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Risk Factors and Epidemiology of Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae in High-Risk Patients

Risk Factors and Epidemiology of Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae in High-Risk Patients

There is a high prevalence of rectal carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) colonization in high-risk patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) patients, according to data published in Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control. Nosocomial CPE infections constitute a major global health concern. Rectal colonization with CPE …

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SARS-CoV-2 Seroprevalence in a Nationwide Sample of Dialysis Patients

SARS-CoV-2 Seroprevalence in a Nationwide Sample of Dialysis Patients

Fewer than 10% of adults developed antibodies against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) during the first wave of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the United States, and fewer than 10% of those with antibodies were diagnosed, according to data published in The Lancet. Investigators employed a cross-sectional study …

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NNRTI Ineffective Among Patients With Pretreatment HIV Drug Resistance

NNRTI Ineffective Among Patients With Pretreatment HIV Drug Resistance

In regions with a high level of pretreatment HIV drug resistance (PDR) due to the use of antiretroviral therapy (ART), nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs) should be avoided, according to findings from a systematic review and meta-analysis published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. Investigators searched publication databases for papers …

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In recovering COVID-19 patients, antibodies fade quickly

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In recovering COVID-19 patients, antibodies fade quickly In recovering COVID-19 patients, antibodies fade quickly Credit: CC0 Public Domain In the absence of approved, effective treatments for COVID-19, some hospitals have been treating patients with severe COVID symptoms with blood plasma from recovering patients. The blood of recovered patients contains antibodies …

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WHO study finds remdesivir didn’t help COVID-19 patients

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WHO study finds remdesivir didn’t help COVID-19 patients WHO study finds remdesivir didn’t help COVID-19 patients Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A large study led by the World Health Organization suggests that the antiviral drug remdesivir did not help hospitalized COVID-19 patients, in contrast to an earlier study that made the …

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