Bradley van Paridon, Author at Infectious Disease Advisor

Bradley van Paridon

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Quality Indicators for Optimal Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy

New research published in Clinical Infectious Diseases describes the systematic development of 33 quality indicators for optimal outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT). According to the study authors, these quality indicators are useful to assess and improve the quality of care provided by OPAT teams. Investigators used a RAND-modified Delphi procedure to develop their set of…

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Breastmilk GBS Capsular Antibody Levels: Lower Risk for Late Onset Disease?

The breastmilk secretory IgA (sIgA) capsular antibody was associated with lower risks for late-onset disease from group B streptococcal (GBS) invasive disease, according to study data published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. Using a matched case-control study in infants <3months of age in Johannesburg, South Africa, investigators collected breastmilk samples from case and control participants, matched…

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