Infectious Disease News

CDC: New HIV Transmission Often From Those Unaware of Infection
Novel Checklist Can Distinguish Anthrax Exposure From Other Illnesses
Machine-Learning Models Allow Early Detection of Sepsis in NICU
Average of 8.8 Inactive Ingredients Found in Oral Medications
Reported Cases of Spotted Fever Rickettsioses Rarely Confirmed
ACC: Antibacterial Envelope Can Reduce CIED Infections
Physician Burnout Rate Increased From 2014 to 2017
EPA Proposal Will Allow Antibiotic Spraying of Citrus Crops
Guidelines Developed for Polymyxin Antibiotic Use
AAP: Nasal Spray Vaccine Against Flu Acceptable in 2019 to 2020
One-Month Regimen Noninferior for Preventing HIV-Related TB
Short Regimen Noninferior for Rifampin-Resistant Tuberculosis
Head of National Cancer Institute Named Acting FDA Commissioner
Mumps Causes Quarantine of Over 2,200 Immigrant Detainees
Active Bathing in Non-ICU Setting Does Not Cut Infections
Bronchiolitis Hospitalization in Infancy Predicts More Admissions
CDC: Most Americans Report Excellent, Good Health
CDC: 228 Measles Cases Already in 2019
CDC: Flu Season May Have Peaked
Long-Acting Regimen Noninferior to Daily ART for HIV-1
Mumps Outbreak Reported at Temple University
Probiotic Sanitation Cuts Antimicrobial Resistance in Hospitals
Hospital-Onset MRSA Decreased From 2002 to 2015
Second Man HIV-Free After Stem Cell Transplant
AAP: Social Media Companies Must Curb Spread of Vaccine Myths
FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb Resigns
Recommendations Developed for Ulcerative Colitis Management
MMR Not Linked to Autism in Danish Cohort Study
Multidimensional Approach Cuts Unneeded Drug-Drug Interaction Alerts
Readmission for Patients With Sepsis Common and Costly
Pneumococcal Vaccination at Age 50 Prevents the Most Disease
New York City Measles Outbreak Cases Reach 121
FDA Warns Americans Not to Buy Drugs From Canadian Company
HPV Infection Unlikely to Spread From Hand Contact
Antibiotic Delay Leads to Increased Risks in Seniors With UTI
Flu Vaccination During Pregnancy Does Not Cause Miscarriage
Risk Factors ID'd for Site Infection After Orthopedic Surgery in Seniors
CDC: Progress in HIV Prevention Has Stalled in the United States
Stewardship Programs Decrease Inpatient Fluoroquinolone Rx
Decline Observed in HPV Type 16/18 Cervical Precancers in U.S.
Sufficient Investment Could Reduce HIV Epidemic by 2030
Poor Food Intake Common in Hospitalized Patients
Prediction Rule IDs Febrile Infants 0 to 2 Months Old at Low Risk for SBIs
2014 to 2017 Saw Improvement in Burnout for U.S. Physicians
Most Patients Do Not Disclose Complementary Medicine Use
National Health Spending Set to Increase 5.5 Percent Annually
44.4 Million Estimated to Be Diagnosed With Cervical Cancer by 2069
Intervention Can Reduce Orders for Inpatient Urine Cultures
Vertical Integration Has Little Impact on Quality Measures
Plazomicin Noninferior to Meropenem for Complicated UTI
Experimental Test May Quickly Diagnose Sepsis
New Kaiser Permanente Medical School Plans to Waive Tuition
FDA Head Says Feds May Intervene to Cut Vaccine Exemptions
Glottic Carcinoma Can Be HPV-Related Disease in Young Adults
Prenatal Fluconazole Exposure Increases Neonatal Risks
Altered Gut Microbiome Seen in Patients With Active Lupus
Chronic Wasting Disease Found in Deer in 24 States
CDC: Salmonella Cases Tied to Raw Turkey Products Now at 279
Hospital Prices Growing Faster Than Physician Prices
Sepsis Common in Terminal Hospitalizations, Discharges
CDC: Heterosexual Syphilis Transmission Up for Drug Users
CDC: Severity of Influenza Season Low Through Feb. 2, 2019
Risk for MRSA Reduced With Postdischarge Decolonization
Child Enterovirus Infection May Up Risk for Developing Celiac Disease
High Rates of MenB Vaccination Advised in University Outbreaks
Sinks by Toilets in ICU Patient Rooms Harbor Harmful Bacteria
Progress Made in Developing New Antibacterial Agents
Health Care Spending Per Person Increased to $5,641 in 2017
ASA: Opioid Epidemic Tied to Infection-Related Stroke
Many Systematic Reviews Do Not Fully Report Adverse Events
Direct-Acting Antivirals Cut Mortality in Chronic Hepatitis C
Congo Ebola Outbreak Claims Nearly 100 Children's Lives
Smaller Germinal Centers Identified in Recurrent Tonsillitis
Measles Outbreak Triggers Sharp Rise in Demand for Vaccine
Johnson & Johnson to Provide Drug Prices in TV Ads
Vaccine-Preventable Infections Common After Peds Transplant
High-Risk HPV Infection Linked to Increased Risk for CVD in Women
Omadacycline Noninferior to Moxifloxacin for Pneumonia
Recommendations Updated for Tonsillectomy in Children
Patient Tested for Ebola at Philadelphia Hospital
Hepatitis C Infection Rates Up After OxyContin Reformulation
Value-Based Incentive Program Does Not Cut Catheter-Linked UTIs
AAP Releases 2019 Childhood Immunization Schedules
Updated ACIP Immunization Schedule Released for Adults
Washington State Measles Cases Now at 48 Since Jan. 1
CDC Examines Safety of Recombinant Zoster Vaccine
HPV Educational Video May Increase Vaccination Rates
CDC: Most Black HIV Patients Interviewed for Partner Services
Oral Antibiotics Noninferior to IV for Bone, Joint Infection
Infective Endocarditis Related to Injection Drug Use Rising
Hand Hygiene Compliance Low Among EMS Providers
ASA: Flu-Like Illness Linked to Increased Risk for Stroke
Prophylaxis for Gonococcal Eye Infections in Newborns Advised
Public Health Interventions Could Cut Global Burden of Hepatitis C
Washington State Declares Health Emergency as Measles Spreads
Direct-Acting Antivirals Not Tied to Liver Cancer Recurrence
Many Teens Not Up to Date on HPV Vaccination
Report IDs Areas Lacking Good Practice in Health Tech Assessment
Flu-Like Illness Tied to Increased Relative Mortality in ESRD
CDC: Proportion of Increased-Risk Deceased Organ Donors on Rise
Measles Outbreak Prompts Public Emergency in Washington State
Herd Protection Seen With 4-Valent HPV Vaccination
Many New Cancer Patients Unaware of Their Hepatitis Status
Messages for Increasing Parental Confidence in HPV Vaccine ID'd
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
Many Hospitals Noncompliant With Record Request Regulations
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
Variability in Geographic Availability of New Antibiotics
CDC: First U.S. Case of Rat-Borne Andes Virus Diagnosed
Bioinformatics Tool Can ID Source of Bloodstream Pathogens
2014 to 2016 Saw 470 Percent Increase in HIV PrEP Use in U.S.
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
CDC: Many Pregnant Women Not Receiving Immunizations
Limited Evidence for OTC Preps to Treat Nasal Symptoms of Colds
Procurement Requirements Drive Interoperability in Health Care IT
Clostridium difficile Spores Survive Laundering of Sheets
Giving Flu Shots in Pharmacies Could Up Vaccination Coverage
CDC Warns of Salmonella Illnesses Linked to Raw Chicken
Seven-Day Metronidazole Better for Trichomoniasis Tx in Women
CDC Warns of Polio-Like Virus Striking More U.S. Children
Number of Children Not Receiving Vaccines Slightly Increased
Without Medicaid Expansion, Poor Patients Forgo Medical Care
Hospitalization Tied to Brain Abnormalities in Older Adults
Population Density, Structure Impact Length of Flu Season
Active Pharmaceuticals ID'd in >700 Dietary Supplements
Flu Vaccine Cuts Hospitalization Rates in Pregnant Women
Nine Cases of Polio-Like Illness Suspected in Children in Illinois
Low Recurrence With Shortened IV Abx Course in GBS Bacteremia
Aetna-CVS Merger Approved
Hand Hygiene Program Beneficial for Day Care Centers
Retention in HIV Care Drops Steadily After Prison Release
FDA Approves HPV Vaccine for People Through Age 45
Polio-Like Condition in Children on Rise Again in the United States
Flea-Borne Typhus Outbreak in Los Angeles County
Minority Residents Experience Burdens Linked to Race/Ethnicity
Industry-Funded Trials Often Involve Employees in Studies
AZ Company Recalls Raw Beef Products Linked to Salmonella
More Than 14 Million Preteens Need to Receive HPV Vaccine
Tips Provided for Budgeting in Medical Residency
Three-Quarters of Health Care Workers Got Flu Shot Last Year
Price Hikes Noted in Small Subset of Generic Drugs
Cancer Risk Varies for Hispanics, Including in Puerto Rico
CDC: Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Gravel Ridge Farms Eggs
Uninsured Rate at 8.8 Percent in First Quarter of 2018
For Employer-Based Plans, Spending Across Services Steady
Interviews Can Help Ensure Physician Candidates Fit Culture
Number of Health-Related Data Breaches Increasing
Telemedicine RTI Visits Shorter When Antibiotic Prescribed
First Human Case of Rat Strain of Hepatitis E Seen in Hong Kong
WHO: 'Very High Risk' That Ebola Will Spread From Congo
FDA Approves New Drug for Antibiotic-Resistant Lung Disease
Risk of Venous Thromboembolism Recurrence High
More Non-Elderly Americans Uninsured in 2017 Versus 2016
Hospital Privacy Curtains Become Increasingly Contaminated
Pharmaceutical Executive Defends 400 Percent Price Hike
Physicians Often Don't Address Their Burnout
No Benefit to Negative Pressure Wound Therapy After C-Section
CDC: Congenital Syphilis More Than Doubled Since 2013
Business Degree Increasingly Useful for Doctors
80,000 Americans Died From Influenza Over Last Year
Final Update on Salmonella-Tainted Honey Smacks Cereal
Practices Should Set Rules for Staff Social Media Use
Burnout, Career Choice Regret Prevalent in U.S. Residents
HIV Infection Diagnoses on the Rise in Young Homosexual Men
Initial Abx Feasible Alternative for Uncomplicated Appendicitis
Critics Demand Stop to 'Guinea Pig' Sepsis Clinical Trial
Physician-Group ACOs Generate Medicare Savings
In 2016, Proportion of Uninsured Americans Down to 10 Percent
Some Clinicians, Patients Record Clinic Visits for Patient Use
Ground Beef Recalled After E. Coli Outbreak
Pediatric End-Stage Liver Disease Score Underestimates Mortality
Dozens of Medical Groups Join Forces to Improve Diagnoses
Research Links Doctor Burnout to Patient Safety Incidents
Residents Should Take Advantage of Paid Time Off
Hospitals Charge 479 Percent of Cost of Drugs on Average
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