In the Journals

Australia will miss HBV elimination targets despite improved care

September 19, 2019
Results from an estimation model revealed that Australia will marginally miss both its local targets and the WHO’s global targets for…

In the Journals

HCV-viremic kidneys provide similar efficacy in recipients as uninfected organs

September 12, 2019
By 2019, hepatitis C-seronegative patients who underwent kidney transplantation mostly received HCV-viremic donor organs, which demonstrated the same…

CDC launches infection control training program

September 12, 2019
National infection prevention experts, led by the CDC’s Health Research & Educational Trust, have developed a new curriculum focused on…

In the Journals

Fecal microbiota transplant reduces prevalence of AMR genes in children

September 12, 2019
Children who underwent fecal microbiota transplant, or FMT, experienced a significant reduction in recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection, or…

In the Journals

Resistance-guided HCV retreatment achieves nearly 90% SVR

September 7, 2019
Resistance-guided direct-acting antiviral retreatment resulted in nearly 90% sustained virologic response rates among patients with hepatitis C who…

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

In the Journals

Elevated fatty liver index in HCV/HIV coinfection predicts mortality risk

September 5, 2019
Researchers discovered that an elevated fatty liver index was an independent risk factor for all-cause mortality in patients coinfected with…

FDA News

FDA warns about rare instances of liver injury, failure with HCV therapies

August 28, 2019
The FDA has received reports that the use of Mavyret, Zepatier or Vosevi to treat chronic hepatitis C in patients with moderate to severe liver…

Perspective

USPSTF recommends screening all adults for HCV

August 27, 2019
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued a draft recommendation that encourages clinicians to screen all adults aged 18 to 79 years for…

FeaturePerspective

Cleaning up an image: the crusade to rename fecal microbiota transplant

August 26, 2019
The intrigue surrounding the use of fecal microbiota transplantation to treat various gastrointestinal disorders and infections has intensified over…

In the Journals

HCV clearance reduces diabetes, kidney disease, stroke risk

August 23, 2019
Sustained virologic response after treatment for hepatitis C correlated with a reduced risk for several extrahepatic manifestations including type 2…

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…

In the Journals

Patient-reported outcomes greatly altered by HCV treatment results

August 20, 2019
In a follow-up analysis of participants in clinical trials, researchers found that patient-reported outcome scores increased in patients who achieved…

In the JournalsPerspective

Passive water chlorination reduces childhood diarrhea in Bangladesh

August 14, 2019
Passively chlorinating water sources using solid tablet chlorine dosers significantly reduced the rate of childhood diarrhea in two communities in…

In the Journals

Africans with HCV more likely to carry ‘unusual’ genotypes, face lower SVR

August 12, 2019
Most patients with hepatitis C in Africa have genotypes outside of the common and easily cured genotype 1a and genotype 1b, which has led to a…

In the JournalsPerspective

Rotavirus recommendations leave NICU population vulnerable, study finds

August 6, 2019
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices cautions against administering the rotavirus vaccine to infants in a NICU or nursery…

In the Journals

Hospital-acquired C. difficile linked to higher costs, longer stay

August 3, 2019
Hospital-acquired Clostridioides difficile infection, or HA-CDI, was associated with a 27% increase in attributable costs and 13% increase in…

In the Journals

CDI incidence rising in veterans under age 65, VA data show

August 1, 2019
The incidence of Clostridioides difficile infection, or CDI, among veterans younger than 65 years old in the United States has been…

Perspective

Kids largely affected in backyard poultry Salmonella outbreak

July 31, 2019
The CDC has reported that 768 people have been infected with Salmonella through contact with backyard poultry in 48 states. Children aged younger…

In the Journals

Generic version of Harvoni safe, effective HCV treatment for teens

July 29, 2019
Research published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society suggests that a generic version of ledipasvir-sofosbuvir —…