Researchers at IDWeek 2012 presented new information and guidance on the diagnosis and management of three of the most deadly infectious diseases: pneumonia, meningitis, and endocarditis.
However, researchers at IDWeek 2012 said that although the drug showed a biological and a clinical effect during a phase III study, it did not meet the primary efficacy outcome.
Specific spectrum of UV light can effectively kill drug-resistant VRE, c. diff, and other sources of serious hospital-associated infections.
Physicians often do not follow treatment guidelines for health care-acquired pneumonia, resulting in nearly two-thirds of patients receiving antibiotics that conflict with established guidelines.
Study results presented at IDWeek 2012 in San Diego show that the EMR use by hospitals does not curb high rates of medication errors involving the complex antiretroviral regimens used in HIV treatment.
Researchers at IDWeek 2012 show that influenza can pose fatal health risks even to otherwise healthy children with no serious underlying medical conditions. They also revealed that children who were vaccinated at school were much less likely to get the flu, leading to fewer school absences.
Intestinal microbiota transplant is a viable option for patients with C. diff infection who have not responded to conventional treatment.
Study results presented at IDWeek 2012 show that education and prescription monitoring can cut inappropriate antibiotic prescribing for respiratory infections in half.
Public health experts at IDWeek 2012 provided updates on new case reports, the CDC’s efforts to contain the outbreak of fungal meningitis, information on assessing asymptomatic patients, and more.
Study results presented at IDWeek 2012 show that requiring flu vaccination for all employees at a large health care facility resulted in a significant drop in the employee absence rate during flu season.
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