Infection control and prevention (ICP) strategies represent an integral part of care for patients with oncologic diseases. Although the relevant guidelines often include established practices such as hand hygiene, barrier isolation, control of air quality, prevention of device-related infections, and prophylactic antifungal and antibiotic use, there are currently no consensus recommendations pertaining to ICP strategies…
Researchers found data that showed chronic hepatitis C virus infection is a risk factor for cardiovascular events, including coronary artery disease and heart failure. To improve cardiovascular and liver outcomes, they recommend the use of direct-acting antiviral therapy.
The epidemic of opioid use disorder has led to substantial increases in new cases of HCV and HIV infection, as well as hospitalizations for other OUD-related infections.
Telemonitoring bridges the gap in hepatitis C.
The “4 Moments of Antibiotic Decision Making” provides simple, structured guidelines on antibiotic prescribing, similar to previous models pertaining to hand hygiene, central line insertion, and other practices.
Although hepatic vein pressure gradient measurement is an accurate method for evaluation of portal HTN, this technique is invasive and not widely available.