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Have you ever used injection drugs?

Have you ever used injection drugs?

Injection drug use is the most common way that hepatitis C spreads in the United States. If you are using, or if you've ever used injection drugs (even just one time many years ago) then you should be tested for hepatitis C.......[Read More]
Spider Angiomas

Spider Angiomas

Spiders, or spider angiomas, are blood vessels near the skin's surface that look like thin red lines extending from a central dot.......[Read More]
Candida Krusei Treatment

Candida Krusei Treatment

Candida is a genus of yeasts (a type of fungus) that includes a large number of separate species, most of which live in animal hosts, including humans. Most are essentially harmless, but some species can cause candidiasis, or a candida infection. Candida krusei are responsible for between one and th......[Read More]
Surveillance Systems to Confront Antibiotic Resistance

Surveillance Systems to Confront Antibiotic Resistance

Read how surveillance systems are essential in combating antibiotic resistance.......[Read More]
Invasive Type e Haemophilus influenzae Disease in Italy

Invasive Type e Haemophilus influenzae Disease in Italy

In Italy, the vaccine against Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) was licensed in 1995, but vaccination is voluntary.......[Read More]
How is Candida Albicans Transmitted?

How is Candida Albicans Transmitted?

Candida albicans is responsible for two different types of infections: oral thrush and candidiasis, a yeast infection of the vagina. In some cases, the Candida albicans organisms are opportunists that take advantage of a compromised immune system. In other cases, it's not clear what causes the overg......[Read More]
Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia: Good Evidence Is Hard to Find

Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia: Good Evidence Is Hard to Find

Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, reviews guidelines and studies that focus on providing the best management of the patient with hospital-acquired pneumonia.......[Read More]
Infectious Diseases: August 1, 2004

Infectious Diseases: August 1, 2004

John Bartlett, MD, reviews the treatment options for UTIs, infections caused by Bartonella species, toxoplasmosis, and more.......[Read More]
Most Important Infectious Diseases Among Those Greater Than or Equal to 65 Years

Most Important Infectious Diseases Among Those Greater Than or Equal to 65 Years

This article ranks the most important infectious diseases among adults older than 65.......[Read More]
New, Rapid, Simple Test for the Detection of Influenza Virus

New, Rapid, Simple Test for the Detection of Influenza Virus

This new, simple influenza test allows for an immediate, accurate clinical diagnosis.......[Read More]
Respiratory Viruses and Their Impact in Healthcare

Respiratory Viruses and Their Impact in Healthcare

This article reviews the major impact that respiratory viruses have on healthcare.......[Read More]
Risk Factors for Chronic Q Fever

Risk Factors for Chronic Q Fever

Untreated chronic Q fever comes with serious risk for illness and death. What are the risk factors?......[Read More]
The name says it all: Fecal Transplant

The name says it all: Fecal Transplant

There are heart transplants, lung transplants, kidney transplants, but Stool Transplants? Yes, stool transplants. They treat infections like C Diff (Clostridium difficile).......[Read More]
Bridging Knowledge and Ambition Gaps to Eliminate TB

Bridging Knowledge and Ambition Gaps to Eliminate TB

How has TB been eliminated? This report takes a look at the global efforts over the years to eradicate the disease.......[Read More]
Rising Rates of Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae

Rising Rates of Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae

CRE infections have been labeled as a serious threat to public health. This study examines the epidemiologic trends in community hospitals.......[Read More]
Wound Cleaning & MRSA

Wound Cleaning & MRSA

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA is a strain of staph infection that is resistant to most antibiotics. There are two types of MRSA: healthcare-associated or HA-MRSA, and community-associated or CA-MRSA. As the names imply, HA-MRSA is acquired in healthcare settings such as hospita......[Read More]
Outcomes of Streptococcus suis Infection in Humans

Outcomes of Streptococcus suis Infection in Humans

Streptococcus suis is a bacterium that affects pigs, but can cause systemic disease in humans. What are the risk factors and outcomes?......[Read More]
Lyme Disease: The Culprit or Just Taking the Blame?

Lyme Disease: The Culprit or Just Taking the Blame?

Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, describes new research that sheds some additional light on Lyme disease.......[Read More]
Surgical Site Infections Following Orthopaedic Surgery

Surgical Site Infections Following Orthopaedic Surgery

This article examines the risk factors, prevention, and control of infection following orthopedic surgery.......[Read More]
5 Important Developments in C difficile Management

5 Important Developments in C difficile Management

These 5 recent developments in the management of Clostridium difficile infection could finally end this epidemic.......[Read More]