Variants in the S gene of SARS-CoV-2 have raised concerns regarding trends in viral transmissibility, virulence, and potential evasion of current vaccines.
This prospective, observational, cross-sectional study sought to determine the rate of vaginal Group B streptococcal vaginal colonization among women older than 60 years.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends wearing cloth face coverings in community settings, particularly in areas of widespread COVID-19 illness.
Excess deaths estimated at 8.7 to 12.9 per 1,000 ESRD patients, representing a total of 6,953 to 10,316 excess deaths.
Travel advisories issued by both the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. State Department.
Postpartum mental health visits were higher during the COVID-19 pandemic than expected based on prepandemic patterns.
While several cases of facial paralysis were observed during the phase 3 clinical trials of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, a causal relationship could not be established. With the US Food and Drug Administration recommending monitoring of vaccine recipients, the researchers looked at a disproportionality analysis using the WHO’s pharmacovigilance database, VigiBase.
The China National Health Commission says risk for large-scale spread in humans is low.
The American College of Physicians convened a panel to identify best practices for the use of short-course antibiotics in the management of common infections.
A randomized controlled trial was conducted to assess outcomes following extension of infusion-set use among patients with a central venous access device or a peripheral artery catheter.
A team of investigators evaluated penicillin and/or ciprofloxacin resistance among cases of invasive meningococcal disease in the United States.
Study found that patients who received sotrovimab showed an 85 percent reduction in their risk for hospitalization or death versus placebo.
Scientists say substandard proteins, some of which appear to split apart inside the body, can provoke the rare clots.
Median of 72.5 percent of patients experienced one or more persistent symptoms based on data from 16 studies.
A team of investigators conducted a systematic review to determine the bioavailability of oral antibiotics during the initial phase of a systemic infection in hospitalized patients.
Researchers outline a team approach to successful outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine fully protects children aged 12 to 17 years, the company announced Tuesday.
A retrospective cohort study was conducted to assess tolerability, side effects, and outcomes following treatment with low-dose amikacin in patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.
Region with only 8 percent of the world’s population has accounted for about 29 percent of COVID-19 deaths worldwide.
In 2020, there were marked shifts in the therapeutics used to treat hospitalized COVID-19 patients.