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Patients with infective endocarditis and substance use disorder have a more than twofold risk for dying following valve surgery compared with patients without substance use disorder

Substance Use Disorder Ups Risk for Death After IE Valve Surgery

Midterm postoperative period (six months to five years) a particularly vulnerable period
Initiating public reporting was associated with a significant decrease in valve surgery for all infective endocarditis cases

Public Outcomes Reporting Tied to Drop in Valve Replacements

Fewer aortic valve surgeries performed for people with endocarditis, regardless of injection drug use

Infectious Diseases Society of America, Oct. 2-6

The Infectious Diseases Society of America Annual Meeting (ID Week 2019) The annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America was held...
Surveillance data for acute flaccid myelitis suggests a viral etiology

Data Suggest Viral Etiology for Pediatric Acute Flaccid Myelitis

Seventy-nine percent of confirmed cases of AFM had antecedent respiratory or febrile illness
In outpatient settings

Only Half of Ear, Nose, Throat Infections Receive Recommended Antibiotics

First-line antibiotics prescribed at 50 percent of outpatient visits for pharyngitis, sinusitis, otitis media

September 2019 Briefing – Infectious Disease

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Infectious Disease for September 2019. This roundup includes the...
Compared with placebo

No Benefit Found for High-Dose Vitamin C Infusions in Sepsis, ARDS

No differences seen versus placebo in organ dysfunction scores, biomarkers of inflammation or vascular injury
A Connecticut resident has died from eastern equine encephalitis

Connecticut Sees First Death This Year From Mosquito-Borne EEE

Cases have also been reported in Massachusetts, Michigan, and Rhode Island
The proportion of diphtheria case-patients younger than 15 years of age decreased as diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis 3 coverage increased

Increasing DTP3 Coverage Tied to Drop in Diphtheria Cases in Under 15s

In countries with higher case counts, 66 percent of case-patients were unvaccinated, 63 percent <15
The incidence of infective endocarditis associated with drug abuse increased from 2002 to 2016 in the United States

2002 to 2016 Saw Rise in Drug Abuse-Linked Infective Endocarditis

Patients were younger, more often white men, poorer, and had fewer comorbidities