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Medicare Drug Rebate Plan Withdrawn by Trump Administration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
Naltrexone Implant Helps HIV Patients Prevent Opioid Relapse
Loan Forgiveness, Educational Debt May Affect Practice Patterns
National Hand Hygiene Initiative Successful in Australia
Sixty People Charged in Massive Opioid Painkiller Investigation
Infections May Up Risk for Developing Sjögren Syndrome
UB-421 Monotherapy Maintains HIV Viral Suppression
Surgical Site Infection Rates May Differ by Gender
CDC: Raw Tuna Linked to Salmonella Outbreak in Seven States
Parenteral Antimicrobial Tx at Home Burdens Children's Caregivers
Hand Hygiene Compliance Poor in Task Transitions
Standardizing Demographics Ups Accuracy of Patient Matching
WHO: Congo Ebola Outbreak Still Not a Global Emergency
CDC: 555 Confirmed Measles Cases in U.S. Since Jan. 1
AEDs Tied to Higher Pneumonia Risk in Alzheimer Patients
New Scale Helps Identify More Serious Cases of Mononucleosis
Prevalence of Extragenital STDs High in Men Who Have Sex With Men
CDC: Superbug Fungus Has Sickened 600 Americans
Cytomegalovirus Linked to Faster Progression of Cystic Fibrosis
Domestic Responsibilities Tied to Physician Mothers' Satisfaction
SSI Risk Up After C-Section for Medicaid Beneficiaries
CDC: Still No Source As E. Coli Outbreak Grows to 96 Cases
STI Incidence Up After Receipt of HIV Preexposure Prophylaxis
CDC: Measles Cases Reach 465 This Year in the United States
High Response Seen for All Hep C Tx Models in Injection Drug Users
New, Revised Topics Released in ACR Appropriateness Criteria
First Two-Drug Regimen Approved for HIV-1 Treatment
CDC: TB Incidence Declined Slightly in United States in 2017
Alcohol, Drug Misuse Tied to Long-Term Health Problems
Telemedicine Leads to More Antibiotic Rx for Pediatric Respiratory Infection
Model Can Predict Sepsis Risk for Emergency Medical Admissions
October May Be Best Time for Older Adults to Receive Flu Shot
Depressive Symptoms May Up Risk for Death in HIV+ Veterans
Histologic Clearance of CIN2/3 Seen With HPV Therapeutic Vaccine
Early Hospital Intervention for Diabetes Improves Outcomes
Drop Seen in Preinvasive Cervical Disease With HPV Vaccination
Heart, Lungs From Hep C-Infected Donor Can Be Transplanted Safely
Many ICU Workers Contaminated With Drug-Resistant Bacteria
AACR: HPV Vax Low for Adults at High Risk for HIV Infection
U.S. Measles Cases Already Top Last Year's Total
Americans Borrowed $88 Billion in Past Year to Pay for Health Care
Over-the-Counter Meds Save Health Care System Money
Guidelines for Asymptomatic Bacteriuria Updated
Doctors Unclear on Legal Obligations in Caring for Patients With Disability
Nasopharyngeal Microbiota Could Help Diagnose Pediatric LRTIs
Therapeutic Ball Pits Found to Harbor Pathogenic Germs
CDC: 2017 to 2018 Saw Increase in Enterovirus D68 Detection
Guidance Lists New First-Line Treatment for Severe Malaria in the U.S.
Doctors With Malpractice Claims More Likely to Leave Medicine
Douglas County, Colorado, Ranked as Healthiest Community
U.S. Measles Cases Hit 314 This Year
Avocados Recalled by California Company
Mumps Outbreak at Temple University Reaches 74 Cases
HBV, HCV Control Aids Kidney Transplant Outcomes
2019 Residency Match Day Was Largest in History
Analysis IDs Messages Behind Antivaccination Comments
Many Patients Still Employ Strategies to Reduce Prescription Drug Costs
Antibiotics, PPIs Tied to Higher C. Diff Risk in Hospitalized Children
Overall, Physicians Are Happy and Enjoy Their Lives
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
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