Rates of HIV-associated dementia have decreased from approximately 50% in the pre-cART era to 2% currently. However, roughly 50% of patients treated with cART have the milder forms of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder (HAND).
The One Health Zoonotic Disease Prioritization workshop, organized jointly by the United States CDC, US Department of Agriculture, and US Department for the Interior, recently reported a list of 8 top zoonotic diseases of national concern.
As a result of retrospective identification of inappropriate use of antibiotics, antimicrobial stewardship is a growing area of concern and research in medicine. This was clearly demonstrated via a plethora of poster presentations on this topic at IDWeek 2019.
Researchers posit that access to direct acting antivirals might ameliorate the risk for HCV transmission in dialysis centers, concurrently with universal immunization for HBV, which would probably eliminate viral hepatitis within the next ten years.
AAN has issued a practice guideline update for vaccine-preventable infections and immunizations for individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS). A subcommittee of the AAN — tasked with developing, disseminating and implementing these guidelines — found improvements and additions to the recommendations previously issued in 2002.
The American College of Physicians endorses the necessity of a comprehensive process for disclosure of potential conflicts of interest to ensure the integrity of clinical guidelines and guidance statements.
Lyme disease, a vector-borne illness caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi, is transmitted to humans by deer ticks. It is currently nearing endemic levels of infection in North America; the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported a 130.6% increase in confirmed cases between 1997 and 2017 (12,801-29,513 cases, respectively)1. Other…