The use of a nucleic acid assay (NAAT) for diagnosing Clostridium difficile infection demonstrated a significant reduced length of stay (LOS) for patients compared with a multi-step enzyme immunoassay-based strategy, according to data presented at the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Microbe 2019, held in San Francisco, California, from June 20 to 24, 2019. C…
Though much has been done in an effort to close them, there are still significant gaps in knowledge and research advancement on outbreaks of infection with Cyclospora cayetanensis. In an effort to increase awareness of these gaps, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a Grand Rounds presentation on June 13, 2019, presented…
After molecular testing, half of all travel-acquired ESBL-producing E coli strains qualified as pathogens, despite most being classified as extraintestinal pathogenic or uropathogenic.
Among children under age 5 years with acute gastroenteritis, Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938 as an adjunct to rehydration therapy did not reduce the duration of diarrhea compared with placebo.
The incidence of foodborne infections in the United States increased during 2018 compared with between 2015 and 2017.
Backyard flocks of live poultry have been linked with Salmonella outbreaks that have sickened 52 people in 21 states.
The NDA for Talicia for the treatment of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection has been submitted to the FDA by RedHill Biopharma.
From 2015 to 2018, the incidence of most foodborne infections increased.
Laboratory-confirmed acute gastroenteritis surveillance in the US showed a dynamic prevalence and incidence variability of outpatient and inpatient community-acquired norovirus
Microbial and metabolic features can distinguish children with irritable bowel syndrome from controls.
The AGA present an updated summary of best practice advice for surveillance of hepatocellular cancer and DAA therapy timing.
Raw ground tuna supplied by Jensen Tuna is the likely source of the salmonella outbreak.
US health officials say an outbreak of E coli illness from an unknown source has risen to 96 cases across five Eastern states.
Histo-blood group antigens may affect the incidence of all-cause diarrhea and enteric infections in young children.
Previous antibiotic exposure and use of PPIs may be risk factors for Clostridioides difficile infection in hospitalized pediatric patients.
Helicobacter pylori infection is associated with a higher risk for type 2 diabetes developing.
Children from lower-income households are more likely to report recent childhood GI and respiratory illnesses but are less likely to miss any school days.
No significant differences in surgical complication risk were seen in early or delayed cholecystectomy for acute cholangitis and acute cholecystitis.
A large outbreak of extensively drug-resistant typhoid fever in Pakistan during 2016-2018 resulted in 5 travel-related cases in the United States.
The combination of vancomycin and fecal microbiota transplantation was found to be superior to fidaxomicin or vancomycin for patients with recurrent CDI.