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New findings provide additional evidence of AFM, enterovirus link

August 14, 2019
Testing of 14 patients with acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, showed they had antibodies against enteroviruses, especially EV-D68, in their…
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Pretomanid, first TB drug developed by non-profit, gets FDA approval for resistant infections

August 14, 2019
The FDA has approved pretomanid — the first tuberculosis drug developed by a non-profit organization — as part of a three-drug regimen…
In the Journals

Passive water chlorination reduces childhood diarrhea in Bangladesh

August 14, 2019
Passively chlorinating water sources using solid tablet chlorine dosers significantly reduced the rate of childhood diarrhea in two communities in…
In the Journals

Chlamydia vaccine shows promise in phase 1 trial

August 14, 2019
A chlamydia vaccine candidate showed promise in a first-in-human phase 1 trial, demonstrating safety and tolerability and provoking an immune…
In the Journals

Risk for kidney scarring spikes with two or more febrile UTIs

August 13, 2019
Children with more than one febrile UTI are at a significantly increased risk for kidney scarring, according to findings published in JAMA
In the Journals

‘All the characteristics’: Hepatitis E is a neglected tropical disease, experts say

August 13, 2019
Hepatitis E virus is associated with a high risk for mortality among pregnant women and has “profound consequences” for populations with…
In the Journals

Persistent inflammation in sepsis survivors linked to death, readmission

August 13, 2019
Around two-thirds of patients in a 5-year, multisite study who survived hospitalization for sepsis demonstrated persistent elevated levels of…
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Physicians more likely to recommend antihistamines for respiratory infections in kids

August 12, 2019
There has been a sharp decline since 2008 in recommendations for cough and cold medicines for respiratory infections in children, but an increase in…
In the Journals

Africans with HCV more likely to carry ‘unusual’ genotypes, face lower SVR

August 12, 2019
Most patients with hepatitis C in Africa have genotypes outside of the common and easily cured genotype 1a and genotype 1b, which has led to a…

Two of four Ebola treatments prove effective in DRC trial

August 12, 2019
Preliminary findings from an ongoing randomized controlled trial of four investigational Ebola virus treatments being conducted amid the outbreak in…
In the Journals

Text message intervention lowers STI rate among teens with PID

August 12, 2019
A text message-based intervention to improve self-management of pelvic inflammatory disease, or PID, among teens and young adults significantly…
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Novel skin antiseptic ZuraGard matches efficacy of ChloraPrep

August 12, 2019
ZuraGard, a novel preoperative skin antiseptic, was shown to be effective in reducing bacterial counts on the skin of healthy volunteers in two phase…
In the Journals

20% of adults with injection drug use have been infected with HBV

August 11, 2019
Hepatitis B infection rates among adults with a history of injection drug use are more than four times higher than those of the general population…
In the Journals

Publicly reported CLABSI incidence consistently underestimated

August 10, 2019
Findings from a systemic review showed a consistent underestimation of the incidence of central line-associated bloodstream infections, or CLABSIs…
In the Journals

Every added day of antibiotic therapy in NICU harms gut

August 9, 2019
Every additional day of antibiotic administration in the NICU results in lower anaerobe richness and butyrate producers, with more potential…
In the Journals

HCV reinfection rates low among PWID on opioid agonist therapy

August 9, 2019
Results from an extension study of the PREVAIL trial showed that hepatitis C virus reinfection rates were low among people who inject drugs on opioid…
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Automated EMR tool improves antimicrobial stewardship

August 9, 2019
Researchers customized a Pennsylvania hospital’s electronic medical record to automate antimicrobial stewardship documentation and found that…
In the Journals

Antibiotic use in infancy increases risk for childhood asthma

August 8, 2019
Researchers found a dose-dependent association between antibiotic use in infancy and the development of asthma in childhood, regardless of the type…

Florida county reports second case of locally acquired dengue this year

August 8, 2019
For the second time this year, a locally acquired case of dengue has been reported in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The patients were both women, aged…
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Pediatricians less likely than non-pediatricians to prescribe antibiotics via telemedicine

August 8, 2019
Physicians were more likely to receive a five-star satisfaction rating on a direct-to-consumer, or DTC, telemedicine platform when they prescribed…