Infectious Disease

Reports of high-impact infectious disease studies by medical professionals

Demand for FMT likely to increase with rise in multiply recurrent C. difficile cases

1. Multiply recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (mrCDI) incidence has increased disproportionately to Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), independent of known risk factors for CDI. 2. There is...

Clinical and biomarker-based diagnostic model identifies serious bacterial infections

1. Researchers derived a multivariable model, which included clinical and biomarker variables, found to be internally validated in terms of its ability to discriminate...

Low risk allergy symptoms not linked to true penicillin allergy

1. 100% of children with low-risk symptoms such as rash and itching were negative for true penicillin allergies after 3-tier testing. 2. Rash and itching...

Older adults receiving recombinant influenza vaccine better protected against influenza

1. Older adults receiving recombinant influenza vaccine experienced fewer cases of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) confirmed influenza-like illness than patients receiving a similar inactivated...

Next-generation metagenomics sequencing may sleuth out hard-to-find viruses in the blood

1. Next-generation metagenomics detected Human Hepegivirus-1 (HhpgV-1) in a cohort of patients who inject drugs. 2. The clinical significance of detecting HHpgB-1 infection is currently unclear. Evidence...

Universal testing and treatment of HIV in East Africa led to improved coverage with...

1. This cluster randomized control trial found that implementing community-based testing and treatment program in East Rural Africa significantly increased the proportion of HIV-positive...

Clinical scale, clinician suspicion poorly predict serious infections

1. In a prospective study of febrile full term infants 60 or fewer days old, neither the Yale Observation Scale (YOS) score nor unstructured...

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...
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