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Patients often change behavior after recurrent C. difficile infection

November 22, 2017

Many patients who have had repeated Clostridium difficile infections change their behaviors in hopes of preventing future infection, according to findings recently published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.

However, researchers noted that although behaviors are appropriate for avoiding C. difficile infection, or CDI, others are not supported by clinical evidence and may needlessly harm patients’ quality of life.

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Diclofenac inferior to norfloxacin for symptom relief in patients with UTIs

November 22, 2017
Although the NSAID diclofenac decreased antibiotic use among women with uncomplicated lower UTI, it increased the median duration of symptoms and may elevate the risk…
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Homemade alcoholic drink causes mass poisoning in Mozambique

November 22, 2017
On the evening of Jan. 9, 2015, 51 patients arrived at a health center in rural Mozambique with similar symptoms, including sudden weakness, abdominal pain and diarrhea…
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Pediatric immunization records improving with varying data quality

November 22, 2017
Data on children who received at least two immunizations recorded in immunization information systems within the United States has increased from 90% to 94%, nearly…

CDC: Raw milk contaminated with dangerous bacteria sold in four states

November 21, 2017
The CDC issued another warning about raw milk, saying people who consumed products from a company called Udder Milk should see their doctor because of potential…
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HPV Immunization: Ensuring Your Patients Do Not Slip through the Cracks

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

Vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV) continue to be below those of other vaccines recommended for…
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HIV care outcomes improve among MSM

Infectious Disease News, November 2017
HIV surveillance data recently published in MMWR show that HIV care outcomes have improved for men who have sex with…
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VIDEO: Public’s reliance on Google costs physicians time with patients

November 1, 2017
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