Infectious Disease

Reports of high-impact infectious disease studies by medical professionals

Quick Take: Trends in diverting loop ileostomy vs. total abdominal colectomy as surgical management...

Fulminant Clostridium difficile colitis (FCDC) is a major complication of C. difficile colitis that has not responded to non-invasive interventions, and is ultimately treated...

Recombinant zoster vaccine reduced incidence of herpes zoster in autologous stem cell transplant recipients

1. In this randomized controlled trial, autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation patients who received 2 recombinant zoster vaccine doses had reduced incidence of herpes...

Recombinant zoster vaccine reduced incidence of herpes zoster in autologous stem cell transplant recipients

 1. In this randomized controlled trial, autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation patients who received 2 recombinant zoster vaccine doses had reduced incidence of herpes...

Quick Take: HIV incidence among women using intramuscular depot medroxyprogesterone acetate, a copper intrauterine...

Previous studies have suggested that certain hormonal contraceptive methods, including intramuscular depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA-IM), may increase women’s susceptibility to HIV acquisition. In this...

Bacteremia in pediatric pneumonia associated with disease severity

1. In this retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data, researchers found that pediatric patients with pneumonia and bacteremia were more likely to have serious...

Quick Take: The safety and immunogenicity of two novel live attenuated monovalent (serotype 2)...

Oral live-attenuated polio vaccines (OPV) and injected inactivated polio vaccines IPV) have helped eradicate wild polioviruses. However, there is still a need to develop...

Quick Take: Assessment of the Safety of Pembrolizumab in Patients With HIV and Advanced...

Immunotherapies such as anti-PD-1 (anti-programmed cell death 1) and anti-PD-L1 (anti-programmed cell death ligand 1) are effective in treating numerous malignancies. The safety and...

Decline in pediatric herpes zoster associated with varicella vaccine

1. In a retrospective cohort study, researchers discovered that children vaccinated with the varicella vaccine were significantly less likely to have herpes zoster (HZ)...

The WRAP-IT trial: antibiotic-eluting envelope covering implanted cardiac devices lowers incidence of major injections

1. An absorbable, antibiotic-eluting envelope covering cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) significantly lowered the incidence of major infection within 12 months of the procedure...

Quick Take: Risk of HIV transmission through condomless sex in serodifferent gay couples with...

Early evidence has suggested a strong association between HIV viral load and the risk of transmission to an HIV-negative partner, as well as a...
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