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Resistance-Guided Antimicrobial Therapy for Mycoplasma genitalium Infection

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…
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Improved Cognition Linked to Changes in Microbiota After Fecal Transplant in Hepatic Encephalopathy

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…
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Risk Factors for Community-Acquired UTI With ESBL-Producing E coli in Children

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…
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