A glutamate dehydrogenase test for Clostridioides difficile may reduce unnecessary isolation time for patients.
For older persons, following a Mediterranean diet is associated with an increased abundance of specific taxa linked to markers of lower frailty and improved cognitive function.
Among recipients of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (allo-HCT), gram-negative intestinal colonization is highly predictive of bloodstream infections.
During the period from 2010 to 2016, parents of children from low-income households were more likely to report recent childhood GI and respiratory illnesses than parents with a higher income.
Among elderly patients with norovirus infection, salivary IgA increased as early as 5 days after onset of symptoms and correlated strongly with serum IgA titers and blockade antibodies.
Among those who have Helicobacter pylori infection and a family history of gastric cancer in first-degree relatives, eradication treatment for H pylori reduces the risk for gastric cancer.
In older adults who are long-term residents of nursing homes, there is no significant association between bisphosphonate use and Clostridiodes difficile infection.
The study researchers concluded that when compared with short-duration vancomycin therapy for the treatment of CDI, long-duration vancomycin therapy was associated with significantly lower CDI recurrence rates.
Human host genetics of local populations may drive norovirus evolution and diversity, which may have implications for vaccine development.
The FDA has approved fidaxomicin for the treatment of Clostridioides difficile-associated diarrhea in adult and pediatric patients aged 6 months and older.
Fecal microbiota transplantation may significantly decrease mortality in patients hospitalized with refractory severe or fulminant Clostridioides difficile infection.
About 170 visitors and employees at Yosemite National Park have been hit by gastrointestinal illness.
Over a 2-year period, roughly half of positive cases of rotavirus in infants were the result of vaccine-related viral shedding.
In an observational cohort study, details are presented for an outbreak of enterovirus A71 (EV-A71) neurological disease in children who presented to a Colorado hospital for treatment.
Clostridioides difficile infection is associated with a large burden on the healthcare system in the United States.
Probiotics information available online is often from commercial sources, and most webpages do not refer to scientific literature.
It is safe again to buy and eat romaine lettuce grown on farms around Salinas, California.
A report on the largest multistate produce-linked Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli outbreak in the United States highlighted challenges in determining the route of contaminated lettuce and in providing rapid, actionable guidance during an outbreak.
Researchers evaluated the microbial characteristics driving ankylosing spondylitis pathogenesis, and they examined the effects of tumor necrosis factor inhibitor therapy on the microbiome.
Dual therapy with intravenous metronidazole and oral vancomycin is not superior to oral vancomycin alone in the treatment of Clostridioides difficile infections.