Infectious Diseases

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  • October 1, 2006

    Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is responsible for a worldwide pandemic. In a recent article, Grundmann et al. recommended a comprehensive MRSA-control program that...

  • August 1, 2006

    A 3-day course of the broad-spectrum anti-infective agent nitazoxanide (Alinia—Romark Pharmaceuticals) significantly reduced the duration of severe rotavirus diarrhea among 38 children...

  • July 1, 2006

    More than 2,500 cases of mumps were documented in 11 states in the midwestern parts of the U.S. from in the first 5 months of this year, and more are likely. This prompted the CDC’s Advisory...

  • May 1, 2006

    Linezolid (Zyvox—Pharmacia), an extended-spectrum gram-positive antibiotic, is also a weak, reversible inhibitor of monoamine oxidase (MAO) types A and B. When taken with other drugs that...

  • March 1, 2006

    In an article recently published in Lancet, researchers hypothesized that etoposide plus dexamethasone— given along with antiviral and supportive therapies—may be an effective treatment...