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Individuals with a history of infection have double the risk for developing Sjögren syndrome

Infections May Up Risk for Developing Sjögren Syndrome

Lung, skin, urogenital infections tied to increased risk for developing primary Sjögren syndrome
For certain procedures

Surgical Site Infection Rates May Differ by Gender

SSI rates differ by gender for certain procedures, including increased risk for women after heart surgery
For patients with cystic fibrosis

Cytomegalovirus Linked to Faster Progression of Cystic Fibrosis

Faster progression to end-stage lung disease observed among patients with CMV IgG positivity
The risk for surgical site infection after cesarean delivery is increased for women covered by Medicaid versus private health insurance

SSI Risk Up After C-Section for Medicaid Beneficiaries

Odds of surgical site infection increased for women covered by Medicaid versus private insurance
For children with acute respiratory infections

Telemedicine Leads to More Antibiotic Rx for Pediatric Respiratory Infection

More antibiotics prescribed with less guideline-concordant antibiotic management versus other settings
A computer-aided National Early Warning Score model accurately predicts sepsis for emergency medical admissions

Model Can Predict Sepsis Risk for Emergency Medical Admissions

Computer-aided National Early Warning Score model makes use of data already collected by clinicians
Improper removal of personal protective equipment contaminates health care workers interacting with patients who are on contact precautions for multidrug-resistant organisms

Many ICU Workers Contaminated With Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Improper removal of protective equipment tied to higher risk for drug-resistant organism contamination

March 2019 Briefing – Infectious Disease

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Infectious Disease for March 2019. This roundup includes the...
Based on active surveillance data of acute respiratory illness

CDC: 2017 to 2018 Saw Increase in Enterovirus D68 Detection

EV-D68 detected in 13.9 percent of patients with acute respiratory illness in 2018
Previous antibiotic exposure and use of proton pump inhibitors may be risk factors for Clostridioides (formerly Clostridium) difficile infection in hospitalized pediatric patients

Antibiotics, PPIs Tied to Higher C. Diff Risk in Hospitalized Children

Previous antibiotic exposure significant risk factor in combined studies but not in adjusted studies