Management Guidelines for Acute Infective Diarrhoea/Gastroenteritis in Infants (Guideline) (Report)

Management Guidelines for Acute Infective Diarrhoea/Gastroenteritis in Infants (Guideline) (Report)

Acute onset vomiting and diarrhoea is one of the most common illnesses of infancy. Caused by acute infection with a variety of viruses, bacteria and parasites, the condition is easily recognised by caregivers and is usually managed at home. Numerous traditional and folk remedies exist, owing to the common and well-recognised nature of the condition; […]

A Review of the American Heart Association Revised Guidelines for the Prevention of Infective Endocarditis (Scientific Article) (Report)

A Review of the American Heart Association Revised Guidelines for the Prevention of Infective Endocarditis (Scientific Article) (Report)

Introduction In our careers as physicians, it is not often that we experience a significant change in the therapies or preventive measures for diseases we learned in medical school and residency training. Several examples of these include the routine use of screening colonoscopy for colon cancer, the use of ICDs for patients with low ejection […]

Right-Sided Infective Endocarditis Due to Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus in an Injecting Drug User: Outbreak Or Slow Epidemic? (Scientific Article) (Report)

Right-Sided Infective Endocarditis Due to Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus in an Injecting Drug User: Outbreak Or Slow Epidemic? (Scientific Article) (Report)

Introduction Staphylococcus aureus (SA) is a common etiology for infective endocarditis (IE) in both injectable drug users (IDUs) and non-injectable drug users. It may also occur as a healthcare associated infection (i.e., hemodialysis or line-associated). Worldwide regional variation has recently been described (1). Historically, MRSA has been specifically associated with IDU and IE in Detroit, […]