Infectious Disease

Reports of high-impact infectious disease studies by medical professionals

Implementing technical and socioadaptive bundles may decrease catheter-associated urinary tract infections in nursing homes

1. In this national implementation project involving community-based nursing homes, implementation of technical and socioadaptive bundles, which included training for catheter care and aseptic...

More than half of eligible U.S. travelers skip their pre-trip measles vaccine

1. Over half of patients eligible for the MMR were not vaccinated at their pre-travel consultation. 2. The majority of MMR-eligible travelers who were not...

Hepatitis C on the rise among reproductive-aged women

1. The number of reproductive-aged women infected with HCV doubled from 2006 to 2014. 2. HCV infection among children was more common among those aged...

Antibiotics often overprescribed in elderly patients

1. Almost half of elderly patients received an antibiotic prescription for a non-bacterial acute upper respiratory infection (AURI. 2. Patients were more likely to receive...

High risk of complications, but low mortality among children with MRSA bacteremia

1. While mortality rates among children hospitalized with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia were low, treatment failure and infection-related complications rates were high. 2. Musculoskeletal...

Behavioral intervention improved antibiotic prescribing appropriateness

1. In this prospective stepped-wedge participatory intervention study, implementation of a behavioral antimicrobial stewardship program which maintained prescriber autonomy resulted in improved appropriateness of...

Direct-acting antiviral therapy for hepatitis C virus associated with hepatitis B virus reactivation in...

1. Patients who have been infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) and are being treated with direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) for hepatitis C virus...

Dexamethasone vs placebo for acute sore throat in adults

1. This double-blinded, placebo-control trial found that, among patients with acute sore throat, those who received dexamethasone were no more likely than those who...

Targeted HIV-screening practices more effective for minority youths

1. Based on this prospective cohort study, targeting HIV screening at high-risk youths performed better than the current standard of universal screening. 2. Individuals who...

Parental immunization status associated with likelihood of vaccinating children

1. Parents who received an influenza vaccine were more likely to immunize their children against both influenza and noninfluenza infections. 2. When previously nonimmunized parents...
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