Ebola: Dallas Outbreak Winds Down
(MedPage Today) -- Most who were being monitored for the virus have passed the 21-day incubation period. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - November 4, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

D.C. Week: Medicare Payment Rule and a Drug Approval
(MedPage Today) -- Medicare issued final rules for physician payment in an otherwise quiet week. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - November 1, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ebola: Nurse Challenges Maine Over Quarantine
(MedPage Today) -- Calls state's position neither scientifically nor constitutionally just. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 30, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ebola: CDC Tightens Protection Rules (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- New guidance follows concern over nurses' infections. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 22, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Preparing for Ebola: Is New York City Ready?
(MedPage Today) -- A pep rally like atmosphere revved the crowd at a union-led training session, but fears remain. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 21, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ebola: Obama Names 'Czar'
(MedPage Today) -- Ebola coordinator is former chief of staff for two VPs. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 17, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tweet of the Week: The Eruption of Ebola Hysteria
(MedPage Today) -- Sometimes all it takes is a little cartoon to make a point. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 17, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ebola: Special Treatment Centers Needed?
(MedPage Today) -- Dallas cases illustrate the challenges of Ebola care in a conventional setting. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 17, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ebola Hospital: 'We Made Mistakes'
(MedPage Today) -- Failed to make the correct diagnosis in the first place, House panel told. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 17, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Antifungal Proves Mettle in Invasive Mold Disease (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Isavuconazole shows activity in neutropenia. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 15, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

ID System Reduces NICU Errors (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- What happens when there's more than one Smith, BabyGirl in the NICU? (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 13, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tweet of the Week: Hyperbole Central
(MedPage Today) -- CNN uses their creative writing skills to create a metaphor. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 10, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Antibiotics Control Cuts Kids' Hospital Readmission (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Stewardship teams stop children from landing back in the hospital after discharge. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 10, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Fewer Work Hours, Same Mortality Rates (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Attendings trained under the new system did not have higher patient death rates. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 7, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ebola: Dallas Patient Gets Investigational Drug
(MedPage Today) -- The broad-spectrum antiviral is active against Ebola in the test tube. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 6, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Enterovirus Link Found in 4 Deaths
(MedPage Today) -- Whether the virus caused the deaths remains unclear, however. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 2, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

USPSTF: Screen Women for STDs (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- All sexually active young women should be screened for both chlamydia and gonorrhea, according to the USPSTF. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - September 23, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include Ebola face-to-face, the best way to diagnose kidney stones in the ED, spinal manipulation for sciatica, and generic versus trade name statins. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - September 21, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

This Week: Ebola, Interns, and Low-T Tx
(MedPage Today) -- An exclusive piece on the rising costs of old insulin, more Ebola news, and a new addition to the intern series topped this week's news at Medpage Today. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - September 19, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

UN: Ebola 'Threat to Security'
(MedPage Today) -- The West Africa Ebola epidemic is a threat to international peace and security, the United Nations Security Council decided Thursday in its first-ever emergency meeting on a public health crisis. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - September 19, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Outbreaks: Enterovirus, Ebola, and Mumps (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- A multistate outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a rare virus is both challenging to public health and fascinating to science, a well-known infectious diseases specialist said. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - September 13, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

TEDMED: Will NextGenU End Physician Supply Woes?
(MedPage Today) -- Erica Frank, MD, wants to solve the global physician shortage with free medical education and subsidized residency training, a vision she shared with the TEDMED audience. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - September 11, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Antisense Molecule Stifles NDM-1 in Vitro
(MedPage Today) -- WASHINGTON ?- Adding an antisense molecule to a carbapenem antibiotic silenced the NDM-1 resistance element in benchtop experiments, researchers said here. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - September 10, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Single-Pill HIV Therapy Proves Less Toxic
WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) -- An investigational single-pill regimen for HIV -- the first to be based on a protease inhibitor -- was less toxic than a similar regimen using separate drugs, a researcher said. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - September 10, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

MDR Infection Risk Rises With Each Hospital Day
WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) -- Extended stays in hospital appeared to increase the risk of infection with a multidrug-resistant Gram-negative pathogen, researchers said. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - September 9, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Culture Shock: The Ebola Dilemma
(MedPage Today) -- Deciding who gets novel Ebola vaccines and antivirals that haven't been shown to be safe and effective, and are not available anyway, is like an old -- and bad -- joke. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - September 7, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Stewardship Cuts Antibiotic Use, Costs
WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) -- Antibiotic stewardship programs can improve patient care, reduce the use of the medications, and save money, researchers reported here. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - September 7, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

One Dose of Flu Drug Shortens Fever
WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) -- A single dose of an investigational influenza drug, peramivir (Rapivab), was able to reduce the duration of fever and viral shedding, researchers said here. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - September 7, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

This Week: New Heart Drug, Abortion Battles
(MedPage Today) -- As the ESC wrapped up, MedPage Today reported on a novel heart drug that showed its mettle in a trial. Abortion restrictions and more Ebola news also topped this week's news. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - September 6, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Flu Vax Safe, Effective in Pregnant Women
(MedPage Today) -- Influenza vaccination was immunogenic in pregnant women with and without HIV, researchers reported. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - September 5, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

ZMapp Ebola Drug Effective in Macaques (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- A controversial cocktail of Ebola antibodies was safe and highly effective in saving the lives of rhesus macaques, even as the animals neared death from the virus, researchers reported. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - August 29, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Futile ICU Care for Some Delays Care for Others (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Providing futile care to ICU patients delayed care for other patients awaiting transfer into the ICU, according to a 3-month study of ICU practices at two hospitals. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - August 23, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Anti-Vax Parents Refusing Vitamin K, Too (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Parents are refusing vitamin K injections for newborns at roughly the same rate as they have been rejecting vaccine recommendations, and the results have been similarly troubling, researchers reported. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - August 19, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

One More Reason to Quit Smoking: That's Improbable!
(MedPage Today) -- A weekly report from our friends at Improbable Research. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - August 16, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Stigma Is a Side-Effect of HIV-Prevention Medicine
(MedPage Today) -- Although pre-exposure prophylaxis is recommended for people at high risk of developing HIV, not all physicians are up to speed about recommending it. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - August 13, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

WHO Ethics Panel Affirms Use of Experimental Ebola Drugs (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- A World Health Organization ethics panel has given a unanimous green light to use experimental medications in the West Africa Ebola outbreak. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - August 12, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week?s topics include diagnosing Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, brief drug interactions don?t help, Ebola update, and immunonutrition. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - August 10, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Friday Feedback: Is Today's Standard Care Tomorrow's Horror?
(MedPage Today) -- Do you think there are standard-of-care treatments today that future generations will look back on in horror, and which ones will they be? (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - August 8, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

WHO: Ebola is 'International Emergency'
(MedPage Today) -- The West Africa Ebola outbreak is an international public health emergency, the World Health Organization said. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - August 8, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The Politics of Early Surgery: Review of 'The Knick'
(MedPage Today) -- Cinemax is presenting Steven Soderbergh?s "The Knick," a medical drama about the origins of modern surgery -- the blood, gore, and the thrill of the those early days. MedPage Today asked Karen Thomas, a medical historian at Johns Hopkins University, to review the premier episode. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - August 8, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ebola, The Donald, and (Snake) Oil
(MedPage Today) -- Ebola is a serious problem in West Africa, but how big is the risk here? (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - August 7, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Morning Break: Physician Suicides, Top $$ Doc Recruiting
(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 - August 7, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ebola Cases Pile Up
(MedPage Today) -- The West Africa outbreak continues to grow, according to the World Health Organization, with an additional 108 cases over the weekend. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - August 6, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Quick Action on Possible NYC Ebola Patient
(MedPage Today) -- Emergency department staff at New York City?s Mount Sinai Hospital reacted swiftly to a patient possibly infected with Ebola virus. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - August 5, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Immune-Boosting Nutrients No Help in ICU Patients
(MedPage Today) -- In critically ill patients, high-protein enteral nutrition supplemented with immune modulating agents had no benefit and a suggestion of harm, researchers reported. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - August 5, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The Week Ahead: Prospects for Ebola Tx
(MedPage Today) -- Ebola virus, now ravaging West Africa, was first oberved in 1976 but there is still no treatment or vaccine. MedPage Today's Michael Smith examines what?s happening on the research front. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - August 4, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Florida 'Gun Gag' Angers Medical Societies
(MedPage Today) -- Medical societies condemned the federal court decision allowing Florida to forbid physicians from asking patients if they keep firearms at home, with severe penalties for violators. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 30, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

HIV Tx: Cognition Problems Seen in Some Patients
(MedPage Today) -- MELBOURNE, Australia -- Some HIV patients still experienced neurocognitive decline, even with effective treatment, according to researchers here. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 28, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Circumcising Men Cuts HIV Risk Among Women
(MedPage Today) -- MELBOURNE, Australia -- The HIV-preventing benefits of circumcision were not just restricted to men, researchers said. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 27, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

HIV Cure Still Years Away (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- MELBOURNE, Australia -- The word "cure" is back in the HIV/AIDS vocabulary but the research is just out of the starting gate. (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 25, 2014 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news