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NYC health care facilities reduce risk for measles exposures

April 30, 2019
ATLANTA — Some outpatient health care facilities in New York City have implemented creative interventions to reduce measles exposures…
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FMT safe, effective for C. difficile infection in pediatric patients

April 30, 2019
While fecal microbiota transplantation has long been established as a treatment for adult patients with Clostridioides difficile infection, data…

CDC celebrates 25th year of National Infant Immunization Week

April 30, 2019
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the CDC’s National Infant Immunization Week, which runs April 27 through May 4. The week highlights…
Meeting News

SSI infection rates differ by sex, procedures

April 30, 2019
A patient’s sex plays a factor in determining the likelihood of a surgical site infection, or SSI, and the sex-based risk varies based on the…
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VIDEO: DAAs for youngest pediatric patients with HCV on the horizon

April 29, 2019
VIENNA — In this exclusive video from the International Liver Congress 2019, Philippa Easterbrook, MD, senior scientist of the Global…
In the JournalsPerspective

DNA-based PCR test accurately predicts antibiotic resistance

April 29, 2019
A rapid high-throughput PCR test developed by OpGen “accurately and reliably” predicted antibiotic resistance in common bacteria at a…

US measles cases top 700, highest total since 1994

April 29, 2019
There have been 704 cases of measles reported by 22 states so far in 2019 — the greatest number of measles cases in the United States since…
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VIDEO: Increased surveillance fuels hepatitis elimination in Africa

April 29, 2019
VIENNA — In this exclusive video from the International Liver Congress 2019, Olufunmilayo Lesi, FWACP, FMCP, from the University of Lagos in…
Meeting News

Controlling your online reputation requires minimal time, effort

April 29, 2019
LOS ANGELES — Social media is a powerful tool that connects physicians with patients and other providers and offers a space for important…
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VIDEO: Rising incidence of loneliness among physicians must be addressed

April 29, 2019
PHILADELPHIA – Physicians need to find time work through the feeling of loneliness they may have for their, and their patients’ sakes, a…
In the Journals

Increasing colony-count threshold may reduce antimicrobial use for asymptomatic bacteriuria, candiduria

April 29, 2019
An intervention in which the colony-count threshold was increased for identifying potential urinary pathogens among hospitalized patients reduced…
In the Journals

Study identifies rare cases of immune system failure in virally suppressed HIV patients

April 29, 2019
Patients with HIV can experience a significant decline in CD4+ T cell levels despite years of viral suppressions, a rare response to ART that…
In the Journals

2017 Ebola outbreak caused by contact with bush meat

April 28, 2019
The index case in the 2017 Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or DRC, was infected through close contact with bush meat…
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Dedicating staff hours for infection prevention and control improves stewardship in nursing homes

April 27, 2019
Nursing homes with more staff hours dedicated to infection prevention and control were more likely to fulfill all seven core elements of antibiotic…
Meeting News

Prompt treatment is critical after rabies exposure

April 26, 2019
People wait an average of 10 days before seeking medical advice after being exposed to potentially rabid animals overseas, and people in the United…
In the Journals

Childhood cavities, periodontal disease increase intima-media thickness later in life

April 26, 2019
Patients who had oral infections in childhood had an increased risk for subclinical carotid atherosclerosis in adulthood, according to a study…
In the Journals

Eliminating contamination from hospital transfers could reduce CDI cases by 13%

April 26, 2019
Study findings showed that hospital transfers cause a “minority but substantial burden” of Clostridioides difficile infections in…
In the Journals

Drug-free MRSA treatment to be tested in clinical studies

April 26, 2019
Researchers have identified a drug-free approach to treating MRSA using blue light and hydrogen peroxide. “We found that blue light bleaches…
In the JournalsPerspective

Each day of S. aureus bacteremia increases mortality risk by 16%

April 26, 2019
Every day a blood culture returns positive for Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia, a patient’s risk for mortality increases, with a significant…
FDA News

FDA revises Viread pregnancy data: ‘no increased risk for adverse outcomes’

April 25, 2019
The FDA approved revisions to the Viread product labeling to include safety and pregnancy-related outcome data from three published trials in…