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…
In the Journals

Pharmacy’s role in antimicrobial stewardship reduces vancomycin monitoring

August 23, 2019
Incorporating a pharmacy-driven partnership into one children’s hospital’s antimicrobial stewardship plan decreased therapeutic drug…
In the Journals

Travel surveillance and genomics uncover ‘hidden’ Zika outbreak

August 23, 2019
Based on an analysis of international travel patterns, mosquito modeling and clinical virus genomic sequencing, researchers said they identified an…
In the JournalsPerspective

TB rates declining among US children, but disparities persist

August 22, 2019
Although the rate of new tuberculosis cases among U.S. children and adolescents has decreased by nearly half in recent years, incidence of the…
In the Journals

CDC: Vaccine could have prevented 92% of HPV cancers

August 22, 2019
CDC data showed that most of the estimated 34,800 cancers yearly attributed to HPV annually between 2012 and 2016 could have been prevented if the…
In the Journals

Teen HPV vaccine uptake increases with provider recommendation

August 22, 2019
HPV vaccine uptake increased slightly among adolescents from 2017 to 2018 in the United States, driven by an increase in uptake among boys, according…
Perspective

6 treatments per year? Injectable HIV regimen effective when given every 2 months

August 22, 2019
An injectable two-drug regimen of cabotegravir and rilpivirine administered every 2 months is noninferior to the same injection received monthly…
Hooked on ID

with Gitanjali Pai MD, AAHIVS

Infectious Disease News, August 2019
As a young medical student, I learned how tiny organisms could wreak great havoc in this world — which exposed me to the world of ID early in…
At Issue

Should ASP leaders in ambulatory care settings receive extra pay?

Infectious Disease News, August 2019
Starting Jan. 1, 2020, ambulatory health care organizations accredited by the Joint Commission that regularly prescribe antimicrobial agents will be
Cover Story

Plan to require ASPs in ambulatory settings raises questions

Infectious Disease News, August 2019
Beginning on Jan. 1, 2020, all ambulatory health care organizations accredited by the Joint Commission that regularly prescribe antimicrobial agents…
Editorial

‘Long past time’: WHO takes crucial step in declaring Ebola an emergency

Infectious Disease News, August 2019
Lawrence O. Gostin, JD
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus reconvened the emergency committee on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or DRC, for the…
Eye on ID

Herpes zoster: A potentially dangerous but preventable disease

Infectious Disease News, August 2019
Muneerah Aleissa, PharmD; Brandon Dionne, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID, BCIDP, AAHIVP; Kenneth M. Kaye, MD, FACP; Donald Kaye, MD, MACP
Herpes zoster (HZ) continues to be a relevant public health issue because of its prevalence and potential complications. It is estimated that one out…
Pharmacology Consult

Hepatitis B vaccine shortage: Unknown impact on future disease

Infectious Disease News, August 2019
Kimberly Boeser, PharmD, MPH, BCIDP
Drug shortages continue to inundate our health care system. They have paralyzed pharmacies and affected hundreds of thousands of patients. Although…
Feature

Advocacy in ID: The ‘critical’ role of physicians

Infectious Disease News, August 2019
In 1981, 80 men met in a New York City apartment to raise money to fight “gay cancer,” a deadly illness that was mostly affecting men who…
Guidelines

ACIP recommends ‘shared clinical decision-making’ for HPV, pneumococcal vaccines

Infectious Disease News, August 2019
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, or ACIP, recommended that HPV and pneumococcal vaccination in older patients be…
In the Journals

Study shows significant downward trend in global CDI incidence

August 22, 2019
Since 2004, there has been a decreasing global trend in the incidence of Clostridioides difficile infection, or CDI, with Europe experiencing a…
In the Journals

Researchers identify risk factors for mortality in patients with H7N9

August 21, 2019
Data from hundreds of cases of influenza A(H7N9) in China showed that patients aged older than 65 years, patients with secondary bacterial infections…
In the JournalsPerspective

Electronic hand hygiene monitoring systems ‘vary substantially’

August 21, 2019
Interest in monitoring hand hygiene compliance using automated technology has “increased substantially” in recent years, according to…
Perspective

Migrants detained at border will not be vaccinated against flu

August 21, 2019
Medical professionals caring for migrant children and their families in holding at the southern border will not vaccinate them against influenza in…
In the Journals

Military combat service linked to an increase in HBV exposure

August 21, 2019
The prevalence of exposure to hepatitis B among veterans was highest among those with traditional risk factors and independently related to military…