High-dose dexamethasone is often prescribed for critically ill COVID-19 patients although there is no evidence for its efficacy. A new study looked deeper.
IDWeek 2022: New data show a greater than 60% reduction in acute exacerbations and need for antibiotics in patients with CS who used fluticasone propionate nasal spray.
Janssen's investigational vaccine showed efficacy of up to 80% in preventing RSV-mediated lower respiratory tract infections in older adults.
IDWeek 2021: Despite declining mortality rates among patients with HIV in the past 2 decades, a new study finds significant disparities in gender and race.
Viral-load monitoring rates decreased and clinic visits declined overall despite an increase in use of telehealth.
IDWeek 2021: A new study found that only 16% of patients with CDI rehospitalized for recurrent infection had been seen in follow-up 30 days after original discharge.
Survey authors said findings merit further research into how to increase health care workers' confidence in discussing and recommending COVID-19 vaccines with patients.
IDWeek 2021: Obesity prevention and vaccination efforts may help prevent COVID-19-related morbidity in pediatric COVID-19 patients with obesity, noted authors of a new study.
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