Influenza infection anytime during pregnancy was not associated with increased risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in their children, and the initial association with influenza vaccination during the first trimester was insignificant after accounting for multiple comparisons, according to data from the KPNC* cohort.
The level of procalcitonin in the blood has high diagnostic ability and is an effective biomarker for distinguishing burn patients with sepsis from those without sepsis, a new meta-analysis reports.
The rates of acute gastroenteritis have reduced in primary care in the UK following the introduction of oral rotavirus vaccination in infants, a recent study found.
Handwashing appears to have a minor contribution to Ebola transmission risk-related dermatitis, according to a new study, suggesting that communities dealing with Ebola should employ the handwashing method that is most appropriate to their situation and circumstance.
There appears to be no observable and significant reduction in the number of postoperation visits for upper respiratory infection following tonsillectomy, with upper respiratory infections dropping over time regardless of whether the procedure is performed or not, a new study reports.
The experimental Ebola virus vaccine rVSV-ZEBOV shows 100 percent efficacy in protecting against the disease, assessed from day 10 onwards, according to final data from the Ebola ça Suffit!* (which translates to “Ebola that’s enough!”) trial in Guinea and Sierra Leone.
Among men with pharyngeal gonorrhoea, the use of Listerine mouthwashes appears to significantly reduce the amount of Neisseria gonorrhoeae on the pharyngeal surface and may help prevent the sexually transmitted disease from spreading, according to findings from an Australian randomized controlled trial and an in vitro study.
The rates of herpes zoster (HZ) vaccination may significantly improve with the electronic identification of vaccine eligibility and best practice alert (BPA), according to a quality improvement project based on the pre- and postintervention design.
Physicians should exercise care in prescribing proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapies, with a new study suggesting that PPIs are associated with an upped risk of infectious gastroenteritis-related hospitalization.
There appears to be a high percentage of elderly patients with active hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection who may not be eligible for treatment due mostly to the presence of uncontrolled comorbidities and excessive alcohol use, according to a study.