A novel service to target appropriate antimicrobial prescription and improve antibiotic stewardship shows potential according.
Stratifying tuberculosis patients by disease severity may enable shorter treatment regimens.
When compared to placebo, homeopathic medicines do not provide any additional benefit to children with acute respiratory tract infections.
Recommended indications for Streptococcus pneumoniae and Legionella pneumophila antigen testing for CAP have poor sensitivity and specificity for identifying patients to screen.
A merger of data from 2 reviews found no place for antibiotics in adults with uncomplicated acute rhinosinusitis.
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 is available for OTC treatments for nasal symptoms of the common cold.
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.
These findings may highlight physician difficulty explaining to patients why antibiotics are not required.
Arikayce is intended for oral inhalation use and is administered via the Lamira Nebulizer System only.
Higher minimum inhibitory concentration values of isoniazid or rifampin are associated with a greater risk of relapse in drug-susceptible tuberculosis than lower MICs.
At least one respiratory virus detected in 10 percent of surface samples at major airport during flu season.
Pediatric histoplasmosis most frequently manifests as pulmonary disease, and the highest diagnostic yields were achieved when multiple diagnostic modalities were used.
Serum antibodies against the pre-fusion respiratory syncytial virus fusion protein (pre-F) may be a correlate of protection against RSV acute respiratory infection.
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.
New data suggest commensal respiratory microbiota play a significant role in susceptibility to viral infection.
The FDA is warning patients with cancers of the blood or lymph nodes who undergo a donor stem cell transplant not to take azithromycin,
Inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions were highest among urgent care facilities (45.7%), with emergency departments (24.6%), medical offices (17.0%), and retail clinics (14.4%) following.
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.
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.
Human airway mucus alters the susceptibility of Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms to tobramycin, but not colistin.
A direct recommendation from physicians had the greatest effect on patients' positive vaccination status.
New research supports expanded restrictions on opioid-containing cough and cold medications for children.
Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) deaths in children decreased between 2000 and 2015.
Most deaths related to community-acquired pneumonia that occurred at tertiary-case hospitals were not preventable.
The CDC has issued updated recommendations regarding the use of 3HP for the treatment of latent tuberculosis.
Respiratory pathogens were associated with an increased risk for treatment failure in children with asthma exacerbations.
Baloxavir marboxil, an investigational, oral treatment for acute uncomplicated influenza in those aged ≥12 years has been granted Priority Review by the FDA.
The 2017-2018 influenza season in the United States (October 1, 2017-May 19, 2018) was a high-severity season.
There was an increase in Legionnaires' Disease (LD) from 2014 to 2016.
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