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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.

The relative risk for healthcare-associated infections has decreased in the last 15 years due to improvements in awareness of risk associated with devices, infection control, and evidence-based practice regarding use of devices.

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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 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.

Strategies for Increasing Hepatocellular Carcinoma Screening

Strategies for Increasing Hepatocellular Carcinoma Screening

Outreach strategies doubled the percentage of patients with cirrhosis who underwent ultrasound screening for HCC.

GI Inflammation Linked to Type 1 Diabetes

GI Inflammation Linked to Type 1 Diabetes

Duodenal mucosa in type 1 diabetes present with disease-specific abnormalities and inflammation, according to researchers.

Is There a Link Between Enterovirus and Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes?

Is There a Link Between Enterovirus and Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes?

Frequent enterovirus infection has been linked to type 1 diabetes in children.

Elevated Bacterial Gastroenteritis Risk With Acid Suppression Drugs

Elevated Bacterial Gastroenteritis Risk With Acid Suppression Drugs

Higher rates of both Clostridium difficile- and Campylobacter- positive gastroenteritis were seen in both community and hospital settings.

H pylori Recurrence Low One Year After Eradication

H pylori Recurrence Low One Year After Eradication

Risk factors for recurrence were peptic ulcer, contact with infected people, and hospitalization.

GBS Screening Not Cost-Effective in Repeat Cesarean Delivery

GBS Screening Not Cost-Effective in Repeat Cesarean Delivery

Universal group B streptococci screening in women with a singleton pregnancy planning a repeat cesarean delivery may not be cost-effective in all populations.

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