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Physicians inconsistently provide strongest HPV vaccine recommendation

September 16, 2019
Although pediatricians and family physicians often recommend HPV vaccination, recent survey data suggest that these providers do not always use the…
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Flu vaccination shows modest efficacy among patients with cancer

September 16, 2019
Patients with cancer and cancer survivors should receive seasonal influenza vaccination, although vaccination appeared somewhat less effective for…
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Implementing ASP via telehealth represents a ‘viable’ strategy

September 16, 2019
An antimicrobial stewardship program implemented via telehealth at a community hospital in western Pennsylvania decreased broad-spectrum antibiotic…
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Stewardship-focused rounds improve guideline adherence among medical residents

September 15, 2019
Adding dedicated, stewardship-focused rounds to medical residents’ curriculum leads to increased guideline adherence, especially for duration…
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Helminth infection may reduce HIV transmission, disease

September 14, 2019
In vitro findings published in PLOS Pathogens showed that Schistosoma mansoni antigens have the ability to reduce HIV infection and replication…
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ID physicians prefer oral antibiotics for treatment of patients with bacteremia

September 13, 2019
A survey among members of the Infectious Diseases Society of America’s Emerging Infection Network showed that the majority of adult infectious…
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Fluoroquinolones pose risk for aortic, mitral regurgitation

September 13, 2019
Current and recent use of fluoroquinolones, but not past use, were associated with elevated risk for aortic and mitral regurgitation, researchers…
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Current method of calculating SSIs underestimates rates of some procedures

September 13, 2019
The current CDC National Healthcare Safety Network method of calculating rates of surgical site infection, or SSI, underestimates the SSI rate in…
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HCV-viremic kidneys provide similar efficacy in recipients as uninfected organs

September 12, 2019
By 2019, hepatitis C-seronegative patients who underwent kidney transplantation mostly received HCV-viremic donor organs, which demonstrated the same…
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Findings support efficacy of kidneys from donors with hepatitis C virus for transplant

September 12, 2019
Researchers of a recently published study found kidneys from donors infected with the hepatitis C virus functioned similarly to kidneys from donors…
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Maternal quinolone exposure increases risk for resistant infection in child

September 12, 2019
Children whose mothers received antimicrobial therapy with quinolones faced an approximately 50% increased risk for quinolone-resistant bacteriuria…
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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…
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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…