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SEP-1 Bundle Compliance Associated with Reduced Hospital Readmissions
As the leading cause of unplanned 30-day hospital readmissions, sepsis affects more than 1.5 million individuals each year.
Daily TB Therapy Superior to Thrice-Weekly in Patients with HIV
A recent study finds that daily antituberculosis therapy is more effective than a thrice-weekly regimen among HIV-positive patients with pulmonary tuberculosis.
Long-Term Antibiotic Use Linked to Higher Risk of Death from Heart Disease in Women
Preliminary research suggests that women who take antibiotics for long periods of time in late adulthood may be at increased risk of death from heart disease and other causes.
Herpes Zoster Vaccine Subunit Prevents Herpes Zoster Episodes Following HSCT
The vaccine reduced the risk of herpes zoster by 68.2% in high-risk recipients of hematopoietic stem cell transplant.
Shorter Duration Tuberculosis Prevention Option Available for People Living With HIV
A new study finds that a 1-month course of antibiotics is as safe & effective as the commonly recommended 9-month course in preventing tuberculosis in those with HIV.
Recalls You Should Know About—Week of March 18, 2018
In case you missed them, we’ve compiled a list of the latest recalls posted this week.
Top 5 Infectious Disease News of the Week—March 18, 2018
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out our top 5 articles of the week.
TB Cases Decline in the US, But Progress Too Slow to Achieve Elimination in This Century
In light of World TB Day, the CDC has released provisional TB surveillance data indicating a decline in cases in the United States, but at a rate that’s too slow to achieve elimination in this century.
The new test can differentiate between Lyme disease and 7 other tick-borne diseases.