Infectious Diseases

Influenza Outcomes Associated with <i>IFITM3</i> Genetic Marker

Influenza Outcomes Associated with IFITM3 Genetic Marker

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The rs34481144 risk allele may serve as a genetic marker for identifying individuals at increased risk for severe influenza infection.

Asthma Reduces Sepsis Risk in Patients With Infections

Asthma Reduces Sepsis Risk in Patients With Infections

Pro-inflammatory pathways associated with asthma reduce sepsis and sepsis related mortality in patients with infection.

Morbidity, Mortality in VZV-Related Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Morbidity, Mortality in VZV-Related Community-Acquired Pneumonia

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A large cohort study of critically ill patients with varicella-zoster virus-related community-acquired pneumonia found that significant morbidity and mortality are associated with the disease.

Call for New Infection Diagnosis Criteria in Emergency Department

Call for New Infection Diagnosis Criteria in Emergency Department

Infections, including lower respiratory infections, are often over- or underdiagnosed in older adults in emergency departments.

Directly Observed Therapy Decreases Mortality in Multidrug Resistant TB

Directly Observed Therapy Decreases Mortality in Multidrug Resistant TB

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While directly observed therapy is standard care in TB, study data confirms the efficacy of this treatment method.

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