(CIDRAP News) Two new studies shed some light on risk factors for drug-resistant healthcare-associated pneumonia (HCAP), one suggesting which factors carry the most weight and the other showing that a simple clinical scoring method can help identify the patients at greatest risk.
(CIDRAP News) – Researchers at a national infectious disease conference yesterday raised concerns about the availability of antibiotics, citing new information about the lack of new treatments against resistant Gram-negative bacilli (GNB) and shortages of current drugs that appear to be affecting patient care.
(CIDRAP News) – Survey results presented at a medical conference today suggest that younger doctors may be a little more skeptical about vaccines than their older counterparts are, but that most pediatricians work to overcome parental reluctance to have their children vaccinated.
(CIDRAP News) A national group that represents infection control experts said today that a recent report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) documenting low flu vaccination rates among healthcare workers raises patient safety concerns.
(CIDRAP News) Canadian researchers have shown that an Ebola virus species that can kill humans can also infect pigs and spread among them, raising the specter of Ebola virus as a potential foodborne pathogen.
(CIDRAP News) Sanofi Pasteur's intradermal influenza vaccine, which involves a shallow needle prick into the skin instead of deep into muscle tissue, has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the company announced today.