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Effect of Respiratory Tract Microbiome on Susceptibility to Viral Infections

Effect of Respiratory Tract Microbiome on Susceptibility to Viral Infections

New data suggest commensal respiratory microbiota play a significant role in susceptibility to viral infection.

Interleukin-8 Enhances Diagnosis of Invasive Aspergillosis in High-Risk Patients

Interleukin-8 Enhances Diagnosis of Invasive Aspergillosis in High-Risk Patients

High serum levels of IL-8 were highly specific and showed high sensitivity when combined with either the BALF, LFD, or BALF Aspergillus PCR, for differentiating probable invasive aspergillosis from cases with no infection.

Tobramycin Efficacy Decreased by Human Airway Mucus

Tobramycin Efficacy Decreased by Human Airway Mucus

Human airway mucus alters the susceptibility of Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms to tobramycin, but not colistin.

Data Support FDA Restrictions on Child Cough and Cold Medicines

Data Support FDA Restrictions on Child Cough and Cold Medicines

New research supports expanded restrictions on opioid-containing cough and cold medications for children.

Drop in Childhood Pneumococcal, Hib Deaths From 2000 to 2015

Drop in Childhood Pneumococcal, Hib Deaths From 2000 to 2015

Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) deaths in children decreased between 2000 and 2015.

Community-Acquired Pneumonia In-Hospital Deaths Are Not Indicative of Lapse in Care

Community-Acquired Pneumonia In-Hospital Deaths Are Not Indicative of Lapse in Care

Most deaths related to community-acquired pneumonia that occurred at tertiary-case hospitals were not preventable.

CDC: Updated Recommendations for Latent TB Infection Treatment

CDC: Updated Recommendations for Latent TB Infection Treatment

The CDC has issued updated recommendations regarding the use of 3HP for the treatment of latent tuberculosis.

Respiratory Viruses Linked to Treatment Failure in Asthma Exacerbations

Respiratory Viruses Linked to Treatment Failure in Asthma Exacerbations

Respiratory pathogens were associated with an increased risk for treatment failure in children with asthma exacerbations.

Priority Review Granted to Novel Oral Influenza Treatment

Priority Review Granted to Novel Oral Influenza Treatment

Baloxavir marboxil, an investigational, oral treatment for acute uncomplicated influenza in those aged ≥12 years has been granted Priority Review by the FDA.

Increase in VA Legionnaires' Disease Rates From 2014 to 2016

Increase in VA Legionnaires' Disease Rates From 2014 to 2016

There was an increase in Legionnaires' Disease (LD) from 2014 to 2016.

Mandatory Influenza Vaccination Advised for Healthcare Personnel in VA, Non-VA Hospitals

Mandatory Influenza Vaccination Advised for Healthcare Personnel in VA, Non-VA Hospitals

A national survey was conducted to assess influenza prevention practices in Veterans Affairs and non-Veterans Affairs hospitals in the United States.

Improving Type-Based Surveillance of Enterovirus and Parechovirus

Improving Type-Based Surveillance of Enterovirus and Parechovirus

Between 2014 and 2016, a total of 2967 cases of enterovirus and parechovirus were reported to the National Enterovirus Surveillance System in the United States.

CDC: Invasive MRSA More Likely Among Injection Drug Users

CDC: Invasive MRSA More Likely Among Injection Drug Users

Injection drug users are more than 16-fold more likely to develop invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections.

PCV13 Reduces Hospitalization for Vaccine-Type Community-Acquired Pneumonia

PCV13 Reduces Hospitalization for Vaccine-Type Community-Acquired Pneumonia

The real-world effectiveness of PCV13 vaccine in preventing hospitalization for vaccine-type community-acquired pneumonia was assessed.

Respiratory Pathogens May Increase Asthma Treatment Failure Risk

Respiratory Pathogens May Increase Asthma Treatment Failure Risk

Respiratory pathogens are associated with increased risk of treatment failure in children with asthma exacerbations.

FDA Issues Final Guidance on Inhalational Anthrax

FDA Issues Final Guidance on Inhalational Anthrax

The FDA has issued final guidance to assist in the development of drugs for the prevention of inhalational anthrax.

Independent Predictors of Bronchiolitis Mortality After ED Discharge

Independent Predictors of Bronchiolitis Mortality After ED Discharge

Infants with bronchiolitis and comorbidities plus other predictive factors are at higher risk for death following discharge from the emergency department.

Early Clinical Response With Omadacycline vs Moxifloxacin in CABP

Early Clinical Response With Omadacycline vs Moxifloxacin in CABP

Early clinical response rates were similar across PORT risk class subgroups in patients with community-acquired bacterial pneumonia when treated with omadacycline or moxifloxacin.

Prior Atypical Antipsychotic Use May Increase Mortality Risk in Pneumonia

Prior Atypical Antipsychotic Use May Increase Mortality Risk in Pneumonia

Clinicians should consider these findings when using atypical antipsychotics in patients at risk for pneumonia.

Simple Blood-Based PCR Test Can Predict Progression to Tuberculosis

Simple Blood-Based PCR Test Can Predict Progression to Tuberculosis

Study identifies and validates a simple PCR-based test from accessible blood samples that predicts TB in heterogeneous African populations with intermediate to high TB burdens.

Two Novel Immune-Response Clusters Identified to RSV

Two Novel Immune-Response Clusters Identified to RSV

Two novel immune-response clusters have been identified to respiratory syncytial virus, tied to first-, second-year recurrent wheeze.

Positive Results Announced for Pleuromutilin Antibiotic in CABP

Positive Results Announced for Pleuromutilin Antibiotic in CABP

In the LEAP 2 study (N=738), patients with moderate CABP received either oral lefamulin 600mg every 12 hours for 5 days or oral moxifloxacin 400mg once daily for 7 days.

COPD Risk in Middle-Age: The 3-Way Interaction of Asthma, Smoking, and Measles

COPD Risk in Middle-Age: The 3-Way Interaction of Asthma, Smoking, and Measles

A childhood measles infection may increase the risk for post-bronchodilator airflow obstruction in middle-age adults via its interaction with asthma and smoking.

Increased Pollution Exposure Ups Health Care Visits for Acute LRI

Increased Pollution Exposure Ups Health Care Visits for Acute LRI

Short-term exposure to fine particulate matter is associated with increased health care utilization for acute lower respiratory infection.

Cavity Volume and Proximity to Airway May Affect Tuberculosis Treatment

Cavity Volume and Proximity to Airway May Affect Tuberculosis Treatment

Large cavitary lung disease may increase cough frequency that lasts for a longer duration in individuals with tuberculosis.

CDC: Declining Incidence of TB in the United States Remains Inadequate for Elimination

CDC: Declining Incidence of TB in the United States Remains Inadequate for Elimination

Control of active tuberculosis (TB) and a major effort to decrease latent TB infection are both necessary to reduce morbidity and achieve TB elimination in the United States.

Fluoroquinolone Use May Increase Risk for Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection

Fluoroquinolone Use May Increase Risk for Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection

Additional studies are needed to investigate whether there are differences between individual fluoroquinolones with respect to the risk for aortic aneurysm.

Paracetamol Overuse During Cold and Flu Season

Paracetamol Overuse During Cold and Flu Season

During the cold and flu season, the use and over-dosing of paracetamol is common, and may partially be driven by higher use of over-the-counter combination medications for the treatment of upper respiratory cold/flu symptoms.

Pneumonia and Influenza May Trigger Acute MI, Stroke

Pneumonia and Influenza May Trigger Acute MI, Stroke

Researchers found increased myocardial infarction rates during the week after Streptococcus pneumoniae and influenza infections.

Respiratory Syncytial Virus Prevention and Asthma in Preterm Infants

Respiratory Syncytial Virus Prevention and Asthma in Preterm Infants

Researchers assessed the relationship between prevention of RSV in preterm infants and the frequency of subsequent wheeze in childhood.

Duration of Antibiotics Often Exceeds Guidelines for Sinusitis

Duration of Antibiotics Often Exceeds Guidelines for Sinusitis

When antibiotics are indicated for the treatment of acute bacterial sinusitis, the Infectious Diseases Society of America evidence-based clinical practice guidelines recommend 5 to 7 days of therapy for patients with a low risk of antibiotic resistance who have a favorable response to initial therapy.

Measles in Childhood Affects Airflow Obstruction in Midlife

Measles in Childhood Affects Airflow Obstruction in Midlife

Childhood measles compounds the association between smoking and midlife airflow obstruction.

In-Flight Transmission of Respiratory Diseases Low

In-Flight Transmission of Respiratory Diseases Low

The probability of direct transmission of respiratory diseases for passengers on transcontinental US flights not seated in close proximity to an infectious passenger is low.

Shorter Tuberculosis Regimens Associated With Greater Treatment Adherence

Shorter Tuberculosis Regimens Associated With Greater Treatment Adherence

Children receiving 3 months of once-weekly isoniazid and rifapentine were more likely to complete therapy than those receiving 9 months of daily isoniazid.

Safety Profile of Investigational RSV Vaccine Similar to Tdap Vaccine

Safety Profile of Investigational RSV Vaccine Similar to Tdap Vaccine

All formulations of a respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) candidate vaccine were able to boost RSV antibody titers and their safety profile was similar to the Tdap vaccine.

Decreased Tuberculosis Risk With Metformin vs Sulfonylureas

Decreased Tuberculosis Risk With Metformin vs Sulfonylureas

Patients with type 2 diabetes treated with sulfonylureas may be at a higher risk of contracting tuberculosis.

Antibody Response Detected From Swabs Predicts Respiratory Viral Infection

Antibody Response Detected From Swabs Predicts Respiratory Viral Infection

A simple diagnostic test aids in the early and accurate detection of respiratory viral infection.

Update to Pulmonary Tuberculosis Screening Recommendations

Update to Pulmonary Tuberculosis Screening Recommendations

Report updated the 2006 American College of Chest Physicians clinical practice guideline for cough due to TB and other chronic infections.

Acute RTI in Children: Broad- vs Narrow-Spectrum Antibiotics

Acute RTI in Children: Broad- vs Narrow-Spectrum Antibiotics

Broad-spectrum antibiotics are not associated with better clinical or patient-centered outcomes compared with narrow-spectrum antibiotics in pediatric acute RTI.

Primary Prophylaxis Reduces Pneumocystis Pneumonia in Rheumatic Disease

Primary Prophylaxis Reduces Pneumocystis Pneumonia in Rheumatic Disease

Prolonged treatment with high-dose steroids is a significant risk factor for pneumocystis pneumonia in patients with hematologic malignancies, solid organ transplants, and rheumatic diseases.

Reduced Rate of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia With Nebulized Antibiotics

Reduced Rate of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia With Nebulized Antibiotics

Prophylactic antibiotics delivered by nebulization in patients who were mechanically ventilated reduced the rate of ventilator-associated pneumonia

Likelihood of Self-Administered Treatment Completion for Latent TB

Likelihood of Self-Administered Treatment Completion for Latent TB

The iAdhere study found that once-weekly self-administration of isoniazid and rifapentine had high treatment completion rates in the United States, Hong Kong, Spain, and South Africa.

Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis to Increase in 4 High-Burden Countries

Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis to Increase in 4 High-Burden Countries

Additional strategies to prevent transmission will be necessary to stop multidrug-resistant (MDR) or extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis in countries with a high burden of MDR tuberculosis.

Preterm Infants at Higher Risk for RSV Hospitalization Following 2014 Guidance

Preterm Infants at Higher Risk for RSV Hospitalization Following 2014 Guidance

New data shows a higher risk of respiratory syncytial virus hospitalization for preterm infants during the 2015-2016 season vs data from the previous season.

Metformin Reduces Mortality During Tuberculosis Therapy

Metformin Reduces Mortality During Tuberculosis Therapy

Researchers assess all-cause mortality during tuberculosis treatment in patients with diabetes, the use of metformin, and effect sputum culture-conversion rates.

Risk for TB Infection Predicted by New Scoring System

Risk for TB Infection Predicted by New Scoring System

This new risk score may guide the identification of high-risk people who would benefit from preventative measures.

Labored Breathing, Hypoxemia May Indicate Pneumonia in Children

Labored Breathing, Hypoxemia May Indicate Pneumonia in Children

Difficulty breathing and hypoxemia may be a better indication of pneumonia in children.

High-Dose Vitamin D Does Not Prevent Pediatric Viral Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

High-Dose Vitamin D Does Not Prevent Pediatric Viral Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

High-dose vitamin D supplements do not prevent viral upper respiratory tract infections in young children.

Microbiome Diversity in Respiratory Tract Linked to Airway Inflammation

Microbiome Diversity in Respiratory Tract Linked to Airway Inflammation

Lower microbial diversity in the respiratory tract was linked with prophylactic antibiotic use and less airway inflammation in cystic fibrosis.

Respiratory Syncytial Virus Treatment Development Discontinued

Respiratory Syncytial Virus Treatment Development Discontinued

Regeneron discontinued further development of suptavumab for respiratory syncytial virus.

Time to Sputum Culture Conversion Similar in Isoniazid-Resistant and Susceptible TB

Time to Sputum Culture Conversion Similar in Isoniazid-Resistant and Susceptible TB

A new study examined whether isoniazid resistance was associated with variations in treatment outcomes in patients receiving standard first-line pharmacotherapy for TB.

Guaifenesin/Pseudoephedrine May Reduce Antibiotic Rx for Acute URTI

Guaifenesin/Pseudoephedrine May Reduce Antibiotic Rx for Acute URTI

A 'wait-and-see' approach may reduce the number of inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions for acute upper respiratory tract infections.

Tuberculosis Detection Could Improve With Conversion Value Change

Tuberculosis Detection Could Improve With Conversion Value Change

A change of QuantiFERON-TB interferon (IFN)γ values could improve tuberculosis detection.

Update on Safe, Effective Treatments for Latent Tuberculosis Infection

Update on Safe, Effective Treatments for Latent Tuberculosis Infection

A recent update of a meta-analysis evaluating treatments for latent tuberculosis infection found that several regimens, including those with a low pill burden and short duration, were safe and effective.

VZV-Related CAP Linked to Significant Mortality, Morbidity Rates

VZV-Related CAP Linked to Significant Mortality, Morbidity Rates

Varicella-zoster virus-related community-acquired pneumonia can be linked to significant rates of morbidity and mortality in adults.

Improving QoL in Patients With Bronchiectasis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Improving QoL in Patients With Bronchiectasis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa

High-doses of atorvastatin reduced inflammation and improved health-related quality of life in patients with bronchiectasis.

Mortality From ARDS Lower in High-Volume ICUs

Mortality From ARDS Lower in High-Volume ICUs

Patients admitted to high-volume intensive care units with acute respiratory distress syndrome were likely to experience a shorter hospital stay and lower mortality rate.

Mortality in MDR TB Decreases With Directly Observed Therapy

Mortality in MDR TB Decreases With Directly Observed Therapy

A decrease in all-cause mortality associated with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) can be correlated with an increase in directly observed therapy.

Preadmission Corticosteroids Lower ARDS Risk in Patients With Sepsis

Preadmission Corticosteroids Lower ARDS Risk in Patients With Sepsis

Retrospective study analyzes whether preadmission oral corticosteroids might lower ARDS risk in patients admitted to the ICU.

Viral ARIs May Lead to Wheezing in Infants Through Oxidative Stress

Viral ARIs May Lead to Wheezing in Infants Through Oxidative Stress

Oxidative stress after viral acute respiratory infections in the first year of life may increase the risk of recurrent wheezing in early childhood.

Respiratory Infections May Trigger Acute Myocardial Infarction

Respiratory Infections May Trigger Acute Myocardial Infarction

Risk of acute myocardial infarction is 17 times higher after respiratory infection.

Antibiotic Prescribing Habits Higher in Seniors With Acute Upper RTI

Antibiotic Prescribing Habits Higher in Seniors With Acute Upper RTI

Elderly patients with a nonbacterial acute upper respiratory tract infection are more likely to be prescribed antibiotics.

Does Sepsis Risk Increase With Short-term Oral Corticosteroid Use?

Does Sepsis Risk Increase With Short-term Oral Corticosteroid Use?

An increased risk in sepsis was linked to short-term oral corticosteroid use.

Early Antibiotic Use Associated With Asthma Risk in Children

Early Antibiotic Use Associated With Asthma Risk in Children

Evidence shows that antibiotic use before age 3 years is associated with asthma risk but not with asthma exacerbations in later childhood.

Detecting TB With Deep Convolutional Neural Networks

Detecting TB With Deep Convolutional Neural Networks

Deep learning with deep convolutional neural networks can accurately detect tuberculosis on chest radiographs.

Tuberculosis Increases Risk of Osteoporosis, Osteoporotic Fractures

Tuberculosis Increases Risk of Osteoporosis, Osteoporotic Fractures

Patients with a history of tuberculosis are at risk for developing osteoporosis or osteoporotic fractures.

Tdap Vaccine More Effective in Second Trimester of Pregnancy

Tdap Vaccine More Effective in Second Trimester of Pregnancy

Maternal vaccination of tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) was found to be more effective in the second rather than the third trimester of pregnancy.

Maternal Tdap Vaccination Highly Protective Against Infant Pertussis

Maternal Tdap Vaccination Highly Protective Against Infant Pertussis

Maternal Tdap vaccination was found to be highly protective against pertussis in newborns.

Pediatric Bronchiolitis Improved With High-Flow Warm Humidified Oxygen

Pediatric Bronchiolitis Improved With High-Flow Warm Humidified Oxygen

The first RCT of high-flow warm humidified oxygen (HFWHO) compared to low-flow cold cannula oxygen showed HFWHO was safe and more effective when used after failed standard therapy.

Interrupting Transmission of Tuberculosis Key to Containing Global Epidemic

Interrupting Transmission of Tuberculosis Key to Containing Global Epidemic

Interrupting the transmission of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis is the most important factor in curtailing the epidemic areas of high disease burden.

NIH: Respiratory Syncytial Virus Vaccine Testing Begins

NIH: Respiratory Syncytial Virus Vaccine Testing Begins

At this time, no vaccine to prevent or drug to treat respiratory syncytial virus infection is available.

Acute Respiratory Infections Reduced in Patients Receiving GERD Treatment

Acute Respiratory Infections Reduced in Patients Receiving GERD Treatment

First study to examine the benefit of treating GERD with proton pump inhibitors in reducing the acute respiratory infections complications.

FDA Approves Procalcitonin Biomarker Test to Aid Antibiotic Decision Making

FDA Approves Procalcitonin Biomarker Test to Aid Antibiotic Decision Making

Test uses procalcitonin as a biomarker to help make antibiotic management decisions in patients with lower respiratory tract infections and sepsis.

Acute Respiratory Infections May Be Reduced With Vitamin D Intake

Acute Respiratory Infections May Be Reduced With Vitamin D Intake

Vitamin D supplementation may prevent acute respiratory tract infections, according to a recent study.

Efficacy of 23-Valent Pneumococcal Vaccine in Rheumatoid Arthritis Questioned

Efficacy of 23-Valent Pneumococcal Vaccine in Rheumatoid Arthritis Questioned

A prospective, multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled trial evaluates efficacy of the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine in preventing pneumonia in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

NSAIDs Use During Acute Respiratory Infection May Increase Risk of MI

NSAIDs Use During Acute Respiratory Infection May Increase Risk of MI

According to a new 7-year observational study, use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) during acute respiratory infection may significantly increase the risk of heart attack.

Poor Outcomes Seen With First-Line Treatment of Isoniazid-Resistant TB

Poor Outcomes Seen With First-Line Treatment of Isoniazid-Resistant TB

Literature review and meta-analysis reveal poor treatment outcomes in patients with isoniazid-resistant TB.

High-Dose Vitamin D Reduces Acute Respiratory Infection in Elderly

High-Dose Vitamin D Reduces Acute Respiratory Infection in Elderly

High-dose vitamin D supplementation reduced the incident of acute respiratory infection in older long-term care residents.

Promising Results for Pulmaquin in Treating Lung Infections in Non-CF Bronchiectasis

Promising Results for Pulmaquin in Treating Lung Infections in Non-CF Bronchiectasis

Two phase 3 trials (ORBIT-3 and ORBIT-4) yielded promising results for Pulmaquin (inhaled ciprofloxacin) in treating patients with non-CF bronchiectasis who have chronic lung infections with P aeruginosa.

COPD in Women Increasing, More Improvement Needed

COPD in Women Increasing, More Improvement Needed

More awareness needed regarding the increasing burden of COPD in women.

Disease Course Slightly Worse With Acute Bacterial LRTI

Disease Course Slightly Worse With Acute Bacterial LRTI

Patients with acute bacterial lower respiratory tract infection have a slightly worse disease course than those without an identified bacterial cause.

COPD Assessment Test Evaluates Interstitial Lung Disease

COPD Assessment Test Evaluates Interstitial Lung Disease

A new study finds that COPD Assessment Test is a predictor of outcome among patients with interstitial lung disease.

No Benefit for Oxygen Therapy in Patients With Mild COPD

No Benefit for Oxygen Therapy in Patients With Mild COPD

Researchers find that oxygen therapy does not help patients in the less severe stages of COPD.

Five-item Questionnaire Can Identify Undiagnosed COPD

Five-item Questionnaire Can Identify Undiagnosed COPD

A five-item questionnaire plus peak expiratory flow can identify undiagnosed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Fourth-Generation Fluroquinolones Effective Despite Pyrazinamide-Rifampicin Linked TB Resistance

Fourth-Generation Fluroquinolones Effective Despite Pyrazinamide-Rifampicin Linked TB Resistance

Pyrazinamide resistance linked with rifampicin resistance in treating TB, however, fourth generation fluoroquinolones are still highly effective.

COPD Expected to Increase Through 2030, Especially in Elderly

COPD Expected to Increase Through 2030, Especially in Elderly

Researchers predict COPD cases to increase by more than 150% from 2010 to 2030, with the greatest increase among those aged 75 years and older.

Probiotics Have No Effect on Antibiotic Use in Patients With Asthma

Probiotics Have No Effect on Antibiotic Use in Patients With Asthma

Probiotics does not reduce antibiotic use in patients with asthma.

Pneumonia in Older Adults: Tips for Prevention

Pneumonia in Older Adults: Tips for Prevention

Older adults are at significant risk for poor outcomes from pneumonia.

Allergy, Asthma Predicted by Newborn Gut Microbiome

Allergy, Asthma Predicted by Newborn Gut Microbiome

Stool samples from a racially diverse group of infants were used to map the bacterial and fungal gut environment.

Study: Many Parents Make Dosing Errors When Dispensing Liquid Medications

Study: Many Parents Make Dosing Errors When Dispensing Liquid Medications

The researchers noted that 68% of the errors made involved overdosing.

US Preventive Services Task Force Makes Recommendation for TB Screening

US Preventive Services Task Force Makes Recommendation for TB Screening

The statement defines some of those people who may be at risk for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI), including people who have lived in group settings where TB exposure is likely, or those people who resided or were born in countries with a high prevalence of TB.

Study: Considerable Health Care System Burden for Undiagnosed COPD

Study: Considerable Health Care System Burden for Undiagnosed COPD

Despite fewer symptoms than diagnosed patients, they use similar health services for exacerbations.

Endogenous Klebsiella pneumoniae Cases Increasing in Australia

Endogenous Klebsiella pneumoniae Cases Increasing in Australia

Cases of endogenous Klebsiella pneumoniae endophthalmitis (EPKE) are on the rise in Australia.

Viral RNA in Blood Affects Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Illness Severity

Viral RNA in Blood Affects Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Illness Severity

The presence of viral RNA in blood is an indicator of more serious illness in patients with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus, including fever, the need for mechanical ventilation, and death.

Elevated Risk of Death From Respiratory, GI Diseases Related To Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Elevated Risk of Death From Respiratory, GI Diseases Related To Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Higher risk of death from respiratory diseases, gastrointestinal diseases, and trauma.

Respiratory Difficulties, Other Health Care Issues Seen More in Obese Children

Respiratory Difficulties, Other Health Care Issues Seen More in Obese Children

Costs 1.62 times those of children with healthy weight.

Toys in Waiting Room May Be Source of Influenza, Other Viruses

Toys in Waiting Room May Be Source of Influenza, Other Viruses

Germs can survive on plastic surfaces for 24 hours or more.

Reducing Antibiotic Prescriptions for RTIs Didn't Increase Serious Bacterial Complications

Reducing Antibiotic Prescriptions for RTIs Didn't Increase Serious Bacterial Complications

Reduced antibiotic prescribing may lead to increase in pneumonia, peritonsillar abscess cases.

ICU for Patients With Acute Respiratory Failure Did Not Reduce LOS

ICU for Patients With Acute Respiratory Failure Did Not Reduce LOS

No significant effect for handgrip, handheld dynamometer strength, physical/mental health.

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Outbreak Traced to Single Super-Spreader Patient

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Outbreak Traced to Single Super-Spreader Patient

Researchers traced an outbreak of MERS-CoV to a single super-spreader patient at Samsung Medical Center in Seoul.

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