Infectious Disease News

Inappropriate Antibiotic Rx Common in Privately Insured
Antibiotics Often Inappropriately Prescribed for Bronchiolitis in ED
FDA Down to 5 Weeks of Funding to Review New Drug Applications
WHO: Vaccine Hesitancy a Major Global Health Threat
Nerve Transfer Promising for Acute Flaccid Myelitis Patients
Adoption of Advanced Health IT Capabilities Inconsistent
Review Shares Best Practices for Evaluating Penicillin Allergy
FDA to Resume Inspections of Riskier Foods
Congo Ebola Outbreak Now Second Worst in History
American College of Physicians Releases 7th Edition of Ethics Manual
Study Explores Influence of Genetics, Environment in Disease
U.S. Doctor Released From Omaha Hospital After Ebola Monitoring
Expanding Pharmacist Practice Scope Could Reduce ED Overcrowding
CDC: Flu Cases Hit 7 Million in the United States
Prices Still Explain High U.S. Health Care Spending
Adverse Birth Outcomes Up for Women With H1N1 Flu in ICU
CDC: E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce Is Over
U.S. Food Supply May Be at Risk Due to Government Shutdown
FDA: Chocolates, Candies May Be Contaminated With Hepatitis A
Private Equity Acquisition of Physician Practices Discussed
Measles Outbreak in New York State Largest in Recent History
Increase in Brand-Name Drug Cost Mainly Due to Existing Drugs
Many Female Health Care Workers Live in Poverty
Nine Cases of Wound Botulism ID'd in Injection Drug Users
Medical Marketing Has Increased in Past 20 Years
USPSTF Affirms Guidance for Hep B Screening at First Prenatal Visit
ACA Coverage Gains Could Erode Without Individual Mandate
Single-Family Rooms May Benefit Very Preterm Infants
Cervical Cancer Screening Rates 'Unacceptably Low'
Antibiotics Prescribed for Children More Often at Nonpediatric EDs
Screening Donated Blood for Zika Not Cost-Effective
Rx Opioids Up Pneumonia Risk in Patients With, Without HIV
Recent Nasal Preps Less Effective Than Injected Vax for Flu in Kids
In-Hospital Morbidity, Mortality Up With Flu in Heart Failure
Child Pneumonia Rate Dropped Globally From 2000 to 2015
Partner-Delivered HIV Self-Testing Can Up Linkage to Care
U.S. Doctor Monitored for Ebola Exposure in Nebraska Hospital
College Students at Increased Risk for SgB Meningococcal Dz
Low-Priced Generic Drugs Most Likely to Have Shortages
Universal Vaccination for MenB at College Entry Not Cost-Effective
Initiative Can Cut Gender Gap in Medical School Faculty Salaries
Updated Guidelines Developed for Diagnosing, Treating Influenza
Drug Use-Associated Infective Endocarditis Up 2007 to 2017
ACOG: Interpregnancy Period Should Maximize Women's Health
Appalachia, Western States Have Highest Hep C Prevalence
HPV Ups Cervical Cancer Risk, Even With No Cellular Signs
FDA: Fluoroquinolones Tied to Heart Vessel Ruptures, Tears
Infection Control Compliance Not Tied to Knowledge
Growth in Use of Telemedicine Seen From 2005 to 2017
Affordable Care Act Sign-Ups Higher Than Expected
Exclusion of Doctors From Public Health Insurance Up 2007 to 2017
Stethoscopes in ICU Show High Levels of Bacterial Contamination
Risk for Zoster Up Before Dx, During Tx of Hematologic Cancer
Persistent Discrimination ID'd Among Physician Mothers
Racial Disparities Seen Among Teens Undergoing Flu Vaccination
CDC: More Cases in Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Recalled Beef
Medication Errors Resulting in Death Most Common in Elderly
Influenza Hospitalization More Likely in Underweight, Obese
Enrollment Under the Affordable Care Act Down From Last Year
Guidance Offered for Infection Control in Anesthesia Work Area
2017 Saw Slowing in National Health Care Spending
U.S. Medical Schools See Increase in Diversity
Paid Childbearing Policies Lacking for Residents
Case Numbers of U.S. Children With Polio-Like Illness Hit Record High
Mail-Based HPV Testing May Increase Access
Flu Vaccine Linked to Reduced Risk for Death in Heart Failure
Veterans Health Administration Hospitals Outperform Non-VHAs
HIT-Related Stress Linked to Burnout Among Physicians
Tap Water in Neti Pot Linked to Death From Brain-Eating Amoeba
Survival Similar With Donor Hearts From Hepatitis C+ Donors
2012 to 2016 Saw Increase in Syphilis Among Pregnant Women
Most Insured Patients Not Using Online Portals
Lack of Peds Preventive Care Ups Unplanned Hospital Admissions
Pregnant Women Commonly Refuse Vaccines
High Sensitivity, Specificity for Chlamydia Point-of-Care Test
Infections Linked to Increased Later Risk for Mental Disorders
Few Physicians Work in Practices That Use Telemedicine
Many Patients Withhold Information From Clinicians
HHS Issues Draft Strategy for Reducing Health IT Burden
At-Home Self-Collected Samples Valid for Detecting High-Risk HPV
Progress Made Toward Global Measles Milestones
CDC: Acute Flaccid Myelitis Cases Appear to Have Peaked for 2018
Targeted Hep C Testing Misses High Number of Cases in Prisons
More People Worldwide Now Know Their HIV Status
Case Description Can Reliably Define Acute Flaccid Myelitis
Most Bills Enacted Into Law Limit Vaccine Exemptions
Climate Change Ups Heat Deaths, Especially Among Elderly
FDA: Safe to Eat Romaine Lettuce Again, but Check Labels
FDA to Update Medical Device Approvals Process
Four Principles Underlie Patient and Family Partnership in Care
Early Antibiotic Use May Be Tied to Higher Childhood Body Weight
ACA Coverage Substantial, but Did Not Impact Labor Markets
Newborns Infected With Ebola in Congo Outbreak
Probiotics Show No Benefits for Pediatric Acute Gastroenteritis
FDA Approves Drug for Treatment of Travelers' Diarrhea
U of Maryland Student Dies of Adenovirus-Related Illness
Vaccine-Exempt Students Behind N.C. Chickenpox Outbreak
CDC Announces Acute Flaccid Myelitis Task Force
FDA: Another E. coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce
Performance of AI Dx Tools May Suffer Across Health Systems
11th Child Dies in Adenovirus Outbreak at N.J. Care Facility
FDA Warns Against Giving Honey-Filled Pacifiers to Infants
Cap'n Crunch Cereal Recalled Due to Salmonella Scare
HIV Transmission Risk Small With Antiretroviral Compliance
Climate Change Expected to Lead to Rise in Lyme Disease
Burden of Liver Cancer Rising in Medicare Patients
CDC: Increase Seen in Salmonella Illnesses From Ground Beef
CDC: 8.8 Percent Uninsured in U.S. in First Half of 2018
Name-Brand Medications Driving Spike in U.S. Drug Spending
Patient Experiences Shed Light on Diagnostic Errors
Option Found for Retreatment of Chronic Hep C Infection
AMA to Collect Data on Suicide Among Doctors-in-Training
CDC: Record Number of Tickborne Disease Cases in U.S. Last Year
2017 Hepatitis A Outbreaks Tied to Drug Use, Homelessness
CDC Probe Continues as Cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis Rise
No Efficacy Signal for Fluoxetine in EV-D68 Acute Flaccid Myelitis
Ebola Outbreak Worst in Congo's History
Quick New Ebola Test Approved by FDA
Showerhead Mycobacteria Abundant in Regional 'Hot Spots'
Progress Toward Goals in Global Health Is Slowing
CDC Warns of Salmonella Illnesses Linked to Raw Turkey
In-Hospital Infection May Up Readmission After Stroke
Herpes Zoster Recombinant Vaccine Seems Most Effective
Zoliflodacin Seems Effective for Some Gonococcal Infections
Possible Salmonella Prompts Duncan Hines Cake Mix Recall
Medicaid Expansion Approved in Three Republican-Leaning States
Abx-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Tied to Clinical Failure in UTI
Over Two Million People Living With Hep C From 2013 to 2016
CDC: Cases of Polio-Like Illness Still Increasing in the U.S.
CDC Director Says Congo Ebola Outbreak May Be Uncontainable
Stratifying by Severity May Allow Shorter TB Tx Regimens
AHA: After 2007 Recs, Increase Seen in Infective Endocarditis
Majority of Internists Still Have Financial Ties to Industry
Surgery Restores Boy's Ability to Walk Post-Acute Flaccid Myelitis
Sign-Up Season Begins on HealthCare.gov
AAP: Parents Frequently Save Leftover Antibiotics
HPV Vaccination Uptake Increasing, but Still Too Low
10th Child Dies in Adenovirus Outbreak at N.J. Facility
Infant Ab Levels Highest With Tdap Vax in Early 3rd Trimester
Fewer Parents Have Sexuality, Gender Concerns About HPV Shot
Financial Conflicts of Interest Prevalent Among CPG Authors
2011 to 2015 Saw Decline in Health Care-Associated Infections
Antibiotics, Acid Suppressants in Infancy May Up Obesity Risk
AMA Announces Initiative to Reinvent Physician Training
Community Health Worker Intervention Beneficial
Health Officers Express Concerns About Vaccine Exemptions
Low Levels of Flu Reported in U.S. From May to October
In Complicated UTI, Cefiderocol Noninferior to Imipenem-Cilastin
Prior-Season Vaccination Does Not Curb Flu Shot Effectiveness
Trump Administration Announces Plan to Cut Drug Prices
High-Coverage Rollout of PReP Tied to Drop in HIV Diagnoses
ASTRO: Oropharynx CA Survival Rates Worse With RT/Cetuximab
Pneumococcal Vaccine Recs Cause Confusion Among Docs
Nearly Half of Children Seen in ED for Bronchiolitis Get Radiography
Infant HIV Infection Ups Risk for Congenital CMV Infection
Pace of Change Has Accelerated in Alternative Payment Models
Algorithm-Defined Tx Duration Non-Inferior in Staph Bacteremia
FDA Approves First New Influenza Drug in 20 Years
7 Children Dead From Adenovirus Outbreak in New Jersey
Hispanics With HIV Face Higher Risk for HPV-Related Cancer
High-Dose Flu Vaccine May Cut Hospitalization in Dialysis Patients
Most Supplements Contain Prohibited Stimulants
White House Unveils New Insurance Option for Small Firms
Advance Care Planning Lowers Symptoms in Teens With HIV
Postnatal Education Increases Pain Relief Use at Vaccinations
CDC: Vaccination Rates More Than 95 Percent for Kindergartners
CDC: First U.S. Case of Rat-Borne Andes Virus Diagnosed
HPV Vaccination Not Tied to Risky Sexual Behavior in Teen Girls
Sharp Drop in U.S. Life Expectancy Rankings by 2040
WHO: Congo Ebola Outbreak Not a Global Emergency
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