In this prospective cohort study of 461 women, there was no association between intrauterine device use and time to conception (hazard ratio, 1.25; 95% confidence interval, 0.99-1.58). However, past Mycoplasma genitalium infection was found to be associated with longer times to conception and lower conception rates by 12 months (68% vs. 80%, P = 0.02).
‘We are lucky that SARS-CoV-2 is not as variable as flu, HIV’
March 17, 2021
The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has been the biggest challenge in the history of modern infection prevention, but it also has raised the profile and importance of infection preventionists in a way that should secure future program resources.
Every clinician has struggled with managing a febrile infant. We know the majority will have a benign viral illness, but we fear the serious bacterial infection that may have devastating consequences in this vulnerable population. This evidence-based article reviews the current literature and approach to infants less than 60 days of age.
‘It will come … we need to focus on viral conditions and how they spread’
February 12, 2021
Looking to future viral pandemics as well as the current one of COVID-19, the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America has set an ambitious research agenda to improve preparation and response to these cataclysmic events.
Most acute wounds will heal with good topical care. However, some wounds, especially chronic ones occurring in impaired hosts, are more problematic. To properly manage these types of wounds and optimize healing, there should be an evidence-based approach to wound care in the emergency department.