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California Hospital Staff Concerned about Facility's C. difficile Risk
Between 2012 and 2014, 19 Pomona Valley patients died from C. difficile infection. One environmental services employee quoted in the LA Times said that she had not received any training on infection control in her 12 years of employment there.
A recent survey of asthma treatment in intensive care units of children's hospitals in the US reveals wide variability between institutions in both medication and ventilation interventions.
A Polish research team concluded that there are two mortality models for patients with pneumonia being treated for Clostridium difficile infection. and recommended the exclusion of one antibiotic from pneumonia treatment in hospitals.
Although antiretroviral therapy is effective in suppressing HIV-1 replication, it does not eradicate the virus and it requires lifelong adherence to the therapy. Authors of a new study say that bNAbs may be the key.
The MD Magazine editors rounded up the 10 best stories from November – did you read them all?
As the field of medical ethics continues to expand, its use can be seen in everything from general medical conditions to end of life considerations.
Following a stroke, the sooner a patient undergoes clot-busting endovascular thrombectomy, the better their outcomes are, in terms of severity of disability.
As with all new technologies for surgical procedures, there will be questions to be answered about the safety for hypersonic vitrectomy. While human trials have not started yet, there are good indications in cadaveric and animal studies.
After a newspaper report found that less than 10 of Tennessee's thousands of HCV-positive prisoners were receiving treatment, two inmates sued the state. Now, prison officials are seeking a bit more help in battling the disease.

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