Frequent enterovirus infection has been linked to type 1 diabetes in children.
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Microbiology labs play an important role in antimicrobial stewardship and resistance monitoring, but are underused.
Systemwide implementation of hospital stewardship programs reduced inappropriate use and cost of antibiotics.
Identifying overtreatment in community-acquired pneumonia opens a path for antibiotic stewardship.
Active pharmacist intervention was found to improve adherence to C difficile treatment.
Women and minorities with HIV are less frequently tested for dyslipidemia, according to a new study from IDWeek 2016.
Results of a recent survey find that older adults with HIV are in need of comprehensive care because of comorbidities and lack of support.
The CDC is leading efforts to assist Haiti after Hurricane Matthew in examining damage to public health systems and provide support to affected Haitians.
Pyrazinamide resistance linked with rifampicin resistance in treating TB, however, fourth generation fluoroquinolones are still highly effective.
Social media helps in the promotion of sexual health.
Children with HIV from sub-Saharan Africa living in Europe are at highest risk of Kaposi Sarcoma.
Viral suppression is key in restoring mucosal CD4+ viral immunity and resolving CD8+ alveolitis in patients with HIV, actively smoking and at risk for developing COPD.
Flu activity is typically low worldwide, but slightly increased in the US. Vaccination is recommended and antiviral treatment for patients at high risk.
The use of prophages can reduce invasiveness in S aureus infections of diabetic foot ulcers that limit intracellular growth.
Health care workers need to implement strategies to reduce unmet ancillary healthcare needs in MSM living with HIV.
Person-to-person or environmental transmission is low in mcr-1 gene antibiotic resistant bacteria.
Liberia’s Men’s Health Screening Program for Ebola survivors successful in spite of complex challenges.
Transmission risk of a urinary tract infection caused by drug resistant, mcr-1-positive Escherichia coli seems to be low.
During the influenza seasons, hospital admission rates were lower with flu vaccination, according to the data, including those for stroke, heart failure and pneumonia or influenza, and all-cause death.
The researchers noted that earlier studies had shown that statins have proven anti-inflammatory effects, and older adults who usually take these medications are also more at risk for complications from influenza.
High-density lipoprotein-cholesterol levels attenuated the rate of cognitive decline, suggesting that approaches to raise blood HDL levels could have beneficial effects that reduce age-related cognitive decline in HIV-infected individuals.
Sustained control efforts are necessary, ‘as the effects of the flood on malaria transmission may continue for up to one year after the initial event.’
At the end of the testing period, 4.5%, or 12 of the LO-40SD group contracted the illness; 4.5%, or 13, of the LO-20TD contracted the flu, and 12% (32) of the placebo group had contracted the illness.
This is the first study to connect CDS and an infectious disease and explain how the genetic disorder affects the liver.
About 22% of 6232 patients did not complete latent tuberculosis (LTBI) treatment.
Current and former excessive drinking has been associated with chronic HCV infection.
Following the year-long study period, the intervention group had a testing rate of 63.7% and the comparison group had 42%.