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Ebola Best Practices for Clinicians Issued by CDC

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a general reminder to travelers and health care providers on best practices regarding Ebola.

CDC Monitoring Those Who Had Contact With Ebola Patient

Federal health officials are monitoring up to 18 people who were exposed to the man being treated at a Dallas hospital for the first confirmed case of Ebola in the United States.

9-Valent HPV Vaccine Promising for Cervical Cancer Prevention

A vaccine meant to protect against nine types of human papillomavirus (HPV) could prevent 90% of all cervical cancers.

Preterm Birth, Pneumonia Leading Causes of Child Mortality

Nearly two million children younger than 5 died worldwide in 2013 of complications from premature birth and pneumonia.

Transfusion Threshold Not Major Factor in Sepsis Outcomes

For patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) with septic shock, outcomes are similar for those who receive blood transfusion at a higher or lower hemoglobin threshold.

Qvar with Dose Counter Now Available

Qvar with a dose counter (beclomethasone dipropionate HFA; Teva) is now commercially available in the United States.

Child Dies from Enterovirus-Related Infection in RI

The Rhode Island Department of Health has confirmed that a Rhode Island child has died due to a Staphylococcus aureus sepsis infection associated with Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68).

Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia: Reviewing Management Strategies

All adult patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia are advised to undergo echocardiography, with vancomycin and daptomycin recommended as first-line antibiotics for methicillin-resistant S aureus (MRSA) bacteremia, according to a new review.

The Neuropsychiatric Effects of Glucocorticoid Therapy

Glucocorticoids are commonly prescribed for immune system suppression and to decrease inflammation for a range of medical conditions, but they may also carry a risk of severe adverse neuropsychiatric effects.

In Bipolar Disorder, Antidepressant Monotherapy May Increase Mania Risk

Few studies have evaluated if concomitant use of a mood stabilizer can protect against a switch to mania during antidepressant treatment in patients with bipolar disorder, despite antidepressants constituting 50% of all prescribed psychotropic medications for bipolar disorder.