This Week in PLoS Medicine: Antibiotic-resistant BSIs; Raw vegetables & heart health; Child contacts of TB cases
Three new articles published this week in PLoS Medicine:
Marlieke de Kraker and colleagues calculate excess mortality, excess hospital stay, and related hospital expenditure associated with antibiotic-resistant bacterial bloodstream infections (Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli) in Europe.
Ron Do and colleagues find that a prudent diet high in raw vegetables may modify the increased genetic risk of cardiovascular disease conferred by the chromosome 9p21 SNP.
Philip Campbell Hill and colleagues propose using a health needs assessment framework, research tools, and a strategy for clinical evaluation to help better manage child contacts of adult TB cases.
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