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Repeated courses of antibiotics may be associated with adverse outcomes

Repeated Courses of Antibiotics Linked to Hospital Admissions

For patients with frequent prior antibiotic use, rates of admission remained elevated over six months

February 2020 Briefing – Infectious Disease

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Infectious Disease for February 2020. This roundup includes the...
Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus have increased colonization with Staphylococcus aureus in cutaneous lupus erythematosus lesions

S. aureus Colonization Increased in Skin Lesions in Lupus Patients

Repression of barrier gene expression, increased S. aureus-binding integrins in SLE keratinocytes found

January 2020 Briefing – Infectious Disease

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Infectious Disease for January 2020. This roundup includes the...
Exposure to controlled-release hydromorphone

Hydromorphone-CR Exposure Ups Heart Infection Risk in PWID

Rates of infective endocarditis increased among PWID exposed to controlled-release hydromorphone
Treatment with intravenous vitamin C

High-Dose IV Vitamin C Does Not Speed Resolution of Septic Shock

Combination of vitamin C, hydrocortisone, thiamine not superior to usual care with hydrocortisone alone
From 1990 to 2017

Sepsis Associated With Almost 20 Percent of Global Deaths

Sepsis incidence and mortality decreased from 1990 to 2017, but considerable regional variation identified
Untreated chronic oral infection is not associated with post-hematopoietic stem cell transplant outcomes

Untreated Oral Infection Not Tied to Stem Cell Transplant Outcomes

Untreated oral infections pretransplant not linked to post-HSCT survival during six-month follow-up
Central venous catheter placement with peripherally inserted central catheters in children is associated with increased risks for venous thromboembolism

Risk for Blood Clots Increased With PICC Placement in Children

CLABSI, CVC malfunction risks also up for PICCs versus tunneled lines in children
Treating colonized parents may reduce the risk for Staphylococcus aureus transmission to neonates in the neonatal intensive care unit

Treating Colonized Parents May Cut S. Aureus Transmission in NICU

Treatment includes intranasal mupirocin and bathing with chlorhexidine-impregnated cloths