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…
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…