EXPERT SUMMARIES of the top 30 journals in infectious disease
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Retention in care, viral suppression higher in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program clients

Doshi R. Clin Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.1093/cid/ciu722.
The rates of retention in care and viral suppression are higher among patients receiving care funded by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program vs. other…
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Hand hygiene rates higher within presence of other HCWs

Monsalve M. Infect Control HospEpidemiol. 2014;35:1277-1285.
The rates of hand hygiene were higher when health care workers were in the proximity of their colleagues, according to researchers from the…
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Half of patients with HIV not screened regularly for HCV

Freiman J. Clin Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.1093/cid/ciu698.
Researchers from Boston Medical Center have found that although most patients with HIV were screened for hepatitis C virus infection when enrolling…
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Little difference in percentage of positive Lyme tests between labs

Fallon B. Clin Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.1093/cid/ciu703.
Rates of positive Lyme disease test results were similar between a university laboratory, a commercial laboratory and two laboratories that…
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Age-associated comorbidities more prevalent among people with HIV

Schouten J. Clin Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.1093/cid/ciu701.
Researchers from the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam have found that age-associated, noncommunicable comorbidities were more prevalent among…
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Patients often prescribed redundant antibiotics

Schultz L. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014;35:1229-1235.
Redundant antimicrobial therapy in hospitals resulted in more than $12 million in potentially avoidable costs, new data suggest. “Our…
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Parental, adolescent knowledge of HPV unrelated to vaccination status

Fishman J. Pediatrics. 2014;doi:10.1542/peds.2013-3454.
Recent data show parental and adolescent knowledge of HPV and HPV vaccination was not associated with adolescent vaccination among a predominantly…
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Adherence to first-line ART predictive of second-line ART adherence

Ramadhani H. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.1093/ofid/ofu07
Patients with HIV who fail to comply with first-line ART are less likely to adhere to second-line ART, according to recent findings published in…
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Peer advisory-based antiretroviral salvage regimens effective in resistant HIV

Calva JJ. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.1093/ofid/ofu081
In HIV patients with significant history of ART, an optimized salvage regimen recommended by a peer advisory committee appears to yield a long-term…
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CDC: Varicella surveillance requires improvement in US

Lopez AS. MMWR. 2014;63:785-788.
Although varicella surveillance has significantly increased, some areas require improvement, such as data transmission from local jurisdictions to…
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Patient barriers, not provider knowledge, limit uptake of maternal influenza vaccine

Arao RF. MaternChild Health J. 2014;doi:10.1007/s10995-014-1569-x
Most providers of prenatal care routinely recommend the influenza vaccine to pregnant women, suggesting that barriers to vaccination may exist…
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Developed flu antibodies may be stronger with first-time exposure

.Ellebedy A. Proc Natl Acad Sci.2014;doi:10.1073/pnas.1414070111
Influenza A(H5N1) antibodies created by the body when encountering the virus for the first time could be more useful in developing a…
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Little adherence to standardization found in ED infection prevention practices

Carter E. Am J Infect Control. 2014;doi:10.1016/j.ajic.2014.01.026.
According to data recently published in the American Journal of Infection Control, inconsistent adherence to standardization made it difficult for…
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Measles infection has substantial impact on short-term quality of life

Thorrington D. PLOS One. 2014. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0105153.
Measles infection was shown to have a substantial short-term impact on health-related quality of life at both the individual patient level as well as…
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Enterovirus D68 identified in Midwest respiratory illness outbreak

Midgley CM. MMWR. 2014;63:1-2.
Clusters of severe respiratory illness that developed among children in Kansas City, Mo., and Chicago are associated with enterovirus D68, according…
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