EXPERT SUMMARIES of the top 30 journals in infectious disease
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Duodenoscopes likely cause of first nosocomial mcr-1 transmission in US

Shenoy ES, Clin Infect Dis. 2018;doi:10.1093/cid/ciy683.
Duodenoscopes were the likely cause of the first nosocomial transmission of the mobile colistin resistance gene mcr-1 in the United States…
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Study finds vaccine pipeline grossly underfunded

Young R, et al. Gates Open Res. 2018;doi:10.12688/gatesopenres.12817.2.
Global spending on research into “game-changing” products like vaccines for hepatitis C virus, HIV, malaria and tuberculosis is…
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Report details ‘concerning’ emergence of C. auris in New York

Adams E, et al. Emerg Infect Dis. 2018;doi:10.3201/eid2410.180649.
Health care facilities in New York City are experiencing a large, citywide outbreak of Candida auris at multiple health facilities, according…
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Food insecurity associated with inflammation in US women with HIV

Leddy AM, et al. J Infect Dis. 2018;doi:10.1093/infdis/jiy511/5080937.
Food insecurity in women with HIV is associated with elevated levels of inflammation regardless of HIV control, according to study findings from the…
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Geographic range of H. capsulatum expands in US

Maiga AW, et al. Emerg Infect Dis. 2018:doi:10.3201/eid2410.180032.
The endemic range of Histoplasma capsulatum in the United States has spread into the upper Missouri River basin, with cases of histoplasmosis…
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Telehealth promotes antimicrobial stewardship in rural settings

Stevenson LD, et al. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018;doi:10.1017/ice.2018.197.
Researchers tested the feasibility of using telehealth to promote antimicrobial stewardship at two rural Veterans Affairs medical centers, or VAMCs…
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Costs quadruple when SSIs develop after hip, knee replacements

Rennert-May ED, et al. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018; doi:10.1016/j.ajic.2018.03.018.
The total 1-year health care cost for patients who develop complex surgical site infections, or SSIs, following hip and knee replacements is more…
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Patients with morning appointments more likely to get flu vaccine

Kim RH, et al. JAMA Netw Open. 2018;doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.1770.
Patients with primary care appointments early in the day are more likely to receive the influenza vaccine than those with appointments after lunch…
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Reducing antibiotic consumption alone may not be enough to curb resistance

Collignon P, et al. Lancet Planet Health. 2018;doi:10.1016/S2542-5196(18)30186-4.
Controlling antimicrobial resistance may require interventions in addition to reducing antibiotic consumption, according to findings published in…
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Arthralgia, age suggestive of chikungunya virus infection in kids

Ball JF, et al. Clin Infect Dis. 2018:doi:10.1093/cid/ciy582.
Older children and those with arthralgia were more likely to be infected with chikungunya virus during an epidemic in Haiti, according to study…
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Aerosol sampling could detect new flu viruses in live bird markets

Bui VN, et al. Clin Infect Dis. 2018:doi:10.1093/cid/ciy583.
Researchers used bioaerosol samplers to detect influenza A viruses at a large live poultry market in Vietnam and said the method could be deployed as…
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US pertussis resurgence linked to transition to acellular vaccinations

Skoff TH, et al. Clin Infect Dis. 2018:doi:10.1093/cid/ciy757.
The overall incidence of pertussis in the United States increased between 2000 and 2016, with age-specific case counts coinciding with the transition…
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Study identifies racial/ethnic disparities in HIV care

Desir FA, et al. Clin Infect Dis. 2018;doi:10.1093/cid/ciy556.
Targeted clinical and public health interventions are needed to improve HIV care among older black men who have sex with men, young white women and…
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SSIs following hip, knee replacements will increase by 14% if HHS goal not met

Wolford HM, et al. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018;doi:10.1017/ice.2018.184.
Unless rates are reduced, researchers predict that surgical site infections following knee and hip arthroplasties will increase by 14% between 2020…
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Drain cover prevents spread of pathogens from hospital sinks

Livingston SH, et al. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018;
Researchers developed a novel plastic drain cover that they said could reduce the dissemination of pathogens from contaminated hospital sinks…
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