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Prophylactic Immunoglobulin, Vaccinations May Reduce Infections in Hematologic Malignancies

Prophylactic Immunoglobulin, Vaccinations May Reduce Infections in Hematologic Malignancies

Three approaches—prophylactic immunoglobin, antibiotics, and vaccinations—were investigated for their effectiveness at infection prevention in 3 hematological malignancies. Certain approaches for preventing infection may be effective in patients with hematological malignancies, say findings from a new study published in Blood Advances. The systematic review and meta-analysis of published data on 3 approaches to preventing acquired hypogammaglobulinemia …

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Increase in non-COVID-19 respiratory infections predicted this winter

Increase in non-COVID-19 respiratory infections predicted this winter

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain An increase in the number of non-COVID-19 respiratory infections should be expected this winter, say scientists. The warning comes following the results of a new study, published in The Lancet Regional Health—Europe, which found that over 55% of respiratory disease hospitalizations during the pandemic’s peak were caused by non-SARS-CoV-2 infections. The …

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Development of a diagnostic assay by three-tube multiplex real-time PCR for simultaneous detection of nine microorganisms causing acute respiratory infections – Scientific Reports

Ethical approval This study was institutionally approved by Guangdong Pharmaceutical University, the Medical Ethics Committee of the First Affiliated Hospital of the University, and the Medicine and Biological Engineering Technology Research Center of the Ministry of Health, Guangzhou, China, in correspondence with the guidelines of the collection of patient specimens and the use of human …

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Now, your smartphone can tell if you have Zika virus

Now, your smartphone can tell if you have Zika virus

According to a new study, scientists have developed an instrument that can be clipped onto a smartphone to rapidly test for Zika virus in a single droplet of blood. Researchers from the University of Illinois have monitored the COVID-19 pandemic detection methods that are rapid, simple, accurate, and sensitive and are vital for detecting viral …

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Extended drug treatment for life threatening infections

Hospital patients who develop infections where 10% of sufferers die will be offered double the traditional course of antibiotics in a new trial.  Patients with serious abdominal infections are usually given a two-week course, but often this is unsuccessful. Now, researchers at the University of Leeds and the University of York are trialling a month-long …

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