Many adverse events could be avoidable with more judicious use of antibiotics.
The number of emergency department visits for herpes zoster have increased from 2006 to 2013.
The CDC found that 28% of young men who have sex with men have undergone HIV testing, though they account for 83% of new diagnoses.
Study findings suggest that nursing home residents should receive more guidance in using strategies to prevent aspiration during eating and drinking.
The universal vaccination against hepatitis B virus infection prevented non-Hodgkin lymphoma in adolescents.
Vaccines given shortly after birth demonstrated a strong inhibitory response to maternal antibodies.
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices released updated guidelines to include recommendations for the 3-dose formulation of serogroup B meningococcal vaccine.
Treatment with amphotericin B was superior to itraconazole as an induction therapy for HIV-associated talaromycosis.
Continued antiretroviral therapy was found to be safe and beneficial in HIV-positive postpartum women with high CD4+ T cell counts.
Clinicians and patients should be aware that treatments for chronic Lyme disease can carry serious risks.
A 66-year-old woman with a history of sarcoidosis and hypertension presents to the emergency department for 4 days with right-sided abdominal pain, vomiting, fever, and mild diarrhea without blood.
Antibiotics do not always need to be used for cutaneous abscesses, but the condition must be evaluated on a case-by-case basis to make a final decision regarding the appropriate course of treatment for any individual.
About 76% of US jurisdictions reported healthcare-associated cases of Legionnaires' disease.
Study finds flu shots are less effective for obese adults compared to healthy weight individuals.
Strategies are available to reduce the risk of HIV transmission using sperm from HIV-infected male.
Researchers found that multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria colonization prevalence ranged from 11.2% of residents to 59.1%.
Researchers predict that the infection rate could be as low as 12,000 people a year by 2025.
Cholera, an acute, diarrheal illness, is spread by drinking water or eating food that is contaminated with cholera bacteria.
The researchers found that 2 doses of the HPV vaccine were just as protective as 3 doses.
About 1 in 4 adult patients with pneumonia do not respond to initial prescription of antibiotic treatment.
The CDC recommends using an EPA-registered insect repellent, which is proven safe and effective, even for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Individuals have a higher risk of tick bites and tickborne diseases from May through July.
In patients receiving methadone maintenance treatment, researchers observed, on average, 25 fewer deaths/1000 person years than in patients who discontinue it.
The use of inhaled corticosteroids is associated with an increased risk of pneumonia in asthma patients.
Compared with current use of metformin + sulfonylurea, the use of thiazolidinediones + metformin was associated with an increased risk of community-acquired pneumonia.
Clinicians should consider risk of pneumonia when weighing the benefits and risks of benzodiazepines in patients with Alzheimer disease.
Statin use decreased rates of decompensation in patients with liver cirrhosis due to HBV and HCV infections and in patients with alcohol-induced cirrhosis.
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.