Researchers make new push to develop group A strep vaccine

June 6, 2019
Researchers are relying on DNA sequencing technology to narrow down a future vaccine candidate for A Streptococcus, or GAS, that can be used…
In the JournalsPerspective

MORDOR 2: Azithromycin MDA remains effective at 3 years in Niger

June 5, 2019
A mass drug administration, or MDA, of azithromycin remained effective at reducing child mortality in the 3rd year of its implementation in Niger…
Breaking News

Congress takes step to support BARDA’s mission of pandemic preparedness

June 5, 2019
Congress recently passed the Pandemics and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act, or PAHPAI, which will allow the Biomedical Advanced…

10 stories for HIV Long-Term Survivors Day

June 5, 2019
People with HIV are living longer than ever before, but as a result they must contend with other chronic health conditions, such as cardiovascular…
In the JournalsPerspective

NRTIs can be safely omitted from HIV-1 salvage therapy

June 5, 2019
Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, or NRTIs, can safely be omitted from HIV-1 salvage therapy regimens without compromising the efficacy…
In the Journals

Time-consuming CIED infection interventions create gap in care

June 4, 2019
Many commonly used interventions to reduce cardiac implantable electronic device infections, or CIEDs, are ineffective, and the simplest strategies…
Breaking News

Personal information of 11.9 million Quest Diagnostics patients breached

June 4, 2019
The web payment page of the American Medical Collection Agency, or AMCA — a billing collections service provider — experienced potential…
Feature

As Trump administration considers importing drugs from Canada, experts analyze risks, benefits

June 4, 2019
The idea of importing prescription drugs from Canada as a means to lower prices is back under scrutiny with President Donald J. Trump verbally…
In the Journals

TB rates fourfold higher among US, Canada-born contacts compared with foreign-born contacts

June 4, 2019
Tuberculosis rates were four times higher among U.S. and Canada-born contacts than among foreign-born contacts, according to a recent study. …
FDA News

FDA approves new Zerbaxa indication for bacterial pneumonia

June 3, 2019
The FDA has approved a new indication for Zerbaxa for the treatment of hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia in patients…
In the Journals

Phase 2 study shows promising results for C. difficile vaccine

June 3, 2019
An investigational vaccine for the prevention of Clostridioides difficile infection was safe, well-tolerated and immunogenic in healthy adults aged…

HIV outbreak in Pakistan spikes, pediatrician questioned as source

June 3, 2019
As of June 3, more than 700 people have been infected with HIV in Larkana, Sindh province, Pakistan, and more than 600 of these infections are among…
In the Journals

Unhealthy drinking, cigarette use, depression associated with higher mortality risk among PLWH

June 3, 2019
Unhealthy drinking, cigarette use and depression are common among people living with HIV and are associated with higher mortality risk, according to…
In the Journals

Multifacility prevention initiative reduces monthly CDI rates by 4%

June 3, 2019
A multifacility collaborative initiative implemented among acute-care hospitals in Orange County, California, resulted in a statistically significant…
In the Journals

Active case-finding shows HIV/TB coinfection prevalent in country of Georgia

June 2, 2019
An active case-finding strategy uncovered a “very high prevalence” of tuberculosis coinfection among newly diagnosed HIV-infected…
In the Journals

Gram-negative antibiotic resistance increases in winter months

June 1, 2019
The prevalence of antibiotic-susceptible Acinetobacter calcoaceticus-baumannii complex isolates changes seasonally, with increased rates of…
In the Journals

Study IDs factors associated with long-term mortality in sepsis survivors

May 31, 2019
A study of almost 95,000 adult sepsis survivors identified risk factors present at index critical care admission that were independently associated…
In the Journals

Novel vaccine with Viread induces T cell immune response in chronic HBV

May 31, 2019
Researchers found that treatment with a combination of Viread and GS-4774, a yeast-based therapeutic vaccine, increased hepatitis B-specific T cell…
In the JournalsPerspective

Interviews with Orthodox Jewish moms reveal barriers to measles vaccination

May 31, 2019
Findings from a small case series of interviews with Orthodox Jewish mothers revealed several factors that are impacting childhood vaccination rates…
In the JournalsPerspective

80% of antibiotics prescribed before dental visits are unnecessary

May 31, 2019
Around 80% of antibiotics prescribed for infection prophylaxis before dental visits are unnecessary, findings from a large retrospective cohort study…