Infectious Disease News

Current Antibiotic Stewardship Program Practices Characterized
Key Cystic Fibrosis Pathogens Reduced With Ivacaftor Use
Recommendations Developed for Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine
About One in 20 Patients Exposed to Preventable Harm
Safety Practice Violations ID'd in Septic Arthritis Outbreak
Recarbrio OK'd for Complicated Urinary Tract, Intra-Abdominal Infections
WHO Declares Congo Ebola Outbreak Global Health Emergency
Educational Handout May Increase Receipt of Child Flu Shot
Protocolized Sepsis Care Lowers Sepsis Mortality in NY State
HIV-Infected Cells Persist in CSF in Individuals on Long-Term ART
Congo Officials: First Ebola Case Confirmed in City of Goma
Rabies Warning Issued for Walt Disney World Resort Area
CRP-Guided Testing Cuts Antibiotic Use in COPD Exacerbations
CDC: Workplace Absenteeism High in 2017/2018 Flu Season
Serious Misdiagnosis-Related Harms Mostly Due to 'Big Three'
Awareness, Use of PrEP on Rise Among Men Who Have Sex With Men
Capping Work Hours in Residency Does Not Impact Outcomes Later
Medicare Drug Rebate Plan Withdrawn by Trump Administration
Health Care Professionals Exhibit Gender Bias
Hospitalized Pneumonia Patients Often Get Excess Antibiotics
Exposure to 2009 pH1N1 Vaccine During Pregnancy Seems Safe
Lab Tests Show Experimental Ebola Treatments Effective
Two-Dose Course of Vaccine After HSCT Cuts Incidence of Zoster
Guidance Updated for Managing Infants at Risk for Group B Strep
Two Algorithms Can ID Patients at Risk for HIV, PrEP Candidates
EHR System-Generated In-Basket Messages Linked to Burnout
Fewer New Measles Cases Reported Last Week in U.S.
Rule Requiring Drug Prices in TV Ads Blocked by Judge
CDC Updates Data on Cases Meeting Criterion for Acute Flaccid Myelitis
Infective Endocarditis Prevalence 26 Percent in Patients With E. faecalis
45 Percent of U.S. Adults Have Some Doubts About Vaccine Safety
Most U.S. Adults Are Concerned About Antibiotic Resistance
Interventions Linked to Drop in Unvaccinated Kindergartners
Flesh-Eating Bacteria Claims Life of Florida Woman
Anti-Vaccine Movement a 'Man-Made' Health Crisis, Scientists Warn
Considerable Number of Patients Receive Surprise Hospital Charges
Stewardship Intervention Can Cut Inappropriate Rx by a Third
Better UTI Monitoring Needed After Hospital Admission in Adults
Review: HPV Vaccination Program Has Considerable Impact
Infections Tied to Subsequent Risk for Acute Ischemic Stroke
Increase Seen in Cryptosporidiosis Outbreaks From 2007 to 2019
Less Than 40 Percent of All U.S. Adults Have Ever Had HIV Testing
ACIP: Men as Old as 26 Should Get HPV Vaccine
MSSP ACOs May Not Improve Spending, Quality of Care
Prevention Bundle May Cut Cardiac Device Infections
Americans Concerned About Clinician Burnout
Many Trust Doctors, Nurses Over Other Sources of Health Advice
Death From Specific Causes Up for Veterans With PTSD
Oral Steroids Increase Infection Risk in Inflammatory Disease
Rotavirus Vaccine Led to Reduced Disease Prevalence, Season Duration
2018 to 2019 Influenza Season in U.S. Was Longest in 10 Years
New England Journal of Medicine Picks New Editor-in-Chief
Health Care Workers With ARIs Often Work While Symptomatic
Surgeons' Unprofessional Behavior Tied to Higher Complication Risk
WHO: Congo Ebola Outbreak Still Not Global Emergency
Drug Makers Challenge New Rule Requiring Drug Prices in TV Ads
CDC: U.S. Measles Cases Reach 1,044
U.S. Travelers Should Be Aware of Measles Risk in Europe
New York State Halts Religious Vaccine Exemption
FDA Warns of Infections From Fecal Transplants After One Death
Rotavirus Vaccination Tied to Lower Risk for T1DM in Children
CDC Opens Emergency Operations Center for Congo Ebola Outbreak
HPV16 Antibodies Can Develop Long Before Throat Cancer Diagnosis
HIV Risk Does Not Differ With Three Contraceptive Methods
Most Providers Unaware of Online Feedback About Themselves
Next-Gen Sequencing of CSF Improves Diagnosis of CNS Infections
CDC: Wildlife Rabies, Especially in Bats, Poses Risk in U.S.
Microbes Tied to Pedicle Screw Loosening, Spinal Implant Failure
Pertussis Risk Up for Undervaccinated, Unvaccinated Children
Diagnostic Testing, Antibiotics Overused in Pediatric CAP
Nurse Understaffing Ups Inpatient Infection Risk
Mouth Rinse for HPV DNA May Be Biomarker in Head, Neck Cancer
Access to Health Care Has Little Impact on Longevity
2003 to 2014 Saw Incidence of Herpes Zoster Drop in Children
Cough Sound Analyzer Helps Differentiate Peds Respiratory Disorders
Antibiotic Prophylaxis Before Dental Work Often Unnecessary
Rapid Cycling Work Roster Improves Resident Sleep Practices
WHO: Estimated Incidence of Curable STIs 376.4 Million in 2016
Parkinson Disease Incidence Lower in Hep C Patients Who Receive Antivirals
Survey Indicates Physician Misconduct Is Underreported
Workplace Exposures Contribute to Burden of Respiratory Disease
Immunizations Up in California After Repeal of Nonmedical Exemptions
Staphylococcus aureus Linked to Food Sensitization in Eczema
Zerbaxa Approved for Hospital-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia
Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters Often Used in CKD
ACP Issues Position on Response to Physician Impairment
Current Strategies for Measles Vaccination Insufficient
Guidelines Issued for Addressing Heart Disease Risk in HIV
Noncompliance Common in Teens Prescribed STI Treatment in ED
Excess Cause-Specific Mortality Tied to Chronic Proton Pump Inhibitor Use
CDC: Reported Measles Cases Reach 971
Many Immunosuppressed Persons Join in Hurricane Cleanup
FDA Approves First Test for Zika in Human Blood
Stepped Tx for Alcohol Use Disorder Studied in HIV Patients
High Costs Associated With Physician Burnout in U.S.
Reading Visit Notes May Improve Medication Management
Hip Fracture Linked to Increased Risk for Death in T2DM Patients
Global Burden of Serious Health-Related Suffering to Double by 2060
Extragenital Tests to Detect Chlamydia, Gonorrhea Cleared for Marketing
FDA Permits Marketing of Test to Detect Periprosthetic Joint Infection
Poverty Ups Risk for Amputation After Knee Replacement
California Bill to Tighten Vaccine Exemptions Moves Forward
Closed ICU Model May Reduce Hospital-Acquired Infections
Some Women With HIV Struggling to Achieve Viral Suppression
Clinical Drug Diversion Costly to Health Care Organizations
Private Insurers Pay 241 Percent of What Medicare Would Pay
Many Lives Could Be Saved if All Hospitals Had Grade A Rating
CDC: Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Backyard Poultry
Recs Updated for TB Screening, Treatment in Health Care Workers
Smartphone App Could Help Diagnose Ear Infections
FDA: Tattoo Inks Recalled Due to Bacterial Contamination
Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus Cases Increased in 2004 to 2012
T2Bacteria Panel Accurately IDs Bloodstream Infections
Patients Find Note Reading Important for Health Management
CDC: U.S. Measles Cases in 2019 Reach 839
Fournier Gangrene Is Safety Concern With SGLT2 Inhibitors
Higher Risk for Cancer, Mortality Seen With Pediatric-Onset IBD
Infection Risk Lower With Certain Psoriasis Treatments
Prior Training Increases Internists' Knowledge of PrEP for HIV
CDC: Hepatitis A Virus Reports Increased in 2016 to 2018
Health Professionals Supportive of Medicinal Cannabis
Doctors Aware of Patient Difficulties Affording Medical Care
Registry Can Reduce CRE Carriers, CRE Prevalence
Model Predicts Counties at Risk for Measles Outbreak
2018 Saw More Employed Physicians Than Self-Employed
CDC: HIV Racial Disparity Measure Decreased From 2010 to 2016
Generic Version of Truvada Available in U.S. by Sept. 2020
CDC: Uninsurance Levels Did Not Change Significantly in 2018
Scientology Cruise Ship Passengers, Crew Still Under Quarantine
Prices Will Soon Be Included in TV Drug Ads
In 2015 to 2016, 45.8 Percent of U.S. Population Used Rx Drugs
External Reference Pricing Could Cut Drug Costs in U.S.
Efforts Needed to Ensure Publication of All Trials
Gentamicin Appropriate Second-Line Therapy to Ceftriaxone for Gonorrhea
CDC: Number of Measles Cases in the United States Reaches 764
FDA: French Soft Ripened Cheese Possibly Contaminated
Congo Ebola Outbreak Death Toll Surpasses 1,000
CDC: Foodborne Infections Increased From 2015 to 2018
More Than Half of U.S. Adults Have Medical Financial Hardship
ART Stops HIV Transmission in Serodifferent Gay Couples
FDA Approves Dengue Vaccine for Endemic Regions
Measles Case Leads to Quarantine of Cruise Ship in St. Lucia
'Vampire Facials' at New Mexico Spa Linked to HIV Infections
Patient Hand Contamination With Drug-Resistant Organisms Common
FDA Approves Mavyret for Children, Adolescents With Hep C
CDC: 704 Measles Cases Reported in U.S. Through April 26, 2019
EHR Decision Support Can Reduce Inappropriate GI Testing
12 Percent of Caregivers Have Pediatric Flu Vaccine Hesitancy
CDC: First Confirmed ID of 'Kissing Bug' in Delaware
Hundreds Quarantined for Measles at Two Los Angeles Universities
Gender Differences Seen in Adverse Drug Reactions
U.K. Study IDs Risk Factors Tied to Knee Replacement Revision
CDC: Number of U.S. Measles Cases Reaches New High
New York City Measles Cases Increase to 390
Risk Factors ID'd for Rheumatoid Arthritis Complications
USPSTF Urges Asymptomatic Bacteriuria Screen in Pregnancy
Malawi First Country to Immunize Children Against Malaria
Los Angeles County Measles Outbreak Under Investigation
CDC: United States Set to Break Measles Cases Record
Injection Timing Tied to Risk for Infection in Rotator Cuff Repair
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