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Full Text<p>Review: Treatment of Infections Caused by Extended-Spectrum-Beta-Lactamase-, AmpC-, and Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae<p>Jesús …

Health

Clinical Practice Guidelines for Clostridium difficile Infection in Adults and Children: 2017 Update by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) | Clinical Infectious Diseases

A panel of experts was convened by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) to …

Microbiology

Review of Cryptosporidium and Giardia in the eastern part of Europe, 2016

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations/World Health Organization (FAO/WHO). Multicriteria-based ranking for risk management of …

Bioengineering

La OMS alerta del alto nivel de resistencia a los antibióticos en todo el mundo

Países de todo el mundo, independientemente del nivel de ingresos, están elevando los niveles de resistencia a los antibióticos. Así lo ha alertado …

The Mysterious Interior World of Exercise

When we exercise, far-flung parts of our bodies apparently communicate with one another, thanks to tiny, particle-filled balloons that move purposefully through the bloodstream from one cell to another, carrying pressing biochemical messages, according to an important new study of the biology of …

Biology

Microbios y cáncer

El 4 de Febrero se celebra el <b>Día Mundial Contra el Cáncer</b> con el objetivo de apoyar a las diversas organizaciones e iniciativas que participan en la …

A Private Place Where HIV, Zika and Ebola Hide

It all started about two years ago, when a patient of Jean-Pierre Routy with HIV wanted to undergo a sex change. The individual was planning to go to …

Immune System

We Might Absorb Billions of Viruses Every Day

And that’s a good thing.<p>The viruses, Jeremy Barr realized, were in the wrong place.<p>Barr and his colleagues at San Diego State University had grown a layer of gut cells in a dish, much like those that line the surface of our own twisting intestines. The cells formed such tight connections with each …

Biology

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a parasite that knows no boundaries

This mouse may be under the influence of <i>T. gondii</i>, explaining why it is so close to the cat. Source.<p><i>Toxoplasma gondii</i> is an amazing parasite. This …

Nueve mitos y una nota al pie sobre liderazgo

El liderazgo nos rodea... Todos los jefes y directivos se esfuerzan por ser líderes, asisten a cursos sobre este tema y compran libros para aprender …

These bacteria keep swapping resistance genes, even with no antibiotics around

The growing threat of antibiotic resistance has sparked calls to use antibiotics more responsibly to curb the spread of drug-resistant bacteria. The …

Medicine

Confianza: la próxima frontera.

Hoy nos toca explicar un cuento: pero como la realidad es tozuda, pues...<p><b>Primer escenario</b>: Un ciudadano acude a su revisión médica de empresa. En el …

Human African trypanosomiasis

Human African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness) is a parasitic infection that almost invariably progresses to death unless treated. Human African …

Multidrug-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection with ceftriaxone resistance and intermediate resistance to azithromycin, Denmark, 2017

Unemo M, Golparian D, Nicholas R, Ohnishi M, Gallay A, Sednaoui P. High-level cefixime- and ceftriaxone-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae in France: …

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The Best Strength Exercises for Runners

The Moves to Stay Healthy<p>These are the areas runners need to train to prevent injury.<p><b>Glutes:</b> Plunk points to three exercises to help strengthen the …

Ebola’s Legacy: Children With Cataracts

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Hoisted onto the operating table by a nurse, Aminata Conteh, a spunky 8-year-old, crossed her skinny ankles jauntily and held stock-still as doctors numbed her eye and then pierced it with a needle to withdraw a sample of fluid.<p>Two years ago, Ebola nearly took Aminata’s …

A hospital saw 5 rare blood infections in just 5 weeks — and it was traced to a nurse who was siphoning opioids

As an infectious disease doctor, Nasia Safdar is a detective of sorts at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison. She tracks the patterns of infections, from the type of illness to the organism at its root, and in spring 2014, she noticed something odd: A cluster of bloodstream infections …

Medicine

This Sinister Virus Could Cause the World's Next Flu Pandemic

H7N9 avian influenza is emerging as the virus most likely to cause the next flu pandemic. The good news: So far it’s not so adept at spreading from …

Public Health

How doctors save lives after a mass shooting

The injured survivors of the Las Vegas shooting will benefit from surgical lessons learned on the battlefield.<p>Nevada’s University Medical Center was grappling Monday with an influx of patients after a gunman opened fire on a Las Vegas country music festival Sunday night, killing more than 50 people …

Read This Before Taking Ibuprofen for Pain Relief

If you take over-the-counter painkillers, you may want to listen up. That temporary pain relief you’re after comes with a high price.<p>In a recent …

Shades of Gray: The Story Behind Top Trail Runner Joseph Gray

<b>When the blast of a starting gun</b> sent the runners on their way in the first wave of last summer’s Pikes Peak Ascent in the town of Manitou Springs, …

CDC antibiotics report calls for all-out stewardship efforts

Robert Roos | News Writer | CIDRAP NewsJul 28, 2017The report lays out progress and challenges in outpatient clinics, nursing homes, and hospitals.

Public Health

How humans have forced disease-causing microbes to adapt and evolve

Humans increase the chance new viruses will emerge in us by simply being in the right place at the right time.<p>Humans play host to many little …