Medical Health Cluster


The Importance of Toxin Testing in C difficile Infection: Understanding the Results

Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) is often confirmed through toxin testing, yet toxin tests alone may not be sufficient for diagnosing and guiding treatment decisions for patients with CDI. Dr David Lyerly “The presence of a toxigenic strain does not always equal disease,” said David Lyerly, PhD, during a session on C difficile toxin […]

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Covid-19 challenge trial results are (finally) in: Here’s what should happen next

Results from the world’s first Covid-19 challenge trial are (finally) in: In the study, which was conducted by Imperial College London and hVIVO at the Royal Free Hospital in London, each of the 36 participants had drops of fluid containing a tiny amount of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, […]

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Assessing How Consumers Interpret and Act on Results From At-Home COVID-19 Self-test KitsA Randomized Clinical Trial

Key Points Question  How do people interpret results of at-home COVID-19 self-test kits when they use instructions authorized by the US Food and Drug Administration or instructions developed with decision science principles, or no instructions, and do they choose to self-quarantine per federal recommendations or quarantine unnecessarily? Findings  This randomized clinical trial […]

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