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FDA warns about rare instances of liver injury, failure with HCV therapies

August 28, 2019
The FDA has received reports that the use of Mavyret, Zepatier or Vosevi to treat chronic hepatitis C in patients with moderate to severe liver…

Q&A: Clinical nurses’ involvement in antimicrobial stewardship

August 28, 2019
Well-funded and well-rounded antimicrobial stewardship programs are critical in the fight against antimicrobial resistance, and including clinical…
In the Journals

Community hospitals ‘likely’ to use new antibiotics for off-label indications

August 28, 2019
A review of the initial use of seven new antimicrobial agents at six community hospitals in western Pennsylvania revealed that uptake occurred within…

CARB-X grants Vaxxilon up to $1.4M to develop vaccine against resistant K. pneumoniae

August 28, 2019
The Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Biopharmaceutical Accelerator, or CARB-X, granted Vaxxilon AG up to $1.4 million in nondilutive funding…
In the Journals

Antibiotics tied to longer hospital stay for patients with asymptomatic bacteriuria

August 27, 2019
Inappropriate antibiotic treatment is common in hospitalized patients with asymptomatic bacteriuria, particularly among elderly patients with altered…
In the Journals

Social support, HIV self-management improve transition from pediatric to adult care

August 27, 2019
Improving social support and cultivating the self-management skills of young adults with perinatally acquired HIV can increase retention in care and…
Feature

Researchers argue for new ID subspecialty covering addiction

August 27, 2019
Infectious disease physicians are in a “unique position” to concurrently address patients with an infection, such as HIV or hepatitis C…
Perspective

USPSTF recommends screening all adults for HCV

August 27, 2019
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued a draft recommendation that encourages clinicians to screen all adults aged 18 to 79 years for…
Guidelines

Guide ‘emphasizes facts, not falsehoods’ about CBD use

August 27, 2019
Americans for Safe Access recently issued the Patient’s Guide to CBD to provide background on cannabidiol and recommendations regarding its…
In the Journals

Next-generation sequencing assay demonstrates high sensitivity

August 27, 2019
A commercially available next-generation sequencing, or NGS, plasma assay demonstrated high sensitivity in both immunocompromised and…
In the Journals

Vitamin D supplementation does not prevent acute respiratory infections

August 27, 2019
Monthly high-dose vitamin D supplementation does not prevent acute respiratory infections in older adults with vitamin D deficiency, according to a…
In the JournalsPerspective

Pharmacist-led program a feasible strategy for PrEP uptake

August 26, 2019
In Omaha, Nebraska, a small pilot study demonstrated that a pharmacist-led pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, program is a feasible way to increase…
In the JournalsPerspective

Postoperative S. aureus infections decline nearly 50% over 7 years

August 26, 2019
The incidence rate of Staphylococcus aureus infection declined nearly 50% over 7 years among veterans undergoing major surgery, according to findings…
FeaturePerspective

Cleaning up an image: the crusade to rename fecal microbiota transplant

August 26, 2019
The intrigue surrounding the use of fecal microbiota transplantation to treat various gastrointestinal disorders and infections has intensified over…
In the Journals

Procalcitonin-guided ASP recommendations shorten antibiotic therapy at community hospital

August 26, 2019
Physician compliance with procalcitonin-guided antimicrobial stewardship recommendations was associated with a reduction in length of antimicrobial…
In the JournalsPerspective

HCV, HIV co-clinic reaches hard-to-treat population

August 25, 2019
Establishing a co-located hepatitis C virus clinic within an HIV clinic successfully managed co-infected patients — a typically hard-to-treat…
In the Journals

Early syphilis, HIV infection associated with ocular syphilis

August 24, 2019
A case-control study conducted in British Columbia showed an increase in the incidence of ocular syphilis over 8 years, and according to researchers…
In the JournalsPerspective

Same-day antibiotics prescribed for 85% of UTIs in British study

August 23, 2019
Study findings published in EClincialMedicine showed that more than 85% of patients in England who are diagnosed with a lower UTI in primary care…
In the JournalsPerspective

Secondary syphilis more common in MSM who practice receptive anal intercourse

August 23, 2019
Study findings showed that cases of secondary syphilis are more common among men who have sex with men, or MSM, who practice receptive anal…
In the Journals

HCV clearance reduces diabetes, kidney disease, stroke risk

August 23, 2019
Sustained virologic response after treatment for hepatitis C correlated with a reduced risk for several extrahepatic manifestations including type 2…