Global survey shows progress, gaps in antimicrobial resistance efforts

July 18, 2018
WHO, the Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Organization for Animal Health have released findings from a recent survey assessing global…
FDA NewsPerspective

Janssen receives FDA approval for Symtuza

July 18, 2018
Janssen announced that it has received FDA approval for Symtuza, a once-daily, single-tablet, darunavir-based HIV-1 regimen for treatment-naive and…
FDA News

FDA expands Intelence label to include young children with HIV

July 18, 2018
The FDA has approved labeling changes for Intelence to expand treatment for HIV-infected patents aged 2 to 6 years and weighing at least 10 kg. The…
In the Journals Plus

Tdap during pregnancy results in blunted immune response in infants

July 18, 2018
Immunizing pregnant women with Tdap protects newborn infants against pertussis, but a study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases demonstrated…
In the Journals Plus

Free testing, drug discounts improve use of ACTs for malaria

July 17, 2018
In western Kenya, a community-based intervention that included free malaria testing and discounts on artemisinin-based combination therapies for…
In the Journals

Novel ‘genotype 8’ surfaces among four patients with HCV

July 17, 2018
Researchers identified four patients with a novel hepatitis C genotype, according to study published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. Despite…
In the Journals

Inappropriate antibiotic prescribing high in urgent care centers

July 17, 2018
Patients seeking care at urgent care centers are much more likely to be prescribed antibiotics for conditions that do not require them than those…
In the Journals Plus

Researchers identify risk factors for avian influenza at live bird markets

July 17, 2018
At live bird markets, the risk for avian influenza is higher among workers at large retail markets, women workers, and workers who clean, slaughter…

OB/GYN society: Changes to Title X ‘would turn back the clock on women’s health’

July 17, 2018
With just 10 days remaining until the end of the comment period for the changes to Title X proposed by HHS, the American College of Obstetrics and…
Feature

Point-of-Care HCV Assays: A Turning Point for Decentralized Diagnosis

HCV Next, July/August 2018
Novel point-of-care hepatitis C tests have advanced the potential for same-day viral diagnosis, which could significantly contribute to global…
Pharmacology Consult

Summertime fun and dangers

Infectious Diseases in Children, July 2018
Edward A Bell, PharmD, BCPS
Summer is officially here, children are out of school, and summertime outdoor fun is beginning. Unfortunately, potential dangers are beginning as…
In the Journals Plus

Simultaneous kidney, pancreas transplant predicts SSI

July 17, 2018
Simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplantation and longer pancreas ischemic times were risk factors for surgical site infections, according to…
In the Journals

Zika still a risk for female travelers

July 16, 2018
Although the prevalence of Zika has declined, it remains an important concern for women of reproductive age; thus, physicians should discuss…

Novartis exit more bad news for antibiotics research

July 16, 2018
Novartis, a Switzerland-based pharmaceutical company, announced last week that it will shut down its antibacterial and antiviral research programs…
In the Journals

Adding azithromycin to ivermectin does not improve impetigo, scabies treatment

July 16, 2018
The addition of azithromycin to an ivermectin mass drug administration, or MDA, had a similar effect as ivermectin alone for treating scabies and…
In the Journals Plus

National intervention halves CRE incidence across Israeli LTCFs

July 16, 2018
A national intervention in Israel targeting carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, led to a 50% reduction in the infections in long-term…
Meeting News

Physician Branding 101: Know your why, use goals to drive strategy

July 16, 2018
WASHINGTON — Physicians should push their own brand or the brand of their organization with full awareness of the goal and the appropriate…
In the Journals

Global burden of HIV-related CVD on the rise

July 16, 2018
The global burden of CVD associated with HIV has tripled in the past 2 decades, with the greatest burden in Asia-Pacific and sub-Saharan Africa…
In the Journals Plus

Tenofovir for chronic HBV reduces risk for hepatocellular carcinoma

July 16, 2018
In patients with chronic hepatitis B infection, treatment with tenofovir disoproxil may significantly reduce the risk for hepatocellular carcinoma…
In the Journals Plus

High numbers of HIV-positive MSM not being tested for syphilis

July 15, 2018
Nearly one-third of sexually active HIV-positive men who have sex with men are not tested for syphilis at least annually, researchers reported in a…