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Sep 14, 2017

Sep 14, 2017
DNA amplification test

New rapid molecular test for MDR-TB shows promise

The fast, automated assay performs well against gold standard TB tests.

Sep 14, 2017
Very ill patient

Sepsis occurs in 6% of US hospitalizations but is holding steady

Study shows no increase in hospitalized sepsis cases over a 5-year period.

Sep 13, 2017

Sep 13, 2017
Flu vaccination

Study signals association between flu vaccine, miscarriage

Women who had received 2 straight H1N1-containing vaccines had a higher rate of miscarriage.

Sep 13, 2017
Dispensing nursing home medicine

Study hints at complex interaction of resistant microbes, antibiotics

Nursing homes are likely filled with many resistant organisms interacting with antibiotics and each other.

Sep 12, 2017

Sep 12, 2017
ICU patient

MERS mortality linked to age, illness severity, hospital infection

In addition, Oman reports its first MERS case of the year, in a middle-aged man.

Sep 11, 2017

Sep 11, 2017
Nasal spray flu vaccine

Performance of inhaled flu vaccine confounds experts

Experts ponder why FluMist performed poorly in the US but well elsewhere.

Sep 11, 2017
Stethoscope lung sounds

Review identifies ways to cut antibiotics for respiratory infections

Point-of-care tests, shared decision making, and procalcitonin-guided therapy were singled out.

Sep 08, 2017

Sep 08, 2017
Klebsiella pneumoniae

New Klebsiella strains 'worst-case scenario,' experts say

The worrisome, deadly Klebsiella pneumoniae strains reported in China last week could be a harbinger.

Sep 07, 2017

Sep 07, 2017
College students

Third MMR dose shows promise in curbing mumps outbreaks

Also, waning immunity probably contributes to outbreaks, the study found.

Sep 06, 2017

Sep 06, 2017
Federal budget calculator

IDSA slams proposed budget cuts to AMR programs

IDSA leaders take aim at proposed cuts they say could cripple efforts to battle antimicrobial resistance.

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