Tag: immunocompromised

FDA Approves 20-Valent Pneumococcal Vaccine (Prevnar)

The FDA has approved a novel pneumococcal 20-valent conjugate vaccine capable of protecting against 20 serotypes implicated in most cases of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD)...

New Oral Protein Shows Promise for Ulcerative Colitis

A plant-based fusion protein is safe and effective for inducing favorable immune modulation in patients with mild to moderate ulcerative colitis with no immune suppression–side...

Jack Remington, MD, Noted Toxoplasmosis Researcher, Dies at 90

Dr Jack. S. Remington Jack. S. Remington, MD, the Stanford University clinical scientist who developed a test to identify babies at risk for dangerous toxoplasmosis,...

COVID-19 Infection Conveys Imperfect Immunity in Young Adults

Do your patients think that getting COVID-19 is fully protective against subsequent reinfection? Tell it to the Marines. A study of U.S. Marine recruits on...

Patients With Cancer Need Both Doses of COVID Vax

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The first report on responses to COVID-19 vaccination among patients with...

3.9 million J&J COVID Shots to Ship, More Expected Soon

The federal government is shipping 3.9 million doses of Johnson and Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine starting today, just days after the FDA granted the shot emergency...

Virus ‘Endemic,’ Expect More Variants, Vaccine Tweaks

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. After a new, potentially more easily transmissible genetic variant of SARS-CoV-2...

Hand Hygiene in Pediatric ICUs: Identifying Areas for Improvement

A multidisciplinary team seeking to measure compliance with hand hygiene (HH) practices in pediatric ICUs across Europe found compliance was comparable and relatively high among...

Slow Taper off Antimalarial Avoids Lupus Flare During Remission

Slowly tapering off – or remaining on – antimalarial medications can help prevent disease flare in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who’ve achieved clinical...

Immunodeficiency Strongly Linked to Mental Illness, Suicidality

Patients with a primary humoral immunodeficiency (PID) are 91% more likely to have a psychiatric disorder and 84% more likely to exhibit suicidal behavior, compared...

Rilonacept Resolves, Prevents Pericarditis Recurrence

Results of a phase 3 trial show that treatment with rilonacept (Arcalyst), a drug already approved to treat inflammatory disease, both resolved acute episodes of...

Regeneron Must Ration COVID-19 Treatment, CEO Says

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The COVID-19 monoclonal antibody cocktail that President Donald Trump received as...

Tailoring Treatment for Psoriasis, PsA, and Pregnancy

With an average age of diagnosis of 28 years, and one of two incidence peaks occurring at 15-30 years, psoriasis affects many women in the...

Pandemic Dictates Reconsideration of Pemphigus Therapy

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The conventional treatment mainstays for pemphigus are problematic during the COVID-19...

CDC to Urge Against Repeat Testing After COVID Illness Resolves

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is preparing guidance that will urge against repeated diagnostic testing for SARS-CoV-2 in individuals who have...