Infectious Disease

Fosfomycin Promising for Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis

Fosfomycin Promising for Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis

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Findings from a small study suggest it could be an effective, safe, and attractive alternative to fluoroquinolones, bacterial resistance to which is becoming increasingly prevalent.

Flu-Like Illness Tied to Increased Relative Mortality in ESRD

Flu-Like Illness Tied to Increased Relative Mortality in ESRD

1,000 deaths of kidney failure patients each year in US may be attributable to seasonal influenza.

Many New Cancer Patients Unaware of Their Hepatitis Status

Many New Cancer Patients Unaware of Their Hepatitis Status

Large proportion of participants with newly diagnosed cancer learned of infection through study.

In-Hospital Morbidity, Mortality Up With Flu in Heart Failure

In-Hospital Morbidity, Mortality Up With Flu in Heart Failure

Higher incidence seen for in-hospital mortality, acute respiratory failure, acute kidney injury.

Flu Vaccine Linked to Reduced Risk for Death in Heart Failure

Flu Vaccine Linked to Reduced Risk for Death in Heart Failure

After adjustment for confounders, vaccine linked to lower all-cause, cardiovascular death

Considerations for Transplants From People With HCV to Those Without

Considerations for Transplants From People With HCV to Those Without

The use of direct-acting antiviral agents to treat chronic HCV could allow for transplantation from donors HCV to recipients without the disease.

Infection Risk Lower in Dialysis Patients With High, Normal Vitamin D

Infection Risk Lower in Dialysis Patients With High, Normal Vitamin D

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Meta-analysis reveals a 39% decreased risk of any infection among patients on long-term dialysis who have high or normal vitamin D levels.

Post-Transplant Tx Reduces Wait for Kidney in Hep C+ Patients

Post-Transplant Tx Reduces Wait for Kidney in Hep C+ Patients

Delaying treatment until after transplant doesn't adversely impact kidney allograft or survival.

Large Drop Seen in Infection-Related Post-Transplant Deaths

Large Drop Seen in Infection-Related Post-Transplant Deaths

Findings among adults undergoing kidney transplantation in Finland 1990 to 2010

Shift in HIV-Associated Kidney Disease Characterized

Shift in HIV-Associated Kidney Disease Characterized

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Antiretroviral therapies have prolonged the survival of HIV patients, but the drugs can have adverse effects on the kidneys.

Drug Combo Promising for HCV Infection in Patients With Advanced CKD

Drug Combo Promising for HCV Infection in Patients With Advanced CKD

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Researchers report a high rate of sustained virologic response after 12 weeks of treatment with a ribavirin-free co-formulation of glecaprevir and pibrentasvir.

Twenty-Seven Viruses Can Be Detected in Semen

Twenty-Seven Viruses Can Be Detected in Semen

Human semen contains 27 different viruses.

Penile Anaerobes May Be HIV Risk Factor

Penile Anaerobes May Be HIV Risk Factor

Modifying the penile microbiome could potentially reduce HIV acquisition in both men and women.

Ebola: Experimental Vaccine Considerations

The number of suspected Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo has risen to 37.

Almost Half of US Adults Have HPV

Almost Half of US Adults Have HPV

The HPV vaccine has the potential to reverse the epidemic and prevent thousands of cancers in the US.

Ledipasvir-Sofosbuvir OK for Transplant Recipients With Hepatitis C

Ledipasvir-Sofosbuvir OK for Transplant Recipients With Hepatitis C

The researchers found that all patients treated for 12 and 24 weeks achieved sustained virologic response at 12 weeks after therapy ended.

Zika Virus Found in Spermatoza

Zika Virus Found in Spermatoza

Investigators examined semen samples under a microscope and found Zika present in spermatoza as well.

Ebola Virus Can Stay in Semen for a Year or More

Ebola Virus Can Stay in Semen for a Year or More

And virus is more likely to be found in male survivors older than 40, researchers report

CDC Reports Zika Transmission by Symptomless Sex Partner

CDC Reports Zika Transmission by Symptomless Sex Partner

Second report highlights ties between Zika and Guillain-Barr syndrome.

Recognize When Sepsis Is an Emergency, CDC Says

Recognize When Sepsis Is an Emergency, CDC Says

Know the signs of extreme response to infection; consider it a medical emergency.

Hepatitis C in CKD: Challenges and Opportunities

Hepatitis C in CKD: Challenges and Opportunities

The availability of direct-acting antiviral drugs may enable eradication of hepatitis C virus and improve outcomes.

Doctors Should Discuss Zika With Patients

Doctors Should Discuss Zika With Patients

Patient history, including assessment of travel, necessary to assess risk.

Flu Vaccine May Reduce Hospitalizations, Deaths in Type 2 Diabetes

Flu Vaccine May Reduce Hospitalizations, Deaths in Type 2 Diabetes

Significantly lower rates of admission for stroke, heart failure, pneumonia/influenza, all-cause-death.

Any Sex Partner Can Transmit Zika, CDC Says

Any Sex Partner Can Transmit Zika, CDC Says

While mosquitoes are by far the most common form of transmission, cases of sexual transmission can occur.

Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Increasing

Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Increasing

CDC statistics for 2013 to 2014 show troubling increase in resistant strains.

Zika Infection Linked to Meningoencephalitis

Zika Infection Linked to Meningoencephalitis

The link was discovered after an elderly cruise ship patient fell ill with the Zika virus.

Zika Virus Can Be Sexually Transmitted

Zika Virus Can Be Sexually Transmitted

Men returning from a Zika-infected area should abstain from sex or use a condom.

Risk Factors for HD Patient Hospitalization for Infections Identified

Risk Factors for HD Patient Hospitalization for Infections Identified

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These factors include lower serum albumin levels and vascular access other than an arteriovenous fistula at dialysis initiation.

Hepatitis, CMV More Common in Commercial Transplants

Hepatitis, CMV More Common in Commercial Transplants

Overall one- and ten-year survival rates of the transplanted organs in commercial recipients compared with controls were 91% and 22% vs. 98% and 44%.

Ebola Virus Can Remain in Semen of Survivors

Ebola Virus Can Remain in Semen of Survivors

Two studies describe sexual transmission from survivor, persistence of Ebola virus RNA in semen.

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