The adult population is a key target of antibiotic stewardship efforts for acute bronchitis, since over half of unnecessary prescribing for bronchitis occurs in adult patients.
Needle/syringe programs (NSPs) have proven to be effective and moderately effective in preventing transmission of HCV infection and minimizing drug-related harms among people who inject drugs in Europe and North America, respectively.
Many US physicians recommended primary HPV testing for women of all ages, contrary to guidelines which limit this screening approach to women ≥25 years old.
For the 2017-18 season, quadrivalent and trivalent influenza vaccines will be available; live attenuated influenza vaccine is not recommended for use.
The FDA has approved letermovir for the treatment and prevention of cytomegalovirus.
Providing pregnant women with web-based vaccine information with social media applications during pregnancy is linked to greater proportion of infants up-to-date with vaccination.
An investigational H1 influenza oral tablet vaccine provides similar protection against influenza as an injectable vaccine.
Experts discuss new findings supporting the need for PrEP in adolescents and discuss the continued debate surrounding parental consent and other relevant issues.
Women should not be denied the use of progestin-only injectables because of concerns about the possible increased risk of acquiring HIV.
Investigators review results from the first study to assess the efficacy of a Vi-conjugate vaccine using a controlled human infection model of typhoid fever.
CDC's ACIP approves use of Shingrix, a zoster vaccine recombinant, adjuvanted, for the prevention of shingles.
In 2012, >48,000 pertussis cases were reported in the US, the largest number since the mid-1950s and waning immunity from acellular pertussis vaccination is a strong contributor.
Guidelines have been updated for infection prevention in pediatric ambulatory settings.
Varying risk perception, partner discordance in condom preference, and intermittent or partner-specific condom use make accurate assessment of condom use difficult.
Many of the recommendations by sports organizations are more stringent than ordinary infection control practices for similar conditions.
Most measles cases in the United States occur in unvaccinated patients.
A study conducted at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center compares antibiotic prophylaxis treatment after cesarean section in 403 obese women.
The NFID urges those 65 and older to receive their annual influenza vaccination to protect against the flu.
Infant vaccination effectiveness against HiB and tetanus toxin does not appear to be affected by exposure to biologic therapy taken by mothers with IBD.
About 6 in 10 sexually active single men in the United States are taking responsibility for birth control.
Only 78% of health care personnel and only 53.6% of pregnant women received influenza vaccination during the 2016-2017 influenza season.
Data to support hydration as a preventive measure for women with recurrent acute uncomplicated cystitis are sparse.
A systematic review analyzed whether infection with HSV-2 increases risk of HIV acquisition.
People with prosthetic heart valves may be more susceptible to oral streptococcal infective endocarditis following invasive dental procedures.
An increased risk of herpes zoster was found in women, elderly patients, and patients with psoriasis.
Women with a mental disorder, specifically characteristics of antisocial personality disorder and borderline personality disorder, are more sexually active than their male counterparts.
An analysis of the financial burden associated with rotavirus infection revealed a lower cost burden for children receiving complete and incomplete vaccination relative to completely unvaccinated children.
A new longitudinal study updates the epidemiology of acute otitis media in the decade after pneumococcal conjugate vaccine introduction.
A 3-part strategy was announced to combat the hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego, California.
The FDA has updated its list of resolved CBER-regulated product shortages to alert the public that the tetanus and diphteria vaccine shortage has been resolves.
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Infectious Disease Advisor Articles
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- Better Detection and Treatment Needed for H pylori Infections in Children
- FDA Approves New Hepatitis B Vaccine for Adults
- Strategies for Preventing Antibiotic Resistance in Acne
- Oral HPV Prevalence Higher in Men With Concurrent Genital HPV
- Study Finds Burnout Occurs in Over Half of US Surgeons
- HPV Vaccine Linked to Lower Respiratory Papillomatosis Rates
- Novel Antifungal Agent for Treatment of Aspergillus flavus Infections
- Inappropriate Antibiotic Use for Acute Bronchitis Highest in Younger Adults
- ACP, CDC Provides Best Practice Advice on Hepatitis B Management