Q&A: Discovery of new HIV strain a reminder of challenging pandemic

November 16, 2019
Researchers recently discovered a new strain of HIV from patient samples collected in 1983, 1990 and 2001 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or…
In the Journals

Site assessment score reduces central venous catheter complications

November 15, 2019
The implementation of a novel central-line insertion site assessment score reduced the prevalence of lines with local inflammation or infections…
FDA News

FDA approves Fetroja for treatment of complicated UTIs

November 15, 2019
Shionogi won FDA approval for Fetroja for the treatment of complicated UTIs, or cUTIs, in adults with limited or no alternative treatment options…

Children ‘particularly vulnerable’ to health threats from climate change

November 14, 2019
Rising temperatures, declining crop yields, air pollution and other adverse environmental outcomes of climate change pose a threat to the long-term…
Residency to Retirement Resource Center

Reduce your 2019 tax bill before year's end

November 14, 2019
Many physicians have just filed their 2018 tax returns – if they filed on extension – but it is already time to take steps to reduce the…
In the Journals

Rapid triage test distinguishes between active TB and TB-like diseases in adults

November 14, 2019
A new point-of-care rapid triage test for human blood samples can differentiate active cases of tuberculosis from TB-like disease in adults in less…
FDA News

FDA warns Dollar Tree regarding ‘potentially unsafe’ drugs

November 14, 2019
The FDA has sent a warning letter to Greenbrier International, Inc., doing business as Dollar Tree, for receiving over-the-counter drugs made by…
In the Journals

10% of patients with candidemia have history of injection drug use

November 14, 2019
Surveillance data showed that more than 10% of candidemia cases in nine U.S. states in 2017 occurred in patients with a history of recent injection…
Meeting News

‘Building bridges’ between PCPs, liver specialists for HCV led to 100% cure

November 14, 2019
BOSTON — The Hepatitis C Leaders in Primary Care program, or HELP-C, engaged primary care physicians to successfully screen and treat veterans…
Meeting News

‘Stop and think’ each time you use social media professionally

November 14, 2019
ATLANTA — Because social media guidelines at the institution, practice setting and professional organizations are often vague or open to…
Feature

New group A strep strain may pose global scarlet fever threat

November 13, 2019
Researchers recently identified a new strain of group A Streptococcus that became the predominant cause of scarlet fever in England and may be…

CDC: Antibiotic resistance causes 1 death every 15 minutes in US

November 13, 2019
According to newly updated estimates published by the CDC, more than 2.8 million infections are caused by antibiotic-resistant pathogens annually in…
In the JournalsPerspective

‘Running medicine’ improves health

November 13, 2019
“Running medicine” events that combined several types of exercise and community-building events improved participants’ physical and…
FDA News

FDA fast tracks nanatinostat combination for Epstein-Barr virus-associated lymphoma

November 13, 2019
The FDA granted fast track designation to nanatinostat in combination with valganciclovir for the treatment of relapsed or refractory Epstein-Barr…
Meeting News

World AMR Congress: Focusing on progress in a ‘still broken’ marketplace

November 13, 2019
Infectious Disease News attended the World Anti-Microbial Resistance Congress in Washington, D.C., and asked Cornelius (Neil) J. Clancy
Meeting News

Few patients starting biologics, DMARDs screened for HBV, HCV

November 13, 2019
ATLANTA — Less than a quarter of patients in a national rheumatology registry were screened for hepatitis B or C prior to initiating biologics…
Breaking News

In a first, WHO prequalifies Merck’s Ebola vaccine

November 12, 2019
One day after winning conditional approval in Europe, Merck’s Ebola vaccine received prequalification status from WHO, giving it the…

Six updates for World Pneumonia Day

November 12, 2019
Today marks World Pneumonia Day, a day during which the Forum of International Respiratory Societies, including the American Thoracic Society, raises…
In the Journals

EMR hard stop reduces repeat C. difficile testing

November 12, 2019
A hard stop clinical decision support tool embedded in the electronic medical record significantly reduced repeat Clostridioides difficile toxin…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Surface antigen loss in HBV/HIV coinfection similar to HBV alone

November 12, 2019
BOSTON — In this exclusive video from The Liver Meeting 2019, Douglas T. Dieterich, MD, director of the Institute for Liver Medicine at the…