Infectious Disease

CME/CE – Conference Highlights: ASM Microbe 2017

New research was presented at ASM Microbe 2017, the combined annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology and the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, from June 1 to 5 New Orleans. The features below highlight some of the studies that emerged from the conference.

VIDEO: Could a Drug Prevent Depression & PTSD

The path to better medicine is paved with accidental yet revolutionary discoveries. In this well-told tale of how science happens, neuroscientist Rebecca Brachman shares news of a

VIDEO: A Tribute to Nurses

Carolyn Jones spent five years interviewing, photographing and filming nurses across America, traveling to places dealing with some of the nation’s biggest public health issues. She shares

Vaccine-Type HPV Rates Down for Unvaccinated Young Women

Significant decrease among unvaccinated women aged 18 to 26 years from 2009-2010 to 2013-2014

Conjunctivitis Prevalence Higher for Adult Women Than Men

Bimodal age distribution; highest rates in children younger than 7, minor mode in early adulthood

EHR Data May Beat Claims Data in Assessing Sepsis Incidence

Based on clinical data, no change seen in incidence of sepsis, combined outcome of death or discharge

Doctors Spend Almost Six Hours Per Day on EHR Tasks

Clerical and administrative tasks including order entry, billing account for almost half of hours

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Insurer Aetna’s Envelopes Revealed Customers’ HIV Status

Mail went to estimated 12,000 customers, and 23 complaints have so far been received

#PWChat – Pseudoscience in Medicine: Steering Patients Toward Reliable References

Join us Tuesday, September 26 at 3:00pm ET for a live, interactive tweetchat with Linda Girgis, MD, on how to steer patients toward reliable resources when it

Goshuyuto, Rabeprazole Shown to Treat Refractory H. pylori

3 cases successfully treated after eradication was not achieved with vonoprazan-based triple therapy

Racial Variation in Antibiotic Prescribing for Viral ARTI

Non-Hispanic black, Hispanic children less likely than non-Hispanic white children to receive antibiotics

PrEP Adherence Decreases Over Time in Adolescent MSM

Findings in diverse sample of adolescent men who have sex with men who are at risk for HIV

Dupilumab Improves Quality of Life in Atopic Dermatitis

Correlation for QoL scores with changes in efficacy outcomes, including eczema area and severity index

CDC: 60 Percent of America’s Single Men Report Using Condoms

Use of withdrawal before ejaculation up from 9.8 percent in 2002 to 18.8 percent in 2011 to 2015

Bladder catheter + oxygen supply tubing = death | Medical Blog

  According to the coroner of South Australia, a 72-year-old former member of the Australian national men’s soccer team died a “horrific” and “macabre” death after his

CME/CE: HIV Transmission Risk During Antiretroviral Therapy | Feature

The risk for transmitting HIV appears to persist during the first 6 months of antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to a study. For those taking ART for less than 6 months, researchers observed that patients had incomplete viral suppression in blood and genital compartments.

#PWChat: Incorporating Physician Assistants & Nurse Practitioners into Practice | Feature

Join us Wednesday, September 13 at 9:00pm ET / 6:00pm PT for a live, interactive tweetchat with Shereese Maynard, on incorporating nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants

#PWChat – The Ins & Outs of Shared Decision Making | Feature

Join us Wednesday, September 6 at 9:00pm ET / 6:00pm PT for a live, interactive tweetchat with Marc Probst, MD, and Hemal Kanzaria, MD, on shared decision

New Way to Treat HIV Identified | News Brief

Medical treatment that targets human proteins rather than ever-mutating viruses may one day help HIV-positive people whose bodies have built a resistance to “cocktails” currently used to

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