A new antibiotic-beta lactamase combination has been approved for the treatment of complicated intra-abdominal infection (cIAI) in combination with metronidazole, complicated urinary tract infection (cUTI) including pyelonephritis, and hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) including ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP).
Investigations into the role of small aerosol particles in COVID-19 transmission suggest that SARS-CoV-2 may be an airborne hazard. A recent medRxiv preprint study from Singapore adds to this body of evidence.
Monitoring estimated oxygen variation (EOV) using a wearable fitness tracker may facilitate early detection of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) symptom exacerbation and prevent untimely death, according to a new study.
Daily treatment with doxycycline did not shorten recovery time or reduce hospitalization or death in community-dwelling older adults with COVID-19, according to a study from the PRINCIPLE Collaborative Group.
Advisers to the US FDA* unanimously voted for emergency use authorization (EUA) of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster dose in people 65 years and older and those at high risk of severe COVID-19.
SARS-CoV-2 has evolved in a way that makes the virus more capable at spreading, shunning antibodies, or both. What is more is that this change appears to be favouring a more efficient viral aerosol generation, as shown in a recent study.
The administration of inhaled budesonide for the treatment of early COVID-19 in adults reduced the probability of needing urgent medical care and time to recovery, according to findings from the STOIC* trial presented at ERS 2021.