- A Case of C. Diff: Did a N.J. School Overreact? Administrators at a New Jersey middle school said they faced a major health scare that required them to shut down for nearly a week and hire biohazard specialists to disinfect the school. The culprit? A case of Clostridium difficile.
- Look for CMV in Kids with Lupus. Children with recently diagnosed systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who have persistent fever and a constellation of other distinctive, severe clinical features may have active cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection.
- Pneumonia and CVD: Small Study Suggests Link. Regardless of age, risk elevated for 90 days post pneumonia hospitalization.
- New Anticoagulants Often Dosed Wrong in ICU. One-third of patients on a novel oral anticoagulant (NOAC) in the ICU, typically for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation, were on an inappropriate dose at some point during their stay.
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