Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Burden of Clostridioides difficile infection down in the U.S.

(HealthDay)—From 2011 to 2017, there was a decrease in the estimated national burden of Clostridium difficile infection, according to a study published in the April 2 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

More evidence indicates healthy people can spread virus (Update)

Scientists offered more evidence Wednesday that the coronavirus is spread by seemingly healthy people who show no clear symptoms, and the federal government issued new guidance warning that anyone exposed to the disease can ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Guidelines on caring for ICU patients with COVID-19

An international team including McMaster University researchers has come together to issue guidelines for health-care workers treating intensive care unit (ICU) patients with COVID-19.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC: Prevalence of any past, present hep B infection 4.3 percent

(HealthDay)—The prevalence of any past or present hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection was 4.3 percent among U.S. adults during 2015 to 2018, according to a March data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control ...

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What does a self-quarantine look like?

(HealthDay)—Many Americans are choosing—or have been told—to self-quarantine to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Published consensus statement offers UTI treatment recommendations

They are among the most common ailments for those residing at post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) centers, yet diagnosing and managing urinary tract infections (UTIs) remains a challenging prospect for caregivers at these ...

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