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ESCMID updates guidelines for diagnosis of C. difficile infection

August 26, 2016

The European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases has released updated guidance on laboratory diagnosis of Clostridium difficile infection.

These recommendations, which update those published in 2009, advocate against the use of a single stand-alone test in favor of a two-step algorithm, and stress the importance of clinical judgement when discerning infection from colonization.

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Antiretroviral use shows no reduction in ESLD incidence

August 26, 2016
Despite increasing use of antiretrovirals, no reduction in end-stage liver disease risk was observed among patients coinfected with HIV and viral hepatitis during a…
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CDC updates guidance for infants with possible congenital Zika virus

August 26, 2016
The CDC recently updated its interim guidance for health care providers when caring for babies whose mothers had possible Zika virus infection during pregnancy…
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Fluoroquinolones most frequently prescribed antibiotic for uncomplicated UTI in women

August 26, 2016
Fluoroquinolones were the most frequently prescribed antibiotic treatment for uncomplicated urinary tract infections in women aged 18 years and older from 2002 to 2011…

Hospital warns open-heart patients of nontuberculous mycobacteria risk

August 25, 2016
A hospital in Iowa warned thousands of open-heart surgery patients that they may have been exposed to nontuberculous mycobacteria, or NTM, via contaminated heater-cooler…
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The Patient with Norovirus Infection

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Norovirus is highly contagious, highly persistent and often remains present after disinfection. This educational…
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GI Bookshelf

Chapter 31: Rectal Bleeding Following Craniotomy

From Complicated Cases in GI
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Discoveries from ASM Microbe: HIV

Discoveries from ASM Microbe: HIV

Meeting News Coverage

VIDEO: Session on HIV cure highlights therapeutic approaches, remaining challenges

August 12, 2016
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