Educational campaigns regarding the value of vaccines should go beyond facts and statistics to integrating social psychological considerations with health communication principles.
All articles by Tori Rodriguez, MA, LPC
A representative from the California Department of Public Health discusses latent TB infection testing and treatment recommendations and reasons why US physicians have been slow to test for and treat for the condition.
Mortality rates associated with infective endocarditis range from 16% to 25%, with the highest rates observed among patients with nosocomial healthcare-associated infective endocarditis.
Experts discuss new findings supporting the need for PrEP in adolescents and discuss the continued debate surrounding parental consent and other relevant issues.
Lower microbial diversity in the respiratory tract was linked with prophylactic antibiotic use and less airway inflammation in cystic fibrosis.
Experts discuss screening, treatment, and other considerations in pediatric HCV.
Diagnosis is one of the primary difficulties in managing hospital acquired pneumonia.
Several technological advances have been developed to improve adherence to antiretroviral and preexposure prophylaxis therapy.
Post-traumatic stress disorder, alcoholism and drug abuse in transgender women with HIV was reduced with a 12 week cognitive-behavioral therapy program.
Point-of-care test was found to have high sensitivity and specificity for detecting HCV RNA in both capillary whole-blood samples collected by finger stick and in plasma samples collected by venipuncture.
An expert interview on recent developments in molecular point-of-care and near-patient testing for infectious diseases.
Dobutamine stress perfusion echocardiography can detect microvascular perfusion abnormalities that predict cardiovascular outcomes in candidates for liver transplantation.
Mother-to-child HIV transmission rates are low in the presence of antiretroviral therapy but increase once ART stops at 6 months postpartum.
An investigational direct-acting antiviral treatment combination improves patient-reported outcomes in addition to sustained virologic response in patients with HCV, especially patients with cirrhosis.
Using available transition tools, preparing and empowering patients and families to actively participate in their care early, and maintaining good health are the first steps to ensuring good transitions.
Researchers proposed a new cutoff for defining an HBsAg decline at the specific time points to make early assessments of treatment responses in chronic HBV patients with genotype B or C being treated with entecavir.
A randomized trial shows that a candidate HSV-2 vaccine had a favorable safety profile and led to reduced shedding and lesion rates in human participants.
A randomized trial found that, compared with supportive care alone, added prophylactic platelet transfusion is not effective in preventing bleeding in patients with dengue and thrombocytopenia, and may also lead to adverse effects.
An expert Q&A with Florian Kern, PhD, deputy director of research at Brighton and Sussex Medical School in the UK, who makes the case that cytomegalovirus is a major driver of cardiovascular disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Meta-analysis provides further support to findings that show a protective role of antibody to hepatitis B surface antigen against reactivation in patients with resolved HBV undergoing chemotherapy for hematologic tumors without antiviral prophylaxis.
While direct-acting antivirals represent an important advance in the treatment of hepatitis C virus infection, further investigation is needed to understand the reasons for the cases of liver failure and antiviral failure reported to the FDA.
Customized CBT reduced substance use disorder, pain severity, and pain interference in veterans with HCV.
Vaccination may be able to prevent significant morbidity and mortality associated with heart failure, according to a study.
Critics of the FDA’s current restriction on blood donation from MSM argue that it is unnecessary and discriminatory, and propose a policy based on individual risk rather than sexual orientation.
Speculation surrounds the new administration’s plan for the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Valora S. Gurganious, MBA, a senior management consultant at a medical consulting firm, offers guidance on how you can maximize revenue and stay ahead of payors’ latest attempts to cut reimbursement.
Although there are delays in implementation, artificial intelligence has many potential applications in medicine.
The increase in direct patient access to online health records confers multiple benefits, though disparities in access should be addressed.
Models predicted dengue vaccine would reduce rates of hospitalization in high-transmission areas but increase rates in lower-transmission areas.