Pediatrics

Good news for kids recovering from complex pneumonia

In some good news for families of children recovering from complex pneumonia, doctors recommend in a study published by Pediatrics it's better to send kids home from the hospital with oral instead of intravenous antibiotics.

Oncology & Cancer

Central venous catheters up infection risk in cancer patients

(HealthDay)—Long-term central venous catheters (CVCs) are associated with an increased risk of infection in older adults with cancer, according to research published online June 30 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study exposes infection risks in home health

Millions of Americans depend on home health care services to recover from surgeries and hospital stays, as well as to manage daily life with chronic conditions. But all too often, evidence-based practices for preventing infections ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Commonly used catheter's safety tied to patient population

A new study reports that peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) do not reduce the risk of central line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) in hospitalized patients. PICCs have become one of the most commonly ...

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