An observational cohort study in Zhejiang, China, has seen many asymptomatic children with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), demonstrating the difficulty in isolating paediatric patients who do not have clear epidemiological information. In addition, this poses a serious situation in community-acquired infections.
Ophthalmologists are advised to cooperate with local infection control teams in the implementation of infection control measures that are appropriate for their clinical settings in order to minimize the transmission of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), suggests a Hong Kong study.
Pneumonia caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in pregnant women shows similar clinical characteristics to that in nonpregnant adult patients with the same condition, according to a recent study.
Exposure to nitroimidazole appears to mitigate the efficacy of nitroimidazole-based triple regimen, but not quadruple therapy, in patients with Helicobacter pylori infection, results of a study have shown.
The risk of gastric cancer in patients cured of Helicobacter pylori appears to be greater in the second decade of follow-up than in the prior 10-year period, with the risk being specific to diffuse-type of disease among those with mild-to-moderate gastric atrophy, a study has reported.
Urogenital infections remain a major reason for women to visit their family physician and their subsequent referral to obstetrics and gynaecology or urology specialists. The association between abnormal vaginal microbiota and an increased risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), as well as an increased rate of preterm labour, indicates the need to better understand and manage urogenital health in women. Probiotics are “live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host”. As such, there is a sound rationale for using probiotics to maintain female vaginal and bladder health.
The angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) losartan did not improve inflammation, T-cell immune recovery, or fibrotic activity among older persons living with HIV (PLHIV) and viral suppression, according to data presented at CROI 2020.