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Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus Cases Increased in 2004 to 2012

May 14, 2019. 12:00 PM CDT. Highest rates of HZO seen in older adults, women, and in whites versus other racial groups Read article

OTHER CONFERENCE NEWS

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

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