S. aureus found in abundance on ICU stethoscopes

December 12, 2018
At minimum, more than half of the stethoscopes sampled at a Philadelphia hospital tested positive for Staphylococcus aureus, and many were also…
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Koala bites cause wound infections in Australia

December 12, 2018
Three people in Queensland, Australia, were infected with a Lonepinella koalarum-like bacteria after being bitten by koalas, researchers reported in…

Q&A: Defining ‘antibiotic never events’

December 12, 2018
Researchers recently reported that the number of deaths due to multidrug-resistant infections in the United States

FDA warns of ‘higher-than-expected’ contamination rates after duodenoscope reprocessing

December 11, 2018
Interim surveillance findings reported by the three manufacturers of duodenoscopes in the United States indicate “higher-than-expected”…

New guidance focuses on reducing infections in anesthesiology

December 11, 2018
New recommendations aimed at reducing infections associated with anesthesiology procedures and equipment in the OR emphasize the importance of hand…
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Mass drug administration leads to rapid, partial reduction of malaria

December 11, 2018
Mass drug administration with dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine was able to rapidly interrupt malaria transmission in four villages in Myanmar where the…
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HIV-negative MSM on PrEP acquire sexually transmitted HCV

December 10, 2018
Researchers documented a small number of cases of sexually acquired hepatitis C virus infection among men who have sex with men, or MSM, taking…
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Procalcitonin-guided algorithm safely reduces duration of antibiotic therapy

December 10, 2018
The use of a procalcitonin-guided algorithm reduces the duration of antibiotic therapy among patients with lower respiratory tract infections without…
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Each day of antibiotic exposure increases risk for resistance

December 10, 2018
Each additional day of exposure to antibiotics increases the risk for the development new resistance, retrospective study findings published in…
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Severe thrombocytopenia rare but potentially fatal in patients with Zika

December 9, 2018
Severe thrombocytopenia is a rare but potentially fatal outcome in patients with Zika virus infection, and treating such cases for idiopathic…
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Prevalence of anogenital warts declines significantly in US adults attending STD clinics

December 8, 2018
There was a significant decline in the prevalence of anogenital warts between 2010 and 2016 among adults who attended STD clinics, according to…
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HPV seroprevalence comparable among MSM, women

December 7, 2018
The prevalence of four HPV types that cause most genital warts and cervical cancers is comparable among unvaccinated, sexually experienced men who…
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Undernutrition a ‘potent accelerant’ of TB epidemic

December 7, 2018
Undernutrition, which affects nearly 800 million people worldwide, is a “potent accelerant” of the global tuberculosis epidemic…
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Tychan announces start of clinical trial for yellow fever treatment

December 6, 2018
Tychan announced today that its investigational treatment for yellow fever, TY014, has received regulatory approval for testing in Singapore and that…

12 million pounds of beef recalled in multistate Salmonella outbreak

December 6, 2018
JBS Tolleson, Inc. has expanded its nationwide recall of raw beef due to possible Salmonella contamination and warned that some consumers may still…
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Elderly in nursing homes have 40% higher risk for antibiotic-resistant UTIs

December 6, 2018
Elderly residents of nursing homes had an approximately 40% higher risk for developing antibiotic-resistant Enterobacteriaceae urinary tract…
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‘Expected practice’ intervention reduces antibiotic prescriptions

December 5, 2018
An “expected practice” intervention centered around prescribing shorter courses of antibiotics for standard infections substantially…
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Additional dose of measles vaccine unnecessary in patients with HIV

December 5, 2018
Findings from a systematic review of published studies showed there is no need for an additional dose of measles vaccine in HIV-infected adolescents…
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Emapalumab shows efficacy, safety in hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis

December 4, 2018
SAN DIEGO — The anti-interferon-gamma therapy emapalumab conferred an overall response rate of more than 60% in a cohort of young children with…
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Diagnostic stewardship reduces C. difficile testing, saves money

December 4, 2018
An automated pop-up screen in the electronic ordering system reduced unnecessary testing for Clostridioides difficile formerly…
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