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Clinical Infectious Diseases Journal

This list includes items from the latest issue of the Clinical Infectious Diseases Journal.

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The New England Journal of Medicine is a weekly general medicine journal, and this audio news feed presents interviews with specialists.

  • NEJM Interview: Dr. Renee Salas on the effects of climate change ...
    Wed, 21 Aug 2019
    Dr. Renee Salas is an affiliated faculty member at the Harvard Global Health Institute and an emergency medicine physician at Massachusetts General Hospital. Stephen Morrissey, the interviewer, is the Executive Managing Editor of the Journal. R.N. Salas and C.G. Solomon. The Climate Crisis — Health and Care Delivery. N Engl J Med 2019;381:e13. C. Sorensen and R. Garcia-Trabanino. A New Era of Climate Medicine — Addressing Heat-Triggered Renal Disease. N Engl J Med 2019;381:693-696. G. McCarthy and A. Bernstein. Combating EPA Rollbacks — Health Care’s Response to a Retreat on Climate. N Engl J Med 2019;381:696-698. R.N. Salas, D. Malina, and C.G. Solomon. Prioritizing Health in a Changing Climate. N Engl J Med 2019;381:773-774.
  • NEJM Interview: Dr. Kelly Knight on reproductive injustice and ac...
    Wed, 14 Aug 2019
    Dr. Kelly Knight is an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Stephen Morrissey, the interviewer, is the Executive Managing Editor of the Journal. K.R. Knight and Others. Reproductive (In)justice — Two Patients with Avoidable Poor Reproductive Outcomes. N Engl J Med 2019;381:593-596.
  • NEJM Interview: Elizabeth Nash on state-level abortion restrictio...
    Wed, 07 Aug 2019
    Elizabeth Nash is the senior state issues manager at the Guttmacher Institute. Stephen Morrissey, the interviewer, is the Executive Managing Editor of the Journal. E. Nash. Abortion Rights in Peril — What Clinicians Need to Know. N Engl J Med 2019;381:497-499.

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Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy:

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  • Tip Sheet: Do You Think About Your Child's Back and Head Safety W...
    Thu, 22 Aug 2019
    Newswise imageMany parents are probably thinking about their child's school attire, lunch needs and doctor visits in preparation for the upcoming school year.
  • Visits + Phones = Better Outcomes For Teens, Young Women With Pel...
    Wed, 21 Aug 2019
    Newswise imageA patient-centered, community-engaged program featuring home visits by nurses and mobile phone links to caregivers works better than traditional adult-focused and patient self-managed care systems for treating and managing pelvic inflammatory disease, or PID, among historically underserved teens and young women, a Johns Hopkins Medicine study shows.
  • Antibiotics Exposure Linked to Increased Colon Cancer Risk ...
    Wed, 21 Aug 2019
    Newswise imageIn an extensive "data mining" analysis of British medical records, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center conclude that taking even a single course of antibiotics might boost--albeit slightly--the risk of developing colon cancer--but not rectal cancer--a decade later. The findings, reported in the August 20 issue of the journal Gut, highlight the need for judicious use of this broad category of drugs, which are frequently improperly or overprescribed, the report authors say.

American Journal of Infection Control:

RSS feed including 'the latest published articles, both published in an issue and published as Articles in Press.'

  • Efficacy of a novel ultraviolet light-emitting diode device for ...
    Contaminated writing utensils are a potential source for transmission of health care–associated pathogens and respiratory viruses in health care facilities. A variety of potentially pathogenic microorganisms, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Enterococcus species, have been cultured from pens in health care settings.1-5 In the setting of an MRSA outbreak, 25% of pens sampled were positive for MRSA strains with resistance patterns similar to the outbreak strain.1 In an outpatient clinic, inoculation of the benign virus bacteriophage MS2 onto a shared pen in the waiting room resulted in spreading to 73% of sites tested, including hands and fomites.
  • Addressing the threat from within: Investigation of respiratory ...
    Although community outbreaks are widely reported, raising awareness and encouraging symptomatic individuals to seek medical attention, health care institutions must also remain vigilant about threats to the public originating from within its very walls. Health care workers (HCWs) have long been recognized as potential vectors for infectious diseases, most notably respiratory viral infections such as influenza.1 Colonization by Clostridium difficile or multidrug-resistant organisms can lead asymptomatic HCWs to transmit disease to their patients, particularly those who are immunocompromised.
  • A scoping review to assess the impact of public education campai...
    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) within a wide range of infectious agents is a growing threat to global health. Recent global estimations predict AMR will cause 10 million deaths a year, and cost health care over $100 trillion by 2050.1 AMR occurs naturally, however, inappropriate antimicrobial use by patients and health care professionals (HPCs) has exponentially increased this process limiting antimicrobial viability. Presently, the World Health Organization2 reports that there are instances in which antimicrobials required to treat gonorrhea, urine infections, and pneumonia have been found ineffective.