Infectious Disease

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

Zika Thrives in Pregnancy Due to Vulnerable Immune System | News Brief

Study demonstrates effects of infection with different lineages of Zika virus on monocytes

AAP Issues New Guidelines for ID, Treatment of HTN in Children | News Brief

Simplified tables from American Academy of Pediatrics likely to raise detection rates

You Don’t Need a Wizard | News Brief


#PWChat – Convincing Antivaxxers: Winning the Vaccine Argument With Patients | News Brief

Dr. Linda Girgis will co-host a tweetchat with PW on August 30 at 9:00pm ET on how to convince antivaxxers on the importance of vaccinating themselves and their children.

Hours Worked Impacted by Kids for Female, Not Male Doctors | News Brief

Findings from a national sample of dual-physician couples

Anti-Vaccine Info in Pregnancy May Delay Infant Immunization | News Brief

Even if pregnant women later hear better info from doctors, they may still wait on vaccines

8 ways to prevent denials at your physician’s practice | Feature

  By Michelle Crawley Ask a physician about their biggest pain points when it comes to the physician billing process, and they’ll frequently mention denials. A denied

Guidance on Healthcare-Associated Ventriculitis & Meningitis | Feature

The Infectious Diseases Society of America has developed a guideline to help clinicians caring for patients with healthcare-associated ventriculitis and meningitis.

New Handheld Spectral Analyzer Uses Smartphone to Detect Disease | News Brief

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed technology that enables a smartphone to perform lab-grade medical diagnostic tests that typically require large, expensive instruments.

Age, Race, & Gender Differences in Pneumococcal Disease | Feature

Study results suggest that gender differences exist in rates of invasive pneumococcal disease among adults. These differences remain following the introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines.

Smoking Cessation & Life Expectancy in HIV | Feature

Study results indicate that cigarette smoking has a substantial impact on the life expectancy of patients with HIV. However, smoking cessation appears to help regain some the years lost to smoking in this population.

Burnout: Gain Financial Independence & Retire Early | Feature

  by Alex Kilian Over seven years have passed since the Affordable Care Act was officially signed into law. At the time, the healthcare landscape had not

Is Outpatient Care Quality Improving Over Time? | Feature

More than a decade ago, landmark studies found that adults in the United States only received slightly more than half of the recommended healthcare services they should

Money can’t buy drug adherence | Medical Blog

In June I asked, “Who’s to blame?” for patients not taking their medications and cited a couple of papers describing the poor state of medication adherence. I

CME/CE: Increasing Life Expectancy in HIV | Medical Blog

Researchers have found that there appears to be a discrepancy in life expectancy between HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected patients, even when early treatment and access-to-care issues are addressed.

10 Minutes of Meditation Can Up Focus for Patients With Anxiety | Medical Blog

Just 10 minutes each day might boost concentration, prevent mind wandering, small study suggests

Improved Survival With Enhanced Prophylaxis Plus ART in HIV | Medical Blog

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

Are doctors wimps? Hippocrates & Maimonides walk into a bar… | Feature

I was growling. Stacks of papers desecrated my desk. The EMR was giving me trouble. I began to curse ….suddenly…. There was a flash of lightening… In

Doctor and Patient Relationships: Empathy & Litigation | Feature

Research has shown that emergency physicians (EPs) with better interpersonal skills and who spend more time with patients appear to have fewer malpractice claims filed against them.

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