Norovirus is the leading cause of both sporadic and epidemic gastroenteritis worldwide.
Limited evidence and a lack of quality control for manufacturing practices cast doubt on the use of herbal medicines for gastrointestinal conditions.
Intussusception risk is slightly higher in post-licensure studies than previously reported, but not enough to change clinical practice.
About a quarter had contaminated hands, suggesting an important mode of Clostridium difficile transmission in hospital settings.
FDA approves first generic versions of Aciphex delayed-release tablets to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Probiotic supplements do not appear to prevent antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD) or diarrhea caused by Clostridium difficile in elderly patients.
Health care providers should remain vigilant to the potential for increased norovirus activity in the ongoing season related to the emergent GII.4 Sydney strain.
As more people grill and prepare food outdoors, are you prepared to treat patients who present with acute gastrointestinal illness?
Post-licensure data from the Vaccine Safety Datalink did not show increases in intussusception among infants aged 4 to 34 weeks in the first week or month after vaccination with the pentavalent rotavirus vaccine.
Goldenseal, one of the most popular herbs in the United States today, is used as a base in many herbal preparations. Also known as yellow root, ground raspberry or Indian turmeric, goldenseal is credited with a number of different medicinal properties.