Meeting News

Omadacycline performs no differently in patients with diabetes, study shows

October 3, 2019
WASHINGTON The efficacy and safety of the antibiotic omadacycline are comparable in patients with and without diabetes, according to…

Meeting News

Infectious Disease News prepares for IDWeek 2019

October 2, 2019
WASHINGTON — Infectious Disease News and are onsite at IDWeek 2019 to provide live coverage of the conference, held from Oct. 2 to…

Hooked on ID

with Raghavendra Tirupathi, MD, FACP

Infectious Disease News, September 2019
Infectious diseases had been a big part of my training in medical school in India, where I cared for and learned from patients with a wide variety of…

Q&A: Using social media to promote infectious disease research

September 6, 2019
Social media provides a quick and easy way to communicate and disseminate information. In Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology

Hooked on ID

with Gitanjali Pai MD, AAHIVS

Infectious Disease News, August 2019
As a young medical student, I learned how tiny organisms could wreak great havoc in this world — which exposed me to the world of ID early in…

Hooked on ID

with Niraj C. Patel, MD, MS

Infectious Disease News, July 2019
Although subspecialization training encompassing two fellowships is almost unheard of, this experience is where I began my journey in infectious…

In the Journals

Urinary tract infection may confer increased stroke odds

June 27, 2019
Infection, most prominently urinary tract infection, was associated with elevated risk for acute ischemic stroke, according to findings published in…


AbbVie to acquire Allergan for $63 billion

June 25, 2019
Allergan will be acquired by AbbVie for approximately $63 billion in cash and stock, the two companies announced in a press release. Under a…

Meeting NewsPerspective

Skin shedding may contribute to spread of C. auris

June 23, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Patients colonized with Candida auris carry a high burden of the emerging and often multidrug-resistant fungal pathogen on…

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Ocean swimming changes skin microbiome, could raise infection risk

June 22, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Ocean water exposure changes the human skin microbiome and could increase the likelihood of infection after swimming, according…

Hooked on ID

with Joseph D. Cooper, MD

Infectious Disease News, June 2019
It was my first week of intern year, in the medical ICU. He presented in extremis and died within 90 minutes. He was reportedly bitten by his dog 3…

In the Journals

L. infantum prevalent among Barcelona sewer rats

June 11, 2019
Around one-third of Norway rats, or Rattus norvegicus, captured in the sewers of Barcelona tested positive for Leishmania infantum, indicating a…

Hooked on ID

with Cassandra Calabrese, DO

Infectious Disease News, May 2019
My path toward the field of infectious diseases was a bit winding. My love for immunology began at a young age. I was inspired to become an…

In the Journals

No benefit in longer treatment for SSTIs in patients with obesity, heart failure

May 20, 2019
Longer courses of antibiotic therapy for skin and soft tissue infections are not associated with lower treatment failure rates in patients with…

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VIDEO: Bacterial, fungal infections linked to opioid crisis

May 4, 2019
ATLANTA — In this video, Kathleen P. Hartnett, PhD, MPH, an Epidemic Intelligence Service officer in the CDC’s Division of Healthcare…

In the Journals

Drug-free MRSA treatment to be tested in clinical studies

April 26, 2019
Researchers have identified a drug-free approach to treating MRSA using blue light and hydrogen peroxide. “We found that blue light bleaches…

Hooked on ID

with Kelly Cawcutt, MD, MS

Infectious Disease News, April 2019
The phone call came while I was celebrating Christmas with my husband’s family during my first year of medical school. My grandfather, a World…

In the Journals

Atopic dermatitis associated with extracutaneous infections

April 15, 2019
Extracutaneous infections, particularly ear infections, strep throat and urinary tract infections, have an increased likelihood in patients with…

In the Journals

Probiotic treatment through 6 months of age helps prevent atopic dermatitis in infants

April 11, 2019
Infants who received probiotics through 6 months of age had a significantly lower incidence of atopic dermatitis compared with controls, according to…

In the Journals

Dermatologists’ role critical in depoliticizing climate change

April 11, 2019
Dermatologists can help reduce the carbon footprint in their communities and practices by joining efforts to broaden awareness of the health…