Cardiology

Infective endocarditis more common with valve issues

(HealthDay)—Individuals with bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) and mitral valve prolapse (MVP) have a higher risk of developing infective endocarditis (IE) than the general population, according to a study published in the June ...

Surgery

Bundle of items can reduce SSI rate in colon surgery

(HealthDay)—Implementation of a bundle of five items can reduce the surgical site infection (SSI) rate in colon surgery, according to a study published online Feb. 1 in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Prophylactic antibiotics cut risk of anti-EGFR skin rash

(HealthDay)—For patients receiving anti-epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) treatment, the risk of developing skin rash is reduced for those taking prophylactic antibiotics, according to a review published online May ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Children with childhood leukemia benefit from prophylactic antibiotics

Prophylactic antibiotics significantly reduce the risk of serious bacterial infections in children during the critical first month of treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common childhood cancer, according ...

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