Infectious Disease

Reports of high-impact infectious disease studies by medical professionals

Patients with a previous allergy history and women are at increased risk of rare...

1. A case series of 22 patients found that women and patients with an allergy history were more likely to have experienced an anaphylactic...

Probiotics not effective at reducing incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia in critically ill patients

1. The administration of the probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG resulted in no significant difference compared to placebo in the development of ventilator-associated pneumonia in...

Third dose of ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine and prolonged second dose-intervals are both associated with...

1. An interval of 44-45 weeks between the first and second dose resulted in a four-fold increase in median antibody titers, 28-days after administration,...

Persistent human papillomavirus infection during pregnancy significantly associated with preterm birth

1. Persistent human papillomavirus-16/18 infection during pregnancy and placental human papillomavirus infection significantly increased the risk of preterm birth compared to infections by other...

Risk prediction of COVID-19 related death and hospital admission in adults after COVID-19 vaccination

1. Out of 5,150,310 individuals in England that received two COVID-19 vaccine doses, 81 patients passed away  from COVID-19 and 71 were admitted to hospital for...

Heterologous ChAdOx1 prime-boosted vaccination schedules are non-inferior to homologous vaccination

1. Heterologous AstraZeneca followed by Pfizer vaccination was noninferior to homologous, two-dose AstraZeneca vaccination with a geometric mean ratio of 9.2. 2. Heterologous Pfizer followed...

In-school transmission of COVID-19 limited even during wide community spread

1. In a group of 13 school districts in North Carolina where school activities were held in-person with several mitigation strategies in place, in-school...

Inhaled budesonide shortens time to recovery for high-risk COVID-19 patients in the community

1. Time to recovery was lower in patients assigned to budesonide compared to usual care, meeting the superiority criteria. 2. Rate of hospitalizations or death...

National survey reports parental views on COVID-19 vaccination in children

1. In a large national survey, more than half of U.S. parents reported hesitancy in vaccinating their children against COVID-19. 2. Pediatric physicians were found...

Perinatal outcomes among patients with sepsis during pregnancy

1. Pregnancies with antepartum sepsis were associated with placental dysfunctions 2. Increased antenatal surveillance to avoid sepsis during pregnancy may reduce the risk of fetal...

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