Study Identifies Risk Factors for Vascular Graft Infections
Vascular graft infections are serious complications of reconstructive vascular surgery that may increase patients’ morbidity and mortality.
Improving Antimicrobial Stewardship in the Management of Respiratory Infections
As knowledge and awareness of rising antimicrobial resistance increase, clinicians must continue to adopt strategies for improving antibiotic use.
Woman's Wound Infection Caused By Burkholderia thailandensis
A recent report has described a case of wound infection with the bacterium Burkholderia thailandensis in a woman in Arkansas.
Penicillin Allergy Testing in Antibiotic Stewardship
Study suggests that clinicians should perform confirmatory allergy testing on patients with reported penicillin allergies as an important feature of antimicrobial stewardship.
H7N9 Spreading Westward from Southern and Eastern China
A recent study has shown that highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A(H7N9) virus is spreading westward from southern and eastern China.
Mosquito-Borne Diseases Pose Growing Threat to United States
Experts need to be ready to respond to outbreaks of emerging mosquito-borne diseases in the United States.
Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea and Other Emerging Issues in STIs
More than 2 million cases of gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis were diagnosed in 2016, the highest number of those sexually transmitted infections (STIs) ever reported.
Aggressive Containment Combats Spread of Nightmare Bacteria
Coordinated efforts with health departments at the local and state levels are protecting individuals by stopping the spread of new and unusual types of antibiotic resistance throughout the United States.
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.
Daily TB Therapy Superior to Thrice-Weekly in Patients with HIV
A recent study finds that daily antituberculosis therapy is more effective than a thrice-weekly regimen among HIV-positive patients with pulmonary tuberculosis.
Geographic Distribution of Valley Fever Wider Than Thought
A recent study finds that outbreaks of Valley fever have a wider geographic distribution than previously thought.
First Report of Human Infected with Cattle Eyeworm
A recent report documents the first recorded case of a human infestation with the cattle eyeworm Thelazia gulosa.
Echinococcosis: Emerging US Public Health Threat?
E. Canadensis tapeworms may be under-recognized in the United States.
Addressing Antibiotic Resistance in Lower-Income Countries
A new article suggests that in order to combat antibiotic resistance in lower- and middle-income countries, particular attention needs to be paid to emerging One Health challenges.
Adenovirus May Be Underestimated Cause of Acute Respiratory Disease
A recent study from the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute shows that human adenovirus type 4 may be an underestimated cause of acute respiratory disease among adults.
Slowing the Threat of Antibiotic Resistance
In a recent Association of Health Care Journalists webcast, 2 experts discussed the growing challenge of antibiotic resistance, and highlighted current and emerging strategies to reduce this major public health threat.
Using a One-Health Approach to Combat Tick-Borne Diseases
The expansion in tick populations has led to an increased risk of infection for humans and animals with both established tick-borne agents and newly recognized ones, creating a serious One Health problem.
No Change in Human-to-Human H7N9 Transmission Risk Over Time
Despite the increase in the number of human infections with avian influenza A (H7N9) virus during the fifth epidemic in China, a new study suggests no change in the risk of transmission of the virus among humans over time.
Tinidazole Found to Be Better Than Metronidazole for Giardiasis
Single-dose tinidazole is the best available treatment for giardiasis in children and adults, a new study shows.
Prolonged Infusion of β-lactams Lowers Mortality in Sepsis Patients
A recent study finds that prolonged infusion of antipseudomonal β-lactams in patients with sepsis was associated with significantly less mortality when compared with short-term infusion.
No Benefits for Protease Inhibitor Plus Raltegravir As Second Line in HIV
Treatment with a protease inhibitor plus raltegravir was found to offer no benefit over a protease inhibitor plus nucleoside reverse-transcriptase inhibitor regimen in patients with HIV.
Schistosomiasis Linked With HIV Infection
A new study has shown that women with schistosomiasis are at greater risk for HIV infection.
Is the US Prepared for The Next Flu Pandemic?
Pandemic influenza virus strains easily infect humans and spread from person-to-person in an efficient and sustained way. With no immunity to the novel virus and no vaccine to protect against it, what will the United States do?
Group A Streptococcus Infection and Influenza Get New Point-of-Care Tests
New tests continue to evolve that offer greater sensitivity than current methods.
Tetracyclines Associated with Lower Risk of CDI
A recent study has shown that, compared with other antibiotics, tetracyclines may be associated with a reduced risk of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI).
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