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Infectious Diseases Society of America, Oct. 3-7

The Infectious Diseases Society of America Annual Meeting (ID Week 2018) The annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America was held...
For patients with early-stage septic shock and severe acute kidney injury

Renal-Replacement Timing Has No Effect in Kidney Injury, Sepsis

For patients with sepsis with severe acute kidney injury, no difference between early, delayed strategy
An educational and hand hygiene program involving hand sanitizer can reduce the risk for respiratory infections for children attending day care centers

Hand Hygiene Program Beneficial for Day Care Centers

Education, hand sanitizer intervention can cut respiratory infection rate, antibiotic prescribing
An outbreak of flea-borne typhus in Los Angeles County has so far resulted in 57 cases

Flea-Borne Typhus Outbreak in Los Angeles County

Typhus fever can cause serious complications requiring lengthy hospitalization

September 2018 Briefing – Infectious Disease

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Infectious Disease for September 2018. This roundup includes the...
Curtains surrounding patient beds become progressively contaminated with bacteria

Hospital Privacy Curtains Become Increasingly Contaminated

Ten to 14 days after being hung, curtains show increased MRSA positivity
Arikayce (amikacin liposome inhalation suspension) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat lung disease caused by Mycobacterium avium complex bacteria among patients who do not respond to conventional therapies

FDA Approves New Drug for Antibiotic-Resistant Lung Disease

Arikayce approved to treat lung disease caused by Mycobacterium avium complex bacteria
A major non-profit advocacy group is asking that a large government trial comparing treatments for sepsis be shut down.

Critics Demand Stop to ‘Guinea Pig’ Sepsis Clinical Trial

Clovers trial seeks to determine which IV fluids, vasopressors combo works best to curb sepsis
Customers of an Albuquerque spa who received a "vampire facial" are being warned that they may have been exposed to HIV

Patrons of ‘Vampire Facial’ Spa May Have Been Exposed to HIV

Inspection at the VIP Spa in Albuquerque detected practices that might spread HIV or hepatitis B and C

August 2018 Briefing – Infectious Disease

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Infectious Disease for August 2018. This roundup includes the...