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Diagnostic Accuracy: A Point-of-Care Tuberculosis Test for Those With HIV

Compared with Alere Determine TB LAM Ag (AlereLAM), the only commercially available tuberculosis point-of-care test, the novel Fujifilm SILVAMP TB LAM (FujiLAM) assay offers superior diagnostic sensitivity while also maintaining specificity, according to a study published in The Lancet: Infectious Diseases. The applicability of FujiLAM in various settings requires prospective assessment, but the test could be…

Association Between Alcohol Use Disorders and Hospital Pneumonia Outcomes

Hospitalized patients with alcohol use disorder (AUD) and community-acquired pneumonia harbor resistant organisms less often than hospitalized patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) without AUD, according to a study published in JAMA Network Open. In addition, researchers noted that the higher age-adjusted mortality risk seen in patients with AUD appears to a result of differences in comorbidities,…

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Ibuprofen and Antibiotics Display Synergy Against Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Combinations of ibuprofen with aztreonam and ceftazidime display synergistic antimicrobial activity against drug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates in vitro, and efficacy of ceftazidime combined with ibuprofen was shown in vivo in a murine P aeruginosa pneumonia model, according to research presented at American Society of Microbiology (ASM) Microbe 2019 held from June 20-24, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Approximately…

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