Clostridium difficile (CD) infection remains high in patients with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) or myelodysplasia syndrome (MDS) undergoing allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (alloHCT), a recent study has shown. Moreover, patients with CD infection appear to have a significantly lower overall survival.
Age and blood biomarkers such as aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and the hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) predict mortality risk in patients with advanced schistosomiasis 2 years after discharge, a recent study has found.
Cryptococcosis is more common in nonhuman immunodeficiency virus (HIV) nontransplant (NHNT) patients, and this population tends to have more localized pulmonary cryptococcosis and significantly higher 90-day mortality, reports a study.
An increase in intensive care unit (ICU) management and bacterial pneumonia development occurs in children with special risk medical conditions (SRMC), but a rise in the probability of death or need for mechanical ventilation remains inconsistent, suggests a recent study.
The severity criteria of the British Thoracic Society (BTS) guideline for paediatric community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) boast of a fair to excellent capacity in predicting the need for hospitalization (NFH) and disposition, a study has shown.
The 30-day all-cause mortality is similar between definitive therapy with vancomycin or a beta-lactam among patients with an ampicillin-susceptible enterococcal bloodstream infection (BSI), a recent study has shown.
Monthly supplementation with high-dose vitamin D does little to stave off the risk of developing acute respiratory infection in older adults with low prevalence of profound vitamin D deficiency, a study has found.
Women who develop infection during delivery hospitalization are at higher risk of being readmitted for ischaemic stroke within 30 days postpartum, especially those with no hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, a study reports.