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Infectious Disease

CDC Describes 238 Confirmed Cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis

Acute flaccid myelitis mainly occurs during August to November, and weakness onset is often preceded by prodromal fever, respiratory illness, or both, according to research published in the Aug. 4 early-release issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Cardiology

Subcutaneous ICD Noninferior to Transvenous ICD

For patients with an indication for an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) but no indication for pacing, subcutaneous ICD is noninferior to transvenous ICD, according to a study published in the Aug. 6 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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