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Tympanogram Results May Guide Appropriate Use of Abx in Acute Otitis Media

Tympanogram Results May Guide Appropriate Use of Abx in Acute Otitis Media

Older age and peaked tympanogram are associated with reduced risk of treatment failure in young children with acute otitis media.

FDA: Vabomere Approved for Complicated UTI Following Priority Review

FDA: Vabomere Approved for Complicated UTI Following Priority Review

Vabomere, formerly known as Carbavance, is approved for patients with complicated UTI including pyelonephritis.

Efficacy of Bismuth-Based Quad Tx vs Levofloxacin Triple Tx for H pylori

Efficacy of Bismuth-Based Quad Tx vs Levofloxacin Triple Tx for H pylori

The addition of bismuth subcitrate to levofloxacin-based triple therapy is not associated with increased effectiveness in patients with Helicobacter pylori infection.

Novel Oral Antifungal Drug for Valley Fever Gets Fast Track Designation

Novel Oral Antifungal Drug for Valley Fever Gets Fast Track Designation

The FDA has given Fast Track designation to an oral drug candidate for treating Valley Fever.

Meningococcal Disease Risk Linked to Eculizumab Despite Vaccination

Meningococcal Disease Risk Linked to Eculizumab Despite Vaccination

Meningococcal disease risk has been linked to eculizumab despite previous vaccination.

Antimicrobial Dressing For Diabetic Foot Ulcers Improve Healing

Antimicrobial Dressing For Diabetic Foot Ulcers Improve Healing

Using antimicrobial dressing instead of a non-antimicrobial dressing may increase healing of diabetic foot ulcers.

New Drugs Added to the WHO 2017 Essential Medicines List

New Drugs Added to the WHO 2017 Essential Medicines List

The WHO issued a new list of essential medicines for 2017, adding new treatments for HIV, hepatitis C virus, and tuberculosis.

Low Rates of Infection, Lymphopenia With Teriflunomide Treatment for MS

Low Rates of Infection, Lymphopenia With Teriflunomide Treatment for MS

Studies sought to describe the effects of teriflunomide treatment on lymphocyte counts and infection rates in relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS).

Plant Bulbs Found to Carry Triazole-Resistant Aspergillus fumigatus

Plant Bulbs Found to Carry Triazole-Resistant Aspergillus fumigatus

Researchers find that the spread of triazole-resistant Aspergillus fumigatus is linked to plant bulbs.

Viruses Most Common Cause of Meningitis, Encephalitis in the US

Viruses Most Common Cause of Meningitis, Encephalitis in the US

Researchers found that viruses were the most common cause of meningitis and encephalitis in the United States from 2011 to 2014.

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