Infectious Disease

Top Story

Women of childbearing age show increased risk for HCV

Women of childbearing age show increased risk for HCV
July 27, 2016

Women of childbearing age in Kentucky and nationally had increased rates of hepatitis C virus detection between 2011 and 2014, according to new data published in MMWR. The rate of children born to mothers with the infection also increased, indicating potential increased risk for mother-to-child transmission.

“All pregnant women should be assessed for hepatitis C risk factors and those at risk should be tested,” Alaya Koneru, MPH, epidemiologist at the CDC, told Infectious Disease News. “The fact that these data show both an increase in hepatitis C among women of childbearing age and an increase in infants born to women diagnosed with hepatitis C indicates that a new generation may be a risk for this serious but preventable disease.”

Cover StoryFrom OT Europe

Every surgical stage is critical in treatment of periprosthetic hip infection

Orthopaedics Today Europe, July 2016
Some orthopaedic hip arthroplasty surgeons in Europe are now performing more one-stage revision procedures to treat periprosthetic hip infections. Others, however…
In the Journals Plus

‘Super-spreader’ patient infected 82 with MERS at South Korea hospital

July 27, 2016
A new study shows how one patient with Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, infected 82 other individuals in one hospital during last year’s MERS outbreak in…
In the Journals Plus

Artificial intelligence identifies bat species that could harbor Ebola

July 27, 2016
Artificial intelligence helped researchers identify more bat species that may be carriers of Ebola and other filoviruses, which could aid future surveillance and help…
Meeting News Coverage

Studies examine switch to TAF-based regimens in patients with renal impairment

July 26, 2016
ART regimens composed of elvitegravir, cobicistat, emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide may be a safe and effective option for adults with HIV who also have renal
More News Headlines »

Evolution of HIV Treatment: How to Start, How to Switch, How to Treat HIV/HCV Co-infection

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences Medical Affairs.

Improvements in antiretroviral therapy (ART) continue to be made with the development of simplified, single-tablet…
More »
GI Bookshelf

Question 28: I Have A Patient With Biliary-Type Pain, But No Other Evidence Of Bile Duct Disease (Normal Diameter Duct On Ultrasound, Normal Liver Function Tests). How Should Such A Patient Be Managed?

From Curbside Consultation in Endoscopy: 49 Clinical Questions, Second Edition
More »
Zika Resource Center

Zika Resource Center


VIDEO: Regimens for latent TB in patients with HIV have advantages, disadvantages

July 19, 2016
More »