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

May 22, 2017. 7:00 PM EST. One in four adult patients do not respond to initial prescription of antibiotic treatment Read article

OTHER CONFERENCE NEWS

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

IDSA: Cranberry Capsules Don’t Appear to Help Prevent UTIs

October 28, 2016 In female nursing home residents, no significant effect on bacteriuria plus pyuria over one year

Levosimendan Doesn’t Prevent Acute Organ Dysfunction

October 07, 2016 Drug also tied to lower odds of successful weaning from mechanical ventilation in adults with sepsis

Empirical Micafungin Treatment Doesn’t Improve Survival

October 06, 2016 No increase in invasive fungal infection-free survival for ICU-acquired sepsis, Candida colonization

Hydrocortisone Doesn’t Cut Risk of Septic Shock in Sepsis

October 05, 2016 Among adults with severe sepsis not in septic shock, no reduction in septic shock with hydrocortisone

CDC: Higher Levels of Resistance Seen in Gonorrhea Treatment

September 22, 2016 First cluster of cases to show increased resistance to both azithromycin and ceftriaxone