Complicated TB: Are Shorter Treatments Just as Good as Standard of Care? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Two trials in HIV-related TB and rifampin-resistant TB suggest answer is yes (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 22, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

CDC: Untreated HIV Infections Barrier to Ending Epidemic
(MedPage Today) -- New data supports importance of early HIV diagnosis, treatment (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Trial Sheds Light on Oral vs IV Antibiotics for Left-sided Endocarditis
(MedPage Today) -- But researchers caution that more research is needed before changing practice (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

' Nibbling Around the Edges': What We Heard This Week
(MedPage Today) -- Quotable quotes from MedPage Today's sources (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New Paradigm for Tuberculosis Prevention?
(MedPage Today) -- New regimens shorten treatment time in HIV+ patients and those with MDR-TB (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Big-City Health Officials Talk Opioid, Measles Epidemics
(MedPage Today) -- More funding needed to make a dent in these problems, they say (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 12, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Proven Again: No MMR-Autism Link (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Largest study ever looking at the relationship finds autism rates were even slightly lower in vaccinated vs unvaccinated children (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 9, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Monthly HIV Treatment on Par With Daily Regimen
(MedPage Today) -- High percentage of patients maintain undetectable viral loads (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 8, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Integrase Inhibitors Drop Virus Faster in Pregnant HIV Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Raltegravir, dolutegravir both appear safe and effective in late stage pregnancy (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

TB Preventive Therapy Safe in Pregnant Women
(MedPage Today) --'Real world'study contradicts earlier work in HIV-infected women (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Which PrEP Users Fail to Stick With It?
(MedPage Today) -- Tackling non-adherence key to larger rollout in U.S., expert says (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Truvada Meets Its Match for PrEP
(MedPage Today) -- Placebo-less DISCOVER trial marks " dawn of a new age of prevention studies " (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Morning Break: Ebola Aid Backfiring;'Coughing Sickness' Aloft; Wall Street on Gottlieb
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

MMR-Autism Link Debunked ... Again
(MedPage Today) -- Not even a hint of relationship in large Danish study (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 5, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Praluent Price Drop: Pharmacy Practice News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, trauma centers and enhanced recovery pathways (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 28, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

ACIP: After WHO Delay, FDA Waits to Select Flu Strains for Vax
(MedPage Today) -- Also, ACIP issues new language on vaccines for anthrax and Japanese encephalitis (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 28, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Two STIs Confer Similar Risks for Reproductive Problems
(MedPage Today) -- Research on gonorrhea finds similar risks for ectopic pregnancy, tubal infertility as chlamydia (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

How Best to Monitor Critically Ill Patients?
(MedPage Today) -- Continuous surveillance achieved through EHR data could provide key insights (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 22, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Similar Endotypes Identified for Pediatric ARDS and Sepsis
(MedPage Today) -- Shared biology between children with sepsis, respiratory failure could predict mortality risk, study shows (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Plazomicin Tx Non-Inferior to Meropenem for Complicated UTI
(MedPage Today) -- At test-of-cure visit, higher percentage of patients in plazomicin group had microbiologic eradication (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 20, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Antibiotics Rx Common, but Variable, in Pediatric ICU
(MedPage Today) -- Children given antibiotics were on mechanical ventilation for fewer days (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 20, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

No Support for Esophageal Pressure-Guided PEEP in ARDS
(MedPage Today) -- EPVent-2 trial shows no significant difference in mortality, mechanical ventilation free days (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 20, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Bag-Mask Ventilation an Option for Tracheal Intubation
(MedPage Today) -- Higher oxygen saturations, lower rates of severe hypoxemia versus no ventilation (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

' Calm Psychopath' MD in Anti-vaxxer Debate
(MedPage Today) -- ZDogg, MD, reacts to anti-vaxxers disputing pro-vaxxers (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 14, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Risky Antibiotics Still Widely Prescribed at Hospital Discharge
(MedPage Today) -- Programs aimed at reducing fluoroquinolone use fail to address discharge practices (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Omadacycline Found Similar to Usual Care for CABP, ABSSSI (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Well-tolerated option for select patients with community-acquired bacterial pneumonia and skin infections (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 13, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

More Septic Shock Control With Early Norepinephrine vs Standard Care (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Achieved by 6 hours after Thai adults with sepsis and hypotension received early norepinephrine (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Omadacycline Non-Inferior in CABP, Skin Structure Infections
(MedPage Today) -- More research needed into its role in treating multi-drug resistant pathogens (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

RA Biologics Carry SimilarInfection Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Risks of serious bacterial infections, skin and soft tissue infections, higher with tocilizumab (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 6, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

RA Biologics Carry Similar Infection Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Risks of serious bacterial infections, skin and soft tissue infections, higher with tocilizumab (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 6, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Quiz Time: Are iPads Making Toddlers Dumber?
(MedPage Today) -- You passed medical training, now see if you can pass our weekly quiz (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 2, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Early Norepinephrine Stabilizes Septic Shock Patients Faster
(MedPage Today) -- Randomized trial shows clear benefit, no sign of harm (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 2, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Infection Risks Similar for Biologics in RA
(MedPage Today) -- Certain infections more common with tocilizumab, large study finds (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 1, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Oral Tx Sufficient in Joint Infections
(MedPage Today) -- But too early to advise a widespread switch from intravenous antibiotics (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - January 30, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Flu Season Tough on ESRD Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers recommend flu vaccines for all patients on dialysis (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - January 24, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Low LDL-C Doesn't Increase Hospital Sepsis Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Comorbidities explained association in cohort study (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - January 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

EDs Too Often Give Antibiotics for Infant Viral Lung Infections
(MedPage Today) -- One in four babies with bronchiolitis got antibiotics in national study (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - January 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Early-Onset Group B Strep Infections Drop in U.S. Neonates (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Rates of late-onset GBS disease, however, have not decreased, and study finds other concerns (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - January 17, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Opioid Rx Tied to Pneumonia Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Irrespective of HIV status; tied mainly to certain agents and high doses (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - January 8, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Morning Break: Comatose Woman Raped in Hospital? False Ebola Alarm; The Worst Pain
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - January 7, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

2018 Landmark Infectious Diseases Trials, in Graphic Form
(MedPage Today) -- New flu antiviral, oral abx for stable endocarditis among standouts (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - January 6, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

NIH Sleuths Track Source Of Sphingomonas Outbreak (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- S. koreensis is a rare human pathogen that persisted over time to cause HAIs (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - December 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

A Walker, Olive Oil, and a Hematoma: General Surgery News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, managing expectations in patients who don't want reconstruction post-mastectomy (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - December 27, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

' Repressive Policing' Ups HIV, STI Risk in Sex Workers
(MedPage Today) -- Policies also increase odds of sexual, physical violence towards this population (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - December 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Flu Shot Tied to Heart Failure Survival
(MedPage Today) -- Early and consistent vaccination associated with bigger risk difference (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - December 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Perinatal HCV Causes Earlier Cirrhosis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Study demonstrates the need for children and young adults to receive early HCV treatment (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - December 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

D.C. Week: CMS Promises Lower Drug Prices for Seniors
(MedPage Today) -- Also: new plan to track health harms to veterans'children, grandchildren (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - December 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

No Benefit From Preventive Antibiotics in Nose Jobs
(MedPage Today) -- Meta-analysis: infection rates the same whether prophylaxis given or not (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - November 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Experts: Declare Ebola in Congo an International Health Emergency
(MedPage Today) -- U.S. government should allow CDC staff to return to assist in containment efforts (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - November 28, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news