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…
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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…
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Generic version of Harvoni safe, effective HCV treatment for teens

July 29, 2019
Research published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society suggests that a generic version of ledipasvir-sofosbuvir —…
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CSF leakage associated with high bacterial meningitis recurrence

July 29, 2019
Despite steps to block infection, such as surgical repair or vaccination, patients with cerebrospinal fluid, or CSF, leak-associated bacterial…
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Parents can improve teen condom use but do not delay sex

July 29, 2019
A meta-analysis of nearly 3 decades of research showed that parent-based interventions can increase condom use among teenage children but they do not…
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Prompt NAI treatment reduced hospital stays by 19% during last flu pandemic

July 29, 2019
Neuraminidase inhibitor treatment initiated upon hospitalization decreased patients’ length of stay by 19% overall during the 2009-2010…
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Malaria vaccine protects against severe malaria 7 years after vaccination

July 28, 2019
The malaria vaccine RTS,S provides sustained protection against severe malaria 7 years after immunization, according to extended findings from a…
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Inappropriate urine culture practices contribute to overdiagnosis of CAUTIs

July 27, 2019
A reliance on “pan-culturing” and inappropriate urine culture practices may be contributing to the overdiagnosis of surveillance…
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Pneumocystis pneumonia prophylaxis guidelines would be ‘helpful,’ ID docs say

July 26, 2019
A survey of infectious disease clinicians showed there is “little consensus” regarding Pneumocystis pneumonia prophylaxis for patients…

Sanofi Pasteur says flu vaccine shipments to be delayed 1 month

July 26, 2019
Sanofi Pasteur, the largest provider of influenza vaccines in the United States, said shipments of its vaccines for the 2019-2020 season will be…
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Decentralized telemedicine achieves high HCV cure rates in rural India

July 26, 2019
Decentralized treatment of hepatitis C using telemedicine clinics achieved a sustained virologic response rate of more than 90% regardless of…
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HIV-exposed, uninfected infants catch up in size by early childhood

July 26, 2019
Infants born to mothers with HIV but are not infected with the virus tend to be smaller at birth. However, research published in Clinical Infectious
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Drug-resistant malaria spreads in Asia, prompting calls for new treatments

July 26, 2019
More than 80% of malaria parasites circulating in northeast Thailand and Vietnam between 2016 and 2018 were resistant to a widely used frontline…
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33% of animal-use probiotics contain pathogens; spillover to humans documented

July 25, 2019
A study of animal-use probiotics in China showed that approximately one-third contained “life-threatening” pathogens, and that colonized…
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New AF may signal sepsis onset

July 25, 2019
Links between new-onset atrial fibrillation and mortality suggest that the condition may serve as a measure of cardiac dysfunction during sepsis…
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Dolutegravir-based regimens noninferior to standard HIV care, studies show

July 25, 2019
Findings from two phase 3 trials published in The New England Journal of Medicine demonstrated that dolutegravir-based treatment for HIV is…