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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...

Three New Drugs Implicated in ANCA-Associated Vasculitis

The overactive bladder treatment mirabegron (Myrbetriq) is one of three new drugs to be linked to cases of drug-associated antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody–associated vasculitis (DA-AAV) according...

2 Sets of Guidelines Disagree

With two sets of Clostridioides difficile recommendations being published within a month of each other, clinicians may find themselves trying to reconcile some of the...

Antibiotic Link to Rise in Early Onset Colon Cancer?

Exposure to antibiotics appears to be associated with the development of colon cancer, particularly in younger people, and could be contributing to the increase in...

Doxycycline Trumps Azithromycin for Asymptomatic Rectal Chlamydia

A 1-week course of doxycycline is more effective than single-dose azithromycin to treat rectal chlamydia in men who have sex with men (MSM), according to...

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....

Gut Microbes With Resistance Genes Hitchhike Home With Travelers

Travelers returning home from foreign destinations are bringing back more than tourist souvenirs and memories. Their guts may be harboring new microbial hitchhikers, some of...

Microbiome Therapeutic Offers Protection Against Recurrent C diff

SER-109, an oral microbiome therapeutic, safely protects against Clostridioides difficile recurrence for up to 24 weeks, according to a recent phase 3 trial. Three days of treatment...

Antibiotic Cut ANCA-Vasculitis Infection Risk With Rituximab

The serious infection risk associated with rituximab treatment for antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV) is high but can be offset by co-prescribing co-trimoxazole, data...

2021 May Be Big Lyme Disease Year

May 7, 2021 — Planning to hit the beach this summer? You might want to throw some bug spray into that beach bag along with your sunscreen....

Most Patients Labeled Penicillin-Allergic Really Aren’t

Most people whose medical record says they are allergic to penicillin are not actually intolerant, an allergist said Thursday during the first day of sessions...

New Guidelines on Antibiotic Prescribing Focus on Shorter Courses

An antibiotic course of 5 days is usually just as effective as longer courses but with fewer side effects and decreased overall antibiotic exposure for...

Rural Women Receive Antibiotics for Longer Than Necessary for UTIs

Women living in rural areas were significantly more likely than were those in urban areas to receive inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions for urinary tract infections, based...

Tree Resin Compound Defeats Drug-Resistant Bacteria in Lab Tests

A new compound made from tree resin kills almost 100% of drug-resistant bacteria without harming healthy tissue, laboratory studies suggest. Made into a film, this...

Expert Highlights Advances in DRESS

Mounting evidence suggests it’s a mistake to reject the diagnosis of drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms, or DRESS, simply because the interval between...

A Case of an Underdiagnosed Condition?

A 46-year-old North Carolina man, who was pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving, vehemently denied consuming alcohol. When he refused to take a breathalyzer...

5 Things to Know About Meningococcal Disease

Neisseria meningitidis (meningococcus) is a leading cause of bacterial meningitis and septicemia, with about 1.2 million cases of infection and 135,000 deaths globally each year....

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,...

Potentially Practice-Changing Bacterial Therapy Trials Analyzed

A new formulation of an existing antibacterial agent and a potential therapeutic approach to a challenging clinical problem were the focus of a session on...

Expert Spotlights Recent Advances in the Medical Treatment of Acne

In the opinion of Lawrence F. Eichenfield, MD, recent advances in the medical treatment of acne make it “an exciting time” for treating patients with...

Antibiotics or Appendectomy? Both Good Options

Patients given antibiotics for appendicitis fared no worse in quality of life, at least in the short term, than did patients whose appendix was removed,...

Prescription Fills Mostly Down for Leading Drugs

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Prescription fills for hydroxychloroquine/chloroquine spiked right after COVID-19 was declared a...

EMA Restricts Fosfomycin Use Following Evidence Review

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended a number of changes regarding the use of fosfomycin-based antibiotics, including recommending the suspension of use of pediatric...