WHO: 7 million people diagnosed and treated for TB in 2018

October 17, 2019
Seven million people were diagnosed and treated for tuberculosis in 2018 — a more than 9% increase from 2017 and a step toward meeting one of…
Perspective

Vaccine exemption rate rises among US kindergarteners

October 17, 2019
The rate of vaccine exemptions rose slightly among children entering kindergarten in the 2018-2019 school year, with 2.5% having an exemption from at…
In the Journals

Study: Syphilis is three times more common in patients with ESKD

October 17, 2019
Compared with the general population, researchers found that the incidence of syphilis was more than 3 times greater in patients with ESKD…

Disparities in HBV rates present between ethnic groups, U.S. and foreign-born patients

October 17, 2019
Recent study data showed disparities in hepatitis B virus infection rates between ethnic groups as well as among between U.S.-born and foreign-born…
In the Journals

Interventions push NICU vaccination coverage beyond 90%

October 17, 2019
A set of interventions aimed at increasing provider knowledge of routine newborn immunizations and addressing parental vaccine hesitancy improved…
In the Journals

HCV cure improves survival in post-DAA liver cancer development

October 16, 2019
Patients who developed hepatitis C-related hepatocellular carcinoma after achieving sustained virologic response with interferon-free direct-acting…
Feature

How common is pneumococcal urinary antigen testing?

October 16, 2019
Despite guidelines recommending its use, pneumococcal urinary antigen testing, or UAT, is not performed often in the United States, even though it…

New CAP guidelines stress de-escalation

October 16, 2019
Recently updated guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of adults with community-associated pneumonia, or CAP, stressed the importance of…
At Issue

Should all pregnant women in the US be screened for hepatitis C?

Infectious Disease News, December 2019
In August, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a draft recommendation that encourages clinicians to screen all adults aged 18 to 79 years
At Issue

Should all pregnant women in the US be screened for hepatitis C?

Infectious Diseases in Children, October 2019
In August, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a draft recommendation that encourages clinicians to screen all adults aged 18 to 79 years
Cover Story

DAAs change treatment landscape for children with HCV

Infectious Diseases in Children, October 2019
From 2013 through 2016, an estimated 2.4 million adults in the United States had a current hepatitis C virus infection. A study published in The
Cover Story

DAAs change treatment landscape for children with HCV

Infectious Disease News, December 2019
From 2013 through 2016, an estimated 2.4 million adults in the United States had a current hepatitis C virus infection. A study published in The
Residency to Retirement Resource Center

An advisor can help take the emotion out of investing

October 15, 2019
This is the first of a three-part series on how a physician will get investment advice during his or her lifetime.
Feature

Wireless device that transmits OPAT data to doctors wins $10K prize at IDWeek

October 15, 2019
A group of biomedical engineers and medical students calling themselves HIVE developed an innovative solution to help patients and doctors optimize…
In the Journals

HIV/HCV vs. HCV monoinfection present similar liver cancer rates

October 15, 2019
In contrast to previous study results, hepatocellular carcinoma and decompensated cirrhosis rates were similar between patients coinfected with…
In the Journals

Maternal HIV infection may impact flu vaccine response in infants

October 15, 2019
In a study conducted among nearly 500 influenza vaccine-naive mother-infant pairs in Malawi, researchers found that maternal HIV infection was…
In the Journals

FMT decreases mortality in severe, fulminant C. diff

October 15, 2019
Compared with standard of care, fecal microbiota transplantation decreases mortality among patients with severe and fulminant Clostridioides
Feature

NIH announces ‘focused roadmap’ to address rise in tick-borne diseases

October 15, 2019
Amid a rise in tick-borne disease in the United States, the NIH announced a plan to “build on — and accelerate — new and existing…
Feature

Recent laxative use should not preclude testing patients for C. difficile

October 14, 2019
Clinical practice guidelines issued last year recommended against routinely testing patients for Clostridioides difficile if they have received a…

7 stories for International Infection Prevention Week

October 13, 2019
The theme of this year’s International Infection Prevention Week, which runs from Oct. 13 to 19, is “Vaccines are Everybody’s…