News & Perspective

Oct 02, 2019

Oct 02, 2019
Examining a chest x-ray

Guidance on community-acquired pneumonia updated

Recognizing new research and more emphasis on antibiotic stewardship, experts say change was needed.

Sep 25, 2019

Sep 25, 2019

Experts: Screen only pregnant women for asymptomatic bacteriuria

Updated recommendations still advise against screening for ASB in nonpregnant women and healthy men.

Apr 16, 2019

Apr 16, 2019
Laboratory scientist

Achaogen bankruptcy raises worry over antibiotic pipeline

The antibiotic market is broken, one expert said. "Policymakers must take this as a clarion call to act now."

Dec 10, 2018

Dec 10, 2018
Throat exam of young boy

Antibiotic Rx for kids' pneumonia worse in non-peds hospitals: study

About 61% of kids in children's hospitals got guideline-concordant therapy, compared with only 27% in non-children's hospitals.

Feb 16, 2018

Feb 16, 2018
Clostridium difficile

New C diff guidelines incorporate fecal transplant

IDSA/SHEA guidelines recommend fecal microbiota transplantation for patients with multiple recurrences.

Oct 12, 2017

Oct 12, 2017
Hurricane Irma flooding

Groups warn of infectious disease threats in Puerto Rico

As access to drinking water continues to pose a problem, leptospirosis infections and deaths have been reported.

Mar 16, 2017

Mar 16, 2017
NIH researcher

Trump's budget cuts 20% of NIH; groups express outrage

The budget supports earlier commitment to Gavi vaccine initiatives but dials back funds for other global health efforts.

Feb 06, 2017

Feb 06, 2017

Study: Vancomycin should be go-to drug for severe C diff

The drug may cut all-cause mortality in patients with severe C difficile infection.

Dec 08, 2016

Dec 08, 2016
Pulmonary tuberculosis x-ray

Guidance: Newer tests recommended for TB diagnosis

The guidelines include testing for latent TB, which may affect as many as 13 million Americans.

Sep 29, 2016

Sep 29, 2016
Zika mosquitoes

Zika funds finally pass amid more Florida cases

In another breaking development, the CDC today urged pregnant women to avoid nonessential travel to 11 Southeast Asian countries.

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