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The COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated an ongoing concern about antimicrobial resistance in dermatology and requires a recommitment from clinicians to follow guidelines that promote good stewardship.
Neurologic conditions associated with HIV remain major contributors to morbidity and mortality, and are increasingly recognized in the aging population of individuals living with HIV.
A review finds that fluconazole is the only commercially available evidence-based option for systemic treatment of cutaneous candidiasis.
Expert from the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, a division of the CDC, discusses prevention strategies for group B streptococcus in infants, including the development of a maternal vaccine.
The 2017 revisions to the Common Rule deal largely with improving the transparency and clarity of intended uses under the current standard of informed consent, while introducing a new concept of “broad consent.”
There is no cure or even effective antiviral therapy for yellow fever. Vaccination remains the sole route for preventing mortality from the disease, and WHO projections have already pointed to a significant global shortage.
In recent years, a link between childhood Helicobacter pylori and gastric cancer in adulthood has elevated the need to detect and treat H pylori in asymptomatic children.
A substantial portion of cases of antibiotic overprescription are linked to overdiagnosis of conditions such as sinusitis and otitis media without meeting diagnostic criteria and with high variability in diagnosis by race and by clinician.
Bezlotoxumab, given with antibacterials for Clostridium difficile, could be effective as a preventive treatment for C difficile infection.
The flu vaccine may have benefits by reducing negative outcomes and mortality associated with contracting influenza.
The CDC Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee analyzed and extracted recommendations from 176 relevant studies between 1998 and 2014 for application in reducing surgical site infection.
The quick Sepsis-Related Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) clinical tool was superior to SIRS criteria for the evaluation of in-hospital mortality.
An analysis on the cost saving success of accountable care organizations.
Increasing rates of non-pneumococcal conjugate vaccine 13 serotypes of invasive pneumococcal disease present a new challenge to the global containment of the infection.
Follow-up blood cultures may have little utility in the management of Gram-negative bacilli bacteremia, according to data from a recent study.
A tetravalent dengue vaccine candidate (TDV) was found to be safe and immunogenic in an ongoing phase 2 trial. A second TDV dose induced enhanced immunogenicity against DENV-3 and DENV-4 in children who were seronegative before vaccination, supporting the initiation of phase 3 trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of TDV given in a 2-dose schedule 3 months apart.
Infants exposed to the Zika virus in utero should have their eyes examined for possible virus-related abnormalities.
Recent cervical cancer screening guideline changes in Canada were associated with reduced chlamydia testing and reported new cases of chlamydia in women.
The rate of multiply recurrent Clostridium difficile (mrCDI) was found to be more than 4 times higher than that of original CDI, with important implications for treatment decisions.
Cal-State researchers set out to quantify how much antibiotic resistant bacteria is on produce and in dairy products we eat every day. They learned there’s quite a bit— but is it likely to make us sick?
Frequent recurrence of erysipelas has been a major challenge to treatment. Investigators looked at adjustments to the dosing schedule to improve efficacy of an existing therapy.
In an effort to combat extensive drug-resistance in gonorrhea, a new assay identifies patients who may still have a response to an older, less reliable therapy.
Infant vaccine responses are affected by maternal antibody concentrations and infant age at first vaccination.
The ACIP released updated guidelines to include recommendations for a newly approved 3-dose formulation of serogroup B meningococcal vaccine.
Children are among the most susceptible to Lyme disease, and in many, joint inflammation may be the first symptom.
Health care workers who had multiple annual vaccinations for influenza demonstrated lower serologic responses to the most current vaccination compared with those who had less than 2 previous vaccinations.
Using live attenuated influenza vaccine in young children does not increase risk for exacerbation of asthma.
Medical liability remains a troubling issue today, placing a burden on patients and a financial burden of medical practitioners and insurance providers.
Passage of the 2017 budget, along with congressional approval of the AHCA, leaves large holes in the funding of the proposed national approach to infectious disease control.
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