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Nasopharyngeal bacteria, respiratory viruses linked to acute respiratory infection symptoms

July 29, 2015

Previously unexplained acute symptoms of respiratory tract infection in pediatric outpatients may be associated with respiratory viruses and nasopharyngeal bacteria, specifically Moraxella catarrhalis, according to a recent study.

“Symptoms of respiratory tract infection, namely rhinitis, nasal congestion and cough, which are generally considered to be primarily caused by respiratory viruses, were significantly associated with M. catarrhalis bacterium,” Johanna M. Uitti, MD, of Turku University Hospital, Finland, and colleagues wrote. “Fever was associated with several respiratory viruses, instead of nasopharyngeal bacteria.”

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Infection prevention methods in US vary after cesarean delivery

July 29, 2015
A survey of U.S. academic centers revealed marked variability in the practices used to prevent infections after cesarean delivery.“Additional clinical trials and…
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Adults with diabetes more likely to contract TB

July 28, 2015
Adults with diabetes are up to seven times more likely to contract tuberculosis than the general population, even in countries with a low burden of the infectious…
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Research on underexamined animal infections benefits human health

July 28, 2015
Just 10 diseases accounted for approximately half of all published research on wildlife-to-livestock infections in the past century, according to data in Proceedings of
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MRSA colonization 'not currently a problem' among patients with HIV in Spain

July 28, 2015
Community-associated MRSA colonization was not determined to be “a problem” in a cohort of patients with HIV in Barcelona, although Staphylococcus
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Conjuctivitis

Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Alcon Research, LTD.

Acute bacterial conjunctivitis affects approximately 1 of every 8 children each year, and 5 million cases occur in the…
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VIDEO: Cure is ‘next frontier’ of HIV

VIDEO: Cure is ‘next frontier’ of HIV

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Infectious Disease Case Consults

The Patient with Hepatitis C

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with hepatitis C.
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