Tag: bloodstream infections

AAP Releases Guidelines for Febrile Infants

The long-anticipated American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for the treatment of well-appearing febrile infants have arrived, and key points include updated guidance for cerebrospinal fluid...

The Risk Factors Behind Infected Pancreatic Necrosis’ Deadly Toll

Patients with infected pancreatic necrosis (IPN) are more likely to experience organ failure and mortality, which makes identifying them as quickly as possible especially crucial....

Fungal Infections Associated With S. boulardii Probiotics

Life-threatening fungal bloodstream infections associated with probiotic supplements have been reported in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases by a group of researchers in Finland. While...

New Guideline for Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of C diff

The American College of Gastroenterology has issued new guidelines on management of Clostridioides difficile infection that now include roles for fecal microbial transplant (FMT), combination testing, and bezlotoxumab....

Motor Abnormalities a Harbinger of Serious Mental Illness?

Motor problems in children may be a harbinger of serious mental illness, new research suggests. Investigators found that motor abnormalities were twice as common among...

CDC Warns of Drug-Resistant Typhoid Fever Outbreak

A new drug-resistant strain of Salmonella Typhi has infected least 71 people in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....

New Guidance for Treating Resistant Gram-Negative Infections

New guidance from the Infectious Diseases Society of America provides practitioners with actionable information for the treatment of antimicrobial-resistant gram-negative pathogens, including extended-spectrum β-lactamase–producing Enterobacterales,...

Statins Linked to Lower Mortality Risk From Sepsis

Among individuals admitted to hospitals with sepsis, statin users had a lower mortality, compared with nonstatin users, according to a recent analysis focused on a...

Levosimendan Hints at Benefit in Unusual Form of Heart Failure

An inotropic and vasodilating drug with few clinical-trial victories in heart failure (HF) or other low-cardiac-output conditions showed some limited success in a specific subtype...

Even Low-Dose Glucocorticoids Up Infection Risk in RA

Even low-dose glucocorticoids (GCs) are associated with a small but significant increased risk for infection among hospitalized patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a study has...

Unexpected Results in New COVID-19 ‘Cytokine Storm’ Data

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The immune system overactivation known as a “cytokine storm” does not...

COVID-19 Update: Treatment Protocol, ICU Mortality

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think...

Even a Few Days of Steroids May Be Risky, New Study Suggests

Extended use of corticosteroids for chronic inflammatory conditions puts patients at risk for serious adverse events (AEs), including cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, cataracts, and diabetes. Now,...

Severe COVID-19 Most Often Affects Children With Comorbidities

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Pediatric patients with significant comorbidities appear to be at increased risk...

Certain Anerobic Bacteria Linked to Increased CRC Risk

Certain species of anerobic bacteria have been linked to dramatic increases in colorectal cancer (CRC), often within a year of infection, although whether or not...

Early Sepsis Care Bundle Does Not Reduce Mortality

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A care bundle for early sepsis management might not reduce mortality or organ dysfunction in patients with community-onset or hospital-onset...

COVID-19 Relief Act Protects Doctors Who Volunteer; More

New Federal Law Includes Med-Mal Shield Among the multiple provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the disaster relief bill signed...

Top 10 Must-Dos in ICU in COVID-19 Include Prone Ventilation

“This is the first guidance to lay out what works and what doesn’t in treating coronavirus-infected patients in intensive care. It’s based on decades of...

Guidance on Obstetric COVID-19 (ISUOG, 2020)

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 30, 2020 — The guideline on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infection control during pregnancy and puerperium was...