Volume 26, Issue 3, 2018

Review

What’s new in infectious diseases: Nipah virus, MERS-CoV and the Blueprint List of the World Health Organization
Rizzardini Giuliano

Can a non-invasive urine-based test become the next-generation diagnostic tool for malaria?
Pradhan Nitika, Hazra Rupenangshu K.

Original article

A three-year study entailing molecular characterization and epidemiology of Clostridium difficile in an Italian tertiary care hospital
Mancini Alessio, La Vigna Giorgio, Pucciarelli Sandra, Lombardi Francesca Elena, Barocci Simone

A new strategy to control the proliferation of microorganisms in solid hospital waste and the diffusion of nosocomial infections
Motta Oriana, Zarrella Ilaria, Cucciniello Raffaele, Capunzo Mario, De Caro Francesco

Metallo-beta-Lactamase-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Iran: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Vaez Hamid, Khademi Farzad, Salehi-Abargouei Amin, Sahebkar Amirhossein

Integron types, antimicrobial resistance genes, virulence gene profile, alginate production and biofilm formation in Iranian cystic fibrosis Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates
Pournajaf Abazar, Razav Shabnam, Irajian Gholamreza, Ardebili Abdollah, Erfani Yousef, Solgi Sana, Yaghoubi Sajad, Rasaeian Afsaneh, Yahyapour Yousef, Kafshgari Ramin, Shoja Saeed, Rajabnia Ramazan

Prevalence of occult hepatitis C virus infection in patients who achieved sustained virologic response to direct-acting antiviral agents
Yousif Monkez M., Elsadek Fakhr Ahmed , Morad Emad A., Kelani Hesham, Amed Emad F., M. Elsafek Hany, H. Zahran Mahmoud, Fahmy Afity Afify, Ismail Waleed A., Elagrody Ahmed I., Ibrahim Nevin F., Amer Fatma A., Zaki Ayman M., Sadek Ayman M.E.M., Shendi Ali M., Emad George, Farrag Hesham A.

No effect of MTP polymorphisms on PNPLA3 in HCV-correlated steatosis
Zampino Rosa, Macera Margherita, Cirillo Grazia, Pafundi Pia Clara, Rinaldi Luca, Coppola Nicola, Pisaturo Mariantonietta, Adinolfi Luigi Elio, Miraglia del Giudice Emanuele, Ingrosso Diego, Capasso Rosanna

Redox alteration in patients infected by different HCV genotypes
Limongi Dolores, Baldelli Sara, Santi Flavia, D’Agostini Cartesio, Palamara Anna Teresa, Nencioni Lucia, Ciotti Marco

Relationship between malaria epidemiology and the human development index in Colombia and Latin America
Franco-Herrera Daniela, González-Ocampo Daniela, Restrepo-Montoya Valentina, Gómez-Guevara Juan Esteban, Alvear-Villacorte Nathalia, Rodíguez-Morales Alfonso J.

Case report

Brevibacterium casei bacteraemia in a port-a-cath carrier patient: a case report and literature review
Magi Barbara, Migliorini Lucia, Sansoni Anna, Cusi Maria Grazia

Liver abscess with Citrobacter koseri bacteremia
Kanzawa Yohei, Ishimaru Naoto, Seto Hiroyuki, Tsutsumi Takahiko, Kinami Saori

Central nervous system tuberculosis following delayed and initially missed lung miliary tuberculosis: a case report
Rodriguez Meregildo, Dante Edinson

Multiple chronic parasitic infections in an immunocompetent immigrant: a challenge for healthcare management
Spertilli Chiara, Rossetti Barbara, Zammarchi Lorenzo, Redi David, Rinaldi Francesca, De Luca Andrea, Montagnani Francesca

The Infections in the History of Medicine

Amedeo Modigliani and his “great secret”: a brief history of medical and social aspects of tuberculosis in the nineteenth and early twentieth century
Perciaccante Antonio, Coralli Alessia, Appenzeller Otto

The Knights Hospitaller of Rhodes and the Black Death of 1498: a poetic description of the plague
Tsiamis Costas, Vrioni Georgia, Poulakou-Rebelakou Effie, Gennimata Vassiliki, Tsakris Athanassios

Letters to the editor

Mapping Zika by Geographic Information System
Joob Beuy, Wiwnaitkit Viroj