SARS-CoV-2 infection is associated with significantly higher incidence of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) complications and addition of 5-alpha reductase inhibitor (5ARI) for combination therapy in male patients with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) on alpha-1 adrenoreceptor blocker (AARB) monotherapy, a territory-wide retrospective cohort study in Hong Kong has shown.
Antibiotic misuse and overuse fuel mutations in bacteria, leading to drug-resistant “superbugs,” with terrifying aftermath. Without intervention, antimicrobial resistance could cause 10 million deaths annually by 2050.
Every year, from November 18–24, the World Antimicrobial Awareness Week highlights these risks and promotes innovative treatments, enhanced surveillance, and best-practice sharing among clinicians. This article offers insights on the use of the fixed-dose combination antibiotic ceftazidime-avibactam in daily hospital settings.
Two target trials were emulated to compare the effectiveness of third doses of mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines among US veteran population and across at-risk US veteran populations.