In the Journals

Foam disinfectant keeps sink drains bacteria-free for 3 days

December 13, 2019
A foam disinfectant suppressed sink-drain colonization with gram-negative bacteria for at least 3 days, according to researchers, who suggested that…
In the JournalsPerspective

Current guidelines may lead to untreated UTIs in children

December 13, 2019
Study findings published in The Journal of Pediatrics suggest that following current guidelines for the diagnosis of UTI in children may result in…
In the Journals

Pocket UV-C device can reduce stethoscope contamination

December 13, 2019
A novel ultraviolet C device was effective in reducing contamination on stethoscope diaphragms from several pathogens, according to data from a…
In the Journals

Patients with HCV responsive to alcohol intervention

December 12, 2019
Patients with current or prior hepatitis C infection were willing to engage in alcohol intervention including counseling and referral to treatment…

Cost prevents 7% of people with HIV from adhering to medication

December 12, 2019
High drug costs impact rates of adherence to prescription drugs among people with HIV, according to new findings published in MMWR, which showed…
Perspective

PCR beneficial in diagnosing bone and joint infection

December 12, 2019
Data from a 4-year study conducted in one French facility suggest that PCR is a beneficial “add-on” to routine culture to diagnose…
Perspective

For the first time, more women than men are in medical school

December 12, 2019
Women made up the majority of enrolled medical students in the United States for the first time, according to data for the 2019-2020 academic year…
Get Antibiotic Smart

Stewardship in the pediatrician’s office: It’s about time to get antibiotic smart

December 11, 2019
In this new bimonthly column, pediatric infectious disease specialists Asif Noor, MD, FAAP, and Ulka Kothari, MD, share valuable insight on
In the Journals

Only 30% of youths with identified substance use tested for HCV

December 11, 2019
According to study results published in JAMA, during a nearly 6-year period, only 30% of 13- to 21-year-olds with identified opioid, cocaine or…
In the Journals

Antibiotic stewardship programs in small hospitals often lack ID expertise

December 11, 2019
While most U.S. hospitals have an antibiotic stewardship program, many smaller hospitals lack infectious disease expertise on their stewardship…
In the JournalsPerspective

Study finds high rates of STIs among new and persistent PrEP users

December 11, 2019
Almost one-quarter of patients who initiate pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, for HIV prevention have at least one STI, and nearly three-quarters of…
Meeting News

Implantable cardiac device infections affect cost, quality of life, mortality

December 11, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — In a new analysis from the WRAP-IT trial, patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices, or CIEDs, who had major…
In the Journals

Retreatment for HCV may require switching DAA inhibitor classes

December 10, 2019
Patients who failed to achieve sustained virologic response after initial treatment for hepatitis C achieved high cure rates during retreatment after…
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Expanding HPV vaccination to age 45 years not as cost-effective as current strategy

December 10, 2019
Expanding the current HPV vaccination program in the United States to include men and women up to age 45 years may only produce small additional…
In the Journals

Acceptance of U=U on the rise among sexual minority men

December 10, 2019
A growing proportion of sexual minority men in the United States believe in the message that Undetectable = Untransmittable, also known as U=U, which…
Feature

‘Worthwhile to consider’: Does the world need a pentavalent flu vaccine?

December 10, 2019
Study findings showed that last season’s influenza vaccine “offered no substantial protection” against H3N2 viruses that moved…
In the Journals

News about Trump negatively impacts medical interns’ moods

December 10, 2019
Heavy workloads, medical errors and sleep deprivation are recognized factors that can affect the mental health of training physicians. Recently…
In the Journals

Bedaquiline-based treatment associated with favorable outcomes in patients with MDR-TB

December 9, 2019
Bedaquiline-based regimens for treating patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, MDR-TB, were associated with favorable outcomes and a lower…
In the JournalsPerspective

Just 41% of eligible kids get MMR vaccine before travel outside US

December 9, 2019
Just 41% of eligible children received the MMR vaccine during pretravel consultation before traveling outside the United States during a recent…
Meeting News

HCV clearance improves aggressive lymphoma outcomes for African Americans

December 9, 2019
ORLANDO — African Americans with lymphoma and hepatitis C virus should be treated for both disease states to improve response to lymphoma…