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The antibiotic market is broken, one expert said. "Policymakers must take this as a clarion call to act now."
About 61% of kids in children's hospitals got guideline-concordant therapy, compared with only 27% in non-children's hospitals.
Antibiotic stewards are meeting in Baltimore to brainstorm ways to improve antibiotic use.
IDSA/SHEA guidelines recommend fecal microbiota transplantation for patients with multiple recurrences.
Improved testing may identify pathogens unsuspected by clinicians and create a need for infectious disease expertise in interpreting and acting on findings.
As access to drinking water continues to pose a problem, leptospirosis infections and deaths have been reported.
The budget supports earlier commitment to Gavi vaccine initiatives but dials back funds for other global health efforts.
The drug may cut all-cause mortality in patients with severe C difficile infection.
The guidelines include testing for latent TB, which may affect as many as 13 million Americans.
In another breaking development, the CDC today urged pregnant women to avoid nonessential travel to 11 Southeast Asian countries.
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