ndiogou Seck, Lamine Thiam, Ndieme Ndiaye, Dina Obambi, Djibril Boiro, Aliou Abdoulaye Ndongo, Ndeye Ramatoulaye Diagne Gueye, Ousmane Ndiaye

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 4, December 2020
    Pages: 127-130
    Received: 15 October 2020
    Accepted: 27 October 2020
    Published: 4 November 2020
    Abstract: Introduction: Despite much progress, purulent childhood meningitis (PCM) remains a public health problem. The objective of this work was to determine the epidemiological, clinical, therapeutic and evolutionary profile of purulent meningitis in children. Methods: Based on retrospective work carried out over a 4-year period (01 January 2014 to 31 Dec... Show More
  • Syphilis and Chlamydia trachomatis in Males from Northern Mexico with HIV-AIDS

    Ivonne Urraza-Robledo, Alberto Alejandro Miranda-Perez, Pablo Ruiz-Flores, Maria Elena Gutierrez-Perez, Adria Imelda Prieto-Hinojosa, Javier Moran-Martinez, Francisco Carlos Lopez-Marquez

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 4, December 2020
    Pages: 131-135
    Received: 6 November 2020
    Accepted: 21 November 2020
    Published: 30 November 2020
    Abstract: Introduction: Subjects with HIV, particularly those with high-risk sexual practices, such as men who have sex with men (MSM), frequently present concurrent infections of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). Therefore, in this study, we determined the frequency of Syphilis, Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG), and Ureaplasma ur... Show More
  • Clinical Manifestations of Myocardial Injury Associated with the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease in Chinese Population: A Meta-analysis

    Mingyan Gong, Jun Guo

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 4, December 2020
    Pages: 136-144
    Received: 21 November 2020
    Accepted: 4 December 2020
    Published: 11 December 2020
    Abstract: Background: Evidence about COVID-19 on cardiac injury was insufficient. Objectives: To summarize available data on clinical manifestations of acute cardiac injury during the COVID-19 outbreak. Methods: A systematic literature search from December 1, 2019 to April, 12, 2020 was made of those databases: Pubmed, Embase, wanfang, CKNI, to identify all ... Show More
  • The Intervening Effect of Preventive Use of Antibacterials During the Perioperative Period in Neurosurgery

    Lianfang Xue, Suishan Qiu, Qinai Zhu, Hui Liu

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 4, December 2020
    Pages: 145-148
    Received: 10 October 2020
    Accepted: 22 October 2020
    Published: 16 December 2020
    Abstract: Objective: Surgical site infections (SSI) is a serious complication of surgery. Perioperative antibacterial prophylaxis is one of the most effective methods to prevent SSI. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of interventions on perioperative antibacterial prophylaxis in neurosurgery. Method: We intervened and assessed the perioperativ... Show More