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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…
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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…
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Clinical uptake of new anti-CRE agents ‘steady but slow’

July 31, 2019
Researchers estimated that approximately 23% of carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, infections in the United States are treated with new…
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Estimated global prevalence of latent TB about 25%

July 31, 2019
About one-quarter of the world’s population may be infected with latent tuberculosis, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis…
Breaking News

Trump administration to allow Canadian drugs to be imported

July 31, 2019
Trump administration officials recently unveiled the Safe Importation Action Plan, a two-pronged historic approach that they said provides the…
Perspective

Kids largely affected in backyard poultry Salmonella outbreak

July 31, 2019
The CDC has reported that 768 people have been infected with Salmonella through contact with backyard poultry in 48 states. Children aged younger…

Q&A: Insights from recreating the 1918 flu virus

July 31, 2019
In a review published in Science Translational Medicine, researchers summarized key findings and unanswered questions from the 1918 influenza…
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Point-of-care ultrasound for pneumonia diagnosis feasible in low-resource settings

July 30, 2019
Point-of-care ultrasound was shown to be a useful tool for nonphysician clinicians in South Sudan to determine whether children had pneumonia…
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Opportunity for collaboration: ASPs and palliative care providers

July 30, 2019
A survey of antimicrobial stewardship programs in the United States revealed that about two-thirds monitor antimicrobial use in patients receiving…
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Interventions at live poultry markets protect humans from avian influenza

July 30, 2019
Interventions at live poultry markets protect humans — but not birds — from avian influenza viruses and decrease detection rates of the…
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Findings support expanding HCV treatment in injection drug users

July 30, 2019
Findings from two phase 4 clinical trials demonstrated that participants’ injection drug use and risk behaviors decreased or remained stable…
Meeting News

Merck evaluating novel HIV drug as implant for long-lasting PrEP

July 29, 2019
Merck announced positive findings from early-phase clinical trials evaluating MK-8591, an investigational nucleoside reverse transcriptase…