Researchers are exploring the use of metronidazole for the treatment of endometriosis, which affects up to 10% of U.S. women between the ages of 25 and 40. The current treatment options include hormone therapy and surgery, but these approaches involve significant side effects and recurrence of the condition after treatment.
In a randomized clinical trial, researchers found the combination of oral vancomycin followed by fecal microbiota transplantation was superior to treatment with fidaxomicin or vancomycin alone for patients with recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection.
According to a new report, serious gaps exist in the research pipeline regarding the development of prevention and treatment options for sexually transmitted infections such as gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis.
New guideline recommendations indicate that the only unequivocal indications for screening and treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria are pregnancy and undergoing endoscopic urologic procedures associated with mucosal injury.
In a randomized, controlled trial of adult patients with bone or joint infections, researchers found oral antibiotic therapy was noninferior to intravenous therapy based on treatment failure at one year.
All emergency providers should be familiar with hypothermia regardless of the climate in which they practice. Hypothermia can occur in a variety of climates, indoors or outdoors, and in patients of all ages regardless of health status. Frostbite, chilblains, trench foot, and cold urticaria are cold-related injuries that may present to any emergency department during any time of year.