Infectious Disease

Reports of high-impact infectious disease studies by medical professionals

Community members successfully implement school-based health programs

1. The Incidence of diarrheal illness decreased by almost 50% among rural primary school children at low-cost private schools in rural India who received...

Quick Take: Antibiotic management of urinary tract infection in elderly patients in primary care...

Urinary tract infection (UTI) is the most common bacterial infection in elderly patients, and the spectrum of illness ranges from mild and self-limiting to...

Quick Take: Duration of antibiotic treatment for common infections in English primary care: cross...

Antibiotic resistance is a growing challenge across the globe. As such, there have been increasing efforts towards reducing unnecessary or inappropriate antibiotic prescribing of...

Danish study finds no association between MMR vaccine and autism, even within high-risk subgroups

1. In a large Danish cohort study, the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine was not significantly associated with autism.2. There was still no increased risk of...

Prolonged antibiotic use in very low birth weight neonates associated with increased morbidity

1. Very low birth weight (VLBW) infants who received antibiotics for 4 to 7 days had significant increased odds of short term morbidity and...

Quick Take: Association between Periprocedural Neutropenia and Early Infection-related Chest Port Removal

Implantable subcutaneous chest ports are used in maintaining long-term central venous access. The use of these ports is common in a number of clinical...

New herpes zoster vaccine predicted to be more cost effective than predecessor  

1. In a computational model, the new “recombinant zoster vaccine” (RZV) was predicted to be most cost-effective than the previous gold standard, the zoster...

Quick Take: Association of Systemic Antibiotic Treatment of Acne With Skin Microbiota Characteristics

Systemic antibiotics are commonly used in the treatment of acne. However, the impact of their use on the complete bacterial microbiome of skin has...

The CLEAR trial: decolonization routine associated with lower infection risk among MRSA carrier patients

1. Hospitalized patients with known MRSA colonization randomized to undergo a decolonization routine were found to have lower risks of MRSA infections one year...

Omadacycline is noninferior to moxifloxacin in treating community acquired bacterial pneumonia

1. Intensive care unit (ICU) hospitalized adults with community acquired bacterial pneumonia had comparable clinical responses when taking antibiotic courses of omadacycline, a new...
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