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ACR: Few Serious Infections Seen in Infants Exposed to non-TNFis, Tofacitinib

November 13, 2019. 12:00 PM CST. Findings observed for offspring of mothers receiving tofacitinib, non-TNFis for inflammatory disease Read article

OTHER CONFERENCE NEWS

12 Percent of Caregivers Have Pediatric Flu Vaccine Hesitancy

April 29, 2019 Most hold inaccurate beliefs about flu, flu shots, including believing child will be protected with one shot

Surgical Site Infection Rates May Differ by Gender

April 18, 2019 SSI rates differ by gender for certain procedures, including increased risk for women after heart surgery

Hand Hygiene Compliance Poor in Task Transitions

April 17, 2019 Hand hygiene compliance was 50.8 percent when health care workers moved from dirtier to cleaner tasks

AACR: HPV Vax Low for Adults at High Risk for HIV Infection

April 03, 2019 Age, sex, sexual orientation differences in HPV vaccination rates were statistically significant

ACC: Antibacterial Envelope Can Reduce CIED Infections

March 18, 2019 Incidence of major cardiac implantable electronic device infections significantly lower with envelope

Long-Acting Regimen Noninferior to Daily ART for HIV-1

March 11, 2019 Monthly long-acting cabotegravir and rilpivirine noninferior in two randomized controlled trials

ASA: Opioid Epidemic Tied to Infection-Related Stroke

February 12, 2019 Number of hospitalizations steady in 1993 to 2008, but increased significantly in 2008 to 2015

ASA: Flu-Like Illness Linked to Increased Risk for Stroke

January 30, 2019 Second study shows patients more likely to have ILI within 30 days preceding cervical artery dissection

Burden of Liver Cancer Rising in Medicare Patients

November 16, 2018 Coexistence of other liver conditions tied to even higher risk for death, health care costs

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