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ACIP Releases Immunization Recommendations for 2017-2018 Flu Season
The CDC shares ACIP’s recommendations regarding the prevention and control of seasonal influenza with vaccines for the 2017-2018 season.
Oral Prednisone Found to be Ineffective Against Bronchitis Symptoms
The results of a new study from the United Kingdom reveal that oral prednisone had no effect on the severity and duration of symptoms in adult patients suffering from bronchitis.
Influenza Triggers Immune Responses Resulting in Relapse in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis
A recent study investigates what causes relapse in those with multiple sclerosis and sought to glean insight into the brain activity of patients with MS during respiratory infections.
Building Airborne Isolation Units During Emergent Times
Negative pressure isolation rooms will be in high-demand during an outbreak of SARS, MERS, or pandemic flu, but how will we meet these needs?
Is it Time to Give Inhaled Antibiotics Another Chance?
Lucy B. Palmer, MD, from Stony Brook University School of Medicine in New York argues that inhaled antibiotic therapy provides higher drug concentrations of antibiotics with fewer systemic side effects than IV therapy.
Point-of-Care Diagnosis for Tuberculosis May Reduce Patients' Time to Treatment
Researchers find that performing a TB diagnostic test in a clinic as opposed to a centralized laboratory greatly reduced patients’ time to treatment.
Dalbavancin For Treatment of MRSA Pneumonia
Researchers from the University of Mississippi report a case of an HIV-positive man with pneumonia due to MRSA who was treated with dalbavancin.
Infection with Pneumonia or Sepsis Linked with Increased Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
The results of a new study reveal increased risk of cardiovascular disease in adults previously hospitalized for pneumonia or sepsis.
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