Roxanne Nelson

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Pneumococcal Vaccine May Reduce Resistant <i>Streptococcus Pneumoniae</i> Carriage

Pneumococcal Vaccine May Reduce Resistant Streptococcus Pneumoniae Carriage

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A marked and rapid reduction in PCV13 serotype, the most common antibiotic-nonsusceptible S pneumoniae, carriage was observed in both ethnic populations included in this study.

Voriconazole-Resistant Invasive Aspergillosis Associated With Higher Mortality

Voriconazole-Resistant Invasive Aspergillosis Associated With Higher Mortality

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Patients with voriconazole-resistant invasive aspergillosis have a higher mortality rate compared with patients with voriconazole-susceptible infection.

PCV13 Vaccine Protects Against Serotype 3 Invasive Pneumococcal Disease in Children

PCV13 Vaccine Protects Against Serotype 3 Invasive Pneumococcal Disease in Children

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A meta-analysis of case-control studies supports the use of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in children as it protects against serotype 3.

Strain Selection for Annual Influenza Vaccines Should Consider Preexisting Immunity

Strain Selection for Annual Influenza Vaccines Should Consider Preexisting Immunity

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Repeated exposure to the influenza virus affects antibody quantity and quality, and strains selected for seasonal vaccines may not provide coverage sufficient for individuals frequently infected and/or vaccinated.

Antibiotic Stewardship May Aid Stepdown Therapies for Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Antibiotic Stewardship May Aid Stepdown Therapies for Community-Acquired Pneumonia

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The use of fluoroquinolones in stable patients with community-acquired pneumonia can be reduced with stewardship programs that share antibiotic use data and provide guidance for step-down therapy.

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