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Nov 22, 2011

Nov 22, 2011

Studies seek better assessment of risk for resistant pneumonia

(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.

Oct 25, 2011

Oct 25, 2011

Public health groups say flu vaccine is best tool, despite limitations

Editor’s Note: This article covers research conducted in part by CIDRAP researchers. Please note that CIDRAP News operates independently in relation to CIDRAP's research and policy programs.

See also: Strict meta-analysis raises questions about flu vaccine efficacy

Oct 21, 2011

Oct 21, 2011

Experts worry about slim antibiotic pipeline, drug shortages

(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.

Oct 20, 2011

Oct 20, 2011

Studies dig into physicians' views on vaccine issues

(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.

Aug 31, 2011

Aug 22, 2011

Aug 22, 2011

Infection control group emphasizes health worker flu vaccination

(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.

May 13, 2011

May 13, 2011

Study: Pigs susceptible to deadly Ebola strain

(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.

May 10, 2011

May 10, 2011

FDA approves Sanofi's intradermal flu vaccine

(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.

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