Infectious Diseases

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Fecal Transplant Outcomes in Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s

Synthesis of 12 studies shows isolated benefits of fecal microbiota transplant, illuminates the disease’s multifactorial treatment requirements.

T-to-A Metric for Fever Fails Scrutiny

Large study results argue against time-prescribed antibiotics for febrile children with cancer.

Strategies to Support Pulmonary Transplant Patients – and their New Lungs

Organ storage temperatures and levels of vaccine dosing are being studied to improve outcomes for transplant patients.

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Particulates Tied to Chronic Rhinosinusitis

Research team identifies environmental pollutants as an independent risk for this recalcitrant disease.
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Clamping Down the Metabolic Pipeline to B Cells

Study shows leveraging metabolic flexibility of white cells may open new therapeutic avenues for lupus and others.
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Bacteremia Count Indicates Overtreatment in Chronic Neutropenia

A study demonstrates why neutrophil count is not a reliable indicator of bacteremia risk in children outside the oncology realm.
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APOL1 Tied to Higher COVID-19 Mortality

Nationwide analysis finds variants may confer more than elevated risk of kidney disease.

Crowe Lab Aims Single Antibody at 2 Viral Diseases

Using a single antibody that prevents two similar diseases may reduce the expense and burden of distribution.
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COVID-19 Vaccination in Later Pregnancy Extends Protection to Babies

Timing of maternal vaccination examined for the greatest benefit to babies after birth.