References for September 1 to 15, 2014

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 May 27;111(21):7819-24. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1400586111. Epub 2014 May 13. Bacterial fight-and-flight responses enhance virulence in a polymicrobial infection.

Risk of allergic reaction and sensitization to antibiotics in foods

Medscape Medical News Number of States With Enterovirus-D68 on the Rise

Medscape Medical News Ebola Likely to Spread Internationally; Modest Risk for US, UK

Chikungunya Virus in the Americas — What a Vectorborne Pathogen Can Do

Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Sep 15;59(6):845-50. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciu434. Epub 2014 Jun 9. Heartland virus-associated death in tennessee.

Measles Outbreak in an Unvaccinated Family and a Possibly Associated International Traveler — Orange County, Florida, December 2012–January 2013

Influenza Vaccination of Pregnant Women and Protection of Their Infants

Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Sep 15;59(6):826-33. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciu430. Epub 2014 Jun 18. Outbreak of Francisella novicida Bacteremia Among Inmates at a Louisiana Correctional Facility.

Outbreak of hepatitis A in the USA associated with frozen pomegranate arils imported from Turkey: an epidemiological case study

Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Sep 15;59(6):851-7. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciu449. Epub 2014 Jun 13. Clinical efficacy of polyspecific intravenous immunoglobulin therapy in patients with streptococcal toxic shock syndrome: a comparative observational study.

Contamination of Environmental Surfaces With Staphylococcus aureus in Households With Children Infected With Methicillin-Resistant S aureus

Bacteremia is associated with excess long-term mortality: a 12- year population-based cohort study

Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014 Jul 1;190(1):62-9. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201403-0471OC. Increased 1-year healthcare use in survivors of severe sepsis.

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Clin Cardiol. 2014 Aug 25. doi: 10.1002/clc.22315. [Epub ahead of print] Outcome in Patients With Left-Sided Native-Valve Infective Endocarditis and Isolated Large Vegetations.

Virus May Predispose People to Appendicitis

J Infect. 2014 Aug 29. pii: S0163-4453(14)00269-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2014.08.009. [Epub ahead of print] Appendicectomy for clincally-suspected appendicitis is associated with fewer complications compared with conservative antibiotic management: A meta- analysis of major post-intervention complications.

Tuberculosis Drugs Better Absorbed on an Empty Stomach

IMPI: No Immunotherapy Benefit in Tuberculous Pericarditis

Saijo T, Chen J, Chen SC, et al. Anti–granulocyte-macrophage colony- stimulating factor autoantibodies are a risk factor for central nervous system infection by Cryptococcus gattii in otherwise immunocompetent patients. MBio 2014; 5:e00912–14.