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Is B Strep Always Present in Your Urine?

Is B Strep Always Present in Your Urine?

Group B streptococcus is a common bacteria that sometimes causes serious ailments in newborns and adults with chronic medical conditions. Healthy individuals may sometimes carry group B strep bacteria in their urinary tract or other areas of the body.......[Read More]
Decreasing OR Environmental Pathogen Contamination

Decreasing OR Environmental Pathogen Contamination

How clean are our operating rooms?......[Read More]
Top 10 Stories in ID That Will Change Practice

Top 10 Stories in ID That Will Change Practice

The top 10 stories in infectious disease for the year 2012 are selected by Dr. John Bartlett. How will they change your clinical practice?......[Read More]
Managing Febrile Respiratory Illnesses during a Hypothetical

Managing Febrile Respiratory Illnesses during a Hypothetical

In a future outbreak, rapidly and accurately distinguishing SARS from other common febrile respiratory illnesses could be difficult. Learn more about the challenges here.......[Read More]
What Is the Best Therapeutic Approach to MRSA Pneumonia?

What Is the Best Therapeutic Approach to MRSA Pneumonia?

Which antibiotic should be used to treat MRSA pneumonia?......[Read More]
How to Treat Yeast Infections After Dilation

How to Treat Yeast Infections After Dilation

A routine cervical dilation procedure, not normally performed under sterile conditions, though unlikely, may be the reason for the presence of the most common of yeast infections in females, candida albicans. Initial treatment should not consist of rushing to your doctor for a prescription for a pow......[Read More]
Infection Prevention and Control in Residential Facilities

Infection Prevention and Control in Residential Facilities

What guidelines are in place for infection control and prevention in family-centered residential facilities located close to pediatric medical centers?......[Read More]
Vitamin D Deficiency and Tuberculosis Progression

Vitamin D Deficiency and Tuberculosis Progression

Is there an association between Vitamin D deficiency and tuberculosis?......[Read More]
Signs & Symptoms of a C. Difficile Infection

Signs & Symptoms of a C. Difficile Infection

A person who is healthy has normal flora---otherwise known as "good" bacteria---living in her digestive system. Those flora aid the body in using food for fuel, eliminating wastes and keeping the immune system strong. But there are harmful bacteria, as well, such as Clostridium difficile (C. diffici......[Read More]
Genomic Signatures of Human versus Avian Influenza A Viruses

Genomic Signatures of Human versus Avian Influenza A Viruses

These authors sought to understand what genetic variations could render avian influenza virus capable of becoming a pandemic strain.......[Read More]
Atypical Infections in Tsunami Survivors

Atypical Infections in Tsunami Survivors

2 survivors had severe infections due to atypical, MDR bacteria and rare fungi weeks afterwards. Treating these infections is challenging from a clinical and microbiologic point of view.......[Read More]
Preventing Hepatitis C

Preventing Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C infection is a worldwide problem that can easily become your problem, too. Astonishingly, about 170 million people in the world suffer from this preventable infection. Since chronic hepatitis C can lead to many serious health problems, such as liver cirrhosis and liver cancer, it's ......[Read More]
What Is Nettle Tea Used For?

What Is Nettle Tea Used For?

Everyone enjoys a nice cup of hot tea after a hard day or as a pick me up in the afternoon. To make Nettle tea, pour 2/3 cup of boiling water over 3 to 4 tsp of dried leaves or dried root and steep for 3 to 5 minutes.......[Read More]
Cholera-Modern Pandemic Disease of Ancient Lineage

Cholera-Modern Pandemic Disease of Ancient Lineage

How has cholera survived the transition from ancient to modern world?......[Read More]
Ebola Virus as a Sexually Transmitted Infection

Ebola Virus as a Sexually Transmitted Infection

Can ebola be transmitted through sexual activity?......[Read More]
About Yeast Overgrowth Syndrome

About Yeast Overgrowth Syndrome

Yeast overgrowth syndrome refers to Candida fungus in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. If the immune system is run down, the Candida or yeast can develop into "thrush" in the mouth and throat, a vaginal yeast infection or a yeast infection on the surface of the skin, or it can remain in the GI tract......[Read More]
RSV in Infants: Is Maternal Vaccination Realistic?

RSV in Infants: Is Maternal Vaccination Realistic?

Could maternal vaccination for RSV protect infants against RSV infection?......[Read More]
Types of Diets for C Difficile

Types of Diets for C Difficile

Healthy people have normal flora---otherwise known as "good" bacteria---living in their digestive systems that aid the body in using food for fuel, eliminating wastes and keeping the immune system strong. Still, there are harmful bacteria, such as Clostridium difficile (C. difficile or C. diff for s......[Read More]
The 5 Biggest Myths About Antibiotics

The 5 Biggest Myths About Antibiotics

Antibiotics were deemed "miracle drugs" in the 1940s, but there are several misunderstandings about what they do and how they work. Find out 5 common misconceptions about antibiotics and the truths behind the myths.......[Read More]