Universal prenatal hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening was found to be cost-effective and improved health outcomes in women diagnosed with HCV infection and identification of HCV exposure in neonates, according to a study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology. A research team used a stochastic microsimulation model to analyze the health outcomes and cost-effectiveness of universal…
Klebsiella pneumonia carbapenemase more common in sinks near toilets.
Topline data from the Phase 3 STELLAR-4 trial showed that selonsertib, an investigational treatment for patients with compensated cirrhosis due to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), was not associated with a significant improvement in fibrosis without worsening of NASH. The safety and efficacy of selonsertib, an oral inhibitor of apoptosis signal-regulating kinase 1 (ASK1), was evaluated in a double-blind,…
More than 50 confirmed cases of measles, 11 suspected cases reported in Clark County, Washington, this year.
The ACIP and CDC have approved and released 2019 recommendations for the adult immunization schedule in the US.
HIV self-test kits combined with financial incentives may encourage men to attend the clinic for post-test HIV services.
More black index patients diagnosed with HIV are interviewed for partner services than all index patients combined.
Use of hand rub or hand wash seen in 3% before, 29% after patient encounters.
Growing evidence supports starting individuals on antiretroviral therapy as soon as they are diagnosed with HIV to improve mortality rates.
Women less likely to be treated than men; treatment visit, medication tied to improved 1-year outcomes.
23 measles cases confirmed and two more suspected cases under investigation.
Increased-risk donors significantly more likely to have positive HBV, HCV screening results.
Physical activity was found to be associated with a reduced risk for hepatocellular carcinoma.
Much of the increase due to decrease in hepatitis C virus infection as indication for transplant.
A 7-day antibiotic course has demonstrated noninferiority compared with a 14-day course in treating uncomplicated gram-negative bacteremia.
Percentage of US children 19 to 35 months who have not been vaccinated has quadrupled since 2001.
The prevalence of anogenital warts has decreased, with significant declines observed in specific populations.
Half of this number went to a doctor, while 69,000 to 84,000 people have been hospitalized.
Pregnant women admitted to ICU with flu more likely to deliver preterm infants, low birth-weight infants.
Worker at Bauer’s Candies facility in Kentucky tested positive for hepatitis A.