Explore the latest in infectious diseases, including community-acquired and nosocomial disease, antibiotic use and stewardship, and more.
This qualitative study assesses the perceived acceptability of stakeholders (patients, caregivers, investigators) to an early enrollment strategy using advance consent to antibacterial clinical trials for treatment of hospital-associated and ventilator-acquired bacterial pneumonia.
This cohort study tests the association between early administration of intravenous fluids by paramedics and in-hospital mortality among patients with sepsis, accounting for patients’ initial blood pressure.
This survey study of British individuals examines the association of the timing of sexual partnerships, measured as time gaps (serial monogamy) and perceived time overlaps (concurrency) among most recent partners, with sexually transmitted infection diagnosis.
This study evaluates the association between the presence of asymptomatic bacteriuria before a surgical procedure and the risk of developing infections after the procedure among adults who undergo nonurologic operations.
Following esophageal resection for cancer, a 73-year-old man was admitted to the ICU with pneumonia and progressive acute respiratory failure, and he was placed on mechanical ventilation. At day 5, his creatinine level continued to increase. How would you proceed?
This Medical News article examines the ongoing debate about whether people should begin getting immunized against influenza as soon as the vaccine becomes available.
This analysis uses hospital billing databases of inpatient discharges to compare antibiotic prescribing for community-acquired pneumonia by hospital type.
This nationwide register-based cohort study investigates the association between all treated infections since birth and the subsequent risk of development of any treated mental disorder during childhood and adolescence in Denmark.
This JAMA Patient Page describes recent advancements in hepatitis C treatment.
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