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

Prenatal Ultrasound Detects Most Zika Brain Abnormalities
(MedPage Today) -- But postnatal imaging detected some not seen prenatally (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - November 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: Edwards Clinical Education App Review
(MedPage Today) -- Is it better than other sepsis apps? (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - November 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

' Pretty Much a Failure '
(MedPage Today) -- HUD inspectors pass apartments filled with rats, roaches, and toxic mold (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - November 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

AMA: Still a'No' on Physician-Assisted Suicide
(MedPage Today) -- But AMA council report shoring up that opinion doesn't meet with delegates'approval (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - November 14, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Morning Break: 6 More Months of Ebola; New'Flex' Formulary; Freak Shake Ban?
(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 - November 14, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Antimalarials in Pregnancy: Baby's Ocular Problems Rare
(MedPage Today) -- But research indicates that high doses should be avoided (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - November 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Morning Break: Kratom to Schedule I; Placebos Reconsidered; Oh, This Is Definitely Our Lane
(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 - November 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

' Medicare for All' Isn't Just Socialism
(MedPage Today) -- There's bipartisan appeal (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - November 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Morning Break: Docs, Nurses in Congress; Cake Mix Infection; Robotic Eye Meds
(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 - November 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Parents Report'Sharing' Leftover Antibiotics
(MedPage Today) -- Nearly half of those surveyed diverted, rather than disposed of, unused prescription meds (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - November 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Vaccine Considerations for the High-Risk Traveler
(MedPage Today) -- Steps to ensure your patients'safety abroad (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - November 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Treating and Preventing Malaria Acquired Abroad
(MedPage Today) -- With global progress against malaria stalling, U.S. physicians and patients need to be aware (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - November 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

DTG-Based Regimen Comparable, But Not Superior, to EFV-400
(MedPage Today) -- Dolutegravir efficacy non-inferior to efavirenz-based regimen at week 48 (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - November 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Novel Agent for Refractory HIV Patients Hits the Mark
(MedPage Today) -- Fostemsavir maintained virologic response through week 48 in ongoing phase III trial (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - November 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

CDC: Healthcare-Associated Infections Down at U.S. Hospitals (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Survey-based study revealed 3.2% decline from 2011 to 2015 (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 31, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Longer-Term Phase III Data Promising for Single-Tablet Symtuza
(MedPage Today) -- Week 96 results continue to show non-inferiority in treatment-naive HIV+ adults (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 31, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Experts: Don't Overlook Mental Health in People Living With HIV
(MedPage Today) -- Literature shows prevalence of mental health, depression in this population (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 31, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Malaria Hits Papua New Guinea Once Again
(MedPage Today) -- Historic declines in 2013-2014 offset by major increase in 2017 (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Crossing the Street May Be Scariest Part of Halloween
(MedPage Today) -- Over 40 years of data show jump in pedestrian deaths on average night (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Combination Approach May Be Key to Achieving HIV'Cure '
(MedPage Today) -- Look to oncology space for benchmarks, immunotherapy research, experts say (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mixed Results on CV Biomarkers With Switch to DTG-Based Tx
(MedPage Today) -- Substudy finds competing markers of decreased, increased risk of CV events (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 29, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Dogs for Diagnosis: Malaria
(MedPage Today) -- The next frontier for medical canines? (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 29, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

D.C. Week: Trump Announces'Bold, Historic' Part B Drug Pricing
(MedPage Today) -- HHS Secretary Azar launches pilot to help pregnant women quit opioids (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 27, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Investigational Antibiotic Comparable to Current Tx for cUTI
(MedPage Today) -- Cefiderocol non-inferior vs imipenum-cilastatin in phase II trial (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

That's It; No More Dr. Nice Guy with Anti-Vaxxers
(MedPage Today) -- ZDoggMD has an epiphany about these zealots (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 25, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ebola's Neurological Effects Persist Years After Acute Infection
(MedPage Today) -- Tests conducted at NIH show abnormalities in Liberian Ebola survivors (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Infection Rates Stable with Rituximab (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- No increase with additional courses of treatment (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Scaled-Up PrEP Cut New HIV Cases in Australia
(MedPage Today) -- Also, U.S. data show still dramatic racial/ethnic disparities in PrEP use (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Egg-Based Flu Vax: The Debate Continues
(MedPage Today) -- Richard Webby, PhD, on the evolution of flu vaccines, new flu tx (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 17, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Flu Vax at Pharmacies Could Save the Day During Epidemic
(MedPage Today) -- Modeling study finds substantial health benefits, cost savings (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Longer Term Tx Success Seen in HIV Patients After Allo-HSCT
(MedPage Today) -- Small study finds most patients had undetectable HIV DNA 2 years post-treatment (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Undiagnosed Diseases; TDAP and Pregnancy: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include undiagnosed diseases, sexual assault and mental and physical health in women, timing of TDAP in pregnancy, and statins beyond cardiovascular disease. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

AAFP Rejects Proposed Gun Tax, Supports Immunization Registry
(MedPage Today) -- A resolution in support of controversial harm-reduction measures also backed by Congress of Delegates (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: WHO Compendium App
(MedPage Today) -- Bringing TB care to your iPhone or Android (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Does Flu Shot in Pregnancy Prevent Flu-Linked Hospitalizations?
(MedPage Today) -- Shot offers'moderate'protection, study says (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

No Infection Dx for Abx; Combo Tx for MRSA Scores; CMV Vax Promising
(MedPage Today) -- Presentations, late-breaking clinical trials cover a variety of topics (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news