Seasonal influenza is associated with a heightened risk of hospitalization in pregnant women during all trimesters but not the postpartum period, with the risk varying by influenza type and ethnicity, a study has found.
Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is associated with increased mortality risk in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), based on the results of a meta-analysis involving 10 observational studies with at least moderate quality.
Children with preoperative illnesses, such as common cold, are not at increased risk for postoperative complications, according to a recent study. Preoperative illnesses that are not severe enough to postpone surgery may even have a protective effect, particularly for postoperative infections.
The risk of severe outcome in children with measles, while independent of age, increases in the presence of encephalitis or pancreatitis and elevated C-reactive protein (CRP) values, a study has found.
A hospital-in-the-home (HITH) programme may be applied to treat selected patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with urinary tract infection (UTI)/pyelonephritis and some with underlying conditions or systemic features, suggests a study.
Use of contaminated ophthalmologic equipment can lead to outbreaks of adenovirus in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), reports a study. Moreover, indirect transmission is possible even in equipment that does not directly contact patients.
Echinocandins are noninferior to amphotericin B (AmB) formulations in the treatment of invasive candidiasis (IC) in children, with fewer discontinuations than in comparator arm, a recent meta-analysis has shown.
Almost a quarter of older patients who are discharged from an acute care hospital and admitted into a post-acute care (PAC) facility carry multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) on their hands, show results of a recent study.
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