10 stories for World Antibiotic Awareness Week

November 18, 2019
World Antibiotic Awareness Week is being recognized this year from Nov. 18 to 24. Launched in 2015, the campaign “aims to increase global…
In the Journals

Variation in antibiotic prescribing at urgent care centers is ‘intense’

November 18, 2019
An analysis of more than 1.1 million urgent care encounters in a large health care network revealed an “intense” variation in their…

Q&A: Discovery of new HIV strain a reminder of challenging pandemic

November 16, 2019
Researchers recently discovered a new strain of HIV from patient samples collected in 1983, 1990 and 2001 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or…
In the Journals

Site assessment score reduces central venous catheter complications

November 15, 2019
The implementation of a novel central-line insertion site assessment score reduced the prevalence of lines with local inflammation or infections…
FDA News

FDA approves Fetroja for treatment of complicated UTIs

November 15, 2019
Shionogi won FDA approval for Fetroja for the treatment of complicated UTIs, or cUTIs, in adults with limited or no alternative treatment options…
In the Journals

Rapid triage test distinguishes between active TB and TB-like diseases in adults

November 14, 2019
A new point-of-care rapid triage test for human blood samples can differentiate active cases of tuberculosis from TB-like disease in adults in less…
In the Journals

10% of patients with candidemia have history of injection drug use

November 14, 2019
Surveillance data showed that more than 10% of candidemia cases in nine U.S. states in 2017 occurred in patients with a history of recent injection…

CDC: Antibiotic resistance causes 1 death every 15 minutes in US

November 13, 2019
According to newly updated estimates published by the CDC, more than 2.8 million infections are caused by antibiotic-resistant pathogens annually in…
Meeting News

World AMR Congress: Focusing on progress in a ‘still broken’ marketplace

November 13, 2019
Infectious Disease News attended the World Anti-Microbial Resistance Congress in Washington, D.C., and asked Cornelius (Neil) J. Clancy
Breaking News

In a first, WHO prequalifies Merck’s Ebola vaccine

November 12, 2019
One day after winning conditional approval in Europe, Merck’s Ebola vaccine received prequalification status from WHO, giving it the…
In the Journals

EMR hard stop reduces repeat C. difficile testing

November 12, 2019
A hard stop clinical decision support tool embedded in the electronic medical record significantly reduced repeat Clostridioides difficile toxin…
Feature

Dissemination and implementation science underutilized in ID

November 12, 2019
Dissemination and implementation science is underutilized in the field of infectious diseases despite its demonstrated positive impact on clinical…
FDA News

European Union conditionally approves Merck’s Ebola vaccine, Ervebo

November 11, 2019
The European Commission granted conditional approval for Ervebo, Merck’s investigational Ebola virus vaccine, which has been used widely and…
Meeting News

Entasis enrolls first patient in phase 3 trial of gonorrhea treatment

November 11, 2019
WASHINGTON — Entasis Therapeutics announced at the World Anti-Microbial Resistance Congress that it has enrolled the first patient in a global…
FeaturePerspective

Stress-related diagnosis may increase risk for severe infections

November 11, 2019
Findings from a study conducted among more than 144,000 people in Sweden indicated that post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, and other…
Meeting News

C. auris: ‘A ticking time bomb’ in need of new treatment options

November 9, 2019
WASHINGTON — Candida auris is a “ticking time bomb” — an aggressive and naturally resistant pathogen with few options for…
Meeting News

'Destination care' lowers costs, improves satisfaction in bariatric surgery

November 8, 2019
LAS VEGAS — A national destination care program for bariatric surgery can be both safe and effective, with an analysis suggesting the model is…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Why aren't hospitals using new antibiotics?

November 8, 2019
WASHINGTON — In this video from the World Anti-Microbial Resistance Congress, Debra A. Goff, PharmD, FIDSA, an infectious diseases specialist…
Meeting News

Consider hypoglycemia risks when helping adults with diabetes lose weight

November 8, 2019
LAS VEGAS — When treating patients with type 2 diabetes who are attempting to lose weight, physicians must incorporate strategies that limit…

Q&A: High-intensity vs. low-intensity prospective audit and feedback

November 8, 2019
Prospective audit and feedback is a staple intervention used by antimicrobial stewardship programs, or ASPs, to reduce antimicrobial use and improve…
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