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IDSA: Surgical Site Infections Up With Reported Penicillin Allergy

October 09, 2017. 12:00 PM CDT. Increased risk of SSI was mediated by patients' receipt of alternative perioperative antibiotic Read article

OTHER CONFERENCE NEWS

ATS: First Abx Rx Doesn’t Work for ~25% of Pneumonia Cases

May 22, 2017 One in four adult patients do not respond to initial prescription of antibiotic treatment

ASCO: Vaccination Tied to Substantial Reduction in Oral HPV

May 19, 2017 Vaccination may help prevent oral HPV infections linked to oral cancers, researcher says

Acne May Be Triggered by Unbalanced Skin Microbiome

April 06, 2017 Barcterial community, rather than just one species, may be key, new research suggests

Patients With Schizophrenia More Susceptible to Infections

April 04, 2017 Schizophrenia patients 63 percent more likely to suffer serious infection than the general population

2011 Norepinephrine Shortage Upped Mortality in Septic Shock

March 21, 2017 Patients with septic shock in hospitals affected by drug shortage had increased rate of in-hospital death

ACC: Zika Linked to Negative Cardiovascular Effects in Adults

March 10, 2017 Eight Venezuelan patients developed arrhythmias, heart failure after infection

Experts Warn of Health Threats From Climate Change

February 17, 2017 Additional 250,000 deaths/year projected from heat stress, malnutrition, infectious diseases

Zika RNA Appears to Clear Semen After About Three Months

February 15, 2017 But scientists say recs urging abstinence, condoms for six months after infection should still be followed

Zika Shown to Live for Hours on Hard, Nonporous Surfaces

November 16, 2016 But it's unclear whether simply touching these surfaces might transmit the virus, researchers say

ACAAI: Many Clinicians Lack Understanding of PCN Tolerance

November 11, 2016 And >80 percent of providers, advanced practitioners have never or rarely consulted an allergist

ISDA: Vaccine Might Help Prevent HSV-2 Transmission

November 03, 2016 Three-dose regimen seems as effective as daily pills, but more research needed

IDSA: New Treatment Offers Promise for Complicated UTIs

November 01, 2016 Meropenem-vaborbactam effective against carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae

IDSA: Measles Complication SSPE More Common Than Thought

October 28, 2016 Clinicians to be aware of subacute sclerosing panencephalitis

IDSA: Experimental Rx May Be Option in Drug-Resistant HIV

October 28, 2016 'This is potentially a lifesaving therapy,' researcher says

ISDA: U.S. Prevalence of Immunosuppression 2.7 Percent

October 28, 2016 Prevalence ranged from 1.8 to 3.1 percent; highest among women, whites, those aged 50 to 59 years