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…
In the Journals

Infant flu-associated hospitalizations may be higher than current estimates

September 18, 2019
The incidence of laboratory-confirmed influenza-associated hospital admissions among infants may be more than 2 times higher than current estimates…
In the Journals

Infection-associated immune activation linked to bipolar disorder

September 18, 2019
Increased long-term antibody response to cytomegalovirus and decreased response to Toxoplasma gondii were linked to bipolar disorder, according to…
In the Journals

Nearly 25% of maternal deaths in US are sepsis related

September 18, 2019
According to research published in JAMA, nearly one-quarter of all maternal deaths in the United States from 2013 to 2016 were related to sepsis…
In the Journals

Racism may affect asthma control in children

September 18, 2019
Young black children whose parents or guardians reported having experienced chronic stress associated with racism may have poorer asthma control…

Screening patients for measles beforehand can reduce exposure

September 18, 2019
One of the lessons that health care centers learned during New York City’s recent measles outbreak was to screen patients before they entered…