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Infectious Disease

COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Strategies: Emerging Viral Variants

Oct 10, 2022

The severe burden of COVID-19 has been much reduced because of vaccinations, allowing non-pharmaceutical therapies to be discontinued. However, vaccination techniques need to be reviewed due to declin...

Bacterial Infections Confer a Risk of Progression to ACLF

Oct 10, 2022

In patients with Hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related compensated liver cirrhosis and severe hepatitis flares, the purpose of the study was to identify risk factors for bacterial infections (BIs) and exami...

Microfluidic Antigen LumiraDx SARS-CoV-2 & Flu A/B Test

Oct 10, 2022

This year's coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was challenging to diagnose because its symptoms were similar to the flu. In addition, different tactics for containing and treating the 2 illnesses were req...

PASC Excess After the First Wave of the Pandemic

Oct 10, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to evaluate the timing of the initial COVID-19 among patients who self-reported having post-acute sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC). Using the chi-squared test, they examined...

Patient Belief About Success of Antibiotics Tied to Appendicitis Outcomes

Oct 09, 2022

FRIDAY, Oct. 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Positive patient beliefs about the likely success of antibiotics for appendicitis are associated with a lower risk for appendectomy, according to research publ...

Safe Sex Texts Do Not Cut Sexually Transmitted Disease Reinfection Rates

Oct 09, 2022

FRIDAY, Oct. 7, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Regular text messages targeting safer sex behaviors in young adults do not cut the incidence of chlamydia or gonorrhea at one year, according to a study publis...

AI Can Identify Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children

Oct 07, 2022

THURSDAY, Oct. 6, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A deep-learning algorithm called KIDMATCH can distinguish between multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), Kawasaki disease, and other similar ...

Most Safety Signals Reported to FDA Lead to Regulatory Action

Oct 07, 2022

THURSDAY, Oct. 6, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Most potential safety signals identified from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) led to FDA regulatory action, acco...

Male Physicians Receive More and Higher Payments From Medical Companies

Oct 06, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 5, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Male physicians receive significantly higher payments from the highest-grossing medical industry companies compared with female physicians, according to a s...

Guideline Developed for Assessing Penicillin Allergies

Oct 05, 2022

MONDAY, Oct. 3, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- In a clinical practice guideline issued by the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI) and published online Sept. 21 in Clinical & Expe...

Research & Development Investments Do Not Explain Drug Price Variation

Oct 05, 2022

MONDAY, Oct. 3, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For a sample of 60 drugs, research and development investments do not explain the variation in list prices, according to a study published online Sept. 26 in J...

Infections Reported After Single Dose of Monkeypox Vaccine

Oct 05, 2022

TUESDAY, Oct. 4, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Most cases of monkeypox that occur after vaccination with the modified Vaccinia Ankara-Bavarian Nordic vaccine (MVA-BN) occur within 14 days of receipt of the...

Medicare Eligibility Linked to Improvements in Health Care Access

Oct 05, 2022

TUESDAY, Oct. 4, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Medicare eligibility and enrollment at age 65 years is associated with improvements in some measures of health care access and affordability, according to a s...

For Patients Taking PrEP, Poor Adherence Drives HIV Seroconversions

Oct 03, 2022

HIV seroconversions among patients prescribed PrEP were driven by poor adherence, with many patients who acquired HIV reporting low self-perceived risk for HIV. “PrEP is highly effective when...

Vaccine-Associated Aluminum Linked to Persistent Asthma in Young Children

Oct 01, 2022

FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- There is an association between vaccine-associated aluminum and persistent asthma among children with and without eczema, according to a study published onli...

Rubella Elimination Likely to Be Achievable in All Countries

Oct 01, 2022

FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Rubella elimination is likely to be achievable in all countries, but measles elimination is likely in only some countries, according to a study published in ...

Acute Respiratory Illness Due to EV-D68 Increased in Late Summer 2022

Sep 30, 2022

THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- In late summer 2022, for children and adolescents, there was an increase in acute respiratory illness (ARI) resulting from enterovirus (EV)-D68 in the Unit...

Early U.S. Data Show Jynneos Vaccine Protects Against Monkeypox

Sep 30, 2022

THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The Jynneos vaccine, originally designed to guard against smallpox infection, also seems to protect against monkeypox, new U.S. government data show.The po...

Decreased Asthma Exacerbations Observed During COVID-19 Pandemic

Sep 29, 2022

After COVID-19 pandemic protocols were put into place, asthma exacerbations decreased and were lower than during the prior year through May 2021. It has been anecdotally observed that severe as...

Hospital-Treated Infections Earlier in Life Tied to Alzheimer, Parkinson Disease Risk

Sep 28, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Hospital-treated infections, especially repeated infections in early life and midlife, are associated with increased risks for Alzheimer disease (AD) and ...