Individuals with obesity are at an elevated risk of developing infections, particularly that of the skin in both men and women, and those of the gastrointestinal and urinary tracts and sepsis in women only, according to a study.
The PRoFeSs score―which includes the Charlson score, as well as levels of day 3 lactate, day 1 and day 3 procalcitonin, day 3 D-dimer, and day 1 brain-type natriuretic peptide―can identify severe community-acquired pneumonia patients at high risk of poor outcomes 5 days after ICU admission, a recent study has found.
An 8- or 12-week regimen of glecaprevir plus pibrentasvir appears to be safe and effective in the treatment of genotype 2 hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in patients undergoing haemodialysis, as reported in a recent Japanese cohort study.
Bloodstream infections are common among patients with epidermal necrolysis and are mostly caused by Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a recent study has found. Skin cultures may help predict such infections.
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmission from infected children to other relatives happens, and the only documented way of transmission either directly or indirectly is through parenteral route, a recent study has found.
Systolic blood pressure appears to have a strong association with aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (aSAH) but not with unruptured intracranial aneurysm (UIA), whereas current smoking and female sex are risk factors for both conditions, a study has found.