Infectious Disease

Reports of high-impact infectious disease studies by medical professionals

Screening all donated blood for Zika virus is not cost-effective in the United States

1. This microsimulation study suggested that screening blood for Zika virus is only cost-effective during the high mosquito season in Puerto Rico.2. The authors...

Meningococcus B rates higher among college students compared with noncollege peers

1. College students were at significantly higher risk of contracting meningococcus serotype B (MenB) disease compared with noncollege students in the same age group.2....

Mupirocin effective in Staphylococcus aureus decolonization in neonates

1. Mupirocin was shown to have an overall primary decolonization efficacy of 95% when used to treat Staphylococcus aureus among infants <24 months old...

Quick Take: Association of Screening and Treatment for Preoperative Asymptomatic Bacteriuria with Postoperative Outcomes...

It has been previously demonstrated that asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) is associated with an increased incidence of surgical site infection (SSI) and urinary tract infection...

Quick Take: Risk of Appendiceal Neoplasm in Periappendicular Abscess in Patients Treated With Interval...

Patients presenting with appendicitis are typically stratified as having either uncomplicated or complicated acute appendicitis, the latter of which may include the formation of...

Large spike in drug use-associated infective endocarditis linked with opioid epidemic

1. Researchers have identified a significant increase in hospitalizations due to infective endocarditis related to drug use.2. Heart valve surgeries among patients with drug...

Fractional-dose vaccination offers long lasting protection against yellow fever

1. This ten-year follow-up study of a randomized controlled trial suggested that intradermal administration of one fifth of the yellow fever vaccine could provide...

Risk stratification criteria demonstrate high sensitivity for invasive bacterial infections among febrile infants

1. The Rochester criteria and the modified Philadelphia criteria were found to have the same sensitivity (greater than 80%) in identifying infants 29-60 days...

Zoliflodacin (ETX0914) effectively treats urogenital gonorrhea

1. Patients with uncomplicated urogenital gonorrhea treated with the novel antibiotic zoliflodacin, developed in part due to increasingly antibiotic resistant gonorrhea, were cured at...

Triple combination regimen appears safe and effective for cystic fibrosis

1. Treatment with the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) protein corrector VX-659 in combination with tezacaftor–ivacaftor significantly improved measures of lung function and...

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