Alternative treatments should be offered to pregnant women with HIV instead of tenofovir or emtricitabine.
Smartphone-based electronic reader reliable for point-of-care tests in HIV and T pallidum infectionsSeptember 15, 2017
The findings shed new light on the applicability of smartphone-based electronic readers in point-of-care testing.
Total influenza vaccination rates among children in the 2016 to 2017 influenza season dropped 1.6% from the year before.
Digital immunoassays and rapid nucleic acid amplification tests have higher sensitivities for detecting influenza than rapid influenza diagnostic tests.
Adherence decreased over time in adolescent MSM who participated in a 48-week HIV PrEP intervention.
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has released the guidelines for the 2017-2018 season.
The FDA has approved benznidazole to treat the tropical parasitic infection Chagas disease in children.
This approval provides an additional treatment option for patients with complicated urinary tract infection.
Men who are admitted to the hospital with a serious infection may have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease in the years immediately following the infection.
Hypoxia, increased work of breathing outweigh tachypnea, auscultatory findings in diagnosing pneumoniaAugust 28, 2017
No single clinical observation reliably differentiates pneumonia from other causes of respiratory illness in children.
Researchers observed excess community-acquired infections incidence in individuals with mild to severe chronic kidney disease.
Clinicians must rely on the combination of clinical examination, signs and symptoms, microbiologic testing, and radiographic findings to diagnose hospital-acquired pneumonia.
Researchers found the H3N2 virus in swine at state fairs in Ohio and Michigan, which was transmitted to humans.
The live attenuated vaccine was ineffective among children between 2 and 17 years of age during the 2015-2016 season.
The disease may often go undiagnosed in adults because clinicians may be relatively inexperienced in identifying childhood illnesses in adults.
Researchers found that in a cohort of pregnant women, receipt of influenza vaccine the previous year predicts higher baseline antibody titers and decreased peak antibody responses against all influenza strains.
Rapid HIV testing offered in parallel to patient-clinician consultations increases the testing rate in the emergency department.
The new guidelines address the issue of how to manage pretreatment HIV drug resistance in countries where the prevalence of is 10% or higher.
A child who was diagnosed with HIV at 1 month and received early treatment has suppressed the virus without anti-HIV therapy for 8.5 years.
A rare case reports a 51-year-old man who primarily presented with multiple nodules on his scalp.
The hospital and ICU mortality rates of critically ill patients with VZV-CAP were 24% and 17%, respectively.
The risks of both stroke and myocardial infarction were highest the first year after the onset of herpes zoster and decreased with time.
Algal blooms produce toxins that can cause illness in people and animals and can block sunlight or use up oxygen in water, which can kill fish and plants.
Improving influenza vaccination rates will require a much greater commitment to preventative public health to change public perception of the importance and efficacy of flu vaccination.
Many adverse events could be avoidable with more judicious use of antibiotics.
The number of emergency department visits for herpes zoster have increased from 2006 to 2013.
The CDC found that 28% of young men who have sex with men have undergone HIV testing, though they account for 83% of new diagnoses.
Study findings suggest that nursing home residents should receive more guidance in using strategies to prevent aspiration during eating and drinking.
The universal vaccination against hepatitis B virus infection prevented non-Hodgkin lymphoma in adolescents.
Vaccines given shortly after birth demonstrated a strong inhibitory response to maternal antibodies.