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…
Feature

One health system’s experience relevant to proposed price transparency rule

August 21, 2019
CMS recently proposed a rule requiring hospitals to disclose the amount that patients would pay for services before they receive care. The rule is…
In the Journals

Private patient rooms may reduce rates of some infections

August 21, 2019
Moving patients from a hospital with mostly ward-type rooms to a new hospital with exclusively private rooms appeared to be associated with a…

Q&A: The state of Ebola preparation in developed countries

August 20, 2019
The ongoing Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo was recently declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, or…
FDA News

FDA approves Nabriva’s Xenleta to treat CABP in adults

August 20, 2019
The FDA approved Xenleta, a novel antibiotic to treat adults with community-acquired bacterial pneumonia, or CABP. According to the drug’s…
In the Journals

Patient-reported outcomes greatly altered by HCV treatment results

August 20, 2019
In a follow-up analysis of participants in clinical trials, researchers found that patient-reported outcome scores increased in patients who achieved…
In the Journals

Researchers suggest adding U. parvum to differential diagnosis for immunocompromised kids

August 20, 2019
A case report published in Pediatrics recently detailed the illness of a girl aged 12 years with leukemia who developed hyperammonemic…
In the Journals

‘5 Moments of Antimicrobial Prescribing’ metric increases prescribing appropriateness

August 20, 2019
An electronic medical record-driven antimicrobial stewardship program implemented in an Australian ICU was associated with high clinician compliance…
In the Journals

Treatment options for severe malaria ‘grim’ in US, clinicians urged to act

August 19, 2019
In a recent opinion piece published in Annals of Internal Medicine, two experts urged clinicians, hospitals, federal agencies and professional…

UK loses measles elimination status, health officials announce

August 19, 2019
The United Kingdom has lost the measles elimination status it achieved in 2017, health officials announced. The announcement followed what Public…

Wyanoke Group announces Healio rebranding

August 19, 2019
In an effort to improve the user experience for its health provider audiences, the Wyanoke Group is rebranding its live event, digital and publishing…
Feature

Analysts debate Senate drug pricing bill’s likelihood of making an impact

August 19, 2019
The Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act, introduced last month by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Ranking Member…

Core stewardship intervention feasible at community hospitals

August 19, 2019
Researchers tested two core Infectious Diseases Society of America-recommended antimicrobial stewardship interventions at four community hospitals in…
In the Journals

Herd immunity drives down invasive pneumococcal disease in adults

August 18, 2019
Herd immunity generated by the introduction of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in the United States — first in 2010 for children…