In the Journals

Program in Kenyan family planning clinics connects at-risk women to PrEP

September 20, 2019
Almost a quarter of at-risk women screened at family planning clinics in Kenya initiated pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, for HIV prevention, and…

Black, Hispanic MSM less likely to have discussed PrEP with a doctor

September 19, 2019
Preliminary data published in MMWR showed that most men who have sex with men, or MSM, are aware of pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, for HIV…

CMS changes include ‘first pull incentives’ for antimicrobial development

September 19, 2019
CMS recently issued a final rule that will change the way hospitals will get reimbursed for new antimicrobial therapies, potentially removing some…
In the Journals

Maribavir shows promise against CMV in transplant recipients

September 18, 2019
Twice-daily maribavir demonstrated similar efficacy as valganciclovir in clearing cytomegalovirus viremia in hematopoietic-cell or solid-organ…
In the Journals

Nearly 25% of maternal deaths in US are sepsis related

September 18, 2019
According to research published in JAMA, nearly one-quarter of all maternal deaths in the United States from 2013 to 2016 were related to sepsis…
In the Journals

Broad-spectrum antibiotics may weaken flu vaccine response

September 18, 2019
Healthy adults who take broad-spectrum antibiotics may impair their body’s immune response to influenza vaccination, according to findings from…

Q&A: Supporting diversity, inclusion in the infectious disease field

September 17, 2019
The Infectious Diseases Society of America recently developed and published a supplement in The Journal of Infectious Diseases containing eight…
FDA NewsPerspective

Merck’s Ebola vaccine, used widely in DRC outbreak, up for FDA approval

September 17, 2019
Today, Merck announced that the FDA has accepted a biologics license application and granted priority review for the company’s investigational…
In the JournalsPerspective

Implementing ASP via telehealth represents a ‘viable’ strategy

September 16, 2019
An antimicrobial stewardship program implemented via telehealth at a community hospital in western Pennsylvania decreased broad-spectrum antibiotic…
In the Journals

Stewardship-focused rounds improve guideline adherence among medical residents

September 15, 2019
Adding dedicated, stewardship-focused rounds to medical residents’ curriculum leads to increased guideline adherence, especially for duration…
In the Journals

Helminth infection may reduce HIV transmission, disease

September 14, 2019
In vitro findings published in PLOS Pathogens showed that Schistosoma mansoni antigens have the ability to reduce HIV infection and replication…
In the Journals

ID physicians prefer oral antibiotics for treatment of patients with bacteremia

September 13, 2019
A survey among members of the Infectious Diseases Society of America’s Emerging Infection Network showed that the majority of adult infectious…
In the JournalsPerspective

Current method of calculating SSIs underestimates rates of some procedures

September 13, 2019
The current CDC National Healthcare Safety Network method of calculating rates of surgical site infection, or SSI, underestimates the SSI rate in…
In the Journals

Novel drug combination noninferior to meropenem for treating cUTIs

September 12, 2019
A novel combination that includes ceftriaxone, sulbactam and disodium EDTA, or CSE, was noninferior to meropenem for the treatment of complicated…

CDC launches infection control training program

September 12, 2019
National infection prevention experts, led by the CDC’s Health Research & Educational Trust, have developed a new curriculum focused on…
In the Journals

Daily PrEP more effective than nondaily, especially among MSM in the US

September 12, 2019
Nondaily pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, demonstrated decreased efficacy compared with daily PrEP, especially among men who have sex with men in…
In the Journals

HBV exposure 4 times higher among female vs. male meth users

September 11, 2019
The likelihood of hepatitis B virus exposure among methamphetamine users was four times higher in women compared with men, according to a recent…
In the Journals

Fluoroquinolone use decreases following FDA black box warning

September 11, 2019
The FDA black box warning on fluoroquinolones that was issued in 2016 resulted in a significant, further decline in use at 29 southeastern U.S…
Feature

Shingrix, Zostavax show promise against herpes zoster in patients with cancer

September 11, 2019
Both herpes zoster vaccines approved for use in the United States showed promise in preventing the disease in immunocompromised patients with…
In the Journals

Ongoing infection risk reduces long-term survival for PWID with infective endocarditis

September 10, 2019
Owing to ongoing infection risk, long-term survival for people who inject drugs who are treated for infective endocarditis is low, according to a…
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