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Risk for neural tube defects from dolutegravir lower than previously thought

Infectious Diseases in Children, September 2019
According to results from the ongoing Tsepamo study in Botswana, infants born to women who took the integrase inhibitor dolutegravir for HIV…

Pharmacology Consult

Antihistamines for the common cold: Where’s the evidence?

Infectious Diseases in Children, September 2019
Edward A. Bell, PharmD, BCPS
Recommendations for the treatment of common viral upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) in children have undergone significant changes over the…

A pregnant woman or newborn dies every 11 seconds, new estimate shows

September 19, 2019
An estimated 2.8 million pregnant women and newborns — approximately one every 11 seconds — die each year worldwide, mostly from…

In the Journals

Infant flu-associated hospitalizations may be higher than current estimates

September 18, 2019
The incidence of laboratory-confirmed influenza-associated hospital admissions among infants may be more than 2 times higher than current estimates…

Screening patients for measles beforehand can reduce exposure

September 18, 2019
One of the lessons that health care centers learned during New York City’s recent measles outbreak was to screen patients before they entered…

CDC launches infection control training program, fluoroquinolone use drops following FDA warning – top stories in infectious disease

September 17, 2019
News that the CDC launched an infection control training program and a study that found fluoroquinolone use decreased after the FDA’s 2016…

In the Journals

Maternal quinolone exposure increases risk for resistant infection in child

September 12, 2019
Children whose mothers received antimicrobial therapy with quinolones faced an approximately 50% increased risk for quinolone-resistant bacteriuria…

In the Journals

Fecal microbiota transplant reduces prevalence of AMR genes in children

September 12, 2019
Children who underwent fecal microbiota transplant, or FMT, experienced a significant reduction in recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection, or…

In the Journals

Hospital intervention cuts rapid GAS testing by more than 50%

September 11, 2019
An intervention that included educating providers and families on guidelines for group A Streptococcus, or GAS, testing reduced the use of rapid…

In the Journals

EHR data in primary care can help avert HIV infections

September 11, 2019
An automated algorithm that used electronic health record data to identify individuals at increased risk for HIV infection could have averted about…

In the Journals

HPV vaccine offers herd protection against oral HPV in men

September 10, 2019
An increase in female HPV vaccination in the United States appears to have provided unvaccinated men aged 18 to 59 years herd protection against…

Top stories in infectious disease: Doxycycline prophylaxis may prevent STIs, UTIs increasingly diagnosed in virtual care setting

September 10, 2019
Among the top stories in infectious disease last week were findings that showed doxycycline prophylaxis may be a promising strategy to prevent…

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Q&A: Raising awareness of chronic granulomatous disease

September 10, 2019
Primary immunodeficiencies are a group of over 350 rare and chronic conditions in which genetic defects cause the immune system to function…

Perspective

Transmission of Xofluza-resistant flu virus reported in Japanese siblings

September 6, 2019
A recent report published in Emerging Infectious Diseases detailed a case of likely human-to-human transmission of an influenza A virus with reduced…

Merck Foundation commits $7M to improve HIV care in southeast US

September 6, 2019
The Merck Foundation recently committed $7 million to promote access to HIV care and improve outcomes of vulnerable and underserved patients with HIV…

In the Journals

Facebook, Instagram to promote CDC, WHO vaccine information

September 5, 2019
Facebook and Instagram will begin prompting users to visit the websites of the CDC and WHO for credible vaccine information. A Facebook spokesperson…

In the Journals

HIV-exposed, uninfected kids hospitalized at twice the rate of unexposed kids

September 4, 2019
In the United States, children born to mothers with HIV but who are not infected with the virus are hospitalized at more than twice the rate of…

In the Journals

Proximity to outbreak, trust in government influence vaccine views

September 4, 2019
Results of a nationally representative survey suggest that people who distrust government medical experts — like those from the CDC — and…

Xofluza reduces risk for flu by 86% in household contacts

September 3, 2019
Xofluza significantly reduced the risk for influenza infection among children aged younger than 12 years and adults living with infected individuals…

In the JournalsPerspective

N95 respirators, medical masks offer similar protection from flu

September 3, 2019
A comparison of N95 respirators and medical masks for the prevention of influenza demonstrated no significant difference in the incidence of…