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A Pan-Tuberculosis Regimen: The Debate Continues

A Pan-Tuberculosis Regimen: The Debate Continues

Last month the South Africa National Tuberculosis Program decided to make oral bedaqualine available for all rifampin-resistant TB (RR-TB) in place of — the often more toxic — injectable drugs.

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Wildfire Respiratory Protection and Preventing Breathing Problems

Wildfire Respiratory Protection and Preventing Breathing Problems

The California wildfires are on just about everyone's mind. If you practice near the affected areas or in another location prone to wildfires, take into consideration these wildfire respiratory protection instructions.

Stratifying by Severity May Allow Shorter TB Tx Regimens

Stratifying by Severity May Allow Shorter TB Tx Regimens

Stratifying tuberculosis patients by disease severity may enable shorter treatment regimens.

Homeopathy No Better Than Placebo for Respiratory Infections in Children

Homeopathy No Better Than Placebo for Respiratory Infections in Children

When compared to placebo, homeopathic medicines do not provide any additional benefit to children with acute respiratory tract infections.

Seven Dead in Adenovirus Outbreak at Care Facility

Seven Dead in Adenovirus Outbreak at Care Facility

Seven deaths, at least six of which were of children, have been associated with a current outbreak of infections with adenovirus serotype 7 at a New Jersey facility.

Limited Evidence for OTC Preps to Treat Nasal Symptoms of Colds

Limited Evidence for OTC Preps to Treat Nasal Symptoms of Colds

Limited evidence is available for OTC treatments for nasal symptoms of the common cold.

Severity of Acute Respiratory Infections in Children Affected by Viral Etiology

Severity of Acute Respiratory Infections in Children Affected by Viral Etiology

Viral etiology plays a significant role in symptom severity in children with acute respiratory infections, and associated with an enhanced risk for acquiring subsequent acute respiratory infections.

Prescribing Antibiotics Shortens Telemedicine Visits for Respiratory Tract Infections

Prescribing Antibiotics Shortens Telemedicine Visits for Respiratory Tract Infections

These findings may highlight physician difficulty explaining to patients why antibiotics are not required.

Minimum Inhibitory Concentrations May Predict Risk of Relapse in Tuberculosis

Minimum Inhibitory Concentrations May Predict Risk of Relapse in Tuberculosis

Higher minimum inhibitory concentration values of isoniazid or rifampin are associated with a greater risk of relapse in drug-susceptible tuberculosis than lower MICs.

Protective Role of Pre-F Antibodies Against RSV Acute Respiratory Infection

Protective Role of Pre-F Antibodies Against RSV Acute Respiratory Infection

Serum antibodies against the pre-fusion respiratory syncytial virus fusion protein (pre-F) may be a correlate of protection against RSV acute respiratory infection.

Benefits of Early Azithromycin Therapy in Children With Respiratory Infections

Benefits of Early Azithromycin Therapy in Children With Respiratory Infections

A study recently published in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy shows the clinical benefits of early target attainment of azithromycin therapy when treating children with lower respiratory tract infections.

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