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EU Regulators OK Antibiotic Zavicefta for Resistant Bugs

The European Medicines Agency also recommended approval of an antiseptic gel to prevent umbilical cord infections during home births in developing countries.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Catheter Coating Detects Infections, Notifies Clinicians |

Urinary catheter infections are a notorious bane for clinicians taking care of patients with indwelling catheters. Those on long term management are forced  
medgadget.com
over 4 years ago
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Routine Nursing Screen Eradicates Pneumonia in Oncology Unit

By screening all patients for hospital-acquired pneumonia risk on admission to an oncology unit, nurses were able to introduce prevention measures to eliminate the infection.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Infections in first six months of life show link to type 1 diabetes

Recurrent viral respiratory tract infections in the first six months of life are associated with developing type 1 diabetes, a study published in JAMA has shown.1 The German researchers said their findings suggested that the first half year of life is crucial for the development of the immune system and autoimmunity.  
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over 4 years ago
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Infections in first six months of life show link to type 1 diabetes

Recurrent viral respiratory tract infections in the first six months of life are associated with developing type 1 diabetes, a study published in JAMA has shown.1 The German researchers said their findings suggested that the first half year of life is crucial for the development of the immune system and autoimmunity.  
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over 4 years ago
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Vaccinating pregnant women against flu reduces newborns’ risk of infection, study finds

Infants born to women who reported receiving influenza vaccine during pregnancy had a 61% reduction in influenza-like illnesses in the first six months of life, a 70% reduction in laboratory confirmed influenza and an 81% reduction in hospitalisations associated with laboratory confirmed influenza when compared with infants whose mothers did not receive the vaccine during pregnancy, a US study has found.1  
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over 4 years ago
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C. difficile Within and Outside Healthcare Settings

This study compares the transmission rates of C. diff infection among patients in the hospital with persons in the community.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Recurrent Respiratory Infection: Strongest Link With Diabetes

Babies with recurrent viral respiratory infections during their first 6 months have double the cumulative 5-year risk of developing type 1 diabetes compared with uninfected infants.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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FDA Retreats From Recall of Scope-Cleaning Machines

After a wave of sometimes-deadly superbug infections, the agency last year ordered a recall of Custom Ultrasonics machines used to disinfect medical scopes. Now, with little explanation, it is backing off.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Five Minutes with … Atul Gawande

The professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School, founder of the Safe Surgery Checklist, and chair of the Lifebox Foundation, talks about the new programme aimed at cutting surgical site infections that currently cause complications in 30% of surgery in low income countries  
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over 4 years ago
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Limit Fluoroquinolone Use in Light of Risks, FDA Says

Clinicians should not prescribe these antibiotics to patients with uncomplicated infections such as sinusitis if there are other treatment options, the agency said.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Human Infection With Influenza A(H7N9) Virus During 3 Major Epidemic Waves, China, 2013–2015: Abstract and Introduction

Abstract and Introduction: The epidemiology of influenza A(H7N9) human infections has been changing across 3 epidemic waves, with increasing severity of human infections and hospitalized cases.  
medscape.org
over 4 years ago
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Infectious Disease Risk Associated With Contaminated Propofol Anesthesia, 1989-2014: Abstract and Introduction

Abstract and Introduction: A new study evaluates the risk for infections associated with the use of the anesthetic propofol.  
medscape.org
over 4 years ago
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Severe Infections With Human Adenovirus 7d in the USA

Human adenovirus 7d was isolated from 2 adults with severe respiratory infections in Illinois. Does this mean genome type 7d could be circulating in the United States?  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Zika virus and the Olympic and Paralympic Games Rio 2016

WHO on Zika virus and the Olympics. Athletes and visitors are seeking more information on the risks of Zika and ways to prevent infection while attending the Olympic and Paralympic Games Rio 2016.  
who.int
over 4 years ago
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Infectious Diseases Outlook for 2016

John Bartlett outlines the most important infectious diseases problems facing the country today.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Identification and Clinical Management of Persons with Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection — Cherokee Nation, 2012–2015 | MMWR

The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  
cdc.gov
over 4 years ago
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Bundle Decreases Infections in High-Risk Surgeries

An evidence-based bundle significantly reduced the overall surgical site infection rate among patients who underwent high-risk gynecologic cancer surgeries, a new study has found.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Chronic HCV Infection: A New Cardiovascular Risk Factor?

Are patients with chronic hepatitis C at an increased risk for developing cardiovascular disease? This new study explores the connection.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago