Patients with septic shock taking phenylephrine during the 2011 norepinephrine shortage experienced higher in-hospital mortality rates.
However, the HPV vaccine has the potential to reverse the epidemic and prevent thousands of cancers in the United States each year.
A low-carbohydrate lifestyle is an effective treatment option to prevent chronic diseases.
A meta-analysis suggests that patients who take gastric acid suppressants may have a higher risk for recurrent CDI.
PCV10 decreases rate of pneumonia among vaccine-eligible children and older, unvaccinated children.
Elevated cardiac troponin T is also strongly prognostic of cardiac mortality observed in association with community-acquired pneumonia.
Factors that contribute to antibiotic choice for CAP include patient age, previous antibiotic receipt, and private insurance.
Researchers observed a 95.3% reduction of Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteremia after implementation of routine immunization with the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine.
Early, goal-directed therapy did not result in better outcomes for mortality for patients with septic shock.
Adolescents might not seek care or might delay seeking care for STD services because of concerns about confidentiality, including fears that their parents might find out.
The students improved their basic knowledge of HPV and understood the benefits of the HPV vaccine.
Results showed no link between inhaled corticosteroids and risk of pharyngitis, otitis media, or sinusitis.
Findings from a US claims-based retrospective study call for more effective antimicrobial treatments for patients with community-acquired pneumonia.
Symptoms of Seoul virus infection typically begin within 1 to 2 weeks after contact with infectious material and include fever, headache, and back pain.
Herpes zoster was linked to an increased stroke risk in first 90 days among patients with an autoimmune disease.
Higher-potency statins increased hospitalization for community-acquired pneumonia compared with lower-potency statins.
Polyvalent pneumococcal vaccines offered protection against community-acquired pneumonia in COPD patients.
The PPSV23 vaccine may not prevent pneumonia in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Updated international guidelines for managing sepsis and septic shock have been released by the Society of Critical Care Medicine and European Society of Intensive Care Medicine.
A C. difficile epidemic was an unintended consequence of the intensive use of fluoroquinolones.
HSV shedding was detected in 2.4% of swabs during pritelivir treatment compared with 5.3% during valacyclovir treatment.
The USPSTF has released a final recommendation against routine serologic screening for genital herpes simplex virus infection.
Forty percent of people have reported receiving the flu vaccine thus far, including 37% of children.
The screening identified BCL11B as the previously unknown cause of human SCID.
The number of patients dying from infections has remained stable, but some disease threats have changed.
Vitamin D supplementation may be associated with reduced ARIs among long-term care facility residents.
The CDC requested that laboratories report cases and send patient samples to state and local health departments and the CDC.
Conditions such as chronic disease, mental illness, or substance abuse commonly overlap with each other and with poverty, which contributes to poor health.
Bacteria in contact with living tissues form layers that resist penetration by the immune system or antibiotics, but promising treatments abound.
Children younger than 15 may be given 2 HPV vaccine doses instead of 3, and the shots should be spaced at least 6 months apart.