Adaptive vaccination strategies, based on age patterns of hospitalizations and deaths monitored in real-time during the early stages of a pandemic, outperform seasonal influenza vaccination allocation strategies, according to findin
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The latest H1N1 update from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) reveal the number of swine flu infections are seem to be dropping; however, the number of children who died with the illness rose by about 30. Overall influenza activity remains high for this time of year.
Researchers from the University of Michigan determined that only 663,000 of the approximately 3.9 million Americans with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection received antiviral therapy between 2002 and 2007.
The Washington Post is reporting on the CDC’s updated estimate of the number of individuals affected by the H1N1 in
An epidemiological study on pneumonia and influenza in adults age 65 and over reports that patients with dementia are diagnosed with flu less frequently, have shorter hospital stays, and have a 50 percent higher rate of death than t
Healthcare workers (HCWs) who roam from patient to patient in a hospital ward may play a disproportionate role in spreading pathogens.
A hormone naturally found in the fat that surrounds the abdominal organs for the first time has been linked to death related to sepsis, surgeons reported at the 2009 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons.
A popular stomach-acid reducer used to prevent stress ulcers in critically ill patients needing breathing machine support increases the risk of those patients contracting pneumonia threefold, according to researchers at Wake Forest
Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) are costing the Australian healthcare system more than 850,000 lost bed days, according to a new study by Queensland University of Technology.
A team of sociologists and healthcare researchers is calling for greater understanding of how hospital and medical checklists can be used to improve patient safety.