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Perspective | Were bivalent boosters worth it? The biggest questions about the newest Covid-19 vaccines are still unanswered

27 Jan, 2023 | 12:19h | UTC

Were bivalent boosters worth it? The biggest questions about the newest Covid-19 vaccines are still unanswered – Vox

 


SR | Interventions to improve sanitation for preventing diarrhea

27 Jan, 2023 | 12:15h | UTC

Interventions to improve sanitation for preventing diarrhoea – Cochrane Library

Summary: Interventions to improve sanitation for preventing diarrhoea – Cochrane Library

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


M-A | Revisiting the evidence base for modern-day practice of the treatment of toxoplasmic encephalitis

27 Jan, 2023 | 12:14h | UTC

Revisiting the Evidence Base for Modern-Day Practice of the Treatment of Toxoplasmic Encephalitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis – Clinical Infectious Diseases

 


Phase 2 RCT | Lenacapavir every 26 weeks or daily in combination with oral daily antiretroviral therapy for initial treatment of HIV

27 Jan, 2023 | 12:00h | UTC

Lenacapavir administered every 26 weeks or daily in combination with oral daily antiretroviral therapy for initial treatment of HIV: a randomised, open-label, active-controlled, phase 2 trial – The Lancet HIV (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


Review | The blood–brain barrier and optimization of antibiotics for the treatment of CNS infections in adults

27 Jan, 2023 | 11:55h | UTC

The Blood–Brain Barrier and Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic Optimization of Antibiotics for the Treatment of Central Nervous System Infections in Adults – Antibiotics

 


WHO Report | Cholera global situation

26 Jan, 2023 | 12:56h | UTC

Cholera – Global situation – World Health Organization

Commentary: WHO Report: Cholera Resurgent in 2022 After Years of Decline – JAMA

 


SR | Protective effectiveness of previous SARS-CoV-2 infection and hybrid immunity against the omicron variant and severe disease

26 Jan, 2023 | 12:47h | UTC

Protective effectiveness of previous SARS-CoV-2 infection and hybrid immunity against the omicron variant and severe disease: a systematic review and meta-regression – The Lancet Infectious Diseases

Editorial: The benefit of vaccination after previous SARS-CoV-2 infection in the omicron era – The Lancet Infectious Diseases

News Release: University of Calgary and WHO researchers find hybrid immunity is the best protection against COVID-19

Commentaries:

Review finds hybrid immunity provides best protection against Omicron – CIDRAP

Hybrid Immunity Protects Better Against Hospitalisation and Severe COVID Infection – Health Policy Watch

 


Review | Spotlight on vaccine-induced thrombosis and thrombocytopenia (VITT)

26 Jan, 2023 | 12:46h | UTC

Spotlight on vaccine-induced thrombosis and thrombocytopenia (VITT) – Blood

 


M-A | Assessment of efficacy and safety of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines in children aged 5 to 11 years

25 Jan, 2023 | 11:26h | UTC

Assessment of Efficacy and Safety of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines in Children Aged 5 to 11 Years: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – JAMA Pediatrics

Editorial: COVID-19 Vaccines in Young Children—Reassuring Evidence for Parents – JAMA Pediatrics

 


RCT | Outcomes not different with early restrictive vs. liberal fluid management in sepsis-induced hypotension

24 Jan, 2023 | 14:38h | UTC

Early Restrictive or Liberal Fluid Management for Sepsis-Induced Hypotension – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

News Release: Study comparing early interventions for sepsis shows patients have identical outcomes – Vanderbilt University Medical Center

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


RCT | 2 days of postoperative antibiotics is noninferior to 5 days in patients with complex appendicitis

24 Jan, 2023 | 14:33h | UTC

2 days versus 5 days of postoperative antibiotics for complex appendicitis: a pragmatic, open-label, multicentre, non-inferiority randomised trial – The Lancet (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Trial supports shorter postoperative antibiotics for complex appendicitis – CIDRAP

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


ASCO Guideline | Management of fever and neutropenia in pediatric patients with cancer and hematopoietic cell transplantation recipients

24 Jan, 2023 | 14:28h | UTC

Guideline for the Management of Fever and Neutropenia in Pediatric Patients With Cancer and Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Recipients: 2023 Update – Journal of Clinical Oncology

 


M-A | Assessing the diagnostic performance of new commercial IGRAs for Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection

24 Jan, 2023 | 14:25h | UTC

Assessing the diagnostic performance of new commercial IGRAs for Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis – Clinical Infectious Diseases

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Cohort Study | Herpes Zoster and long-term risk of cardiovascular disease

24 Jan, 2023 | 14:07h | UTC

Herpes Zoster and Long‐Term Risk of Cardiovascular Disease – Journal of the American Heart Association

News Release: Shingles Associated with Increased Risk for Stroke, Heart Attack – Brigham and Women’s Hospital

 


Brief review and algorithm | Management of latent tuberculosis infection

23 Jan, 2023 | 13:35h | UTC

Management of Latent Tuberculosis Infection – JAMA (free for a limited period)

 


Guideline | Diagnosis and treatment of pleural effusion

20 Jan, 2023 | 14:55h | UTC

Diagnosis and Treatment of Pleural Effusion. Recommendations of the Spanish Society of Pulmonology and Thoracic Surgery. Update 2022 – Archivos de Bronconeumología

Related:

Update on Management of Pleural Disease – Current Pulmonology Reports

Pleural Effusion in Adults—Etiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment – Deutsches Ärzteblatt international

Evaluation of the patient with pleural effusion – Canadian Medical Association Journal

State-of-the-art: Radiological investigation of pleural disease – Respiratory Medicine

 


Recommendations for the diagnosis and management of COVID-19 associated bacterial and fungal infections

20 Jan, 2023 | 14:48h | UTC

Recommendations and guidelines for the diagnosis and management of Coronavirus Disease-19 (COVID-19) associated bacterial and fungal infections in Taiwan – Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection

 


Use of wastewater for Mpox outbreak surveillance in California

19 Jan, 2023 | 14:24h | UTC

Use of Wastewater for Mpox Outbreak Surveillance in California – New England Journal of Medicine

Related:

Wastewater network infrastructure in public health: Applications and learnings from the COVID-19 pandemic – PLOS Global Public Health

Opinion: Wastewater analysis can be a powerful public health tool—if it’s done sensibly.

CDC unveils its latest weapon in Covid-19 detection: wastewater.

CDC Report: Using Wastewater Surveillance Data to Support the COVID-19 Response — United States, 2020–2021.

Rapid, large-scale wastewater surveillance and automated reporting system enabled early detection of nearly 85% of COVID-19 cases on a University campus.

[Preprint] Wastewater genomic testing can effectively track COVID-19 variants of concern.

Human Waste Could Be The Next Big Weapon in Controlling COVID-19 – TIME

Next steps for wastewater testing to help end this pandemic — and prevent the next one – STAT

Sewage sleuths helped an Arizona town beat back Covid-19. For wastewater epidemiology, that’s just the start – STAT

The myriad ways sewage surveillance is helping fight COVID around the world – Nature

Testing sewage can give school districts, campuses and businesses a heads-up on the spread of COVID-19 – The Conversation

It’s time to begin a national wastewater testing program for Covid-19 – STAT

Coronavirus: Testing sewage an ‘easy win’ – BBC

Development of wastewater pooled surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 from congregate living settings – high sensitivity, but unable to distinguish new infectious cases from persistent convalescent shedding.

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Study shows low diagnostic sensitivities of SARS-CoV-2 rapid antigen self-tests in asymptomatic individuals in the omicron period

19 Jan, 2023 | 14:23h | UTC

Diagnostic accuracy of SARS-CoV-2 rapid antigen self-tests in asymptomatic individuals in the omicron period: a cross-sectional study – Clinical Microbiology and Infection

Commentary: Study: COVID-19 rapid home tests not highly sensitive for Omicron – CIDRAP

 


Cohort Study | Analysis of Rituximab use and COVID-19 hospitalization or death in patients with multiple sclerosis

19 Jan, 2023 | 14:22h | UTC

Analysis of Rituximab Use, Time Between Rituximab and SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination, and COVID-19 Hospitalization or Death in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis – JAMA Network Open

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


RCT | Aqueous povidone-iodine vs. normal saline for intraoperative wound irrigation on the incidence of SSI after GI surgery

19 Jan, 2023 | 13:54h | UTC

Aqueous Povidone-Iodine Versus Normal Saline For Intraoperative Wound Irrigation On The Incidence Of Surgical Site Infection In Clean-Contaminated Wounds After Gastroenterological Surgery: A Single Institute, Prospective, Blinded-Endpoint, Randomized Controlled Trial – Annals of Surgery (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


Review | Surgical site infection prevention

18 Jan, 2023 | 14:31h | UTC

Surgical Site Infection Prevention: A Review – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Author interview: Surgical Site Infection Prevention – JAMA

Related:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guideline for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection, 2017 – JAMA Surgery 

Global guidelines on the prevention of surgical site infection – World Health Organization 

Surgical site infections: prevention and treatment – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence 

APSIC guidelines for the prevention of surgical site infections – Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control

Perioperative care bundles for the prevention of surgical-site infections: meta-analysis – British Journal of Surgery

AAOS Guideline: Prevention of surgical site infections after major extremity trauma.

 


Report | The COVID-19 pandemic and the future of telemedicine

18 Jan, 2023 | 14:28h | UTC

The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Future of Telemedicine – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

News Release: New report looks to the future of telemedicine – Imperial College London

 


M-A | Adverse maternal, fetal, and newborn outcomes among pregnant women with SARS-CoV-2 infection

18 Jan, 2023 | 14:27h | UTC

Adverse maternal, fetal, and newborn outcomes among pregnant women with SARS-CoV-2 infection: an individual participant data meta-analysis – BMJ Global Health

News Release: COVID-19 infection at any time during pregnancy boosts mother’s risk of death – BMJ

Commentary: Getting COVID in Pregnancy Greatly Raises a Woman’s Odds for Death – HealthDay

 


Consensus statement | Use of a 4-month treatment regimen for drug susceptible TB in children with uncomplicated disease

18 Jan, 2023 | 14:25h | UTC

Consensus statement on the use of a four-month treatment regimen for drug susceptible tuberculosis in children (< 10 years of age) with uncomplicated disease – Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

 


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