Infectious Disease

Reports of high-impact infectious disease studies by medical professionals

Screening program aids in safe ivermectin distribution in Loa loa endemic areas

1. The LoaScope, a mobile phone compatible device, accurately identified persons with high levels of circulating Loa loa (L. loa) microfilaremia who are at...

CFTR modulation therapy improves predicted FEV1 in patients with heterozygote residual function cystic fibrosis

1. Absolute change in predicted forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1) improved significantly over a 4 and 8-week period among patients assigned tezacaftor-ivacaftor...

Gardasil vaccine demonstrates immunogenic response at 10-year follow-up

1. A 3-dose regimen of 4-valent human papillomavirus (4vHPV) vaccine administered between the ages of 9-15 years of age was shown to be immunogenic, clinically...

Providing unlimited, immediate access to opioid agonist therapy to people with opioid use disorders...

1. Unlimited, immediate access to opioid agonist treatment (OAT) was shown, through a simulation, to be more cost effective compared to the Observed California...

Influenza vaccine administered to all pediatric emergency department patients may be cost-effective

1. In this cost-effectiveness analysis, offering influenza vaccination to all eligible patients in the pediatric emergency department (PED) provided the lowest cost per case...

Randomized trial suggests that self-administered latent tuberculosis treatment is noninferior to direct observation

1. Once-weekly isoniazid (INH) and rifapentine treatment for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) via self-administered therapy (SAT) had high completion rates in the United States...

More physicians are choosing shorter intravenous antibiotic courses for infantile urinary tract infections

1. Proportion of children ≤60 days old receiving more than 4 days (long-course) of intravenous (IV) antibiotics for urinary tract infection (UTI) decreased from...

Despite improving trends in lupus-related mortality, rates appear to remain high relative to non-lupus...

1. Over the 46-year study period, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) age-standardized mortality rates (ASMRs) did not decline as much as non-SLE ASMR, and there...

Nearly half of potentially preventable Medicare spending focused on frail elderly patients

1. High-cost frail elderly persons account for almost half of the potentially preventable Medicare spending. 2. The greatest amount of spending related to admissions for...

Oral HPV infection linked to higher prevalence in males than females

1. Prevalence of both overall and high-risk oral HPV infection was markedly high in males than females. 2. Concurrent oral and genital HPV infection as...
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