Two-Drug Tx on Par with Standard Care in Complex UTI
(MedPage Today) -- Meropenem-vaborbactam noninferior to piperacillin-tazobactam (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 27, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

D.C. Week: White House Takes New Poke at ACA
(MedPage Today) -- FDA warns patients of new risks of clarithromycin (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

CDC: Flu Indicators Continue Ticking Down
(MedPage Today) -- But pediatric flu-related deaths near 100 this season (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

FDA Warns Heart Patients Away from Clarithromycin
(MedPage Today) -- Antibiotic appears to raise mortality risk in users with heart disease (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 22, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Fighting Flu
(MedPage Today) -- Do we need more antivirals? (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 21, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Flu, Tdap Vax Safe for Babies 6 Months Later
(MedPage Today) -- No higher risk of infant hospitalization, death linked to vaccines in pregnancy (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

CDC: 22 More Kids Die from Flu-Related Causes
(MedPage Today) -- But other flu indicators ticked down from last week (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Automated Vaccine Reminders
(MedPage Today) -- Do you use these in your practice? (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Flu Vax Efficacy 25% Against Predominant H3N2 Strain So Far (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Vaccine still effective at preventing deaths, experts say (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 15, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

All Your MIPS Questions Answered — Sort Of
(MedPage Today) -- Still in the works: Determining real-time eligibility (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 14, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Worst Flu Season Yet?
(MedPage Today) -- Three years ago was worse, CDC says (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

CDC: One in Ten Deaths Were Flu-Related in Most Recent Data
(MedPage Today) -- This flu season is'on track to break some recent records'(Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 9, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Long-Term E-Cigarette Use Could Increase Pneumonia Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- In vitro, in vivo studies show increased pneumococcal airway adhesion (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The Nurse ’s Guide to the Flu
(MedPage Today) -- How to protect yourself and others (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 4, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

CDC: Flu Hospitalization Rate'Highest We've Seen '
(MedPage Today) -- Flu-related deaths, hospitalizations may'reach or surpass'other recent seasons (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - February 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Morning Break: Has Trump Abandoned ACA Repeal? CDC Chief's Tobacco Trades; Diary of a Ransomware Attack
(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 31, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

With Aging Comes More Antibiotics for Respiratory Conditions
(MedPage Today) -- Study found number of prescriptions increases through age 64 (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - January 31, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Fracking and STD Incidence: That's Improbable!
(MedPage Today) -- Also, using the stick-on-the-wall spaghetti rule to understand statistics (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - January 28, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

10 Questions to Challenge Your Medical News Savvy
(MedPage Today) -- Weekly Quiz: January 19-25 (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - January 27, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Do Certain Vaginal Bacteria Hike Women's Risk of Acquiring HIV? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- African study found association between seven types of bacteria, higher risk of HIV infection (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - January 27, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Methotrexate May Help in Chronic Viral Arthritis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Some benefits seen after chikungunya virus infection (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - January 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

CDC: Flu Season Similar to Last'High Severity' Season So Far
(MedPage Today) -- Hospitalizations similar, but more'Baby Boomers'affected this year (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - January 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

By the Numbers: This Dang Flu Season
(MedPage Today) -- How this season really stacks up against recent outbreaks (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - January 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Morning Break: Drug Price Babble; Swatting Away Mosquito Illness; Passive Aggression
(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 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Many Young People and Adults Report Never Being Tested for HIV
(MedPage Today) -- Most common reason was'unlikely to have been exposed to HIV'(Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - January 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Flu Taking Its Toll on EDs, Hospitals
(MedPage Today) -- But not as bad as H1N1 pandemic year in 2009-2010, experts say (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - January 23, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

MIPS: Are You in or Are You Out?
(MedPage Today) -- Docs aren't sure, and CMS isn't helping (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - January 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Patient Reminders Effective at Improving Receipt of Vaccines
(MedPage Today) -- Text messages, postcards, and autodialer calls worked best (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - January 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

This Flu Season, Don't Forget About Tamiflu
(MedPage Today) -- With a less effective vaccine, antiviral drug is a good tool to fight flu (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - January 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

CDC: Flu Season is Bad, But Not'High Severity' Yet
(MedPage Today) -- 2017-2018 rates are below those from 2014-2015 (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - January 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Should President Trump's Physical Include a Cognitive Screen?
(MedPage Today) -- Age makes the president Medicare eligible and Medicare covers cognitive assessment in wellness exams (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - January 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Repeated Vaccination May Prevent Severe Flu in Older People (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Get your flu shot early and often, study says (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - January 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

10 Questions to Challenge Your Medical News Savvy
(MedPage Today) -- Weekly Quiz: Dec. 29 - Jan. 4 (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - January 6, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Slow Medicine: Good Reads
(MedPage Today) -- Our most recent compilation of thoughtful approaches to clinical care (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - January 4, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

ID Break: Cheaper Shingles Vax; Flu Deaths Stable ... So Far
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of infectious diseases (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - January 3, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

At-Home STI Testing Increased Uptake in British Study (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Both online and clinical-based services should be available to meet differing needs (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - December 27, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

HIV Vaccine Shows'Positive Signal' in Small Study
(MedPage Today) -- Five of 13 patients control virus without drugs (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - December 27, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Don't Blame the Egg: Challenges in Vaccine Development
(MedPage Today) -- New types of flu vaccines may be coming, but not soon (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - December 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Morning Break: House Offers CHIP Fix; Male Contraceptive Gel; Mouse Ears
(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 - December 21, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: Sepsis App a Must-Have for Emergency Medicine
(MedPage Today) -- Sepsis Timer combines guidelines and evidence-based info (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - December 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Bivalent MenB Vax Effective in Youth, Young Adults
(MedPage Today) -- Protective responses seen to each of four primary strains of the virus (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - December 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

D.C. Week: Policy Wonks Forecast Tax Bill Will Nix Individual Mandate
(MedPage Today) -- Also, report says health spending hit $3.3 trillion in 2016 (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - December 9, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

A Snapshot of Lyme Disease in the U.S.
(MedPage Today) -- CDC surveillance report lists top 7 states (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - December 9, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Friday Feedback: Good Idea for Ex-Pharma Exec to Run HHS?
(MedPage Today) -- Experts see risks but also benefits from an experienced private-sector manager (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - December 8, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Can PD-1 Inhibitor Help Eradicate HIV? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Nivolumab tied to HIV reservoir decrease in lung cancer patient (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - December 8, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Morning Break: Inside MOC; Generic Viagra Strategy; Cost of Physician Burnout
(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 - December 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Antiviral Agent Lowers CMV Risk in Stem Cell Transplant (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Adverse events were mainly low grade (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - December 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

HIV Vax Trial Teaches Lessons (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Placebo control still has important place in clinical research (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - December 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The Breakthrough: America's Current Ground Zero for HIV
(MedPage Today) -- Reporter Linda Villarosa thought HIV in the U.S. was pretty much over. Then she visited Mississippi (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - December 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

I.D. Break: Opdivo for HIV; Bacteria in Space
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of infectious diseases (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - December 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news