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Multidrug-resistant Salmonella emerges in US

November 18, 2018
The emergence of a multidrug-resistant strain of Salmonella in the United States is cause for concern and health care providers should be aware of…
In the Journals Plus

Algorithm outperforms radiologists in detecting active pulmonary TB

November 17, 2018
Researchers developed an automated algorithm that was able to detect active pulmonary tuberculosis on chest radiographs better than all groups of…
FDA News

FDA approves Aemcolo for travelers’ diarrhea

November 16, 2018
The FDA announced that it has approved rifamycin for the treatment of travelers’ diarrhea caused by noninvasive Escherichia coli strains in…
Meeting News

Preemptive DAA therapy improves outcomes of negative-to-positive HCV heart transplant

November 16, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO — Preemptive administration of pangenotypic direct-acting antiviral therapy resulted in rapid viral suppression of hepatitis C in…
FDA News

FDA seeks to remove dogs from some clinical trials

November 16, 2018
The FDA outlined details of a study today that it said might allow animal drug developers to conduct certain types of research without the use of…
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Rat lungworm ‘widespread’ in New Orleans, raising risk for humans

November 16, 2018
Rat lungworm is “widespread” among rodents in New Orleans, with an overall prevalence comparable to areas where the parasite is…
Perspective

CMS proposes revisions to improve Medicaid, CHIP managed care

November 16, 2018
CMS recently proposed a new rule to relieve regulatory burdens, strengthen accountability, enhance program integrity and promote transparency…
Meeting News

AMA calls for stronger firearm background checks

November 16, 2018
At this week’s AMA Interim Meeting, delegates urged states to impose more robust reporting of relevant information to the National Instant…
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Substance use does not lower adherence to PrEP in MSM

November 16, 2018
Study findings showed that substance use does not affect adherence to HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, among men who have sex with men or…
In the Journals

Researchers question benefit of antibiotics for all cases of fast-breathing pneumonia

November 15, 2018
Children with fast-breathing pneumonia who were treated with oral amoxicillin had a significantly lower rate of treatment failure compared with…
In the Journals Plus

Study shows declining efficacy of prophylactic antibiotics to prevent SSIs following colorectal surgery

November 15, 2018
The efficacy of prophylactic antibiotics in preventing surgical site infections following colorectal surgery has declined, according to results from…
Meeting News

AMA affirms medical spectrum of gender

November 15, 2018
During the AMA Interim Meeting, delegates adopted several new policies on important emerging health care topics, including gender identity. In…
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Salmonella infections declined after NYC required restaurants to post inspection grades

November 15, 2018
In New York City, Salmonella infections declined after the city health department mandated that restaurants post inspection letter grades in their…
Meeting News

AMA adopts policy supporting in-person importation of prescription drugs from Canada

November 15, 2018
To address concerns that out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs have reduced access to essential medications, delegates at the Interim Meeting of…
In the Journals

Endoscopists who do not wear face shields at risk for infection

November 15, 2018
Physicians and assisting staff who do not wear protective masks during endoscopy are at risk for exposures that could result in the transmission of…
Cover Story

‘It’s complicated’: Nasal spray or flu shot for pediatric vaccination?

Infectious Diseases in Children, November 2018
After recommending against the live-attenuated influenza vaccine, or LAIV, for 2 years in a row, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization…
At Issue

Is it appropriate to recommend a reformulated vaccine without additional effectiveness data?

Infectious Diseases in Children, November 2018
In February, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended a reformulated version of the FDA-approved live-attenuated
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National program improves hand hygiene, infection control in Australia

November 15, 2018
A national initiative implemented 8 years ago in Australia has significantly improved hand hygiene compliance among health care workers and led to a…
In the JournalsPerspective

Path of Medicare Advantage changing

November 14, 2018
As Medicare Advantage gains traction over traditional Medicare, there are several important potential issues that demand oversight, according to a…