For infections with Mycoplasma genitalium, resistance-guided therapy using doxycycline followed by azithromycin or moxifloxacin led to high levels of microbiologic cure and low levels of de novo resistance, according to data published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. A total of 383 patients who attended Melbourne Sexual Health Centre in Australia between 2017 and 2018 with sexually…
Crowd diagnosis of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is common online.
Beneficial changes in microbial composition and functionality with capsular fecal microbiota transplant lead to improved cognition in patients with cirrhosis and recurrent hepatic encephalopathy, according to study data presented at The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases’ The Liver Meeting 2019, held November 8 to 12 in Boston, Massachusetts. In order to determine…
The prevalence of Mycoplasma genitalium coinfection in women with chlamydial infection was low and no patient characteristics predicted coinfection.
Enhanced implementation on adoption of evidence-based antibiotic stewardship in nursing homes focused on the recognition and management of UTIs may improve the quality of antibiotic prescription in nursing homes.
A high dose and continuous infusion of cefoxitin has been associated with clinical success in treating febrile urinary tract infections in men caused by extended spectrum beta-lactamase–producing E coli.
The FDA’s Antimicrobial Drugs Advisory Committee voted in favor of approval of cefiderocol for the treatment of complicated UTIs including pyelonephritis.
USPSTF recommends against screening for bacterial vaginosis in pregnant women who are not at increased risk for preterm delivery.
During 2017 to 2018, there were increases in the rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis according to the CDC.
Ceftazidime-avibactam was highly active against a large collection of gram-negative bacteria isolated from patients with complicated urinary tract infections.
Studies present promising therapeutic options to reduce recurrent CDI, as well as strategies to improve favorable economic outcomes.
Although there is a limited understanding of Mycoplasma genitalium infection, it is associated with certain behaviors and subpopulations that could be targeted for infection control.
No net benefit seen for screening, treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria for nonpregnant adults
Among men who have sex with men, those with HIV were found to engage more often in sexual behaviors associated with syphilis than those without HIV.
Antibiotic use within the previous 3 months and Middle Eastern ethnic background were risk factors for community-acquired urinary tract infection (UTI) caused by extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli in children treated at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, according to study results published in Infectious Diseases. In this single center retrospective study, researchers identified 111 cases…
Healthcare professionals may inappropriately order urine cultures for patients with catheters, on the basis of subjective signs rather than evidence-based guidelines.
Investigators of this study sought to compare the efficacy of a community health nursing intervention vs standard of care to improve self-management of pelvic inflammatory disease.
Represcription rate at 28 days only 4.1 percent from 2011 to 2015; slight increase seen for men over time
Initiation of therapy with SGLT-2 inhibitors for T2D mellitus is not associated with an increased risk for UTI events compared with initiation of other second-line antidiabetic medications.
The FDA has approved Recarbrio for the treatment of adult patients aged 18 years and older with complicated UTI.