In the Journals

Complex motor disfunction common in patients with longstanding HIV

October 10, 2019
An analysis of data collected by the National NeuroAIDS Tissue Consortium, or NNTC, showed that complex motor dysfunction remains common among…
In the JournalsPerspective

‘Unexpected’: Physician burnout rate lower in rural areas

October 10, 2019
Family medicine doctors who practiced in rural areas were less likely to experience burnout than those who practiced in medium-sized and metropolitan…
In the Journals

Integrated HCV care in HIV centers reaches more PWID than usual care

October 10, 2019
Results from a real-world study of implementing hepatitis C testing into integrated care centers that deliver HIV services to people who inject drugs…
Trend Watch

RFTCA Purchases Cell-Based Technology to Develop Cure for HIV/AIDS

Cell Therapy Next, October/November 2019
The Research Foundation to Cure AIDS has purchased licensing rights to Chromovert, a cell-based biotechnology that detects and purifies rare cells…
In the Journals

Many hospital-onset bloodstream infections may be misclassified

October 10, 2019
In an 8-year study, researchers found that 14.4% of bloodstream infections identified in patients within 2 weeks of hospital discharge had been…

‘Handshake stewardship’ effective and sustainable

October 9, 2019
Findings from an 8-year retrospective assessment of a handshake stewardship approach implemented at Children’s Hospital Colorado —…
Meeting News

Valacyclovir reduces rate of fetal CMV infection by 71%

October 9, 2019
WASHINGTON — Findings from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial presented at IDWeek sparked hope for the use of antiviral…
In the Journals

Study finds risk for false-negative rapid test results in HIV controllers

October 9, 2019
Rapid screening tests may not reliably diagnose HIV in natural HIV controllers, leading to false-negative test results in some patients, according to…

US sets another record for STDs, CDC says

October 8, 2019
Around 2.4 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were reported in the United States in 2018, marking the fifth straight record-breaking…
FDA News

FDA awards $15 million to fund trials of treatments for rare diseases

October 8, 2019
The FDA awarded 12 grants worth more than $15 million to fund clinical trials of medical products intended to treat patients with rare diseases. The…
In the Journals

Most pregnant women do not get flu, Tdap vaccines

October 8, 2019
Only 34.8% of pregnant women have received both the influenza and Tdap vaccines, missing a chance to protect themselves and their infants from…

USPSTF: Insufficient evidence to recommend bacterial vaginosis screening in pregnant women

October 8, 2019
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force did not find enough evidence to recommend screening for bacterial vaginosis in asymptomatic pregnant women…
In the Journals

In pregnant women on ART, safer to initiate isoniazid after delivery

October 8, 2019
Initiating 28-week isoniazid therapy during pregnancy was noninferior to initiating it 12 weeks after delivery to prevent tuberculosis in pregnant…
Meeting News

51% of early cases in NY measles outbreak attributed to unvaccinated adults

October 7, 2019
WASHINGTON — Unvaccinated adults had a “significant” impact on the early days of the New York State measles outbreak, with 51% of…
In the JournalsPerspective

Up to $935B wasted in health care spending annually

October 7, 2019
The estimated cost of waste in the United States health care system ranged from $760 billion to $935 billion annually, or about 25% of total health…
In the JournalsPerspective

HPV drops 86% among teens 10 years after vaccine is introduced

October 7, 2019
HPV serotypes included in the quadrivalent vaccine, or 4vHPV, decreased 86% among adolescents aged 14 to 19 years a decade after its introduction in…

Q&A: The need to refocus STI research

October 7, 2019
Researchers at the NIH recently highlighted the need for a “refocused and enhanced research portfolio directed at the development of innovative…
Meeting News

RBX2660 safe, efficacious for recurrent C. difficile prevention

October 6, 2019
WASHINGTON — The investigational microbiota-based drug, RBX2660, safely and effectively prevented recurrent Clostridioides
Meeting News

Trivalent HBV vaccine noninferior to monovalent vaccine in adults

October 5, 2019
WASHINGTON — A trivalent hepatitis B virus vaccine demonstrated noninferiority in adults older than age 18 years and superiority in adults aged…
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VIDEO: Tips and tricks to leverage social media for professional success

October 5, 2019
WASHINGTON — In this video, Jasmine Marcelin, MD, and Kelly Cawcutt, MD, MS, infectious disease physicians and co-directors of digital…