Volume 27, Issue 2, 2019

Review

Nipah virus - the rising epidemic: a review
Ochani Rohan Kumar, Batra Simran, Shaikh Asim, Asad Ameema

Original article

Is there a role for procalcitonin determination in avoiding unnecessary exposure to antibiotics in a non-intensive care setting?
Giacomelli Andrea, van den Bogaat Lorena, Corbellino Mario, Oreni Letizia, Dolci Alberto, Panteghini Mauro, Rizzardini Giuliano, Galli Massimo, Antinori Spinello

Variability in the community consumption of antibiotics: a problem in Europe, Spain and Asturias
Sanchez Maria Luisa, Vallina-Victorero Manuel Javier, Bachiller Maria Rosario, Arbizu Ricardo, Llaneza Eugenia, Rozada Shura, Eiros Jose Maria

Diagnostic accuracy of a commercial multiplex PCR for the diagnosis of meningitis and encephalitis in an Italian general hospital
Leli Christian, Di Matteo Luigi, Gotta Franca, Vay Daria, Calcagno Lara, Callegari Tiziana, Cassinari Maurizio, Cattana Elena, Ciriello Maria Matilde, Copponi Valeria, Cristina Maria, Zambon Daniele, Guaschino Roberto, Rocchetti Andrea

The effectiveness of antibacterial curtains in comparison with standard privacy curtains against transmission of microorganisms in a hospital setting
Al-Tawfiq Jaffar A., Bazzi Ali, Rabaan Ali, Okeahialam Christopher

Comparison of the effectiveness of caspofungin and liposomal amphotericin-B for the treatment of C. tropicalis-induced peritonitis in mice
Demirci Melis, Tünger Özlem, Banu Çiğdem, Senol Şebnem

Evaluation of Candida colonization and use of the Candida Colonization Index in a paediatric Intensive Care Unit: a prospective observational study
Altintop Yasemin Ay, Ergul Ayse Betul, Koc Ayse Nedret, Atalay Mustafa Altay

Opportunistic intestinal parasites in immunocompromised patients from a tertiary hospital in Monterrey, Mexico
Rodriguez-Perez Elba Guadalupe, Arce-Mendoza Alma Yolanda, Montes-Zapata Édgar Iván, Limón Alberto, Rodríguez Luis Édgar, Escandón-Vargas Kevin

Case report

Are probiotics safe? Bifidobacterium bacteremia in a child with severe heart failure
Pruccoli Giulia, Silvestro Erika, Pace Napoleone Carlo, Aidala Enrico, Garazzino Silvia, Scolfaro Carlo

The first Italian case report of leg ulcer and sepsis caused by Shewanella algae in a immunocompetent patient
Brugnaro Pierluigi, Morelli Erika, Ebo Francesca, Rosini Giorgio, Cattelan Francesca, Petrucci Andrea, Raise Enzo, Panese Sandro, Grandesso Stefano,

Scalp eschar and neck lymphadenopathy after tick bite in Argentina
Faccini-Martínez Álvaro A., Echazarreta Sofía, Fernández Marisa, Cortés Tatiana, Díaz de Mayorga-Muñoz Estrella, Orduna Tomás

Placental and pulmonary cryptococcosis associated with fungemia in patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
Guilarde Adriana O., A. Andrade Ana Carolina, De Sousa Marta A., De Oliveira Ana Maria, Sugita Denis M.

Kaposi-like manifestations in a newly diagnosed AIDS transgendered patient with silicone embolism syndrome and disseminated tuberculosis
Picarelli Chiara, Borghetti Alberto, Di Giambenedetto Simona

Aseptic meningitis induced by intravenous immunoglobulins in a child with acute Epstein-Barr virus infection and thrombocytopenia
Vassalini Paolo, Ajassa Camilla, Di Ruscio Valentina, Morace Alessandra, Vergari Jacopo, Tosato Cecilia, Savelloni Giulia, Mastroianni Claudio M.

The Infections in the History of Medicine

Plagues and artistic votive expressions (ex voto) of popular piety
Sabbatani Sergio, Fiorino Sirio, Manfredi Roberto

Gonorrhea, a current disease with ancient roots: from the remedies of the past to future perspectives
Vicentini Chiara Beatrice, Manfredini Stefano, Meritati Martina, Di Nuzzo Mariachiara, Contini Carlo

Erratum

Erratum - Paleoparasitology in Iran: A Review
Khodkar Iman, Feizhadad Mohammad Hossein, Tavalla Mehdi