First Report - ID Week 2017 - October 4-8  * San Diego, CA

Conference Coverage

IDWeek 2017 Latent Tuberculosis May Benefit From 3-Month Rifapentine, Isoniazid Tx

Latent Tuberculosis May Benefit From 3-Month Rifapentine, Isoniazid Tx

Three months of rifapentine + isoniazid using directly observed therapy resulted in a higher completion rate and no loss of follow-up for latent tuberculosis.

IDWeek 2017 Challenges in Multidrug-Resistant HIV Management: Ibalizumab Safe, Effective

Challenges in Multidrug-Resistant HIV Management: Ibalizumab Safe, Effective

Ibalizumab may be a valuable option in patients with multidrug-resistant HIV.

IDWeek 2017 Examining Drug-Drug Interactions in Women With HIV: ART and Hormonal Contraception

Examining Drug-Drug Interactions in Women With HIV: ART and Hormonal Contraception

Examining the barriers to co-use of hormonal contraceptives and antiretroviral therapy in women with HIV.

IDWeek 2017 Abacavir ART Does Not Increase Risk for Myocardial Infarction or CVD

Abacavir ART Does Not Increase Risk for Myocardial Infarction or CVD

Abacavir-containing antiretroviral therapy does not appear to confer an increased risk for myocardial infarction or coronary artery disease.

IDWeek 2017 The T2Candida Panel Has Decreased Time to Therapy Initiation for Candidemia

The T2Candida Panel Has Decreased Time to Therapy Initiation for Candidemia

Antimicrobial stewardship traditionally focuses on optimal use of antibacterial agents, not antifungal therapy.

IDWeek 2017 Efficacy of Procalcitonin-Guided Antimicrobial Stewardship Initiative for Diagnosing Pneumonia

Efficacy of Procalcitonin-Guided Antimicrobial Stewardship Initiative for Diagnosing Pneumonia

Implementation of a procalcitonin diagnostic algorithm improves diagnostic yield and reduces hospital length of stay in bacterial pneumonia.

IDWeek 2017 Ribaxamase May Prevent Opportunistic Infections During IV β-lactam Treatment

Ribaxamase May Prevent Opportunistic Infections During IV β-lactam Treatment

SYN-004, ribaxamase, is an oral B-lactamase medication to be combined with intravenous β-lactam antibiotics to prevent disruption of the gut microbiome.

IDWeek 2017 Minorities With Low Income and Poor Education Receive Lower Uptake of PCV13

Minorities With Low Income and Poor Education Receive Lower Uptake of PCV13

Multiple disparities exist in rates of adult vaccination for 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine.

IDWeek 2017 Accuracy of Negative Tuberculin Skin Test in Predicting In-Hospital Tuberculosis Mortality

Accuracy of Negative Tuberculin Skin Test in Predicting In-Hospital Tuberculosis Mortality

The relationship between negative tuberculin skin test and in-hospital mortality has not been previously studied.

IDWeek 2017 Stroke Outcomes Similar in People With, Without HIV

Stroke Outcomes Similar in People With, Without HIV

Stroke outcomes between people with and without HIV were comparable.

IDWeek 2017 Efficacy of Delafloxacin in Treating Community-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia

Efficacy of Delafloxacin in Treating Community-Acquired Bacterial Pneumonia

The efficacy of delafloxacin in treating Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilius influenzae, and Moraxella catarrhalis isolates was examined.

IDWeek 2017 Dyslipidemia in Children With HIV Started on Antiretroviral Therapy

Dyslipidemia in Children With HIV Started on Antiretroviral Therapy

Researchers aim to identify changes in blood lipid profiles among children with HIV after 12 months of using antiretroviral therapy.

IDWeek 2017 Recurrent Acute Uncomplicated Cystitis in Women: Examining the Efficacy of Preventive Hydration

Recurrent Acute Uncomplicated Cystitis in Women: Examining the Efficacy of Preventive Hydration

Data to support hydration as a preventive measure for women with recurrent acute uncomplicated cystitis are sparse.

IDWeek 2017 T2 Candida Panel is Superior to Blood Cultures for Identifying Candidemia

T2 Candida Panel is Superior to Blood Cultures for Identifying Candidemia

Compared to blood cultures, T2 Candida Panel is faster and more sensitive in detecting Candidemia.

IDWeek 2017 EMERALD Trial: Week 48 Results Demonstrate Efficacy in Single-Tablet HIV Therapy

EMERALD Trial: Week 48 Results Demonstrate Efficacy in Single-Tablet HIV Therapy

Primary study end point was noninferiority of the single-tablet regimen vs control, related to virologic rebound, cumulative through week 48.

IDWeek 2017 Macrolides Superior to Beta-Lactams in Pediatric Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Macrolides Superior to Beta-Lactams in Pediatric Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Macrolides, despite inferior anti-pneumococcal activity, are the most commonly prescribed antibiotic class for CAP in Children.

IDWeek 2017 Delafloxacin: Tolerable, Effective Against Gram-Negative Pathogens for ABSSSI

Delafloxacin: Tolerable, Effective Against Gram-Negative Pathogens for ABSSSI

Delafloxacin is effective against gram-negative pathogens and has a similar tolerability profile to vancomycin/aztreonam when used in patients with an ASSSSI.

IDWeek 2017 "Hard Stop" Alert May Reduce C difficile Orders for Laxative-Taking Patients

"Hard Stop" Alert May Reduce C difficile Orders for Laxative-Taking Patients

A "hard stop" requiring providers to think critically about C difficile testing in the presence of laxative use or absence of documented diarrhea strengthened CDI testing stewardship.

IDWeek 2017 Delafloxacin is Effective, Safe for MRSA Treatment in ABSSSI

Delafloxacin is Effective, Safe for MRSA Treatment in ABSSSI

Fixed dose delafloxacin IV/oral monotherapy was comparable to vancomycin/aztreonam in patients with ABSSSI and gram-positive pathogens.

IDWeek 2017 Do Traditional Risk Factors for CVD Play Larger Role in HIV-Positive Premenopausal Women?

Do Traditional Risk Factors for CVD Play Larger Role in HIV-Positive Premenopausal Women?

Traditional risk factors may incur a higher risk for CVD in HIV-positive premenopausal women than HIV infection itself.

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