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Infections linked to injections of black tar heroin have killed seven people in San Diego County in the past two months

Seven Deaths in California From Infections Tied to Black Tar Heroin

Nine people, aged 19 to 57, have been admitted to area hospitals with myonecrosis bacterial infections
A digital sepsis alert is associated with improved outcomes

Digital Sepsis Monitoring May Improve Inpatient Outcomes

Systemwide implementation presents opportunity to improve care for patients who may have sepsis

November 2019 Briefing – Infectious Disease

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Infectious Disease for November 2019. This roundup includes the...
In two reports published online Nov. 25 in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology

Antimicrobial Resistance Patterns Examined for Adult, Peds HAIs

Antimicrobial nonsusceptibility less prevalent in pediatric than adult health care-associated infections
Continuous use of proton pump inhibitor therapy is associated with an increased risk for acute gastroenteritis during winter epidemic periods with peak circulation of enteric viruses

Continuous PPI Use May Increase Risk for Acute Gastroenteritis

Risk for acute gastroenteritis icreased for all ages combined and for those aged 45 to 64, 65 to 74, ≥75
Using statins for as short a time as three months can put patients at risk for developing diabetes and skin and soft tissue infections

Risk for Skin Infections, Diabetes Increase With Statin Use

Study shows mechanism of statins can induce onset of diabetes
Only complete eradication of Helicobacter pylori infection

H. Pylori Infection Must Be Wiped Out to Cut Gastric Cancer Risk

Risk for gastric cancer tied to H. pylori infection higher in blacks, Asians, Hispanics/Latinos
Most cases of infection-related stillbirth may be due to bacterial pathogens

Infection Likely Cause of One in Eight Stillbirths

E. coli, group B streptococcus, and enterococcus species most common bacterial pathogens
Progress has been made in slowing antibiotic resistance-associated deaths

Some Progress Made in Slowing Antibiotic Resistance-Linked Deaths

Deaths decreased 18 percent since 2013 report, but more than 2.8 million infections occur each year
For offspring of mothers with inflammatory disease

ACR: Few Serious Infections Seen in Infants Exposed to non-TNFis, Tofacitinib

Findings observed for offspring of mothers receiving tofacitinib, non-TNFis for inflammatory disease