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The incidence of infection increases with glucocorticoid dose for patients with polymyalgia rheumatica or giant cell arteritis

Oral Steroids Increase Infection Risk in Inflammatory Disease

Dose-response effect seen with increased infection risk even at low daily doses of oral glucocorticoids
Almost all health care workers with acute respiratory illness report working at least one day while symptomatic

Health Care Workers With ARIs Often Work While Symptomatic

Likelihood of working higher if symptoms less severe and on illness onset date versus subsequent days
On Thursday

FDA Warns of Infections From Fecal Transplants After One Death

Fecal microbiota transplantation is a still-experimental procedure, as yet unapproved by the FDA
Low-virulent microorganisms frequently detected on pedicle screws may be an important cause of spinal implant loosening and failure in patients without signs of infection

Microbes Tied to Pedicle Screw Loosening, Spinal Implant Failure

Low-virulent microorganisms detected using sonication on extracted hardware
Nurse understaffing is associated with an increased risk for health care-associated infections among hospitalized patients

Nurse Understaffing Ups Inpatient Infection Risk

Findings show 15 percent increased risk two days after understaffed day and night shifts
An online intervention may be effective in reducing a mother's intention to bring her child to a primary care clinic for low-risk pediatric respiratory tract infections

Online Intervention May Cut Unnecessary Primary Care Visits

Findings based on reduction in a mother's intent to attend clinic for pediatric respiratory tract infections

May 2019 Briefing – Infectious Disease

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Infectious Disease for May 2019. This roundup includes the...
Lower socioeconomic status is associated with an increased risk for above-knee amputation after periprosthetic joint infection of the knee

Poverty Ups Risk for Amputation After Knee Replacement

No racial or sex disparities seen for risk for amputation after periprosthetic joint infections
The Synovasure Lateral Flow Test Kit was granted approval for marketing as an aid in detecting periprosthetic joint infection when evaluating patients for revision surgery

FDA Permits Marketing of Test to Detect Periprosthetic Joint Infection

Synovasure Lateral Flow Test Kit could help patients avoid unnecessary revision surgery
A closed intensive care unit (ICU) model

Closed ICU Model May Reduce Hospital-Acquired Infections

Decline seen in CLABSI, CAUTI, VAP rates; no change in C. diff infection, MRSA blood infection rates