Publication of the revised clinical practice guidelines for Clostridioides difficile infection was followed by significant increases in use of oral vancomycin and fidaxomicin, and a significant decrease in use of oral metronidazole.
In terms of screening for obstructive sleep apnea in people living with HIV, the STOP-BANG questionnaire had good sensitivity, whereas the Berlin questionnaire and the Epworth Sleepiness Scale demonstrated good specificity.
The use of immune globulin therapy appears to benefit children who experience acute heart failure caused by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)-related multisystem inflammatory syndrome, according to the findings of a case series recently published in Circulation.
A randomized controlled trial comprising infants revealed a reduced schedule of a 4-component capsular group B meningococcal vaccine (4CMenB) was immunogenic and established immunologic memory after booster vaccination.
In the United States between 2005 and 2014, inpatient prevalence of HAV in kidney transplant recipients was 23.42 cases per 100,000 admissions, and hospitalization for HAV after kidney transplantation was associated with ICU stay.
Tests of multiple commonly used disinfection schemes on media with particle filtration efficiency of 95% found that heat was the most promising, nondestructive method for the preservation of filtration properties in meltblown fabrics, as well as N95-grade respirators.