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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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Should Metronidazole Be Recommended for Mild Clostridium difficile Infections?

Should Metronidazole Be Recommended for Mild Clostridium difficile Infections?

Clinicians debate whether metronidazole should be used as front-line treatment for mild CDI in patients with low risk for complications.

Kellogg's Honey Smacks Cereal Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

Kellogg's Honey Smacks Cereal Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

The Kellogg Company has announced it is recalling certain boxes of Honey Smacks cereal due to the possibility of contamination with Salmonella

No Association Between Rotavirus Vaccination and Intussusception in New Study

No Association Between Rotavirus Vaccination and Intussusception in New Study

The risk of intussusception within 1 to 7 days and 8 to 21 days after rotavirus vaccination was assessed in infants age 28 to 245 days.

60 Sickened So Far in Salmonella-Tainted Melon Outbreak

60 Sickened So Far in Salmonella-Tainted Melon Outbreak

31 people have been hospitalized; no deaths reported to date

CDC Says  E Coli  Outbreak Tied to Romaine Lettuce Is Over

CDC Says E Coli Outbreak Tied to Romaine Lettuce Is Over

CDC reports this spring's outbreak of Escherichia coli illness tied to tainted Arizona romaine lettuce is likely over.

FDA Issues Mandatory Recall for Food Products Containing Powdered Kratom

FDA Issues Mandatory Recall for Food Products Containing Powdered Kratom

The agency took this action after Triangle Pharmanaturals LLC failed to cooperate with the FDA's request to conduct a voluntary recall.

H pylori Treatment Tied to Lower Metachronous Gastric Cancer Risk

H pylori Treatment Tied to Lower Metachronous Gastric Cancer Risk

Helicobacter pylori treatment is associated with a reduced rate of metachronous gastric cancer.

FDA: Vancomycin Liquid Oral Treatment Approved for C diff-Associated Diarrhea

FDA: Vancomycin Liquid Oral Treatment Approved for C diff-Associated Diarrhea

Vancomycin is the first liquid oral treatment for C diff-associated diarrhea.

Helicobacter pylori Infection Linked to Gallbladder Diseases

Helicobacter pylori Infection Linked to Gallbladder Diseases

Study aimed to clarify the prevalence of gallbladder diseases, and factors related to gallbladder diseases, and relationships between H pylori infection, gallstones, cholecystitis, and cholecystic polypus.

Delaying Rotavirus Vaccination Until Discharge Leads to Missed Opportunities

Delaying Rotavirus Vaccination Until Discharge Leads to Missed Opportunities

Study found that many hospitalized infants did not receive rotavirus vaccination before discharge and were no longer age-eligible for vaccination after discharge from the hospital.

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