Hospitalizations for heart failure, but not MI, more common during influenza season | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
During influenza seasons from 2010 to 2014, a 5% monthly increase in influenza activity was associated with a 24% increase in heart failure hospitalizations within the same month.
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Influenza associated with worse in-hospital outcomes in heart failure patients | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
Rates of in-hospital mortality, acute respiratory failure with and without mechanical ventilation, and acute kidney injury with and without dialysis were higher in heart failure patients who had influenza versus those who did not.
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The influenza vaccine formulation for the 2012-2013 season has been approved, the FDA announced last week.
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CDC committee recommends specific flu vaccine as an option for people with egg allergy | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
The immunization advisory committee at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last week recommended using the vaccine FluBlok in the 2013-14 flu season for people aged 18 through 49 years with egg allergy.
Rapid influenza tests can be useful in diagnosis and treatment, but they often yield false-negative results, the CDC recently cautioned.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week issued recommendations on antiviral treatment for avian influenza A(H7N9).
Quadruple dose of influenza vaccine may offer HIV patients better protection | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
HIV-infected patients who received a quadruple dose of seasonal influenza vaccine had a higher antibody response and greater seroconversion rate than did those who received a standard dose, with similar rates of adverse events, a study found.