In the Journals

Burden of RSV-related hospitalization continues after discharge for caregivers

May 21, 2019
Caregivers of premature infants infected with respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, experience high levels of stress. Research published in Clinical
Meeting News

FMT safe, effective in patients with IBD, C. diff infection

May 21, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Results from the ICON study presented at DDW demonstrated that fecal microbiota transplantation was safe and effective in patients…
Meeting News

E-cigarettes may weaken immune system’s response to flu

May 21, 2019
Research presented at the American Thoracic Society’s International Meeting suggests that although e-cigarettes and cigarettes can leave people…
Hooked on ID

with Cassandra Calabrese, DO

Infectious Disease News, May 2019
My path toward the field of infectious diseases was a bit winding. My love for immunology began at a young age. I was inspired to become an…
Feature

Recommended treatment options scarce for pregnant women with HIV

Infectious Disease News, May 2019
During a panel this year at CROI, Monica Gandhi, MD, MPH, professor of medicine and medical director of the Ward 86 HIV clinic at the University of…
Eye on ID

Monkeypox, a close relative of smallpox, is still with us

Infectious Disease News, May 2019
Thomas M. Yuill, PhD; Donald Kaye, MD, MACP
Although smallpox has been eradicated, monkeypox has not. Monkeypox, which can easily be confused clinically with smallpox, should it ever reappear…
Pharmacology Consult

Mechanisms of carbapenem resistance: CP or not CP? Is that the question?

Infectious Disease News, May 2019
Leah Molloy, PharmD
Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, pose an important threat to public health and a treatment challenge to clinicians. Further…
Cover Story

Measles resurgence in US compounded by nonmedical vaccine exemptions

Infectious Disease News, May 2019
Thanks to a highly effective vaccination program in the United States, measles was declared eliminated in 2000. Since then, imported cases of measles…
In the Journals

Placards do not improve hand hygiene adherence

May 21, 2019
Hand hygiene placards posted in a Denver hospital — including one that featured an image of two eyes looking directly at the viewer with a…
In the Journals

Triclabendazole MDA ‘virtually’ eradicates human fascioliasis in Bolivia

May 20, 2019
Researchers who planned a Fasciola treatment trial in 2017 with triclabendazole, or TCBZ, in the Bolivia Altiplano — a region previously known…
In the Journals

IV antibiotics associated with worse outcomes in patients with heart failure

May 20, 2019
Patients with acute decompensated heart failure who were treated with IV antibiotics — without evidence of infection — experienced longer…
In the Journals

XDRO registry could reduce spread of CRE, ‘even with modest participation’

May 20, 2019
A registry that tracks patients who carry extensively drug-resistant organisms can reduce the spread of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in a…
Meeting News

TNF inhibitor use prior to IBD surgery does not increase postoperative infection risks

May 20, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Preoperative use of TNF inhibitors in patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis did not increase the risk for any…
Feature

Trump administration’s latest challenge to Affordable Care Act rests on shaky legal grounds

May 20, 2019
The Justice Department brief filed on May 1 amounts to the Trump administration picking and choosing what parts of the Affordable Care Act should…
In the Journals

No benefit in longer treatment for SSTIs in patients with obesity, heart failure

May 20, 2019
Longer courses of antibiotic therapy for skin and soft tissue infections are not associated with lower treatment failure rates in patients with…
In the JournalsPerspective

No advantage in treating men with UTIs for more than 7 days

May 19, 2019
There is no clinical advantage in treating men with UTIs and no additional complicating conditions for longer than 7 days, according to researchers…
In the Journals

C. tarsalis primary vector of West Nile virus in Iowa

May 18, 2019
The Culex tarsalis mosquito is the primary vector of West Nile virus infection in Iowa, and the highest rates of transmission were found in the…
In the JournalsPerspective

Mandatory school vaccination could keep measles at bay, study suggests

May 17, 2019
Current vaccination policies may not be enough to achieve or maintain measles elimination in some countries, including the United States, according…
At Issue

Where should TB research focus?

Infectious Diseases in Children, May 2019
At the U.N. General Assembly high-level meeting in September 2018, heads of state committed to ending the tuberculosis epidemic by 2030. An
Pharmacology Consult

Is your patient ‘allergic’ to penicillin? Perhaps not

Infectious Diseases in Children, May 2019
Edward A. Bell, PharmD, BCPS
As readers of Infectious Diseases in Children are well aware, it is not uncommon to hear “penicillin” when parents are asked…