Urgent Updates | January 25, 2024

US CDC Expands Probe into Charcuterie Meats as Salmonella Cases Rise

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned against some more brands of charcuterie meat sold at Costco and Sam’s Club as the agency expands a probe into a multi-state salmonella outbreak. Full Access: CDC

A Retrospective, Observational Study of 12 Cases of Expanded-Access Customized Phage Therapy: Production, Characteristics, and Clinical Outcomes

In this study, researcher concluded that customized phage production and therapy was safe and yielded favorable clinical or microbiological outcomes in two-thirds of cases. A center or pipeline dedicated to tailoring the phages against a patient’s specific Antimicrobial Resistance bacterial infection may be a viable option where standard treatment has failed. Full Access: Clinical Infections Disease

Update to Gabapentinoid Use in the United States, 2002-2021

Gabapentinoids are commonly used medications for numerous off-label conditions. The 2002-2021 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) was used to investigate the proportion of the adult population who were gabapentinoid users, the ages of these users, medications and diagnoses associated with users, and the likelihood of starting, stopping, or continuing gabapentinoids. Gabapentinoid users continued to increase from 4.0% in 2015 to 4.7% in 2021. Gabapentinoid use was much more likely among individuals who used other medications used in chronic pain. Full Access: Annals of Family Medicine

Overuse Injuries, Overtraining, and Burnout in Young Athletes

Overuse injuries can result from repetitive stress without sufficient recovery that leads to accumulated musculoskeletal damage. This clinical report is intended to provide clinicians with information regarding the risk factors, diagnosis, management, and prevention of these conditions to assist in the identification of at-risk children, the treatment of young athletes, and the guidance of families in the promotion of safe and healthy sport participation. Full Access: AAP