Researchers evaluated the microbial characteristics driving ankylosing spondylitis pathogenesis, and they examined the effects of tumor necrosis factor inhibitor therapy on the microbiome.
More than half of bimanual exams, >70 percent of Pap tests in women aged 15 to 20 years unnecessary
Data on the composition and structure of the vaginal microbiome in women with genital Chlamydia trachomatis published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases revealed that Lactobacillus iners- dominated communities were most common post-treatment.
Patients on continuous PPI therapy may be at increased risk of developing acute gastroenteritis during the winter season.
Patients treated at a sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinic for pharyngeal gonococcal infections had a low test of cure rate.
The FDA has approved Fetroja for the treatment of complicated urinary tract infections.
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.
With an improved specificity, an updated algorithm for the detection of UTIs in patients with relapsing MS addresses previous issues concerning the unnecessary prescription of antibiotics, whilst improving accuracy and maintaining safety.
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