A combination antibiotic regimen with a macrolide was shown to improve short- and long-term outcomes in patients with community-acquired pneumonia.
The AAP has updated guidelines on infection prevention and control that include the endorsement of immunization for healthcare personnel and guidance during outbreaks of infectious diseases.
Researchers developed a clinical tool to predict prolonged hospital stays in patients with pediatric community-acquired pneumonia.
The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the Infectious Diseases Society of America have added updates to the hepatitis C guidelines to include kidney transplant, pregnant, and pediatric patients.
With a continuing resurgence in pertussis, efforts should focus on maximizing Tdap uptake among pregnant women.
The researchers found that 42% of the estimated 12 million ever-employed adults with current asthma had received a pneumococcal vaccine.
Virological response, efficacy, noninferiority, and tolerability were tested for bictegravir, emtricitabine, and tenofovir alafenamide in patients with HIV.
According to the report, 1.6 million cases were chlamydia, and there were 470,000 cases of gonorrhea and almost 28,000 primary and secondary syphilis cases.
Alternative treatments should be offered to pregnant women with HIV instead of tenofovir or emtricitabine.
Smartphone-based electronic reader reliable for point-of-care tests in HIV and T pallidum infectionsSeptember 15, 2017
The findings shed new light on the applicability of smartphone-based electronic readers in point-of-care testing.
Total influenza vaccination rates among children in the 2016 to 2017 influenza season dropped 1.6% from the year before.
Digital immunoassays and rapid nucleic acid amplification tests have higher sensitivities for detecting influenza than rapid influenza diagnostic tests.
Adherence decreased over time in adolescent MSM who participated in a 48-week HIV PrEP intervention.
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has released the guidelines for the 2017-2018 season.
The FDA has approved benznidazole to treat the tropical parasitic infection Chagas disease in children.
This approval provides an additional treatment option for patients with complicated urinary tract infection.
Men who are admitted to the hospital with a serious infection may have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease in the years immediately following the infection.
Hypoxia, increased work of breathing outweigh tachypnea, auscultatory findings in diagnosing pneumoniaAugust 28, 2017
No single clinical observation reliably differentiates pneumonia from other causes of respiratory illness in children.
Researchers observed excess community-acquired infections incidence in individuals with mild to severe chronic kidney disease.
Clinicians must rely on the combination of clinical examination, signs and symptoms, microbiologic testing, and radiographic findings to diagnose hospital-acquired pneumonia.
Researchers found the H3N2 virus in swine at state fairs in Ohio and Michigan, which was transmitted to humans.
The live attenuated vaccine was ineffective among children between 2 and 17 years of age during the 2015-2016 season.
The disease may often go undiagnosed in adults because clinicians may be relatively inexperienced in identifying childhood illnesses in adults.
Researchers found that in a cohort of pregnant women, receipt of influenza vaccine the previous year predicts higher baseline antibody titers and decreased peak antibody responses against all influenza strains.
Rapid HIV testing offered in parallel to patient-clinician consultations increases the testing rate in the emergency department.
The new guidelines address the issue of how to manage pretreatment HIV drug resistance in countries where the prevalence of is 10% or higher.
A child who was diagnosed with HIV at 1 month and received early treatment has suppressed the virus without anti-HIV therapy for 8.5 years.
A rare case reports a 51-year-old man who primarily presented with multiple nodules on his scalp.
The hospital and ICU mortality rates of critically ill patients with VZV-CAP were 24% and 17%, respectively.
The risks of both stroke and myocardial infarction were highest the first year after the onset of herpes zoster and decreased with time.