Investigational Ebola Tx OK'd; Fido Flu; HIV Race Gap
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of infectious diseases (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rate of VA Hospitals Mandating Flu Shot for HCPs Still Abysmal
(MedPage Today) -- Numbers up overall since 2013, but change driven by non-VA hospitals (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - June 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Morning Break: $1 Million Bad Review; Drugged Drivers; Swipe Right for STIs
(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 - June 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ebola Slows; No HPV Vax/Autoimmune Link; Zika Came Early?
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of infectious diseases (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Most Preemies Get Early Antibiotic Tx in NICU (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Study suggests need for increased antimicrobial stewardship in this population (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 25, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Use of'Chemsex' Ups Risk of HIV Dx Among Gay and Bisexual Men
(MedPage Today) -- New fad combines drug cocktail with condomless anal sex (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zika Worsens Short-Term Guillain-Barre Course
(MedPage Today) -- But no increased risk of disability at 6 months (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

D.C. Week: HHS Chief Says Docs Must Stop Buying Part B Drugs
(MedPage Today) -- Also, Trump makes new VA pick and moves to renew Reagan-era funding rule for Title X clinics (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

WHO: Ebola Outbreak Not a PHEIC ... Yet
(MedPage Today) -- WHO credits immediate response, warns against international travel restrictions (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

FDA Warns of Birth Defects from HIV Drug Dolutegravir
(MedPage Today) -- Safety signal seen in Botswana trial data (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New Rabies Test May Transform Animal-Bite Treatment
(MedPage Today) -- Molecular assay quickly and accurately determines if animals are infected (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

RSV Guidance Change Linked to Rise in Admissions
(MedPage Today) -- Prophylaxis dropped and inpatient care rose (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Antibiotics Questioned in Preemies Without Confirmed Sepsis
(MedPage Today) -- Drugs often used inappropriately, researchers say (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New Ebola Outbreak in Congo
(MedPage Today) -- Two cases identified in northwestern province; containment procedures underway (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zika Babies Born Normal Stay Normal -- So Far
(MedPage Today) -- At 6 months, development does not appear delayed (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

D.C. Week: CMS Chief Fires Back at Critics
(MedPage Today) -- Also: feds take aim at e-liquids packaged to look like juice boxes, cookies (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

CDC: Dramatic Jump in Vector-Borne Disease from 2004-2016 (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Tick-borne illnesses more than doubled, mainly due to increases in Lyme disease (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Combo ART on Par in HIV-Positive Pregnant Women
(MedPage Today) -- Integrase strand transfer inhibitor and protease inhibitor therapies equally effective (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - May 1, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: Best Medical Apps for Android
(MedPage Today) -- This week's top picks for Android users (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - April 27, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Second Round of Vancomycin Can Raise AKI Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Certain factors predictive of subsequent V-AKI (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - April 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

ID Break: Trained Rats Detect TB; E. Coli at Panera? Emricasan Flops in Trial
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of infectious diseases (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - April 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New Guidelines, Expanded Opportunities Mark EASL's Liver Congress
(MedPage Today) -- Clinical practice guidelines to include HCV tx recommendations, alcoholic liver disease (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - April 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Morning Break: Surgeon General's Opioid Advice; Hacked EEGs;'Physician Magician '
(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 - April 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Morning Break: Super Gonorrhea; Pro-Bariatric Surgery;'Rotting Pelvis '
(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 29, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

2 Weeks Off Methotrexate OK for Flu Vaccine
(MedPage Today) -- Immunogenicity improved with no increase in RA disease activity (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 27, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Autistic Kids Often Undervaccinated
(MedPage Today) -- Have anti-vaxxers made parents'gun shy'? (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

High-Flow Oxygen Improves Infant Bronchiolitis Outcomes
(MedPage Today) -- Reduced need for escalation of care (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Trump Nominates AIDS Researcher Redfield to Head CDC
(MedPage Today) -- But senior Democrat in Senate raises objection (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

GOP, Dems Butt Heads over ACA Stabilization
(MedPage Today) -- Dispute over abortion appears to sink chances for new federal insurance subsidies (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Combo Tx Offers New Hope for Cryptococcal Meningitis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Amphotericin B-flucytosine effective induction in HIV-positive adults (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Combo Tx Offers New Hope for Cryptococcal Meningitisi (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Amphotericin B-flucytosine effective induction in HIV-positive adults (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

No Difference in Safety for HIV+ Pregnant Women Deferring TB Tx (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But higher rates of adverse outcomes with treatment during pregnancy may suggest need for guideline change (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Almost a Quarter of HIV Patients with CKD Develop Complications
(MedPage Today) -- Death, non-AIDS-defining malignancies, CV disease most common (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

' They Landed in Rome And Turned Around:' CROI 25 Years Later
(MedPage Today) -- Experts look back on the start of CROI and 25 years of AIDS research (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Governors Ask Congress for More $$ for Opioid Epidemic
(MedPage Today) -- States struggling to pay for reversal drugs and rehabilitation services (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Efavirenz HIV Therapy Compromises Contraceptives (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Effectiveness of vaginal ring contraception markedly reduced (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

HIV Therapy Switch Tied to Lower Platelet Reactivity
(MedPage Today) -- Substudy supports potential CV safety signal with abacavir (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

PrEP Underuse May Point to Political Problem (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Experts say access is only the beginning (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 7, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Higher Dose Tx Deemed Safe in Pulmonary TB
(MedPage Today) -- Similar adverse event frequency with 20-mg rifampin dose versus standard dose (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 7, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Good Adherence Seen with Anti-HIV Vaginal Ring (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Infection rate reduced markedly among women in open-label extension (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 7, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Shorter Preventive TB Tx Effective for HIV+ Patients (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Findings have'potential to immediately change clinical practice'(Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 7, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

ART: Measuring Tx Adherence by a Hair (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Antiretroviral levels in hair linked with virologic outcomes (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Dolutegravir Effective in TB-HIV Co-infected Patients
(MedPage Today) -- As integrase inhibitor regimen is rolled out, fears of drug-drug interactions lessened (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Switch to Fixed-Dose Combo Tx an Option in HIV
(MedPage Today) -- Bictegravir shows similar efficacy and safety to dolutegravir-based regimen (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

AAAAI: Penicillin Allergy Label Linked to MRSA, C. difficile
(MedPage Today) -- Increase attributable to use of alternative antibiotics (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

HIV Replication Likely Does Not Persist During ART (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Controversy continues, as latest research contradicts high-profile study (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Morning Break: Flu Vaccine Hype; Suburban Rabies Scare; Jet Lag Drug Win
(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 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sex in Late-Stage Pregnancy Tied to Higher HIV Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Biological changes may increase HIV transmission in serodiscordant couples (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Automatic Weapons Fire with a Side of Cholera
(MedPage Today) --'I cannot remember the last time I felt so scared'(Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 4, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New Directions, New Tx: CROI Turns 25
(MedPage Today) -- Conference to focus on looking ahead and learning from the past (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news