SARS-CoV-2 antibody test helps select donor blood samples for therapeutic use

Researchers have developed and applied a robust, versatile antibody test to assist health authorities in managing the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, according to a study published January 14 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Andrea Gamarnik of the Fundación Instituto Leloir-CONICET in Argentina, and colleagues. As of November […]

Single-drug regimen now advised for uncomplicated gonorrhea

(HealthDay)—A single 500-mg intramuscular dose of ceftriaxone is recommended for treatment of uncomplicated urogenital, anorectal, and pharyngeal gonorrhea, according to updated guidelines published in the Dec. 18 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Noting that 2010 guidelines recommended a single 250-mg […]

Guidance provided for antibiotic stewardship in pediatrics

(HealthDay)—In an American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement, published online Dec. 28 in Pediatrics, guidance is provided for inpatient and outpatient antibiotic stewardship. Jeffrey S. Gerber, M.D., Ph.D., from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and colleagues discuss inpatient and outpatient antibiotic stewardship programs […]