Fidaxomicin demonstrated the strongest evidence for being the most effective treatment in providing a long-term cure for C difficile infection.
As of end of May 2018, 199 cases of salmonellosis identified that were linked to kratom consumption.
The United States has the seventh highest prevalence of Chagas infection in the Western hemisphere, with most cases seen among immigrants from Latin America.
Inverse association identified between NME rate and MMR vaccine coverage of kindergarteners.
The administration of PCV7 and PCV13 reduced the number of ambulatory visits for otitis media in pediatric patients.
Using state- and individual-level data from the 1995-2014 National Immunization Survey, the effect of a state's Universal Purchase adoption on vaccination rates was estimated.
Estimated annual incidence of viral meningitis is 2.73 per 100,000 UK adults.
The 2017-2018 influenza season in the United States (October 1, 2017-May 19, 2018) was a high-severity season.
Annual occasion is a good time for health care providers to encourage testing
The CDC has identified an increasing number of Shigella isolates that test within the susceptible range for the fluoroquinolone antibiotic ciprofloxacin.
ACX-362E is a targeted, narrow spectrum oral antibiotic that blocks the DNA replication process through inhibition of polymerase III, which has been shown to be bactericidal.
First documented case of Keystone infection in a human.
Although heads of state and governments have pledged to reduce premature mortality from noncommunicable diseases by one-third by 2030, many countries are not on track to achieve this goal.
Lyme neuroborreliosis diagnosis had no substantial effect on long-term survival, health, or educational/social functioning yet may be associated with an increased risk of hematologic and nonmelanoma skin cancers.
197 cases of illness linked to the E coli outbreak, 5 of which were fatal
The CDC recommends 2 doses of the MMR vaccine, which provides 97% protection against measles, prior to international travel.
Humoral response seen for 97.8% of HZ/su vaccine recipients vs 2% of placebo
Benefits of protection with 2 doses administered over 1 month make the vaccine an important option for prevention of HBV.
Future studies might focus on the use of electronic medical record warning systems or other prompts to improve diagnostic test use in at-risk individuals.
Metabolic syndrome also associated with higher alanine aminotransferase levels longitudinally
Screening prevalence 11.5 to 12.8%; similar rate for cohort born from 1966 to 1985
Zika virus shown to be of moderate to high efficacy in eliminating prenatal infections.
In this large, real-world cohort of patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection, equivalent sustained virologic response rates were found with both 8-week and 12-week treatment.
End-of-treatment HBsAg levels may be a clinically useful biomarker to predict HBV relapse in patients with chronic hepatitis B regardless of HBeAg status.
A 25-year-old woman presents to the emergency department with a chief complaint of headache, back pain, and fever, while also experiencing some vaginal itching and discharge.
Antibiotic resistance is a nationwide issue that affects every state, so how do we combat it?
Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, is an inflammation of the conjunctiva.
Recommendations for daily doses of emtricitabine (FTC)/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) resulted in protective drug concentrations for men and transgender women.
TDF did not reduce mother-to-child HBV transmission in mothers taking hepatitis B Ig and HBV vaccine.
Elbasvir and grazoprevir, taken in combination for 12 weeks, successfully treated virologic response in patient with hepatitis C genotype 1b.