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Infection Prevention & Control Programs—A Vital Component to Antimicrobial Stewardship
SHEA and APIC have declared infection control programs as critical components of antimicrobial stewardship programs—are you including them at your institution?
FDA Says Cell-Based Flu Vaccine May Be 20% More Effective Than Egg-Based Vaccine
With influenza B making a late-season rise, health officials are warning that B viruses may cause a second wave of flu this season, while the FDA is backing some alternatives to egg-based flu vaccines.
New Trends Study Highlights the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Sides of Global Antibiotic Usage: Public Health Watch
Based on current projections, antibiotic consumption could increase by as much as 200% by 2030.
Symfi Triple Combo Once-Daily HIV Treatment Receives FDA Approval
This comes on the heels of 2 recent FDA approvals of 2 Mylan antiretrovirals: Cimduo and Symfi Lo.
Community Acquired Pneumonia and the Role of Adjunctive Corticosteroids
Antibiotics are the mainstay treatment for CAP; however, the additive role of corticosteroids is continually being debated.
CDC Report Sheds Light on Incidence of Food-borne Infections in the US for 2017
Culture-independent diagnostic tests offer better food-borne infection incidence estimates, but without isolates, laboratories are unable to subtype pathogens, determine antimicrobial susceptibility, and detect outbreaks.
First Report of East Asian Tick Species in the United States
The first documentation of the east Asian tick Haemaphysalis longicornis in the United States has been described in a recent study.
Isavucanazole Potential Option for Prophylaxis Against Invasive Fungal Infections in alloSCT Patients
A recent study explores the use of isavuconazole for prophylaxis against invasive fungal infections in allogeneic stem cell transplant patients.
The new test can differentiate between Lyme disease and 7 other tick-borne diseases.