Meeting News

Uncertain future ahead for FDA without full-time commissioner

May 22, 2019
WASHINGTON — Following nearly 2 years under the leadership of Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, the FDA and its Acting Commissioner Norman E…

Algeria and Argentina attain malaria-free status, WHO says

May 22, 2019
Algeria and Argentina have been certified malaria-free, WHO announced today. The certification made Algeria just the second country in the WHO…
In the Journals

Transplant recipient’s death from yellow fever highlights ‘great dilemma’

May 22, 2019
Amid a yellow fever outbreak in Southeastern Brazil, an unvaccinated kidney transplant recipient contracted the disease and died, highlighting a…
In the Journals

Probiotics appear effective in curbing UTI recurrence

May 22, 2019
Probiotics proved more effective than a placebo at reducing the risk for UTI recurrence in children with a normal urinary tract after their first…
In the Journals

Q fever threat may be greater than previously thought

May 22, 2019
The rates of chronic disease and death from Q fever may be higher than previously thought, according to study results from California. Q fever…
Meeting News

Aging HIV population face complicated rheumatologic care

May 22, 2019
CLEVELAND — As the national population of patients who are HIV-positive continues to age, rheumatologists will be increasingly called on to…
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…