Young infants remain at highest risk of hospitalization and death from pertussis. These guidelines will help providers identify pertussis.
An advisory committee of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently recommended that the nasal spray influenza vaccine not be used this upcoming flu season. In this Q&A, Dr. Jasjit Singh, medical director of infection prevention and control at CHOC, offers an explanation for your patients and their families. Q: What does this […]
Patient history and physical examinations are sometimes not enough to determine whether an infection is viral or bacterial, Dr. Katherine Andreeff, a hospitalist at CHOC, tells “American Health Journal.” In these cases, blood work and imaging may be required to make an accurate diagnosis, says Dr. Andreeff. Hand-washing and vaccination can help prevent infections, whether […]
A CHOC investigator-initiated trial into neonates with necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) has discovered key microbial and survival differences in patients who develop blood stream infections. These findings may help explain why premature infants with intestinal pathology experience more complications and higher mortality rates. CHOC Infectious Diseases Medical Director Antonio Arrieta, M.D., and his team have also […]