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IDSA Updates Infectious Diarrhea Guidelines

IDSA Updates Infectious Diarrhea Guidelines

The Infectious Diseases Society of America updated its guidelines for the management of acute or persistent infectious diarrhea.

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Giardiasis Linked With Prolonged Alteration of Lymphocytes in Duodenal Mucosa

Giardiasis Linked With Prolonged Alteration of Lymphocytes in Duodenal Mucosa

Chronic infection with Giardia was associated with prolonged alterations in duodenal mucosa lymphocytes.

MIC Levels of Resistance Affect H pylori Eradication

MIC Levels of Resistance Affect H pylori Eradication

Minimum inhibitory concentration levels of resistance to either clarithromycin or metronidazole may play a role in Helicobacter pylori therapy outcome.

GI Microbiota and Carbapenem-Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa Colonization Risk

GI Microbiota and Carbapenem-Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa Colonization Risk

Decreases in abundance of several taxa may be linked to increased risk for carbapenem-resistant P aeruginosa colonization-acquisition ICU patients.

Study Evaluates Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG Probiotic for Acute Pediatric Gastroenteritis

Study Evaluates Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG Probiotic for Acute Pediatric Gastroenteritis

The efficacy of L rhamnosus GG to treat acute gastroenteritis in children may not be significantly different from that seen with placebo.

Cyclosporiasis Cases Markedly Higher in 2018 Than Previous 2 Years

Cyclosporiasis Cases Markedly Higher in 2018 Than Previous 2 Years

In 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported multiple outbreaks of cyclosporiasis.

FDA: Safe to Eat Romaine Lettuce Again, but Check Labels

FDA: Safe to Eat Romaine Lettuce Again, but Check Labels

The FDA announced that it was lifting its advisory against eating romaine lettuce.

Probiotics Show No Benefits for Pediatric Acute Gastroenteritis

Probiotics Show No Benefits for Pediatric Acute Gastroenteritis

For children with acute gastroenteritis, probiotics show no significant benefit versus placebo.

FDA: Another E. coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce

FDA: Another E. coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce

So far, 32 people across 11 states have become sick with E. coli after eating romaine lettuce.

Low Recurrence With Shortened IV Abx Course in GBS Bacteremia

Low Recurrence With Shortened IV Abx Course in GBS Bacteremia

For infants with uncomplicated, late-onset GBS bacteremia, a shortened IV course of antibiotic therapy is sometimes prescribed and is associated with low rates of disease recurrence and treatment failure.

Arizona Company Recalls Raw Beef Products Linked to Salmonella

Arizona Company Recalls Raw Beef Products Linked to Salmonella

An Arizona company has recalled more than 6.5 million pounds of beef linked to a Salmonella outbreak that has sickened 57 people in 16 states.

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