December 2016/January 2017

Trio of Studies Shows Oral Antibiotics Are As Good As IV Antibiotics After Discharge

When a family takes a child home from the hospital after treatment for a serious infection, some worrying about how well and how quickly the child will recover may be inevitable. But families may find some reassurance in the new knowledge that if their child has a prescription for oral antibiotics, they are receiving sound medicine.

Physician-Scientists Explore New Ways to Quell Cytokine Storm Syndromes

Imagine that every household in a large city turned on every light switch in their houses at the same time, overloading the electrical power plant. The same kind of scenario happens in cytokine storm syndromes, when overactivation of the immune system produces too many inflammatory molecules (hypercytokinemia) that damage healthy organs.

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