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Diagnosing Lyme Arthritis in Children

Diagnosing Lyme Arthritis in Children

Children are among the most susceptible to Lyme disease, and in many, joint inflammation may be the first symptom.

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Point-of-Care Testing of HIV-Exposed Infants Improves Linkage to Care

Point-of-Care Testing of HIV-Exposed Infants Improves Linkage to Care

Point-of-care testing of HIV-exposed infants at birth yielded results comparable to the standard of care laboratory-based testing and reduced time to result and time to antiretroviral therapy initiation.

Better Diagnostics Needed for Milder HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders

Better Diagnostics Needed for Milder HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders

In order to assess and manage milder forms of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders, effective cognitive screening instruments are needed.

Eye Abnormalities May Be First Sign of Congenital Zika Virus Infection

Eye Abnormalities May Be First Sign of Congenital Zika Virus Infection

Infants exposed to the Zika virus in utero should have their eyes examined for possible virus-related abnormalities.

CMV Infection in Mothers and Infants: Diagnostic and Treatment Challenges

CMV Infection in Mothers and Infants: Diagnostic and Treatment Challenges

Cytomeglovirus infection is associated with a range of diagnostic and treatment challenges and a relatively high transmission rate from the mother to the fetus.

Diagnosing Rhinosinusitis Using Clinical Decision Rules

Diagnosing Rhinosinusitis Using Clinical Decision Rules

Clinical decision rules can be used to diagnose acute rhinosinusitis and acute bacterial rhinosinusitis.

Increased Incidence of Chlamydia Due to Changes in Cancer Screening Guidelines

Increased Incidence of Chlamydia Due to Changes in Cancer Screening Guidelines

Recent cervical cancer screening guideline changes in Canada were associated with reduced chlamydia testing and reported new cases of chlamydia in women.

New Criteria Needed For Infection Diagnosis Among Elderly in ER

New Criteria Needed For Infection Diagnosis Among Elderly in ER

A study published in the Journal of American Geriatrics Society calls for a new criteria for diagnosing infection among elderly in the emergency department.

Can Testing Placental Tissue Confirm Zika Infection?

Can Testing Placental Tissue Confirm Zika Infection?

Zika infection can be ruled out or confirmed by testing fetal and placental tissue according to a study published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Point-of-Care Test for Active Hepatitis C Virus Infection

Point-of-Care Test for Active Hepatitis C Virus Infection

Point-of-care test was found to have high sensitivity and specificity for detecting HCV RNA in both capillary whole-blood samples collected by finger stick and in plasma samples collected by venipuncture.

Sepsis-Related Mortality Decreased With Rapid Implementation of Protocol

Sepsis-Related Mortality Decreased With Rapid Implementation of Protocol

Rapid treatment of sepsis using mandated care bundles improves outcomes.

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