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Infectious Disease

Clinical Results of COVID-19 Patients with High Neutralizing Antibody Titers CPT

Nov 29, 2022

Pneumonia brought on by the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak is extremely dangerous. Researchers anticipate that convalescent plasma therapy (CPT) will successfully treat passive immunity ...

DuraPrep may be superior to Chloraprep for preventing perioperative skin infections

Nov 28, 2022

1. In patients undergoing elective total hip arthroplasty, this randomized trial found that the most common bacterial organisms prior to skin preparation were coagulase-negative staph. 2. Following sk...

Monoclonal antibody CIS43LS efficacious in preventing malaria in Mali

Nov 28, 2022

1. The monoclonal antibody CIS43LS was associated with dose-dependent protection against malaria infection in adults in Mali. 2. CIS43LS had an acceptable adverse event profile, with headaches being t...

Virtual pediatric acute care visits within the medical home are safe and acceptable to parents

Nov 28, 2022

1. In a mixed-methods study, pediatric virtual acute care with a provider from the child’s regular medical home was associated with decreased antibiotic prescribing and no changes in unanticipated e...

Regular physical activity may improve vaccine effectiveness against COVID-19 outcomes

Nov 28, 2022

1. In this South African case-control study, there was an inverse dose-response association with activity levels and the risk of COVID-19 admission. 2. Furthermore, high levels of activity in fully va...

Hospitalization for RSV Causes Functional Decline in Older Adults

Nov 28, 2022

Hospitalization for RSV among older adults resulted in an acute loss of function, especially for patients admitted from a skilled nursing facility. Every winter, respiratory syncytial virus (RS...

Shorter antibiotic course non-inferior to longer course for pediatric community-acquired pneumonia

Nov 23, 2022

 1. In a systematic review and meta-analysis, shorter courses of antibiotics were non-inferior in terms of treatment failure and treatment relapse compared to longer courses of antibiotics in pediat...

USPSTF Recommends Screening for Latent TB Infection

Nov 23, 2022

TUESDAY, Nov. 22, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in populations at increased risk. This recomme...

Ceftriaxone use is not associated with increased free bilirubin in term neonates with sepsis

Nov 22, 2022

 1. In a prospective study of term neonates with sepsis and resolving unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia, ceftriaxone administration did not result in increased free bilirubin levels. 2. Intramuscular ...

PRIORIX, M-M-R II Vaccines Interchangeable for MMR

Nov 22, 2022

MONDAY, Nov. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccines PRIORIX and M-M-R II are interchangeable, according to research published in the Nov. 18 issue of the U.S. Cen...

Disparities Seen in Treatment of Middle Ear Infections in U.S. Children

Nov 21, 2022

MONDAY, Nov. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Children from socially disadvantaged backgrounds are less likely to receive treatment for otitis media and more likely to experience complications from undert...

FDA: Patients Should Be Cautious When Using Online Pharmacies to Buy Meds

Nov 19, 2022

FRIDAY, Nov. 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to be careful when buying prescription medication online. While some pharmacy websites operate lega...

Despite Pleas From Pediatric Groups, Biden Balks at Declaring RSV a Health Emergency

Nov 18, 2022

FRIDAY, Nov. 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The Biden administration on Thursday offered assistance to communities and hospitals dealing with a surge in cases of pediatric respiratory illnesses, but it ...

Triple mRNA vaccination and previous COVID-19 exposure provide protection against the omicron variant

Nov 17, 2022

1. In this retrospective cohort study among prison residents and staff, mRNA vaccination and previous exposure provided more protection against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) omicron variant ...

Moderna mRNA COVID-19 vaccine is safe in children six months to five years of age

Nov 17, 2022

1. Two doses of the Moderna coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine were not associated with a significant increase in serious adverse events in children six months to five years old. 2. Two doses...

Immunocompromised Patients With Blood Cancer Benefit from Third COVID-19 Vaccine

Nov 16, 2022

When three-dose schedule antibody concentrations are reached in patients with blood cancer who are immunocompromised, they are comparable to that of healthy controls after two doses. Patients w...

Bepirovirsen Studied for Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis B Infection

Nov 14, 2022

MONDAY, Nov. 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A 300-mg dose of bepirovirsen per week for 24 weeks results in sustained hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and hepatitis B virus (HBV) DNA loss in 9 to 10 p...

#VisualAbstract: Selective decontamination of digestive tract does not result in reduction of in-hospital mortality

Nov 11, 2022

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All-oral regimen with delamanid, linezolid, levofloxacin, and pyrazinamide is effective for fluoroquinolone-sensitive multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

Nov 11, 2022

1. At 24 months, treatment success rate was numerically greater in the shorter-regimen group versus conventional therapy, satisfying the noninferiority criteria. 2. Time to culture conversion in solid...

COVID-19 vaccine associated with temporary decreased rates of successful in-vitro fertilization following vaccination

Nov 11, 2022

1. Time between COVID-19 vaccine and IVF treatment with fresh embryo transfer impacts pregnancy rates, with lower pregnancy rates were seen within 61 days of COVID-19 vaccine Evidence Rating Level: 2 ...