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Novel drug combination noninferior to meropenem for treating cUTIs

September 12, 2019
A novel combination that includes ceftriaxone, sulbactam and disodium EDTA, or CSE, was noninferior to meropenem for the treatment of complicated…

CDC launches infection control training program

September 12, 2019
National infection prevention experts, led by the CDC’s Health Research & Educational Trust, have developed a new curriculum focused on…
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Riociguat fails to improve outcomes in idiopathic interstitial pneumonia-associated pulmonary hypertension: RISE-IIP

September 12, 2019
Among patients with idiopathic interstitial pneumonia associated with pulmonary hypertension, treatment with riociguat was linked to an increase in…
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Fecal microbiota transplant reduces prevalence of AMR genes in children

September 12, 2019
Children who underwent fecal microbiota transplant, or FMT, experienced a significant reduction in recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection, or…
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Daily PrEP more effective than nondaily, especially among MSM in the US

September 12, 2019
Nondaily pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, demonstrated decreased efficacy compared with daily PrEP, especially among men who have sex with men in…
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HBV exposure 4 times higher among female vs. male meth users

September 11, 2019
The likelihood of hepatitis B virus exposure among methamphetamine users was four times higher in women compared with men, according to a recent…
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Fluoroquinolone use decreases following FDA black box warning

September 11, 2019
The FDA black box warning on fluoroquinolones that was issued in 2016 resulted in a significant, further decline in use at 29 southeastern U.S…
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Hospital intervention cuts rapid GAS testing by more than 50%

September 11, 2019
An intervention that included educating providers and families on guidelines for group A Streptococcus, or GAS, testing reduced the use of rapid…
Feature

Shingrix, Zostavax show promise against herpes zoster in patients with cancer

September 11, 2019
Both herpes zoster vaccines approved for use in the United States showed promise in preventing the disease in immunocompromised patients with…
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Ongoing infection risk reduces long-term survival for PWID with infective endocarditis

September 10, 2019
Owing to ongoing infection risk, long-term survival for people who inject drugs who are treated for infective endocarditis is low, according to a…
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HPV vaccine offers herd protection against oral HPV in men

September 10, 2019
An increase in female HPV vaccination in the United States appears to have provided unvaccinated men aged 18 to 59 years herd protection against…
Feature

Q&A: Raising awareness of chronic granulomatous disease

September 10, 2019
Primary immunodeficiencies are a group of over 350 rare and chronic conditions in which genetic defects cause the immune system to function…
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Surveillance for novel flu viruses should target swine workers with ‘intense’ exposure to pigs

September 10, 2019
A study of hundreds of swine workers in China showed that they are at an increased risk for infections with enzootic swine influenza A viruses…
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Q&A: ‘We still have work to do’ before eradicating polio

September 9, 2019
According to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, only two countries still have circulation of wild poliovirus: Afghanistan and Pakistan. …
FDA News

FDA grants breakthrough therapy designation to experimental Ebola treatment

September 9, 2019
The FDA has granted Ridgeback Biotherapeutics breakthrough therapy designation for its investigational Ebola treatment, mAb114, which was recently…
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Canada sees 30% decline in hospital infections

September 9, 2019
The prevalence of health care-associated infections in Canadian hospitals declined 30% between 2009 and 2017, falling to 7.9%, researchers reported. …
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More than 70% of UTIs are non-device associated

September 9, 2019
Researchers found that more than 70% of UTIs at University of North Carolina hospitals were non-device associated, according to recently published…
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Survey shows low uptake of surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis guidelines

September 8, 2019
A survey conducted within the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Research Network showed that only 30.8% of hospitals have fully adopted…
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Resistance-guided HCV retreatment achieves nearly 90% SVR

September 7, 2019
Resistance-guided direct-acting antiviral retreatment resulted in nearly 90% sustained virologic response rates among patients with hepatitis C who…
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Mortality risk for Ebola survivors in Guinea five times greater than general population

September 7, 2019
Ebola survivors in Guinea face a more than five times greater risk for mortality after hospital discharge than the general population, according to…