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Guillain-Barré Syndrome May Be Triggered by SARS-CoV-2 Infection

During study period, 22 percent with GBS had confirmed or probable SARS-CoV-2 infection; patients had uniform neurologic features

Robotic Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer Does Not Cut Postop Infections

But overall incidence of postoperative complications significantly lower with robotic versus laparoscopic gastrectomy

Factors Linked to Development of Pediatric Psoriasis Identified

Factors independently linked to development include atopic dermatitis, family history of psoriasis, skin and fungal infections

Antibiotic Dispensing Decreased After COVID-19 Restrictions

36 percent reduction seen in antibiotic dispensing after COVID-19 restrictions; large reduction found in antibiotics for RTIs

1,173 Cases of Domestic Arboviral Disease Reported in 2019 in United States

83 percent of these were West Nile virus disease cases, of which 65 percent were classified as neuroinvasive disease

CDC: Fourth Case of Melioidosis Found in United States

Two of the four patients have died, the agency said Monday

Exposure to Flu-Like Illness in Doctor’s Office Ups Odds of Return Visit

Patients exposed to influenza-like illness in medical office setting more likely to return with similar illness in next two weeks

Fauci Pushes Ambitious Plan to Guard Against Future Pandemics

When a new virus is detected spilling over from animals into people, scientists will be able to quickly manufacture the necessary prototype vaccine

99% of New U.S. COVID Hospitalizations, Deaths Occurring Among the Unvaccinated

FRIDAY, June 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Unvaccinated people now account for nearly all COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths in the United States, federal government...

Dexamethasone Does Not Increase Risk for Surgical-Site Infection

Dexamethasone reduces risk for nausea and vomiting after nonurgent, noncardiac surgery without increasing incidence of surgical-site infection