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Antiviral prophylaxis effective for suppressing cytomegalovirus reactivation

April 24, 2017

Recent findings published in JAMA Internal Medicine indicated that antiviral prophylaxis with either valacyclovir or low-dose valganciclovir was effective for suppressing cytomegalovirus, or CMV, reactivation in critically ill patients.

However, researchers reported a higher mortality rate among some patients, suggesting that a large-scale trial would be necessary to determine the treatment’s clinical efficacy and safety.

Climate change brings new infectious disease threats

April 22, 2017
Climate change is expected to increase the risk for the spread of numerous types of infectious diseases — including Lyme disease, Zika, diarrheal diseases and more…
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CDI recurrence linked to higher mortality, health care costs

April 21, 2017
Recurring Clostridium difficile infection, or CDI, is linked to increased mortality rates and significantly higher health care costs, according to researchers. Two…

A model of success: The VA’s battle against MRSA

April 18, 2017
The growing problem of antibiotic resistance threatens the successful prevention and treatment of an increasing range of infections. This mounting public health concern…
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Differentiating and Managing Diarrhea: A Persistent Dilemma

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Romark, L.C.

Approximately 2-4 billion episodes of infectious diarrhea occur worldwide each year, placing a burden on quality of…
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Nosocomial Ebola transmission rate among children ‘lower than feared’

April 5, 2017
During the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, nosocomial transmission of Ebola virus disease among pediatric patients was…
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In the Journals Plus

Antiviral prophylaxis effective for suppressing cytomegalovirus reactivation

April 24, 2017
Recent findings published in JAMA Internal Medicine indicated that antiviral prophylaxis with either valacyclovir or low-dose valganciclovir was…

Climate change brings new infectious disease threats

April 22, 2017
Climate change is expected to increase the risk for the spread of numerous types of infectious diseases — including Lyme disease, Zika…

Meeting News

CDI recurrence linked to higher mortality, health care costs

April 21, 2017
Recurring Clostridium difficile infection, or CDI, is linked to increased mortality rates and significantly higher health care costs, according to…

A model of success: The VA’s battle against MRSA

April 18, 2017
The growing problem of antibiotic resistance threatens the successful prevention and treatment of an increasing range of infections. This mounting…

In the Journals Plus

Diversion device reduces blood culture contamination, costs

April 7, 2017
A device that separates a portion of blood taken from patients significantly reduces culture contamination and can reduce the harm of unnecessary…

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Hospital-acquired CDI rates persist despite enhanced cleaning

April 7, 2017
Although a cleaning intervention decreased the recovery of certain bacteria on high-touch surface areas in hospital settings, it did not reduce the…

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CRE spreads among Washington, D.C., health care facilities

April 6, 2017
Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, is transmitted within and between a variety of health care settings in Washington, D.C., a study…

In the Journals

Nosocomial Ebola transmission rate among children ‘lower than feared’

April 5, 2017
During the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, nosocomial transmission of Ebola virus disease among pediatric patients was only 0.5%, considerably less…

Meeting News

Clinical decision support tool helps reduce mortality in patients with severe sepsis

April 3, 2017
Implementation of an automated tool designed to support adherence to guidelines and promote optimal decision making and antibiotic use resulted in…

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CRE more prevalent than indicated by previous CDC reports

March 31, 2017
Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae infections are more widespread than reported by the CDC in 2013, according to research presented at the…

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