Researchers conducted a study that compared vaginal cytokine and microbiota profiles before and after condomless vaginal intercourse between women who use vaginal lubricants vs those who do not.
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Researchers conducted a modeling study to determine the projected long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on outcomes associated with hepatitis C virus care.
Researchers sough to assess the relationship between CD4/CD8 ratios and the risk for Kaposi sarcoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma among patients with HIV infection treated with combination antiretroviral therapy.
The researchers tested their hypothesis that a decrease in respiratory virus incidence would be associated with a reduction in inappropriate ambulatory antibiotic orders.
In this meta-analysis of studies on COVID-19 and SARS, researchers compared the association between all-cause mortality and treatment with glucocorticoids.
This study aims to assess anakinra’s safety and efficacy for treating severe COVID-19 vs the standard of care.
Study authors evaluated the safety and efficacy of intravenous immunoglobulin plus the standard of care in the treatment of COVID-19 patients with moderate pneumonia.
Study authors assessed the effect of statins in patients with HIV and metabolic syndrome, as they are usually associated with systemic inflammation and higher cardiovascular risk.
Study authors investigated the association between HIV diagnosis and COVID-19 diagnosis, hospitalization, and death in New York State.
Study authors conducted a retrospective cohort study to assess whether chronic immunosuppression worsens outcomes for patients hospitalized with COVID-19.
Retrospective analysis was conducted to assess the presence of A faecalis infection, extensively drug-resistant A faecalis infection, and the susceptibility of commonly used antibiotics for the treatment of A faecalis and XDR A faecalis.
Investigators summarized the evidence on the efficacy and adverse effects of antifungal agents in patients with hematological disease or undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.
Double anaerobic therapy with piperacillin/tazobactam plus metronidazole was compared to piperacillin/tazobactam alone to manage patients with intra-abdominal infections.
Investigators compared the prevalence of HIV among patients hospitalized with COVID-19 compared to the general population and sought to determine whether patients with HIV had higher susceptibility to COVID-19.
One potential driver of high antibiotic prescribing rates for acute respiratory infections is patient’s prior care experiences.
The multidrug antibiotic regimen for the treatment of paucibacillary and multibacillary leprosy seemed to show better clinical improvement of lesions compared with rifampin, ofloxacin, and minocycline and other treatment.
While ivermectin plus albendazole was not superior in the treatment of onchocerciasis compared with ivermectin alone, semiannual treatment with or without albendazole was superior to annual treatment for suppressing microfilaria in the skin.
Once-daily oral omadacycline was noninferior to twice-daily oral linezolid in adults with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections.
A 2-dose course of recombinant zoster vaccine decreased the incidence of herpes zoster in adults who had undergone recent autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.
Clofazimine may be a safe and effective part of a surgical and multidrug regimen for treating children with Mycobacterium abscessus odontogenic osteomyelitis.
Complete resolution of clinical signs and symptoms were comparable in the delafloxacin and vancomycin/aztreonam groups at the end of treatment, at follow-up, and a late follow-up.
The FDA has approved delafloxacin (Baxdela™, Melinta Therapeutics), a new antibacterial drug to treat acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections, including MRSA.