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IDWeek 2016


Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging. 2016;24(10):10-12.


ALTC Editors

Cranberry Capsules Show No Benefit in UTI Prevention in Older Women

Daily doses of cranberry capsules vs placebo resulted in no significant difference in presence of bacteriuria plus pyuria over 1 year among women residing in nursing homes, according to a study.

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Bezlotoxumab Prevents CDI Recurrence Among Patients Receiving Concomitant Antibiotics

Patients treated with bezlotoxumab (Zinplava, Merck) demonstrated significantly less Clostridium difficile infection recurrence regardless of choice of standard of care antibiotics.

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Ibalizumab Offers Promise for Multidrug-Resistant HIV

The biologic medication ibalizumab demonstrated efficacy and safety in treating patients with multidrug-resistant HIV, according to phase 3 research.

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Nurses’ Scrubs Identified as Source of Harmful Bacteria

Important pathogens are regularly transmitted from patients in the intensive care unit to nurses’ scrubs and the room, according to new research.

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