Researchers sought to determine the effect of social distancing measures in Dane County, Wisconsin, the Milwaukee metropolitan area, and the New York City metropolitan area.
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Study authors compared the effect of aqueous olanexidine and aqueous povidone-iodine on the incidence of surgical site infection following clean-contaminated surgery.
Study authors assessed the association between elevated and increasing red blood cell distribution width and increased mortality risk in patients with COVID-19.
Researchers conducted an observational, prospective, multicentric study to assess the possible relationship between granulocytic markers and COVID-19 infection and severity.
The use of a PCR test via single nasopharyngeal swab to diagnose SARS-CoV-2 has value but also has demonstrated limitations.
Following the initial pandemic wave of SARS-CoV-2 infections, it is unclear what trajectory of transition SARS-CoV-2 might take.
Screening for extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (ESBL-PE) carriage before and personalizing prophylaxis for carriers after elective colorectal surgery reduces the risk of surgical site infections.
For people who have low-risk reaction histories in an inpatient setting, direct oral challenges may be a safe, effective, and less expensive option for penicillin allergy delabeling when compared to penicillin skin testing.
Preemptive use of acyclovir does not seem to reduce the duration of mechanical ventilation in critically ill patients with herpes simplex virus (HSV) oropharyngeal reactivation.
Infection prevention programs targeting low-income groups undergoing colectomy may be important in reducing surgical site infections.
Automating the workflow and tracking an antimicrobial stewardship program by customizing electronic medical records may decrease antimicrobial usage.
Orthopedic surgeons should be vigilant when managing periarticular knee fracture repairs.
Using a broad-range PCR technique targeting 16S ribosomal DNA may improve diagnosis and treatment of bacterial pyomyositis.