The outbreak of Clostridium difficile in England that began in 2006 was curbed by reducing the use of fluoroquinolones, according to a study.
Vaccination may be able to prevent significant morbidity and mortality associated with heart failure, according to a study.
Interventions used to help physicians prescribe antibiotics properly were effective at raising compliance with antibiotic policy and decreasing the duration of treatment, according to a Cochrane review.
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has issued updated 2017 immunization schedules for for children, adolescents, and adults.
Azithromycin given to women in labor decreases infections in both women and newborns during the puerperal period.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, HPV and influenza immunization rates remain well below the Healthy People 2020 goals.
Quadracel was approved for active immunization against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and poliomyelitis in children aged 4 to 6 years old.
Study finds that patients were 10% to 30% less likely to acquire a multidrug-resistant organism or C difficile if enhanced disinfection strategies were used in hospitals.
Interventions related to central venous catheters were, on average, associated with 57% fewer bloodstream infections and substantial savings to hospitals.
A CDC study found no significant differences in risks of hospitalization following vaccination with LAIV in children who had underlying illnesses compared to healthy children.
A 4-antigen vaccine for Staphylococcus aureus disease demonstrates robust functional immune responses durable through month 12.
Changes in messenger RNA abundance proved to be a reliable means of predicting patient's chances of surviving Ebola virus disease.
In overweight/obese patients with cirrhosis and portal hypertension, a 16-weeks of diet and moderate exercise were safe and reduced body weight and portal pressure.
Vaccine efficiency began decreasing as soon as 1-year post-vaccination.
Standardized counseling messages accompanying ART and PrEP help maximize HIV prevention in HIV-serodiscordant couples.
HIV PEP preferred regimen Stribild seems to be a good option for immunocompetent people without HIV infection due to the ease of use and tolerable adverse effect profile.
In a randomized controlled trial, researchers found that liposomal lidocaine provided consistent analgesia during infant vaccination.
Phase 3 trial involving women from sub-Saharan Africa finds the dapivirine ring effective in preventing HIV-1 infection without any safety concerns.
Significant increase in the use of needle exchange programs in the US, but injection drug users don't always use sterile needles.
Among patients undergoing surgical procedures, using the Lean Six Sigma methodology can reduce the risk of health care-associated infections.
The economic burden is estimated to be nearly $9 billion.
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