RSV Vaccine Benefits Probably Outweigh Small Neurologic Risk, CDC Advisors Say
(MedPage Today) -- The benefits of vaccination against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) for adults ages 60 and older probably outweigh the small risk of vaccine-related Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 1, 2024 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Measurable Cognitive Deficits Linked to Long COVID
(MedPage Today) -- Measurable cognitive deficits persisted after SARS-CoV-2 infection, a large observational study in England showed. People with COVID symptoms that lasted 12 weeks or longer (i.e., long COVID) had greater deficits in global cognition... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 29, 2024 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sinusitis Tied to Later Autoimmune Disease
(MedPage Today) -- A history of sinus congestion and drip may be a precursor to serious autoimmune disorders, a population-based study suggested. Rates of rheumatologic conditions including antiphospholipid syndrome and Sjögren's disease... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 28, 2024 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Missing Doctor Found Dead; Bird Flu in Antarctica; Cholera Outbreak on Cruise
(MedPage Today) -- Note that some links may require registration or subscription. The body of a missing 49-year-old Florida doctor who disappeared while paddleboarding was recovered. (People) A rise in syphilis cases led to penicillin rationing... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 27, 2024 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Staph Infections Appear to Be More Deadly for Women
(MedPage Today) -- Female patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB) had higher mortality risk than male patients, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis. In adjusted mortality data from 32 studies accounting for additional... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 27, 2024 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Acute Kidney Injury Outcomes Better When It's Due to COVID, Study Finds
(MedPage Today) -- Long-term kidney outcomes after acute kidney injury (AKI) weren't as bad for patients with COVID-related AKI compared with AKI from other illnesses, a retrospective multicenter cohort study suggested. Among more than 9,500 hospitalized... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 26, 2024 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Fact Check: No, COVID-Vaccinated People Aren't Banned From Giving Blood
(MedPage Today) -- CLAIM: The American Red Cross banned people who have received a COVID-19 vaccine from donating blood because it is "tainted." THE FACTS: No potential donors are deemed ineligible solely due to COVID-19 vaccines, a Red Cross... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 26, 2024 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Florida Defies CDC Amid Measles Outbreak, Says Unvaccinated Kids Can Attend School
(MedPage Today) -- With a brief memo, Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo, MD, PhD, has subverted a public health standard that's long kept measles outbreaks under control. On February 20, as measles spread through Manatee Bay Elementary in... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 23, 2024 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Brain Dysfunction, Immune Abnormalities Seen in Post-Infectious Chronic Fatigue
(MedPage Today) -- Fatigue in post-infectious myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) may stem from dysfunction of integrative brain regions that drive the motor cortex, a deep phenotyping study suggested. In an exploratory... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 23, 2024 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Study Backs Recommended Antibiotic Approach for Aspiration Pneumonia
(MedPage Today) -- Antibiotic therapy with extended anaerobic coverage (EAC) was not associated with a survival benefit in patients with community-acquired aspiration pneumonia, according to results from a retrospective cohort study that support... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 21, 2024 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

To Combat Dengue, Brazil's Health Agents Scour Junkyards, Roofs for Mosquitos
(MedPage Today) -- RIO DE JANEIRO -- The small team of state public health workers slalomed between auto parts strewn across a Rio de Janeiro junkyard, looking for standing water where mosquitoes might have laid their eggs. They were part of... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 19, 2024 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Discrimination Rampant in Healthcare; Spring COVID Booster? Lyme Disease Jumps 69%
(MedPage Today) -- Note that some links may require registration or subscription. Also please note that in observance of the upcoming holiday, Morning Break will not publish on Presidents Day and will resume Tuesday, February 20. Approximately... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 16, 2024 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Shingrix Tied to Higher Risk of Ophthalmic Shingles Recurrence
(MedPage Today) -- The recombinant zoster vaccine (RZV; Shingrix) was associated with a significantly increased risk of recurrence of herpes zoster ophthalmicus (HZO), according to a retrospective cohort study. Within 56 days after the start of... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 15, 2024 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Novel Antibiotic Combo Bests Meropenem for Complicated UTIs
(MedPage Today) -- Cefepime-taniborbactam, an investigational beta-lactam and beta-lactamase inhibitor combination, was superior to meropenem for the treatment of hospitalized patients with complicated urinary tract infection (UTI), including acute... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 15, 2024 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Study: Let's Revisit Extended Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Joint Replacement
(MedPage Today) -- SAN FRANCISCO -- Routinely giving antibiotic prophylaxis for 10 days in arthroplasty patients apparently did nothing beyond what was achieved with shorter protocols to prevent prosthetic joint infections (PJIs) at one major... (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 14, 2024 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news