November 23, 2022
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Schistosomiasis is the most important trematode infection worldwide, transmitted to humans through skin contact with infested freshwater.
CDC investigators analyzed 15 years of surveillance data of culture-confirmed cases of tuberculosis from the 50 states and the District of Columbia, identifying 201,399 with isoniazid- and rifampin-susceptibility results.
SPF stands for "sun protection factor," but if FDA recommendations change, the name will soon stand for "sunburn protection factor" because of the recognition that current SPF testing reflects erythema effects of UVA light in the 320-340 nm and UVB light in the 290-320 nm wavelengths, but does not necessarily reflect efficacy for other photodamaging wavelengths.
In this issue: FDA warning on topical anesthetics; antipsychotics increase sudden cardiac death; the step up vs step down debate; treating pain, fatigue, mood, and sleep in fibromyalgia; FDA Actions.