A case of COVID-19 transmission in a high-rise apartment complex in China demonstrates the probable transmission of SARS-CoV-2 through fecal aerosols.
The COVID-19 pandemic has illuminated an ongoing concern about antimicrobial resistance in dermatology and requires a recommitment from clinicians to follow guidelines that promote good stewardship.
Likely deficient vitamin D status is associated with an increased risk for COVID-19.
Investigators reviewed patterns of antibiotic consumption in each of the WHO Access, Watch, and Reserve (AWaRe) categories over a span of 15 years and documented changes.
One potential driver of high antibiotic prescribing rates for acute respiratory infections is patient’s prior care experiences.
The efficacy of hormonal contraceptives may be reduced with use of antibiotics.
The EUA was based on historical evidence indicating some effectiveness with convalescent plasma use in previous outbreaks of respiratory viruses, preclinical data, results from small clinical trials, and data from the National Expanded Access Treatment Protocol sponsored by the Mayo Clinic.
Current guidelines from Italy, the UK, and China do not focus on screening patients for anosmia as a potential symptom for COVID-19.
Antibiotic therapy was found to shorten recovery time for pediatric patients with uncomplicated appendicitis, thereby avoiding surgery.
Patients who received more than 3 types of antibiotics in the year prior to C diff onset were more likely to experience a reoccurrence of C diff infection.
Remdesivir is an investigational nucleotide analogue with broad-spectrum antiviral activity.
The transfusion of human convalescent plasma as a mitigation and treatment option for patients with COVID-19 is associated with a low rate of serious adverse events.
Current WHO Ebola case definitions perform suboptimally at case identification in both community and clinical triage settings.
Patients with hypoxemic acute respiratory failure because of COVID-19 who received CPAP therapy had a high failure rate during prone/lateral positioning tests.
Researchers assessed the effect of treatment with glucocorticoids and tocilizumab in patients with severe COVID-19-associated cytokine storm syndrome.
Study results may provide guidance for healthcare policy and pandemic management at a selective, local level.
Ritonavir may increase the risk for bradycardia among critically ill patients with COVID-19.
Hispanics and blacks are most likely to stay home if experiencing medical emergencies, like a heart attack or stroke, to avoid the risk of contracting COVID-19 at the hospital.
Young children with mild-to-moderate COVID-19 have higher amounts of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) viral RNA in their nasopharynx than older children and adults.
Factors linked to structural racism and social determinants of health are associated with an increased risk for COVID-19 in Latino communities.