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…

Experts make the case for universal CMV screening

Infectious Diseases in Children, May 2019
Cytomegalovirus, or CMV, is relatively common in the United States, with nearly one in five children infected with the virus by age 5 years. More…
Cover Story

Children with TB: A global public health crisis

Infectious Diseases in Children, May 2019
WHO estimates that 1 million children become ill with tuberculosis every year, and approximately 230,000 die. Children made up one-tenth of the…
In the Journals

23-year study shows treatment barriers faced by some women with HIV

May 17, 2019
Findings from a 23-year study of HIV-positive women in the United States demonstrated that although most achieved viral suppression, many others face…
In the JournalsPerspective

Connectivity of urban parks contributes to spread of ticks

May 17, 2019
Prompted by a rise in Lyme disease cases in Staten Island, researchers surveyed 24 urban parks in the five New York City boroughs and found certain…
In the Journals

Simple interventions could prevent up to 70% of tungiasis cases

May 16, 2019
Tungiasis, or a parasitic skin disease caused by sand fleas, is common among children in East Africa. Research published in PLoS Neglected
In the Journals

EGALITE study confirms efficacy of elbasvir/grazoprevir for patients with HCV, mild fibrosis

May 16, 2019
Results from the EGALITE study showed that 12 weeks of elbasvir/grazoprevir was a highly effective regimen for treatment-naive Asian patients with…
In the Journals

All-in-one immunotherapy approach kicks, kills HIV

May 16, 2019
Researchers developed an all-in-one immunotherapy that activates cytomegalovirus-specific CD4+ T cells to expose HIV hiding in the immune system and…
In the Journals

S. aureus bacteremia: Not a ‘static’ syndrome

May 16, 2019
The clinical characteristics and epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia, or SAB, have changed over the past 2 decades, according to…
In the JournalsPerspective

Smartphone app identifies ear infections in children

May 15, 2019
A smartphone app and a paper funnel can accurately identify pediatric patients with fluid buildup in the ear resulting from acute otitis media and…
In the Journals

Treatment with IV fluid does not improve survival of Ebola patients

May 15, 2019
During the West African Ebola epidemic, there was no significant difference in 28-day survival among patients with Ebola virus disease who were…
In the Journals

Rates of viral suppression similar between transgender women, cisgender patients

May 15, 2019
Transgender women with HIV continue to experience challenges with retention in care, but those who are engaged in care achieve viral suppression at a…