ICAAC 2015 Conference Coverage

ICAAC 2015 Higher Patient Satisfaction Reported With Switch to Triumeq from Existing ART

Higher Patient Satisfaction Reported With Switch to Triumeq from Existing ART

Recently-published data evaluated the safety, efficacy, and tolerability of switching from an antiretroviral therapy (ART) to once-daily abacavir/dolutegravir/lamivudine (Triumeq, ViiV Healthcare).

ICAAC 2015 Fosfomycin May Be A Treatment Option for Prostatitis

Fosfomycin May Be A Treatment Option for Prostatitis

Physicians face an increasing prevalence of chronic bacterial prostatitis cases that are resistant to fluoroquinolones, which have been a mainstay of treatment.

ICAAC 2015 Improved Safety, Efficacy Noted with HIV Medication over Multi-pill ARV

Improved Safety, Efficacy Noted with HIV Medication over Multi-pill ARV

Although regulatory guidelines specify that gender‐based assessment of drug efficacy, toxicity and tolerability profiles should be incorporated into clinical trials, women are routinely underrepresented in HIV clinical trials.

ICAAC 2015 Bordetella Parapertussis Outbreak Detailed

Bordetella Parapertussis Outbreak Detailed

Bordetella parapertussis, a "cousin" of B. pertussis, can cause a similar disease with the same symptoms.

ICAAC 2015 Rapid Diagnostic May Be Superior to Blood Culture for Candidemia Detection

Rapid Diagnostic May Be Superior to Blood Culture for Candidemia Detection

The researchers noted that T2Candida demonstrated greater accuracy in detecting invasive candidiasis, or the presence of the Candida infection.

ICAAC 2015 Alternative Medication May Be More Favorable Choice for MSSA Bacteremia

Alternative Medication May Be More Favorable Choice for MSSA Bacteremia

The findings, coupled with the cost savings involved with using cefazolin, make it an appealing first line agent for most MSSA bloodstream infections.

ICAAC 2015 New Delivery Methods for Antivirals Discussed

New Delivery Methods for Antivirals Discussed

Vaginal rings with multiple reservoirs present a promising way for preventing sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and notably HIV infection in young women with high risk of exposure.

ICAAC 2015 Vaccines Likely Contributed to Decreased Hospital Burden

Vaccines Likely Contributed to Decreased Hospital Burden

Within less than five years from introduction, the rate of hospital admission due to rotavirus diarrhea in children younger than 2 years dropped by 78% and that of children younger than 2 years with x-ray-proven pneumonia dropped by 46%.

ICAAC 2015 Rapid Diagnostic Testing Reduced Time to Optimal Antibiotic Therapy And Costs

Rapid Diagnostic Testing Reduced Time to Optimal Antibiotic Therapy And Costs

The study demonstrated the MALTI-TOF and ASP programs significantly reduced the time it took to identify infecting pathogens from 32 hours pre-intervention to 6.5

ICAAC 2015 Pneumococcal Vaccine Strategy: Is It Time For A Change?

Pneumococcal Vaccine Strategy: Is It Time For A Change?

New therapeutics are on the horizon to address pneumococcal disease.

ICAAC 2015 Sensor Device Monitors Bacterial Contamination in Contact Lens Cases

Sensor Device Monitors Bacterial Contamination in Contact Lens Cases

The aim of the study was to develop a sensor (Microbiosensor) embedded in the base of a contact lens case that changes color when a high level of bacteria is present.

ICAAC 2015 Asking Questions Influences Serology Testing Patterns

Asking Questions Influences Serology Testing Patterns

Online survey notes rate of serology testing remain high in Canada, even when vaccination history is known.

ICAAC 2015 Vaccine Elicits Immunity in Patients with End Stage Liver Disease

Vaccine Elicits Immunity in Patients with End Stage Liver Disease

The researchers measured anticapsular antibody responses against four serotypes - 6B, 14, 19F, and 23F, at baseline and one, three, six, nine months, and a year following vaccination.

ICAAC 2015 More Work to Do in Encouraging Flu Vaccination During Pregnancy

More Work to Do in Encouraging Flu Vaccination During Pregnancy

Sixty percent of the healthcare professionals offered influenza vaccine to pregnant women in adherence with vaccination guidelines.

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