WHO works to prevent potential outbreaks after mudslides in West Africa

August 21, 2017
WHO and partners are working with health officials in Sierra Leone to prevent the spread of infectious disease and provide ongoing health care for…

FDA to take closer look at opioids in pediatric cough suppressants

August 21, 2017
The FDA announced today that it will hold a meeting on Sept. 11 to discuss cough medications in children because some may have opioids as an…

Trump signs FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017 into law

August 21, 2017
President Donald J. Trump recently signed the FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017 into law. The
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New drug trials for hospital-acquired pneumonia cost $89,600 per patient

August 21, 2017
Phase 3 clinical trials of new drugs for hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated pneumonia cost nearly $90,000 per patient, study data
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Reduced antibiotic dosing, duration, effective for preventing infection in colorectal surgery

August 21, 2017
Patients undergoing colorectal surgery showed the same rate of surgical site infection whether they were given antibiotics for 24 hours after surgery…
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Few antibiotic trials convey purpose, efficacy goals to patients

August 21, 2017
Patients in randomized clinical trials of antibiotics are rarely informed of the purposes of the studies, researchers said. Protocols for…
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Voriconazole may increase squamous cell carcinoma risk in hematopoietic transplant setting

August 21, 2017
Voriconazole was associated with a statistically significant increase in cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma risk in a cohort of individuals who…
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DAAs safe, effective in patients with HCV, mixed cryoglobulinemia

August 21, 2017
Direct-acting antiviral use resulted in high rates of sustained virologic response and were safely tolerated in patients with chronic hepatitis C and…
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Poor kidney function increases risk for community-acquired infections

August 21, 2017
Patients with reduced kidney function had an increased risk for developing community-acquired infections — including respiratory, urinary tract…

Vaccine education paramount during National Immunization Awareness Month

August 21, 2017
According to the CDC, only 72% of infants between the ages of 19 and 35 months have received all seven series needed to complete immunization…

New project aims to prevent opioid-related HIV, HCV outbreaks in West Virginia

August 20, 2017
Researchers at West Virginia University are leading a new, federally funded project designed to prevent outbreaks of HIV, hepatitis C and other…

Q&A: Initiative to combat infectious disease using novel approaches

August 19, 2017
Over the past several years, the global emergence of infectious disease outbreaks has revealed that new approaches to fight and prevent the spread of…

Deadly anthrax outbreak in Zambia caused by hippo meat

August 18, 2017
A deadly anthrax outbreak in Zambia was caused by contact with meat from hippopotamuses that had died of the bacterial illness, according to…

FDA provides plasma samples to promote serologic testing for Zika

August 18, 2017
To assist the regulatory assessment of serological tests for Zika virus, the FDA has provided manufacturers with a panel of human plasma samples…
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Mothers may delay vaccinating children if they receive discouraging information

August 18, 2017
Expectant mothers who receive discouraging information regarding immunization were more likely to delay infant immunization than mothers who received…
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Patient empowerment intervention improves hand hygiene

August 18, 2017
Adult patients and the parents of hospitalized children supported the use of a patient empowerment tool to encourage hand hygiene in physicians…
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Not all symptomatic men will have detectible Zika virus RNA in semen

August 18, 2017
Findings published in The New England Journal of Medicine suggest that not all men who are symptomatically infected with the Zika virus will have…
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Antibiotic use in preterm infants harms gut microbiome, contributes to resistance

August 18, 2017
Approximately 99% of infants who are born with very low birth weight receive antibiotics within the first 2 days of life, contributing to antibiotic

UK hospitals detect more than 200 C. auris cases

August 17, 2017
Hospitals in the United Kingdom detected more than 200 patients either colonized or infected with Candida auris, the emerging and often…

NIH grants Einstein researchers $12 million to combat deadly viruses

August 17, 2017
The NIH has awarded scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine three grants totaling more than $12 million for research on Ebola virus…
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