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CDC Updates Interim Guidance on Zika Testing and Interpretation

The guidance revises recommendations on the timing and thresholds of antibody testing, with the aim of reducing missed diagnoses of Zika and dengue infections.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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3T Heater-Cooler System Linked to M chimaera Infection

Cardiothoracic patients may have been infected with M chimaera after undergoing cardiothoracic procedures during which contaminated Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System devices were used.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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WHO recommends eight week abstinence or safer sex after return from Zika areas

To prevent sexual transmission of the Zika virus, people who return from areas of active Zika transmission who have no symptoms of infection should still abstain from sex or use safer sex practices for at least eight weeks, the World Health Organization has said.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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SGEM#156: Working at the Abscess Wash – Irrigation of Cutaneous Abscesses?

Guest Skeptic: Chip Lange is an emergency medicine Physician Assistant (PA) working primarily in rural Missouri community hospitals. He has international experience in critical care and emergency medicine. Currently, he is working on developing a new blog and podcast specifically for PAs in emergency medicine but wants all those who take care of critically ill or injured patients to be able to learn.  
thesgem.com
over 3 years ago
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Ebola Survivors: Low Risk to Care Providers After Viremia Clearance

Patients who are recovering from Ebola virus infection probably pose little risk to healthcare workers six weeks after viremia has cleared, according to a new study.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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What to do about antimicrobial resistance

Before global activities to eradicate smallpox were intensified in 1967 an estimated two million people were dying each year of the infection, with blindness affecting up to 30% of survivors. A thermostable vaccine made eradication possible and stopped sickness and death from smallpox. By eradicating smallpox, the vaccine has also avoided the need for antibiotics to treat associated secondary bacterial infections and removed the potential of resistance developing to any antiviral drugs that might have been developed. Promoting and developing vaccines is therefore rightly among the 10 main recommendations for tackling drug resistant infections that are outlined in the final report of the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance chaired by Jim O'Neill.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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The Gut Microbiome and Proton Pump Inhibitors

Are patients who have taken proton pump inhibitors long-term at an increased risk for developing C. difficile infection?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Recurrent C. difficile Infection More Common in IBD

People with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are at increased risk of experiencing recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), according to a new study.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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At-Risk Infants after Zika Virus Disease Outbreaks

Knowing how gestational timing effects Zika infection outcomes may help public health officials prepare for deliveries in areas of Zika outbreak.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Glucocorticoids may increase risk of serious blood infection

Current users of systemic glucocorticoids experienced 2.5 times higher odds of infection with Staphylococcus aureus bacteria than non-users, a Danish study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings has found.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Glucocorticoids may increase risk of serious blood infection

Current users of systemic glucocorticoids experienced 2.5 times higher odds of infection with Staphylococcus aureus bacteria than non-users, a Danish study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings has found.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Treating Chronic HCV Infection in Decompensated Cirrhosis

Are clinicians in agreement regarding the optimal time to begin treatment for chronic hepatitis C in patients with decompensated cirrhosis?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Schistosomiasis Risk Underestimated in Europe

Schistosomiasis (Bilharziasis), a parasitic infection normally confined to the tropics, has spread to parts of Southern Europe, according to a new report.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Acute CNS Infections

 
Angelene Eliseba Philip
over 3 years ago
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Pneumococcal Vaccination

Pneumococcal disease is a serious infection that affects the lungs, as well as other parts of the body. You can protect yourself against this illness by gett...  
youtube.com
over 3 years ago
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Kanavel signs

to diagnose flexor tenosynovitis  
Victoria Ho
about 1 year ago
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Kanavel sign

to diagnose flexor tenosynovitis  
Victoria Ho
about 1 year ago