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Since 2002, the number of hospitalizations due to opioid abuse and dependence has increased by 72%.
Low staffing levels and nurse burnout correlated with increased health-care associated infections in Pennsylvania hospitals.
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Clostridium difficile infection Synonyms Continue Reading Clostridium difficile, Cdiff, CDAD Related Conditions Colitis, toxic megacolon, antibiotic-associated diarrhea 1. Description of the problem What every clinician needs to know Clostridium difficile is an anaerobic spore-forming gram-positive rod that is difficult to isolate in culture. While only 10-30% of antibiotic-associated diarrhea cases are attributable to Cdiff, 60-75%…
Children who are hospitalized for infection have a greater risk of increased BMI and metabolic syndrome in adulthood.
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Single-dose nirsevimab successfully reduced rates of respiratory syncytial virus-associated lower respiratory infections and hospitalizations in pre-term infants.
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Delayed treatment of upper respiratory tract infections with antibiotics is associated with an increased risk for hospital admissions.
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Infections that require hospitalization and treatment with anti-infective agents in childhood are associated with an increased risk for eating disorders in adolescent girls.
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Findings show 15% increased risk 2 days after understaffed day and night shifts.
Invasive MRSA infection disproportionately affects young infants and black children.
The AHA has issued a Presidential Advisory Statement outlining considerations for addressing the effects of opioids on cardiovascular and neurovascular health.