Does a 'Short Fuse' a Condition Make?
(MedPage Today) -- Some call it road rage, but medicine is now calling it IED. Lowering the Bar: Medicine in the 21st Century weighs the evidence (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 22, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Lowering the Bar: Medicine in the 21st Century
(MedPage Today) -- Does diagnosis always mean disease, or does it sometimes mean opportunity? (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 22, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

ADHD: How Did It Leap from Classroom to Boardroom?
(MedPage Today) -- Adults are now routinely diagnosed with ADHD. Why is that? This Lowering the Bar; Medicine in 21st Century report seeks answers (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 22, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

HIV Burden High Among Southern MSM (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- New analysis offers detailed look at epidemic (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 18, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Pelzman's Picks: 'Seeing' Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Revamping tools for docs, hospital-borne infections, and more (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 17, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

ACOG Docs Worry About Homegrown Zika Outbreaks
(MedPage Today) -- Ob/gyn physicians consider "what if" scenarios (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 17, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

WHO Raises Yellow Fever Warnings
(MedPage Today) -- Urban outbreak in Angola might go global (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 11, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Obamacare Boosts DTaP Vaccine Rates
(MedPage Today) -- Less cost-sharing also led to higher vaccination completion rates (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 4, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Top Reads in Slow Medicine
(MedPage Today) -- A roundup of articles with Slow Medicine themes (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 3, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Kids Native to Memphis See Upswing in TB Cases (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Hospitalized children with pediatric TB had no known risk factors (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 2, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include asthma and under the tongue immunotherapy, reducing C. diff infections, safety of smoking cessation drugs, and antibiotic stewardship (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - April 30, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

OB/GYNs Up Tdap Vax Rates Among Pregnant Hispanics (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Vaccination rates jumped from 1.9% to 60.1% with intervention (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - April 27, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

CDC: Zika Causes Microcephaly (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But no changes to existing clinical guidelines (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - April 14, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Maternal Zika Virus Infection and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes
(MedPage Today) -- An epidemiologist evaluates the evidence (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - April 3, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Challenges Stressed at Zika Summit
(MedPage Today) -- Protecting pregnant women is the central goal of response (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - April 1, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Long-Term Antibiotics Fail Again in Lyme Disease (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Focus on Lyme and antibiotics for persistent symptoms called unhelpful (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 30, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Fewer Ear Infections for U.S. Babies (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Breastfeeding, new vaccines tied to lower risk for upper respiratory infection (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 29, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Pertussis Vax Wanes, Even With TDaP Booster (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Protecting against Bordetella pertussis infection remains challenging (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 29, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Morning Break: Fetal Tissue Research Query; Valeant Doubles Drug Prices; At Home Births
(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 24, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Beyond Zika: Don't Overlook Other Pregnancy Infections
(MedPage Today) -- Use the Zika virus hype as opportunity for education, doctor urges (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 18, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Antibiotic Resistance Common in Kids' UTIs (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Even first-line treatments could be rendered ineffective (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 17, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Teen Girls on Long-Acting Contraceptives Skip Condoms
(MedPage Today) -- Unwanted pregnancies prevented but not STDs (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 14, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Pneumovax Falls Short in Lupus (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Fewer than a third of patients had a four-fold increase in anti-pneumococcal IgG (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 13, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Are You an ACA Scholar? Take This Quiz
(MedPage Today) -- How well versed are you on Obamacare? (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 9, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ankle Steroid Shots Tied to Post-Op Infections
(MedPage Today) -- Study showed doubled rate of infections with intra-articular injections (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 7, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Pregnant Women With Zika Have Fetal Abnormalities (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- "Smoking gun" all but seals case that virus causes microcephaly (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 4, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

'Relentless Effort' Needed to Stop Nosocomial Infections: CDC (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Some progress but antibiotic resistant organisms remain a challenge (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 4, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mortality High in Post-Arthroplasty Sepsis
(MedPage Today) -- Sources of sepsis included pneumonia and urinary tract or surgical site infections (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 3, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

More Data Connect Zika and Guillain-Barre Syndrome (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers in Tahiti report new evidence, but experts question association (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 29, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Problematic Plaques
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 42-year-old woman presented with a fever, chills, and a well-defined blanching patch. Bullae were beginning to form. She said that she felt a burning skin sensation and the area was tender to the touch. She couldnt think of anything that brought on the problem except that she had an insect bite in the same area several days before, but she had thought little of it at the time. What is your diagnosis? (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 29, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Direct Transmission Seems to Drive XDR TB (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Time in hospitals and social contacts provide epidemiological links (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 29, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

'Debilitating, God-Awful Pain': What We Heard This Week
(MedPage Today) -- Quotable quotes from sources speaking to MedPage Today reporters (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 27, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

CDC Reports First U.S. Case of Microcephaly Linked to Zika
(MedPage Today) -- Pregnant traveler gave birth to microcephalic baby (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 26, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Meningitis Still Seen With Preemptive Fluconazole (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Attempts to prevent brain disease and death fall short (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 26, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Stillbirth May Be Another Zika Complication
(MedPage Today) -- Expert discusses a new case report suggesting a link (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 26, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Going After TB First in Coinfected HIV Patients Fails to Cut Mortality (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- TB treatment in clinics may have delayed antiretroviral therapy (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 25, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Black Men Who Have Sex With Men Accept PrEP (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- After 1 year seroconversions in the PrEP group significantly lower (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 25, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Two-Drug Shots Keep HIV at Bay (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Injectable regimen of rilpivirine and cabotegravirof promising as maintenance therapy (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 24, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tenofovir Twin Continues to Perform Well
(MedPage Today) -- New version of old standby has better toxicity profile (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 24, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Lab Mystery: How Did Worker Get HIV Infection?
(MedPage Today) -- "Perfect storm of errors," researchers speculate (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 24, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

HIV Life Expectancy Soared Over 16 Years (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But HIV-positive people still don't live as long as those without the virus (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 24, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Racial Disparities Exist in Lifetime Risk for HIV (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Despite improvements in risk for general population, some groups remain vulnerable (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 24, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Young Adults Deserve Privacy When Using Health Services
(MedPage Today) -- Major medical groups endorse confidentiality, especially for "sensitive" issues (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 23, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Vaginal Ring Thwarts HIV Infection -- When It's Used (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Younger women less adherent to preexposure prophylaxis (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 23, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

CDC: No Special Tx Needed for Babies Exposed to Zika
(MedPage Today) -- If no microcephaly, routine infant care is good enough (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 19, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Puzzling Pediatric Papules
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A mother brought her 7-year-old into the pediatrician after he had developed a cluster of umbilicated papules on his upper arm. He and a friend had been going through the costume box during a recent playdate trying on all the clothes, but that was the only unusual thing he had done in the past few weeks. What is your diagnosis? (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 16, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tweet of the Week: Cough Syrup, Anyone?
(MedPage Today) -- Mmm, tar! (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 13, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

CDC: Poverty Linked to Poor Flu Outcomes
(MedPage Today) -- Hospitalizations with flu nearly double in poor versus affluent neighborhoods (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 11, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Morning Break: Walgreens Pressures Theranos; Pfizer Chief Bashes U.K. Cancer Care
(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 - February 11, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Morning Break: Zika and the Olympics; FDA Says No to Pacritinib; Fish for Brain Health?
(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 - February 10, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news