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Better Detection and Treatment Needed for H pylori Infections in Children

Better Detection and Treatment Needed for H pylori Infections in Children

In recent years, a link between childhood Helicobacter pylori and gastric cancer in adulthood has elevated the need to detect and treat H pylori in asymptomatic children.

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IDSA Updates Infectious Diarrhea Guidelines

IDSA Updates Infectious Diarrhea Guidelines

The Infectious Diseases Society of America updated its guidelines for the management of acute or persistent infectious diarrhea.

Efficacy of Goshuyuto/Rabeprazole for Refractory H pylori

Efficacy of Goshuyuto/Rabeprazole for Refractory H pylori

Refractory Helicobacter pylori infection can be successfully treated with goshuyuto and rabeprazole.

Bezlotoxumab Reduces 30-Day Hospital Readmissions for C difficile Infection

Bezlotoxumab Reduces 30-Day Hospital Readmissions for C difficile Infection

Bezlotoxumab, given with antibacterials for Clostridium difficile, could be effective as a preventive treatment for C difficile infection.

Rotavirus Vaccine Linked to Decrease In Pediatric Gastroenteritis Hospitalizations

Rotavirus Vaccine Linked to Decrease In Pediatric Gastroenteritis Hospitalizations

Implementation of rotavirus vaccination correlated with a reduction in acute gastroenteritis related hospitalization rates among children.

Liver Cancer Mortality Rates Have Doubled Since Mid-1980s

Liver Cancer Mortality Rates Have Doubled Since Mid-1980s

Liver cancer has become the fastest growing cause of cancer deaths in the Unites States.

Intestinal Dysbiosis May Link ME/CFS With GI and Neurological Disturbances

Intestinal Dysbiosis May Link ME/CFS With GI and Neurological Disturbances

Findings indicate that dysbiotic features that are uniquely ME/CFS-associated may be masked by disturbances arising from the high prevalence of IBS co-morbidity in ME/CFS.

CDC Issues New Recommendations for Treating Shigella Infection

CDC Issues New Recommendations for Treating Shigella Infection

The CDC has issued an alert regarding new recommendations for the treatment of Shigella infection.

CDC Lists Top Pathogens for Foodborne Illnesses

CDC Lists Top Pathogens for Foodborne Illnesses

Researcher found that while Salmonella infections decreased, reported Yersinia, Cryptosporidium, and Shiga toxin-producing E coli infections increased.

Facilitating Care for Patients With Early Stage Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Facilitating Care for Patients With Early Stage Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Investigators proposed an algorithm to facilitate the decision-making process of clinical care for patients with very early hepatocellular carcinoma.

Acute Myocardial Infarction Common in Renal Transplant Recipients

Acute Myocardial Infarction Common in Renal Transplant Recipients

Acute STEMI accounted for 29.3% of renal transplant recipients admissions.

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