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Perspective

School-based influenza vaccination program linked to decreased school absences, hospitalization

October 26, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO — An elementary school-located influenza vaccination program increased vaccination and decreased school absences and…
Meeting News

Fidaxomicin shows improved efficacy in treating pediatric C. difficile

October 17, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO — Treatment with fidaxomicin led to higher overall cure rates among children who were infected with Clostridoides difficile
Meeting News

RESTORE-IMI 1: Relebactam-based therapy has more favorable renal safety profile vs. colistin

October 16, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO — Relebactam has a more favorable renal safety profile than colistin when used in combination with imipenem/cilastatin in…
Meeting News

Study finds no link between neurocognitive impairment, depression in HIV patients

October 16, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO — Findings from a retrospective study presented at IDWeek showed no association between neurocognitive impairment and depression…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Sepsis surveillance limited by variations in claims data

October 15, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO — An analysis of records from nearly 200 hospitals showed that variations in the completeness and accuracy of claims data makes…
Meeting News

Maternal RSV nanoparticle vaccine transfers antibodies through placenta

October 12, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO — A respiratory syncytial virus F nanoparticle vaccine was immunogenic in pregnant women and elicited antibodies that were…
Meeting News

Pediatric social workers may be beneficial in transition to adult HIV care

October 12, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO — There are numerous barriers that reduce the likelihood that youth with HIV will transition from pediatric care to adult care…
Meeting News

Fewer than 10% of people with HIV complete advance care planning

October 12, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO — Among eligible people living with HIV at the National University Hospital in Singapore, fewer than 10% completed advance care…
Meeting News

WhatsApp alert improves real-time antimicrobial stewardship program

October 11, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO — A hospital antimicrobial stewardship program in Mexico City incorporated a smartphone messaging app as a fundamental part of…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: 96-week data from EMERALD trial

October 11, 2018
SAN FRANSCICO — In this video from IDWeek, Joseph Eron, MD, professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and…