Infectious Diseases Most Recent
Case Study: A 27-year-old MSM, presented to care with a rash.
The treatment and prevention of Clostridium difficile infection in the long-term care setting presents unique challenges.
Urinary tract infections are a frequent diagnosis in older adults, leading to substantial antimicrobial use. Increased antimicrobial use is associated with higher rates of resistance, making future infections more difficult to treat.
MD, FRCPC, FACP, AGSF
Sir William Osler referred to pneumonia as “the old man’s friend,” correctly realizing that infection is a common cause of death in old age.
Long-term Care for Older Adults: Reservoirs of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus and Vancomyin-Resistant Enterococi
Methicillin-resistant Staphlyococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant Enterococci are responsible for substantial morbidity and mortality in acute care settings.
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the most common infectious problem among older adults both in the community and institutional settings.
Africa, with its many countries and ethnic groups, has a population of 800 million people and the highest rate of growth of the older adult population in the world.
The number of international travellers is steadily increasing, paralleled by the number of persons with travel-related diseases.
HIV/AIDS is rapidly increasing among adults age 50 and older. However, limited research has been conducted to understand the issues associated with HIV/AIDS in advancing age.
Recent evidence has shown that vaccination against influenza is effective in reducing the complications of influenza for those 60 years and over living in long-term care facilities during periods of high viral circulation if the vaccine has a good match to the circulating strain.