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One-third of children exposed to Zika in utero show neurological problems

July 17, 2019
Almost a third of children aged 3 years and younger who were exposed to Zika virus during their mother’s pregnancy had below-average…

NIH awards $129M for HIV vaccine development

July 17, 2019
The NIH awarded the Scripps Consortium for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Development, or CHAVD, a 7-year, $129 million grant to develop novel vaccine candidates…

Q&A: FMT for fecal decolonization of antibiotic-resistant organisms

July 16, 2019
Early evidence suggests that fecal microbiota transplantation, or FMT, an established treatment for recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection…
Guidelines

Urological group’s first-ever recurrent UTI guidelines encourage responsible evaluation, antibiotic, cranberry juice use

July 16, 2019
The American Urological Association has issued guidelines for the management of recurrent UTI for the first time, providing clinicians with…
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Rory’s Regulations: State-mandated sepsis care decreases mortality

July 16, 2019
State-mandated sepsis care in New York was associated with a greater decrease in mortality in adults hospitalized with sepsis compared with states…
In the Journals

Azithromycin treatment outcomes may differ based on antibiotic type

July 16, 2019
Patients with cystic fibrosis saw a greater increase in FEV1 when given oral azithromycin in combination with certain IV antibiotics for the…
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Melioidosis is a major neglected tropical disease, researchers argue

July 16, 2019
Melioidosis should be reconsidered as a major neglected tropical disease given its large global burden, which outmatches that of many other tropical…
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Educational program improves cleaning in acute-care facilities

July 15, 2019
Researchers found that a novel “education and culture change” program for environmental services workers resulted in behavioral changes…
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Population density, water balance influence hepatitis E outbreaks

July 15, 2019
Researchers found that population density and water balance were key factors influencing the occurrence of hepatitis E outbreaks, according to a…
Perspective

Anal precancerous lesions common in women with HIV

July 15, 2019
The prevalence of anal high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions, or HSILs, is 27% among women with HIV in the Unites States, and researchers said…

WHO reconvenes emergency committee following Ebola case in Goma

July 15, 2019
WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, MSc, announced today that the organization’s emergency committee for Ebola virus disease…
Perspective

1 in 10 children missed lifesaving vaccines in 2018

July 15, 2019
More than one in 10 children worldwide did not receive lifesaving vaccines for measles, diphtheria and tetanus in 2018, according to new data from…
In the Journals

Rifampin-resistant TB associated with HIV, increased mortality

July 15, 2019
An analysis of 17 years of national surveillance data showed that all forms of rifampin resistance in patients with tuberculosis were positively…
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Pharmacist-driven HCV treatment model yields high SVR rates

July 14, 2019
Clinical pharmacist-delivered hepatitis C virus therapy yields high rates of SVR, according to findings published in Open Forum Infectious
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Globally, 3 in every 1,000 people carry latent MDR-TB

July 13, 2019
Researchers estimated that, globally, three in every 1,000 people carry latent multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, or MDR-TB, with the prevalence being…
In the Journals

Oral antibiotics do not interfere with rotavirus vaccine immunogenicity

July 12, 2019
Oral antibiotics did not affect the immunogenicity of the rotavirus vaccine in infants, according to findings published in the Journal of the
In the Journals

Pandemic MDR E. coli strains persist in guts of healthy adult women

July 12, 2019
Researchers discovered fluoroquinolone-resistant Escherichia coli in 8.8% of fecal samples collected from healthy adult women with no recent…

DOD gives $3M grant to develop antibiotics for ESKAPE pathogens

July 12, 2019
Biopharmaceutical company Appili Therapeutics Inc. announced that it will receive a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to fund its…
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Infective endocarditis common in patients with E. faecalis bacteremia

July 12, 2019
Among a cohort of patients with Enterococcus faecalis bacteremia who underwent echocardiography, more than one-quarter had infective endocarditis…
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Pitt bacteremia score predicts mortality in nonbacteremia CRE infections

July 12, 2019
The Pitt bacteremia score, or PBS, reliably predicts 14-day mortality in patients with nonbacteremia carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE…