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MSM using Grindr take more sex risks, also more likely to use HIV PrEP

October 4, 2019
WASHINGTON — Findings presented at IDWeek demonstrated the potential of Grindr to identify men who have sex with men, or MSM, who are at high…
Breaking News

Trump issues executive order to expand private Medicare insurance plans

October 4, 2019
President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order that directs HHS to take action to provide more insurance plan options under Medicare Advantage…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Cefiderocol noninferior to high-dose meropenem in phase 3 trial for nosocomial pneumonia

October 4, 2019
WASHINGTON — Cefiderocol, a novel siderophore cephalosporin, was noninferior to high-dose meropenem for the primary endpoint of all-cause…
Meeting News

Integrase inhibitor-based ART may increase risk for diabetes

October 4, 2019
WASHINGTON — Data from a large North American HIV cohort suggest that patients who initiate integrase inhibitor-based ART are at an increased…
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Biomarkers could predict AFM with more than 80% accuracy

October 4, 2019
WASHINGTON — Researchers identified a biological signature of acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, found in cerebrospinal fluid. The findings…
Feature

CDC program marks decade of helping to prevent infections among patients with cancer

October 4, 2019
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the CDC Foundation’s Preventing Infections in Cancer Patients program, which provides evidence-based…
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VIDEO: Experts spend 'a day on the Hill' during IDWeek

October 4, 2019
WASHINGTON — In this video from IDWeek, Carlos del Rio, MD, FIDSA, past chair of the HIV Medicine Association and professor of medicine and…
FDA NewsPerspective

FDA approves Descovy for HIV PrEP, excluding cisgender women

October 3, 2019
The FDA has approved Descovy as a second option for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, in at-risk adults and adolescents. The approval excludes…
Meeting News

Antibiotic-free or organic poultry half as likely to contain MDR Salmonella

October 3, 2019
WASHINGTON — Multidrug-resistant Salmonella was detected twice as often in samples of meat from conventionally-raised chicken and turkeys…
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VIDEO: How prescribing habits impact the antimicrobial market

October 3, 2019
WASHINGTON — In this video, Manos Perros, PhD, president and CEO of Entasis Therapeutics, summarizes a panel discussion about how prescribing…
FDA News

FDA accepts sNDA for Dificid in children with C. difficile

October 3, 2019
The FDA accepted a new drug application for the oral suspension formulation of Dificid, Merck’s macrolide antibiotic. At the same time, it…
Meeting News

Omadacycline performs no differently in patients with diabetes, study shows

October 3, 2019
WASHINGTON The efficacy and safety of the antibiotic omadacycline are comparable in patients with and without diabetes, according to…
In the Journals

Study demonstrates long-term success of kidney transplants between people with HIV

October 3, 2019
Patients living with HIV who received kidney transplants from donors with HIV had high rates of overall survival and kidney graft survival after 5…
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VIDEO: Asking dentists to curb unnecessary antibiotics

October 3, 2019
WASHINGTON — In this video from IDWeek, Alan E. Gross, PharmD, a clinical assistant professor, and Katie J. Suda, PharmD, MS, an…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Cell- and egg-based flu vaccines provide similar immunogenicity, surprising researchers

October 3, 2019
WASHINGTON — Cell- and egg-based quadrivalent inactivated influenza vaccines have comparable immunogenicity for children aged 4 years and…
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VIDEO: An IDWeek Twitterstorm, #WhyIVaccinate

October 3, 2019
WASHINGTON — In this video from IDWeek, Amanda Jezek, senior vice president for public policy and government relations at the Infectious…
Meeting News

Infectious Disease News prepares for IDWeek 2019

October 2, 2019
WASHINGTON — Infectious Disease News and Healio.com are onsite at IDWeek 2019 to provide live coverage of the conference, held from Oct. 2 to…
In the JournalsPerspective

ID consultation lowers mortality in patients with candidemia

October 1, 2019
Infectious disease consultation was associated with lower mortality among patients with candida bloodstream infections during a recent 14-year period…

Q&A: Antiretroviral stewardship in inpatient practice

October 1, 2019
Medication errors during hospitalization and during care transitions are common for patients living with HIV and others who receive antiretrovirals…

Q&A: Improving clinical trial design for gonorrhea treatment

September 30, 2019
The clinical trial design for testing new urogenital gonorrhea treatments needs to be re-evaluated, researchers said. Writing in Clinical Infectious