In the Journals

Broad-spectrum antibiotics may weaken flu vaccine response

September 18, 2019
Healthy adults who take broad-spectrum antibiotics may impair their body’s immune response to influenza vaccination, according to findings from…

Paid family leave improves timely vaccination for low-income families

September 17, 2019
Infants were less likely to be late on vaccinations when their parents received 6 weeks of paid family leave, especially those born to families…
In the Journals

Study: Obtain blood culture before initiating antimicrobial therapy in sepsis

September 17, 2019
Among patients with severe manifestations of sepsis, the sensitivity of blood cultures decreased after initiation of empirical antimicrobial therapy…

Q&A: Supporting diversity, inclusion in the infectious disease field

September 17, 2019
The Infectious Diseases Society of America recently developed and published a supplement in The Journal of Infectious Diseases containing eight…
FDA NewsPerspective

Merck’s Ebola vaccine, used widely in DRC outbreak, up for FDA approval

September 17, 2019
Today, Merck announced that the FDA has accepted a biologics license application and granted priority review for the company’s investigational…
In the JournalsPerspective

Cost of congenital syphilis hospitalizations skyrockets with increase in cases

September 17, 2019
The incidence of congenital syphilis-related hospitalizations among young infants increased considerably between 2009 and 2016 in the United States…
In the Journals

Surveillance misses many SSIs after outpatient procedures

September 17, 2019
Surveillance systems for surgical site infections, or SSIs, may exclude more than 50% of outpatient surgeries predicted to have an increased…
Feature

Q&A: What providers need to know about congenital rubella syndrome

September 16, 2019
According to the CDC, rubella was eliminated in the United States in 2004. However, international travel can leave unvaccinated individuals…
In the Journals

HBV burden increases in Appalachian states despite decreasing trend in US

September 16, 2019
The rate of newly diagnosed acute and chronic hepatitis B virus infections in women of childbearing age has significantly increased in some…
In the Journals

Physicians inconsistently provide strongest HPV vaccine recommendation

September 16, 2019
Although pediatricians and family physicians often recommend HPV vaccination, recent survey data suggest that these providers do not always use the…
In the Journals

Flu vaccination shows modest efficacy among patients with cancer

September 16, 2019
Patients with cancer and cancer survivors should receive seasonal influenza vaccination, although vaccination appeared somewhat less effective for…
In the JournalsPerspective

Implementing ASP via telehealth represents a ‘viable’ strategy

September 16, 2019
An antimicrobial stewardship program implemented via telehealth at a community hospital in western Pennsylvania decreased broad-spectrum antibiotic…
In the Journals

Stewardship-focused rounds improve guideline adherence among medical residents

September 15, 2019
Adding dedicated, stewardship-focused rounds to medical residents’ curriculum leads to increased guideline adherence, especially for duration…
In the Journals

Helminth infection may reduce HIV transmission, disease

September 14, 2019
In vitro findings published in PLOS Pathogens showed that Schistosoma mansoni antigens have the ability to reduce HIV infection and replication…
In the Journals

ID physicians prefer oral antibiotics for treatment of patients with bacteremia

September 13, 2019
A survey among members of the Infectious Diseases Society of America’s Emerging Infection Network showed that the majority of adult infectious…
In the Journals

Fluoroquinolones pose risk for aortic, mitral regurgitation

September 13, 2019
Current and recent use of fluoroquinolones, but not past use, were associated with elevated risk for aortic and mitral regurgitation, researchers…
In the JournalsPerspective

Current method of calculating SSIs underestimates rates of some procedures

September 13, 2019
The current CDC National Healthcare Safety Network method of calculating rates of surgical site infection, or SSI, underestimates the SSI rate in…
In the Journals

HCV-viremic kidneys provide similar efficacy in recipients as uninfected organs

September 12, 2019
By 2019, hepatitis C-seronegative patients who underwent kidney transplantation mostly received HCV-viremic donor organs, which demonstrated the same…
In the Journals

Findings support efficacy of kidneys from donors with hepatitis C virus for transplant

September 12, 2019
Researchers of a recently published study found kidneys from donors infected with the hepatitis C virus functioned similarly to kidneys from donors…
In the Journals

Maternal quinolone exposure increases risk for resistant infection in child

September 12, 2019
Children whose mothers received antimicrobial therapy with quinolones faced an approximately 50% increased risk for quinolone-resistant bacteriuria…