The flu vaccine may have benefits by reducing negative outcomes and mortality associated with contracting influenza.
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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.