Why EMTs Stayed Out of Pulse Nightclub on Fateful Night
(MedPage Today) -- Snafu: department had bought bulletproof vests that sat unused (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Telemed Docs Often Prescribe Antibiotics for RTIs
(MedPage Today) -- Patients also report higher satisfaction with physicians who give such scrips (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - October 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Predictive Factors for Syncope Readmission
(MedPage Today) -- Identifying four primary causes can help clinicians formulate care plans (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - September 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

FDA Approves Inhaled Amikacin for Non-TB Lung Infection
(MedPage Today) -- First drug OK'd under new pathway for antimicrobial agents (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - September 29, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Study: CMS Readmissions Penalties Don't Kill (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- For conditions in which post-discharge mortality rose, the upward trend began long before (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - September 28, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Subbing Azithromycin for Augmentin Flops in Pediatric Bronchiectasis
(MedPage Today) -- But macrolide is option for penicillin-hypersensitive kids (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - September 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Flu Vax Rates Rise with EHR Nudge
(MedPage Today) -- Vaccination rates also declined throughout clinics'day, study found (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - September 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Serious Infection Risk with Biologics for Atopic Dermatitis
(MedPage Today) -- Double the risk associated with systemic nonbiologics (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - September 14, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

USPSTF Reaffirms Ocular Prophylaxis for All Newborns
(MedPage Today) -- Gonococcal ophthalmia neonatorum may cause perforation, blindness (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - September 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Pertussis Vax at Birth May Offer Benefits at Age 3 Months
(MedPage Today) -- Potentially promising global health strategy where mothers not immunized (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - September 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Meta-Analysis Pinpoints Best MDR-TB Treatments
(MedPage Today) -- Findings helped revamp WHO treatment guidelines (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - September 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Meta-Analysis Pinpoints Best MDR-TB Treatments (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Findings helped revamp WHO treatment guidelines (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - September 7, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Baloxavir Cuts Median Length of Flu Symptoms
(MedPage Today) -- But relief no faster than with Tamiflu (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - September 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Surgery Questioned for Post-TAVR Infective Endocarditis
(MedPage Today) -- Amid unknowns surrounding IE after TAVR, a push for " endocarditis team " (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - August 31, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Penicillin at 90
(MedPage Today) -- There's more than people realize to the 20th century's greatest medical discovery (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - August 31, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tailored Program May Up Use of ART, MAT in HIV+ Drug Users (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Intervention included systems navigation, counseling, antiretroviral therapy use at any CD4 count (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - August 31, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Morning Break: Vaccine Trash Talk; USDA Cozy with Lobbyists; Flesh-Eating STD
(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 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Another Ebola Outbreak in the DRC
(MedPage Today) -- Cause for concern and why we should go back to basics (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - August 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Primary Care Docs Not Up to Speed on MenB Vax
(MedPage Today) -- ACIP's Category B recommendation cited as'major issue,'survey finds (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - August 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

My Father Killed Himself
(MedPage Today) -- Advice from a physician and suicide survivor (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - August 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

#PTACLive Twitter Chat Explores What's Next for the PTAC
(MedPage Today) -- Can physicians play a role in shaping value-based payment and healthcare delivery reform? (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - August 3, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

DOJ Launches'Religious Liberty' Task Force
(MedPage Today) -- Critics concerned about possible effect on reproductive rights (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - August 3, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

CDC: Coal Workers With Black Lung Disease Are Dying Earlier
(MedPage Today) -- Widening gap in potential life lost to life expectancy (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - August 3, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Debate Continues Over 2020 AIDS Meeting in Bay Area
(MedPage Today) -- IAS past president recalls history, local HCPs debate pros and cons (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 31, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Renewed'Global Gag Rule' Called Threat to HIV Fight
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers warn of stigma, confusion in new policy (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 28, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Poor Prognosis for Frail Patients with HIV
(MedPage Today) -- Simple frailty index predicted worse outcomes (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 27, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Real World PrEP Promising for Averting HIV in High-Risk MSM
(MedPage Today) -- No breakthrough infection, regardless of daily or on-demand use (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 25, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tech-Driven Adherence Monitoring Comes to HIV
(MedPage Today) -- Embedded sensor tells whether patients take their meds (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 25, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Dolutegravir Confirmed as Treatment of Choice in HIV
(MedPage Today) -- Brazil study shows superiority of regimen compared with efavirenz (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Birth Defects Increased with Dolutegravir at Conception (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Higher prevalence than efavirenz, non-dolutegravir-based ART (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Two-Drug HIV Combo Hits Mark
(MedPage Today) -- Matches efficacy of three-drug approach (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Prince Harry: Young People Key in Ongoing Fight Against HIV
(MedPage Today) -- Young people bring'passion, engagement'in the fight against HIV stigma (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Jail Not the Answer to Ex-Soviet States' HIV Epidemic
(MedPage Today) -- At IAC press conference, experts say imprisonment isn't cost-effective in the region (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nurses' Attitudes Key To Infection Control?
(MedPage Today) -- Changing perceptions of risk could improve compliance with infection-control measures (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: Shots by AAFP/STFM App Review
(MedPage Today) -- The best immunization app just got better (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

HIV Hot Spots and Funding in IAC Spotlight
(MedPage Today) -- Biennial meeting also has strong scientific program (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zika Still a Threat for Travelers Trying to Conceive
(MedPage Today) -- Experts recommend following guidelines as majority of Zika cases are asymptomatic (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

HIV Vax Candidate'Defines Additional Path' for Preclinical Data
(MedPage Today) -- Study paves way for better use of primate models in HIV vaccine development (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - July 7, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Herpes Virus May Play Role in Alzheimer ’s Disease
(MedPage Today) -- Roles of genes, viruses may not be'as binary as we thought,'says researcher (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rapid Genetic Test May Prevent Abx-Linked Hearing Loss in Babies
(MedPage Today) -- For newborns with sepsis,identifies those at risk from aminoglycosides (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Do Treg Cells Block Mom-to-Baby HIV Transmission?
(MedPage Today) -- Small study may provide a clue into vertical HIV transmission (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

IDSA Video Conference Reporter: ASM Microbe
(MedPage Today) -- Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance, Prosthetic Joint Infection, Challenges for Foodborne Outbreaks, Advancements in Maternal-Child Health Research (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

AMA Delegates Punt on Assisted Suicide Policy
(MedPage Today) -- Also: resolution calling for more opioid training approved (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Negative Rapid Flu Antigen Test Tied to Longer ICU Stay
(MedPage Today) -- Negative RIAT may impede docs from dispensing antiviral medication (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Adapt, Innovate to Fight Ever-Evolving Microbes
(MedPage Today) -- Anne Schuchat, MD, stresses importance of learning from past public health mistakes (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

How to Best Manage Sexual Harassment in Medicine?
(MedPage Today) -- Suggested strategies include better institutional policies on reporting without fear of retaliation (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Dalbavancin Protocol in ED Effective for Skin Infections
(MedPage Today) -- Use of long-acting IV lipoglycopeptide antibiotic also cut hospital admissions (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Pathogens Tied to Food Poisoning Linger on Kitchen Towels
(MedPage Today) -- E. coli and more found on towels in Mauritian households even after a month (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Is Immunity to MMR Vax Waning?
(MedPage Today) -- Mumps infection confirmed in vaccinated military members (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Vaccinations in the World's Largest Refugee Camp
(MedPage Today) -- A day-in-the-life of a Doctors Without Borders nurse (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 7, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news