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Burden of Liver Cancer Rising in Medicare Patients

November 16, 2018. 7:00 PM CST. Coexistence of other liver conditions tied to even higher risk for death, health care costs Read article

OTHER CONFERENCE NEWS

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

Rates of S. aureus Antibiotic Resistance Down in United States

June 15, 2017 Rates of susceptibility to certain antibiotics have increased over time

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