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Study confirms poor ability of tests to predict active TB infection

September 20, 2018
A retrospective study examining the ability of tests to predict the development of active tuberculosis found a similarly low positive predictive…
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Tuberculosis of the finger: Woman suffers rare symptom of infection

September 19, 2018
Physicians in San Francisco reported a rare extrapulmonary manifestation of tuberculosis: infection of the finger. According to a brief report…
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Refugee children in Germany at risk for invasive pneumococcal disease

September 19, 2018
Refugee children residing in Germany are significantly more likely to develop invasive pneumococcal disease than German-born children, according to…
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40% of adults with HIV are considering having children

September 19, 2018
Approximately 40% of adult patients with HIV may want to have children, according to findings published in Open Forum Infectious Diseases. The…
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Experts discuss potential benefits, disadvantages to Cigna-Express Scripts, CVS-Aetna mergers

September 19, 2018
The Department of Justice approved the Cigna-Express Scripts merger on Sept. 17, according to Business Insider and The Wall Street Journal
Guest Commentary

Lessons from the latest Ebola outbreak in the DRC

September 19, 2018
In this guest commentary, Philip A. Lederer, MD, assistant professor of medicine at Boston University School of
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Louisiana developing ‘Netflix’ style subscription plan for HCV treatment

September 18, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health is currently developing a “subscription style” payment plan with pharmaceutical manufacturers to…

WHO: TB burden not shrinking fast enough

September 18, 2018
Tuberculosis remains the top infectious disease killer in the world, killing more than 4,000 people daily. According to a new WHO report, the global…
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Duodenoscopes likely cause of first nosocomial mcr-1 transmission in US

September 18, 2018
Duodenoscopes were the likely cause of the first nosocomial transmission of the mobile colistin resistance gene mcr-1 in the United States…
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Team-based health care improves patient outcomes, physician well-being

September 18, 2018
Implementing optimal team-based health care is associated with improvements in patient outcomes, the efficiency of care and the well-being and…
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Burnout frequency varies by specialty, but exact prevalence unclear

September 18, 2018
Symptoms of burnout and career choice regret were common among U.S. resident physicians, but differed substantially by clinical specialty, according…
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Antibiotic combos using four to five drugs effective against E. coli

September 18, 2018
Despite the consensus that using more than two antibiotics to treat bacterial infections may produce more harm than benefit, research published in…
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Study finds vaccine pipeline grossly underfunded

September 18, 2018
Global spending on research into “game-changing” products like vaccines for hepatitis C virus, HIV, malaria and tuberculosis is…
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Drug prices rise twice as fast during shortages

September 17, 2018
During a shortage, drug prices increase two times as quickly as they would have in the absence of a shortage, according to findings published in…
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Report details ‘concerning’ emergence of C. auris in New York

September 17, 2018
Health care facilities in New York City are experiencing a large, citywide outbreak of Candida auris at multiple health facilities, according…
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Food insecurity associated with inflammation in US women with HIV

September 17, 2018
Food insecurity in women with HIV is associated with elevated levels of inflammation regardless of HIV control, according to study findings from the…
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Geographic range of H. capsulatum expands in US

September 17, 2018
The endemic range of Histoplasma capsulatum in the United States has spread into the upper Missouri River basin, with cases of histoplasmosis…
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Telehealth promotes antimicrobial stewardship in rural settings

September 16, 2018
Researchers tested the feasibility of using telehealth to promote antimicrobial stewardship at two rural Veterans Affairs medical centers, or VAMCs…
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Costs quadruple when SSIs develop after hip, knee replacements

September 15, 2018
The total 1-year health care cost for patients who develop complex surgical site infections, or SSIs, following hip and knee replacements is more…
Perspective

‘Opportunistic greed’: ID groups criticize Nostrum for nitrofurantoin price spike

September 14, 2018
The Infectious Diseases Society of America and HIV Medicine Association strongly criticized Nostrum Laboratories Inc. today for quadrupling the price…