Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Recommendations developed for management of Lyme disease

(HealthDay)—In new evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, published online Nov. 30 in Clinical Infectious Diseases, recommendations are presented for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of Lyme disease. The guidelines ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Group B strep and having a baby: what pregnant women need to know

Group B streptococcal (GBS) is a common bacteria that likes to live in the human gut and migrate down the rectum, vagina and sometimes to the urinary tract. Not everyone has GBS but even if you do, you might not know it; ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Oral antibiotics noninferior to IV for bone, joint infection

(HealthDay)—For patients being treated for bone or joint infection, oral antibiotics are noninferior to intravenous antibiotics, according to a study published in the Jan. 31 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Pediatrics

Antibiotic overload a concern for Aussie kids

A new study has found that half of Australian infants are treated with antibiotics during their first year of life – one of the highest rates in the world.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Chronic Lyme disease treatments tied to serious adverse effects

(HealthDay)—Serious bacterial infections have been documented during treatment for chronic Lyme disease, according to research published in the June 16 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity ...

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.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

No Lyme disease in Australia, new research finds

Lyme disease cannot be contracted in Australia and patients should not be treated with antibiotics for so-called Lyme-like diseases, new medical research has found.

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