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High mortality, comorbidities persist in patients with severe CRE infection

September 21, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Patients with carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae experience significant mortality and comorbidity, according to recent…

Pertussis vaccine not protective against B. parapertussis

September 21, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Although Tdap vaccination protects against whooping cough infection from Bordetella pertussis, it was not effective against a…
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20-minute test reduces hospital durations, unnecessary treatments

September 21, 2015
SAN DIEGO — A 20-minute diagnostic test used to identify Staphylococcus aureus in blood samples reduced hospital durations and eliminated…
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Ophthalmology in need of antimicrobial stewardship

September 20, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Data recently presented at ICAAC 2015 suggest slower recovery and higher culture rates among microbial keratitis patients receiving…
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Stribild safer, more effective than combination treatment in women with HIV

September 20, 2015
SAN DIEGO — An ART regimen consisting of once-daily Stribild may be safer and more effective in women with HIV-1 infection than a standard…
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MODIFY trials demonstrate efficacy of monoclonal antibody treatment for CDI

September 20, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Bezlotoxumab, the monoclonal antibody that neutralizes Clostridium difficile toxin B, was an efficacious adjunctive therapy for…
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Updated assay shows more accuracy in detecting TB

September 20, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Researchers from Japan reported at ICAAC 2015 that they have invented an updated, more accurate version of a screening assay that…
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High variance, gaps in global antimicrobial resistance among gram-negative urinary pathogens

September 19, 2015
SAN DIEGO— Data presented here at ICAAC 2015 suggest highly variable rates of antimicrobial resistance among gram-negative urinary pathogens…
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IGNITE1: Eravacycline effective in high-risk patients with cIAI

September 19, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Recent findings from the IGNITE1 trial demonstrate that eravacycline, a novel fluorocycline antibiotic, was noninferior to…
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CDI nearly doubles mortality, costs among seniors

September 19, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Clostridium difficile-associated disease almost doubled mortality and total health care costs among patients aged 65 years and…