The US Food and Drug Administration has given the green light to Moderna and Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 booster shots for eligible populations amid reports of waning immunity and breakthrough infections.
Differential diagnosis of preseptal and orbital cellulitis show “extremely sensitive” clinical presentation and C-reactive protein (CRP), according to a study, noting that prompt initiation of intravenous antibiotics is required and helps prevent surgical procedures even in those with incipient abscesses.
Broad spectrum (BS) antianaerobic therapy shows greater and even longer-lasting effect on the lung microbiome of patients with cystic fibrosis, without achieving recovery of pulmonary function noted with narrow spectrum (NS) therapy, reports a study.
Treatment with corticosteroids (CS) among children with multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C) cardiovascular involvement temporarily associated with COVID-19 leads to faster normalization of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), fever, improved laboratory analysis, and shorter intensive care unit stay than treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG), a study has shown.
A large retrospective study from the US, presented at IDWeek 2021, has shown that the Abbott ID NOW rapid molecular COVID-19 assay is highly sensitive and specific at detecting SARS-CoV-2 infection in a paediatric population.
Antibiotic (ie, amoxicillin) treatment for children presenting with uncomplicated (ie, non-pneumonic) lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) in primary care does not appear to be effective, suggests findings from the UK ARTIC PC* trial.