Infectious Disease

EHR-Based Prompt Ups Hepatitis C Screening for Baby Boomers

Prompt improves hepatitis C virus screening rates, and all patients are referred to specialty care

Improved Survival With Enhanced Prophylaxis Plus ART in HIV

Enhanced antimicrobial prophylaxis tied to lower mortality at 24, 48 weeks

Single-Dose PCV13 Immunogenic, Safe in Pediatric Oncology

After vaccination, ≥70 percent had protective antibody titers for S. pneumoniae serotypes

Rare Skin Manifestations Can Indicate Secondary Syphilis

Case report describes 51-year-old man who primarily presented with multiple nodules on his scalp

Better Prognosis With Surgery for HPV-Linked Oropharyngeal SCC

Higher survival seen for patients in low-risk category versus intermediate-, high-risk groups

Measles Outbreak Identified in Minnesota Is Ongoing

Genotyping identified genotype B3 virus in three children, who attended the same child care center

High Court Rules Against Interstate Medical Liability

Case involves doctor providing care to football player in Idaho, who then died after injury in Washington

Change to Cervical Screening Guidelines Impacted Chlamydia

Reduction in chlamydia testing, drop in reported incidence of chlamydia after changes in screening

Early Career Burnout Can Be Contagious Via Social Networks

One-unit increase in mean social network members’ burnout levels tied to 0.21-unit increase in burnout

Sinus Symptoms Improve 10 Years After Quitting Smoking

Smoking-related sinus pain, swelling, inflammation are reversible, researchers say

Worse Outcomes for HIV Kidney Recipients on PI-Based ART

Increased risk of allograft loss, death for HIV-positive patients receiving protease inhibitor ART

Bismuth-Based Quad Tx Doesn’t Top Levofloxacin Triple Tx

Addition of bismuth subcitrate to levofloxacin-based triple tx no more effective for H. pylori infection

New Vaccines Show Promise in Protecting Fetus From Zika

Experimental study shows the vaccines protected unborn baby mice from the virus

Clinical Decision Rules Accurately ID Rhinosinusitis

Rules integrating signs, symptoms, CRP can diagnose acute rhinosinusitis, bacterial rhinosinusitis

Meningitis After Vaccination in Eculizumab Recipients

Sixteen cases of meningococcal disease reported in eculizumab recipients during 2008 to 2016

Medicaid Enrollees Are Satisfied With Their Health Care

Enrollees rate their overall health care at 7.9, on average, on a scale of 1 to 10

New Criteria Urged for Infection Diagnosis Among Seniors in ER

Emergency department physicians often under and over diagnose infections in older adults

Health Service Use Unchanged From 1996-1997 to 2011-2012

Expenditures for various categories of medical services increased in almost every category assessed

Patients Are Often Recording Doctor’s Visits

Patients may be using tapes to remember important details about visits; often share with caregivers

American Adults Without Health Insurance Rises by Two Million

Losses in coverage concentrated among younger adults, people buying own health insurance policies

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