New meta-analysis also found no significant difference in risk between antimicrobial agents in head-to-head trials.
Immune responses to RV5 were higher than placebo regardless of HIV exposure.
The researchers concluded that individuals with an HAI had a 21.6% risk of mortality within 90 days of being released from the hospital as compared with 14.7% of individuals without an HAI.
Sites that had mandatory influenza vaccination programs and high influenza vaccine rates had lower sick day ratios.
Influenza surveillance and response remains an ongoing, and changing, challenge-and pandemic preparedness goes well beyond stockpiling vaccines, noted speakers at IDWeek 2015’s closing plenary session.
New studies may clarify the risks associated with antibiotic combinations that include vancomycin, a drug with well-known nephrotoxicities.
Researchers report a significant drop in 30-day post-operative infection rate.
Opioid use was associated with an increased risk of hospitalizations for serious infections, and was higher with current use at higher daily doses and when using long-acting formulations, data from a case series analysis has shown at IDWeek 2015.
The findings suggest the lack of pretravel vaccination was a factor in illness outbreaks.
Even though many of the patients had vague early signs of an infection, such as weakness, or lethargy, it was the fall that brought them in.
IR-guided bone culture may be useful in treating patients with pediatric AHO, but more data are needed.
Disease severity was higher in obese patients during the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 influenza seasons.
Overall, third generation cephalosporin-resistant E. coli (3GC-R Ec) carriage was 4.2% and ranged from 3.4% to 5.1% among the study sites.
New baseline national data from Veterans Affairs long-term-care facilities could be used to develop effective ways to decrease infections.
Incorporating existing predictive models can facilitate identification of at-risk patients.
Findings demonstrate need to not “become complacent” about vaccination.
Moving patients to ACA insurance helped the Virginia ADAP use federal and state funds to cover a larger number of patients and help avoid waitlists for medications and services, according to a presenter.
Study suggests about 57% of hospitalizations for flu-related pneumonia might be prevented.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved label changes for simeprevir; (Olysio, Janssen) to include dosing recommendations for the treatment of hepatitis C virus (HCV)/HIV-1 co-infection.
Patients suffering chronic rhinosinusitis and obstructive sleep apnea may benefit from endoscopic sinus surgery.
Twenty-one percent reduction in SSI rate reported across network hospitals.
Higher influenza vaccination rates among healthy adults may lower the risk for influenza among older adults, according to a study published online.
Important to maintain focus on humanistic practices in modern health care environment.
Providers should ensure they hold proper medical license and have medical liability coverage.
Researchers also found children who had all of their vaccinations were less vulnerable.
The American College of Chest Physicians has issued an evidence-based guideline on appropriate treatments for unexplained chronic cough (UCC), including pharmacotherapy and speech pathology.
Pros: convenience, surgeon efficiency gains; cons: liability, modified patient-provider relationships.
Tips include educating staff about preferences and processes, using own templates to reduce editing.
WHO report emphasizes the importance of realigning health care systems to meet the needs of older people.
Meta-analysis shows reduction in rate of infection, shorter length of hospital, ICU stay.