Infectious Disease

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

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

#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

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