The purpose of the study was to compare a composite clinical failure outcome of 60-day readmission, 60-day recurrence, and mortality in patients treated for MRSA with dual therapy vs those de-escalated to monotherapy.
A multidisciplinary panel comprising members from the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America created guidelines for health care professionals caring for patients with C difficile infection.
Investigators sought to determine the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of arterolane-piperaquine-mefloquine triple therapy vs arterolane-piperaquine and artemether-lumefantrine for uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in children.
Investigators evaluated the impact of interventions including infectious disease consultation, addiction consultation, case management, and medications for opioid use disorder on clinical cure and retention in addiction care for individuals experiencing homelessness.
Investigators conducted a quasi-experimental, retrospective study of adult patients with COVID-19 pneumonia to evaluate antibiotic use for community-acquired bacterial pneumonia following the release of guidelines.
Researchers compared trends in antibiotic prescription rates during the period preceding the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV), as well as the early and late PCV periods, among Jewish vs Bedouin children.