Hooked on ID

with Paul A. Volberding, MD

Infectious Disease News, January 2019
I followed a somewhat circuitous route to a career in ID. In medical school and residency, I was strongly drawn to oncology but got a bit distracted…
Cover Story

The ‘broken’ antimicrobial market: A ‘looming cloud’ over medicine

Infectious Disease News, January 2019
Modern medicine may face dangerous setbacks if the antimicrobial market does not see a positive shift soon, experts agree. According to a recent…
At Issue

Should new antibiotics be taken out of the hospital DRG system?

Infectious Disease News, January 2019
In the United States, the diagnosis-related group (DRG) system dictates how much hospitals are reimbursed by Medicare for expenses, including…
Pharmacology Consult

Not all 3GCs are created equal: Oral antibiotic selection in pediatric pneumococcal infections

Infectious Disease News, January 2019
Leah Molloy, PharmD
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), otitis media (OM) and acute bacterial rhinosinusitis (ABRS) are common childhood illnesses. Although OM is more…
Eye on ID

Lassa fever: How it all started

Infectious Disease News, January 2019
Donald Kaye, MD, MACP; Thomas M. Yuill, PhD
Currently, all eyes are on the worrisome Ebola virus disease outbreak going on in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. However…
Feature

Ebola outbreak in DRC ‘not even close’ to being controlled

Infectious Disease News, January 2019
Vaccination has helped control the Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, or DRC, but ongoing violence and political instability…
Editorial

#BeASteward: IDSA develops antimicrobial stewardship curriculum for ID fellows

Infectious Disease News, January 2019
Rachel Shnekendorf, MPH; Sonali Advani, MBBS MPH; Vera Luther, MD
Antibiotic overuse contributes to the growing problem of antibiotic resistance and the development of multidrug-resistant organisms, or MDROs. It is…
In the JournalsPerspective

Viral pathogen presence changes during course of acute sinusitis symptoms

January 22, 2019
Upper respiratory infections, or URIs, are more common among children who develop acute sinusitis, according to research published in Clinical
In the Journals

Liver cancer recurrence rates similar regardless of DAA experience

January 21, 2019
Patients with complete response to hepatocellular carcinoma and underwent direct-acting antiviral therapy for hepatitis C had similar rates of cancer…
In the Journals Plus

Only 1 in 10 patients filled ART prescription after hospital discharge

January 21, 2019
Approximately 90% of socially vulnerable patients with HIV did not fill their prescriptions for ART within 7 days of being discharged from a…
In the Journals Plus

Social intervention in Brazil increases rate of TB cure by 7.6%

January 21, 2019
The Bolsa Familia Programme — a conditional cash transfer program in Brazil — directly affects tuberculosis treatment outcomes…

Parents understand cold prevention; most still use unproven strategies

January 21, 2019
Nearly all parents participating in a nationally representative poll follow evidence-based cold prevention strategies for their children, including…
In the Journals Plus

Beta-lactam/daptomycin combo does not reduce mortality rates in patients with MSSA bacteremia

January 21, 2019
The combination of a beta-lactam and daptomycin did not improve outcomes in patients with methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus, or MSSA…
Perspective

Tafenoquine prevents P. vivax relapse; further study needed

January 20, 2019
Tafenoquine is effective for the radical cure of Plasmodium vivax malaria, and a single-dose regimen resulted in a significantly lower risk of…
In the Journals Plus

No differences in CDI-related complications between toxin-positive and NAAT-positive-only CDI

January 19, 2019
Toxin-positive Clostridioides difficile infection, or CDI, tended to be more severe than CDI that was detected through nucleic acid amplification…

Trial testing FMT for recurrent diarrheal disease begins

January 19, 2019
A research consortium across multiple institutions has begun enrolling patients in a clinical trial examining whether fecal microbiota…
In the Journals

Malaria vaccine candidate PAMVAC passes test in humans

January 18, 2019
A recent phase 1 clinical trial of the malaria vaccine candidate PAMVAC, designed to protect against pregnancy-associated malaria, or PAM, found that…

WHO announces 10 threats to global health in 2019

January 18, 2019
WHO announced a list of 10 health issues that will require their attention in 2019. To address these issues, WHO is beginning a 5-year strategic…

HepVu releases interactive online maps for state-level HCV estimates

January 18, 2019
HepVu — an interactive online resource designed to visualize data on the U.S. hepatitis C epidemic — announced the release of new…
In the Journals Plus

HAdV-7d outbreak underscores need to consider adenoviruses as cause of respiratory illness

January 18, 2019
Researchers reporting on a deadly outbreak of human adenovirus type 7d, or HAdV-7d, said clinicians and public health authorities should consider…