Infectious Disease

Reports of high-impact infectious disease studies by medical professionals

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...

Quick Take: Gentamicin compared with ceftriaxone for the treatment of gonorrhoea (G-ToG)

Gonorrhea is a common sexually transmitted infection associated with local inflammation causing genital pain, pelvic inflammatory disease, increased HIV acquisition risk, and other related...

Quick Take: Opioid agonist treatment dosage and patient-perceived dosage adequacy, and risk of hepatitis...

The opioid epidemic has been associated with rising hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection incidence in North America among those who inject drugs. While opioid...

Quick Take: Discovery and validation of a prognostic proteomic signature for tuberculosis progression

Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of death by an infectious disease. Identifying affected individuals, particularly if they are asymptomatic, however, remains a challenge...

Internal medicine interns spending minority of time on direct inpatient care

1. In this direct observational study, first year internal medicine residents (interns) spent only 13% of their time on direct patient care, while spending...

Pre-exposure HIV prophylaxis may lead to riskier behavior and increased STIs

1. In this population intervention study, receipt of HIV preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) was associated with an increased incidence of STIs in homosexual and bisexual...

Shorter treatment regimen found to be noninferior for patients with multidrug resistant tuberculosis

1. A randomized control trial of patients with multidrug resistant tuberculosis found that shorter treatment regimens were noninferior to longer treatment regimens currently recommended...

Students infected by Schistosoma shed light on cause of Katayama syndrome

1. The results of this case study suggested that male Schistosoma mansoni larvae can cause Katayama syndrome amongst individuals exposed.2. The authors were able...

Community members successfully implement school-based health programs

1. The Incidence of diarrheal illness decreased by almost 50% among rural primary school children at low-cost private schools in rural India who received...
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