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Molecular Diagnosis of SSTIs May Yield Better Clinical Outcomes
Molecular diagnostics provide faster, more complete results than traditional culture-based tests, and their use may improve outcomes for patients with chronic wounds and skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs).
CDC Announces Multistate <i>Salmonella</i> Outbreak Tied to Pre-Cut Melon
The CDC has announced an investigation of a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Adelaide infections that have been linked with pre-cut melon.
False Negative Rapid Test Results Delay Therapy in Patients with Severe Flu Infections
Researchers from the Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital find that half of influenza cases in patients admitted to the ICU received a false-negative rapid influenza antigen test.
Bedside Score Predicts Risk of Carbapenem Resistance in Complicated Urinary Tract Infections
In the past 17 years, the number of hospitalizations due to cUTIs has risen by 50%.
Emerging <em>Candida</em> Species Found to be Capable of Causing Major Outbreaks in Health Care Facilities
Emerging Candida species prove capable of virulent spread in health care facilities, leading to outbreaks.
Iclaprim Found to be Effective and Safe Treatment for Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections
Pooled analyses of 2 phase 3 trials have conclusively established the safety and effectiveness of iclaprim compared to vancomycin in the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI).
Accelerated Evolution, Microbial Style
The President’s Forum at this year’s ASM Microbe meeting opened the eyes of many in the audience to the capacity of microorganisms to evolve.
Infective Endocarditis More Common in Patients With Hematologic Malignancies Than Originally Thought
The incidence of IE was lower in patients having a lower white blood cell count and lower numbers of platelets.
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