Febrile Infants May Not Need Painful Tests, Antibiotics and Hospitalizations

February 19, 2019

A national research team led by UC Davis Health clinicians and researchers from the University of Michigan, Nationwide Children's Hospital and Columbia University, has derived and validated a new protocol for emergency departments that can determine which infant patients with fevers, age 60 days

Infection During Delivery Linked to Greater Stroke Risk After Delivery

January 31, 2019

Women diagnosed with an infection during delivery had a much greater risk of stroke after delivery, according to preliminary research to be presented in Honolulu at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2019, a world premier meeting for researchers and clinicians dedic

Opioid Injecting Linked to Substantial Rise in Bacterial Heart Infections

January 29, 2019

A study of people who inject drugs found a significant increase in the risk of infective endocarditis, a serious infection of the lining of the heart, possibly linked to increasing use of the opioid hydromorphone. The study is published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Pet Hedgehogs

January 29, 2019

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and public health officials in several states are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to contact with pet hedgehogs.