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Study validates new test for bacterial vs viral infectionsA novel assay for distinguishing bacterial from viral infections significantly outperformed routine laboratory parameters and biomarkers in a study using serum remnants from children suspected to have acute infection.
10 ways to control infection (VIDEO)For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses a recent statement published in Pediatrics that discussed key ways to prevent and control infection in ambulatory settings.
Let's talk about antibiotic resistance: Survey resultsOphthalmology Times asked readers for insights on antibiotics and eye infections from clinicians in the field — including experience with postoperative infections after eye surgery, if you use topical antibiotic prior to cataract surgery, how you choose antibiotics in a routine surgical prophylaxis, and more. The 118 U.S.-based ophthalmologists who responded were entered into a drawing to win a $200 gift card. Here are the survey results.
Early exposure to infection may benefit preterm infantsA new study detailing the impact of early infection, antibiotics, and vaccines in preterm infants also offers hope that new vaccine therapies could help decrease sepsis and long-term damage in this vulnerable population.
Tracking infection source after blepharoplasty
Tracking infection source after blepharoplastyInfections after blepharoplasty are uncommon with or without the use of an antibiotic ointment. However, if infections occur, be suspicious of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), said Mark A. Alford, MD.
Cystic fibrosis guidelines for preschool childrenNew guidelines have been published that address monitoring cystic fibrosis in children aged between 2 and 5 years and highlight the key issues for pediatricians in caring for young children during this critical stage of development.
How to evaluate young febrile infantsA large retrospective study of how infants with fever without a cause are evaluated found that physicians are selective in deciding which of these babies will have blood, urine, or cerebral spinal fluid cultures.
Should HPV screening intervals be extended for some women?A new study questions whether current HPV testing intervals can be extended for some. Plus: Can azithromycin prophylaxis prevent post infection in women who have undergone a cesarean?
What’s behind the drop in hospital-acquired conditions?
What’s behind the drop in hospital-acquired conditions?A report from the Department of Health and Human Services indicates positive momentum in efforts to combat hospital-acquired conditions, but experts say more can be done.
Postpartum infection leads to amputationFollowing a normal delivery, a woman develops an infection that leads to severe consequences. Plus: Another case alleging scarring from forceps.