Roxanne Nelson, BSN, RN

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IDSA/ATS CAP Guidelines Have Poor Specificity/Sensitivity for Some Bacteria

IDSA/ATS CAP Guidelines Have Poor Specificity/Sensitivity for Some Bacteria

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Recommended indications for Streptococcus pneumoniae and Legionella pneumophila antigen testing for CAP have poor sensitivity and specificity for identifying patients to screen.

ART Initiated Pre-Pregnancy Lowers Hospitalization due to Infection in HIV-Exposed Infants

ART Initiated Pre-Pregnancy Lowers Hospitalization due to Infection in HIV-Exposed Infants

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ART prior to becoming pregnant was linked with reduced risk for hospitalization because of infections in seronegative infants who are exposed to HIV.

Sepsis Can Affect Long Term Neurocognitive Dysfunction in Children With ALL

Sepsis Can Affect Long Term Neurocognitive Dysfunction in Children With ALL

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Sepsis associated with treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia in pediatric patients can affect long-term neurocognitive function.

Two New Typhoid Vaccines Show Efficacy in Reducing Rates of Stool Shedding

Two New Typhoid Vaccines Show Efficacy in Reducing Rates of Stool Shedding

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Shedding of Salmonella Typhi or Paratyphi in the stool/urine leads to contamination of food/water, but vaccines can reduce stool shedding.

Oral Vancomycin May Prevent Clostridioides Difficile Infection in Transplant Recipients

Oral Vancomycin May Prevent Clostridioides Difficile Infection in Transplant Recipients

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Oral vancomycin is effective in preventing C difficile infection in allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplant patients and does not raise the risk for GVHD.

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