Pharmacology Consult

Preventing and treating flu in immunocompromised patients: 2019-2020 update

Infectious Disease News, September 2019
Selena Warminski, PharmD; Leah Molloy, PharmD
Influenza remains an important threat to public health, and people with impaired immune systems are at particularly high risk for severe disease and…
Cover Story

Norovirus vaccine development accelerates after success against rotavirus

Infectious Disease News, September 2019
Norovirus has become the leading cause of medically attended acute gastroenteritis in countries with national rotavirus vaccination programs…
Eye on ID

Nipah virus: Going from bat to worse

Infectious Disease News, September 2019
Donald Kaye, MD, MACP; Thomas M. Yuill, PhD
Nipah virus (NiV), an RNA virus, and Nipah virus infection (NiVI) are relatively recently discovered entities. NiVI is a particularly lethal…
Feature

Infections linked to thawing show importance of Arctic surveillance

Infectious Disease News, September 2019
In the summer of 2016, an outbreak of anthrax in the Russian Arctic that left dozens of people hospitalized and one 12-year-old boy dead was blamed…
Editorial

Developing new-generation antibiotics to curb antibiotic resistance

Infectious Disease News, September 2019
Farokh Dotiwala, MBBS, PhD
Antimicrobial resistance, or AMR, is a major public health issue. Bacterial diseases we used to successfully treat with antibiotics are re-emerging…
Meeting News

Influenza vaccine reduces poor outcomes in hypertension

September 23, 2019
PARIS — Influenza vaccination is associated with a significantly reduced risk for all-cause mortality, CV mortality and death from acute MI and…
In the Journals

Long courses of antibiotics harm infant gut, promote resistance

September 23, 2019
An NIH-funded study published in Nature Microbiology further highlighted the dangers of prolonged antibiotic use during infancy. Researchers found…
In the Journals

IV iron does not increase risk for infection, mortality

September 23, 2019
Findings published in International Urology and Nephrology suggest that the use of high-dose parenteral iron is not associated with a higher risk for…
In the Journals

Not just Lyme: 22% of blacklegged ticks collected on Long Island carry multiple pathogens

September 22, 2019
Researchers collected three species of ticks from multiple locations in Suffolk County, Long Island, and identified a high prevalence of…
Perspective

M. bovis TB detected in Michigan deer hunters

September 21, 2019
Between 2002 and 2017, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services identified three human cases of tuberculosis caused by Mycobacterium
FDA News

FDA approves supplemental NDAs for Pifeltro, Delstrigo for treating HIV in adults

September 20, 2019
The FDA approved a supplemental new drug application to expand the use of Pifeltro and Delstrigo to include the treatment of patients who are…
In the Journals

Program in Kenyan family planning clinics connects at-risk women to PrEP

September 20, 2019
Almost a quarter of at-risk women screened at family planning clinics in Kenya initiated pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, for HIV prevention, and…

Black, Hispanic MSM less likely to have discussed PrEP with a doctor

September 19, 2019
Preliminary data published in MMWR showed that most men who have sex with men, or MSM, are aware of pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, for HIV…
In the Journals

Australia will miss HBV elimination targets despite improved care

September 19, 2019
Results from an estimation model revealed that Australia will marginally miss both its local targets and the WHO’s global targets for…
In the Journals

Antibiotic resistance rising in farmyard chickens and pigs

September 19, 2019
The proportion of pathogens infecting chickens and pigs in developing countries that are also significantly resistant to antibiotics grew from 2000…
Feature

Risk for neural tube defects from dolutegravir lower than previously thought

Infectious Diseases in Children, September 2019
According to results from the ongoing Tsepamo study in Botswana, infants born to women who took the integrase inhibitor dolutegravir for HIV…
In the Journals

Opioid epidemic contributes to annual rise in infective endocarditis

September 19, 2019
All regions of the U.S. are experiencing greater incidence of infective endocarditis attributed to the national opioid epidemic, with young…

A pregnant woman or newborn dies every 11 seconds, new estimate shows

September 19, 2019
An estimated 2.8 million pregnant women and newborns — approximately one every 11 seconds — die each year worldwide, mostly from…

CMS changes include ‘first pull incentives’ for antimicrobial development

September 19, 2019
CMS recently issued a final rule that will change the way hospitals will get reimbursed for new antimicrobial therapies, potentially removing some…
In the Journals

Maribavir shows promise against CMV in transplant recipients

September 18, 2019
Twice-daily maribavir demonstrated similar efficacy as valganciclovir in clearing cytomegalovirus viremia in hematopoietic-cell or solid-organ…