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Infective Endocarditis Outcomes in Dialysis Patients

Infective Endocarditis Outcomes in Dialysis Patients

Patients with end-stage renal disease on dialysis are at higher risk for infective endocarditis than the general population and are also likely to have poorer outcomes, such as stroke and death.

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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Narrow Window for Preoperative Antibiotics Does Not Reduce Infections

Narrow Window for Preoperative Antibiotics Does Not Reduce Infections

Narrowing the window for surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis from 60 minutes to 30 minutes before surgery did not improve rates of surgical site infection, reduce 30-day mortality, or shorten hospital lengths of stay.

Adverse Outcomes Higher in CKD With Hospital-acquired Complications

Adverse Outcomes Higher in CKD With Hospital-acquired Complications

Patients with chronic kidney disease are are at increased risk of adverse outcomes linked to preventable hospital-acquired complications.

Schizophrenia Associated With Increased Rates of Severe Infections

Schizophrenia Associated With Increased Rates of Severe Infections

Patients with schizophrenia are at an increased risk of facing a serious infection than those in the general population, according to research presented at the European Congress on Psychiatry.

EBV, HSV-1 May Increase Risk of Multiple Sclerosis in Children

EBV, HSV-1 May Increase Risk of Multiple Sclerosis in Children

Viral infections acquired during childhood may increase risk of developing multiple sclerosis.

Sepsis May Increase Risk of Long-term Seizures

Sepsis May Increase Risk of Long-term Seizures

Sepsis is associated with pathways that lead to permanent neurological sequelae, according to research presented at the 2017 AAN annual meeting.

S aureus Infection Associated With Higher Mortality in RA

S aureus Infection Associated With Higher Mortality in RA

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis and Staphylococcus aureus infection have more complications and a higher mortality rate than those without rheumatoid arthritis.

Does Early Goal-Directed Therapy Reduce Mortality in Septic Shock?

Does Early Goal-Directed Therapy Reduce Mortality in Septic Shock?

Three multicenter trials (ProCESS, ARISE, and ProMISe) showed that EGDT did not reduce mortality in patients presenting to the emergency department with septic shock when compared to usual care.

Shortage of Norepinephrine Linked to Increase in Septic Shock Deaths

Shortage of Norepinephrine Linked to Increase in Septic Shock Deaths

Hospitals see higher rate of in-hospital mortality from septic shock after norepinephrine shortage.

FDA: QDIP Status for Post-Surgical Sternal Infection Antibiotic Reservoir

FDA: QDIP Status for Post-Surgical Sternal Infection Antibiotic Reservoir

The FDA has granted Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) to D-PLEX (Doxycycline/Polymer-Lipid Encapsulation Matrix; PolyPid), a secured antibiotic drug reservoir for the local prevention and treatment of surgical infections.

Letermovir Prevents CMV Infection in Bone Marrow Transplant Recipients

Letermovir Prevents CMV Infection in Bone Marrow Transplant Recipients

Phase 3 study showed positive results for Merck's letermovir in prevention of CMV infection in adult CMV-seropositive recipients of an allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant.

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