Infectious Disease

Reports of high-impact infectious disease studies by medical professionals

Prophylactic anticoagulation associated with lower in-hospital and 60-day mortality for patients hospitalized with COVID-19

1. For patients hospitalized with COVID-19, both prophylactic- and treatment-dose anticoagulation were associated with lower in-hospital mortality compared with no anticoagulation. 2. However, given that...

Routine vaccination of children declined during the COVID-19 pandemic

 1. Doses of recommended non-influenza vaccines administered to children of all age groups decreased significantly in Southern California following the stay-at-home order at the beginning...

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children remains a rare but serious complication associated with SARS-CoV-2...

1. In this cohort study, multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children was a rare but serious complication associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection. 2. The findings of increased...

Association between well-being and compliance with COVID-19 preventive measures by healthcare professionals

1. Healthcare providers were found to have higher compliance with COVID-19 preventative measures and had more positive attitudes towards their well-being compared to non...

Reports of myocarditis in healthy adolescents after Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccination

 1. In a case series, 7 healthy male adolescents aged 14-19 developed acute myocarditis or myopericarditis within 4 days of receiving the second dose of...

Rapid respiratory pathogen testing does not significantly alter antibiotic prescription rates among children with...

1. When treating children with an acute respiratory illness in the emergency department, no significant difference in antibiotic prescription rates was observed when clinicians...

Convalescent plasma does not improve survival in patients hospitalized with COVID-19

1. A similar proportion of patients died within 28 days of randomization in both groups (high-titre convalescent plasma vs. usual care). 2. Allocation to convalescent...

Maternal influenza vaccine during pregnancy not linked to adverse early childhood outcomes

1. Over a mean follow-up period of 3.6 years, no significant association was detected between maternal influenza vaccination during pregnancy and early childhood health...

Shorter antibiotic therapy for prosthetic joint infection caused worse outcomes

1. A six-week antibiotic therapy was not shown to be non-inferior to a 12-week antibiotic therapy for patients with confirmed prosthetic joint infections. 2.The six-week...

Study outlines trends in pediatric toxic ingestions during the COVID-19 pandemic

1. In this national study of poison control center reports, there was an absolute decrease in reported pediatric ingestions during the first year of...

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