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MERS-CoV vaccine shows promise in phase 1 trial

August 5, 2019
Data from a phase 1, open-label, single-arm, dose-escalation trial demonstrated the tolerability, safety and immunogenicity of a vaccine against…
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Global warming may have contributed to emergence of C. auris

August 5, 2019
Global warming may have played a critical role in the emergence of Candida auris, researchers reported in mBio. C. auris
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Professional coaching intervention may reduce physician burnout

August 5, 2019
Professional coaching sessions reduced burnout and improved quality of life for practicing physicians, according to a study published in JAMA
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Obamacare improves access to advanced practitioners

August 5, 2019
The proportion of appointments scheduled with nurse practitioners, physician assistants and similar advanced practitioners increased by more than 5%…
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Patients treated for TB experience higher mortality than general population

August 5, 2019
Tuberculosis is treatable and curable, but newly published study findings showed that patients treated for — or cured of — TB still…

BARDA provides $20.7M for novel antibiotic to fight resistant infections

August 4, 2019
HHS’s Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, or BARDA, will provide up to $20.7 million over 2 years to VenatoRx…
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Hospital-acquired C. difficile linked to higher costs, longer stay

August 3, 2019
Hospital-acquired Clostridioides difficile infection, or HA-CDI, was associated with a 27% increase in attributable costs and 13% increase in…
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Clofazimine safe, well-tolerated alternative for M. abscessus infection

August 2, 2019
Clofazimine was a safe and well-tolerated part of a multidrug regimen used to treat children with odontogenic Mycobacterium abscessus infection that…
FDA News

FDA issues class 1 recall of filter tips for assays

August 2, 2019
The FDA has issued a class 1 recall — the most serious kind of recall — of Qiagen’s pipetting system filter tips. The recall…
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Lyme disease incidence three times higher in UK than previously thought, study suggests

August 2, 2019
The incidence of Lyme disease in the United Kingdom is around three times higher than previously estimated, findings from a retrospective cohort…
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AMAZES: Azithromycin may increase antibiotic resistance in severe asthma

August 2, 2019
In a substudy of the AMAZES trial, azithromycin, when used as a treatment for exacerbations in patients with severe asthma, reduced Haemophilus
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Accounting for presence of concurrent central lines decreases CLABSI rates

August 2, 2019
Accounting for the presence of multiple, concurrent central lines when calculating central line-associated bloodstream infections, or CLABSIs…
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WGS surveillance detects VRE outbreak linked to IV contrast

August 2, 2019
Whole-genome sequencing, or WGS, surveillance identified an outbreak of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium infections that was linked to…
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CDI incidence rising in veterans under age 65, VA data show

August 1, 2019
The incidence of Clostridioides difficile infection, or CDI, among veterans younger than 65 years old in the United States has been…
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‘Significant opportunity’ for antimicrobial stewardship in hemodialysis facilities

August 1, 2019
An assessment of hemodialysis facilities in Philadelphia County revealed that almost 60% of new outpatient intravenous antimicrobial starts last year…
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HIV infection worsens cancer outcomes among elderly

August 1, 2019
Elderly patients with HIV and cancer appeared to have worse clinical outcomes than patients without HIV, according to results of a retrospective…
In the Journals

EMR ‘happy hour’ improves efficiency, efficacy

August 1, 2019
Hour-long monthly sessions where health care professionals shared best electronic medical record practices with their peers — dubbed by the…
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Addition of endocarditis team improves care at French hospital

August 1, 2019
A hospital in France saw significant reductions in surgical delay, length of in-hospital stays and antibiotic therapy after establishing a…
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TARGET: Urine can be used to measure recent PrEP, ART adherence

July 31, 2019
Measuring the concentration of tenofovir in a patient’s urine can determine their recent adherence to pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, for…
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Quality improvement initiative boosts HSV guideline adherence to 80%

July 31, 2019
A quality improvement project successfully improved the number of infants aged 0 to 60 days who were treated for herpes simplex virus according to…