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ACC: Antibacterial Envelope Can Reduce CIED Infections

March 18, 2019. 12:00 PM CDT. Incidence of major cardiac implantable electronic device infections significantly lower with envelope Read article

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Option Found for Retreatment of Chronic Hep C Infection

November 15, 2018 Glecaprevir + pibrentasvir effective for those who previously failed direct-acting antiviral treatment

AAP: Parents Frequently Save Leftover Antibiotics

November 02, 2018 Almost three-quarters of those saving antibiotics subsequently divert the antibiotics to others

ASTRO: Oropharynx CA Survival Rates Worse With RT/Cetuximab

October 26, 2018 Inferior overall and progression-free survival for radiation/cetuximab versus radiation/cisplatin

Partial Oral Abx Non-Inferior in Endocarditis on Left Side of Heart

August 30, 2018 Changing to oral antibiotics was non-inferior to continued intravenous antibiotic treatment

Kitchen Towels Are Source of Possibly Pathogenic Bacteria

June 11, 2018 Multipurpose towels have higher colony-forming units; humid towels have higher CFU versus dry ones

DDW: Altruism, Economic Reward Motivate Fecal Donation

June 05, 2018 Logistics of collecting and transporting feces was recurrent theme impeding stool donation

E-Cigarette Flavoring Agent May Impair Airway Defense System

May 23, 2018 Flavoring commonly used in e-cigarettes suppresses cilia beat frequency, lasting for 60 minutes

Procalcitonin Assay Doesn’t Cut Antibiotic Use in Lower RTI

May 22, 2018 Provision of assay doesn't result in less antibiotic use for suspected lower respiratory tract infection

Drug-Related Endocarditis Cases Up From 2007 to 2015

April 26, 2018 Increase in endocarditis over nine-year study period mirrored increase in concomitant mixed drug use

Neurologic Abnormalities Identified After West Nile Virus

November 08, 2017 Half of patients with history of West Nile virus have abnormality on neurologic exam years after infection

ACR: Temporary Cessation of MTX Ups Flu Shot Immunogenicity

November 06, 2017 Findings in patients with rheumatoid arthritis taking a stable dose of methotrexate

IDSA: Surgical Site Infections Up With Reported Penicillin Allergy

October 09, 2017 Increased risk of SSI was mediated by patients' receipt of alternative perioperative antibiotic

IDSA: Small Drop in MMR Vaccination Rate Would Be Costly

October 06, 2017 A minor decline in vaccination levels among children would have large public health, economic effects

IDSA: Retail Meat May Be a Transmission Source for UTIs

October 06, 2017 Almost one-fourth of retail poultry contains E. coli strains associated with urinary tract infections

Long-Acting Antiretroviral Injection Safe, Effective for HIV

July 24, 2017 Cabotegravir + rilpivirine injection every four or eight weeks as effective as daily three-drug oral therapy