IDWeek 2015 will feature "access to internationally recognized leaders in the field and the opportunity to network with the most highly respected health professionals in infectious diseases, including HIV."
Percutaneous liver biopsy is a proven way to rate the fibrosis stage both in hepatitis in chronic hepatitis C patients and hepatitis B patients. But it is uncomfortable for patients, risks complications and is prone to assembling errors. Reporting at ID Week 2015 in San Diego, CA, Tuma Demirdal, DR, and colleagues at the Katip Celebi University in Izmir, Turkey compared these invasive tests with non-invasive methods.
In ethnically diverse groups of hospital workers latent tuberculosis infection may need to be addressed. Exposure to Mycobacterium tuberculosis is higher in health care workers who were not born in the US. Reporting at ID Week 2015 in San Diego, Cal, researchers from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center said the hospital had more success with some treatment regimens for such workers than with others.
Switching Tenofovir-Based Regimens to a Single-Tablet Dose Maintains Efficacy and Reduces Side Effects in Patients with HIV
The US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases reports promising preclinical results on an antiviral for Ebola. In findings presented at ID Week 2015 in San Diego, CA, Travis Warren, PhD, a principal investigator said a collaboration with Gilead on a compound known as GS-5734 completely protected rhesus monkeys after they were infected with the virus.
As a medical epidemiologist for Long-term Care in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Nimalie Stone ensures seven core elements of stewardship are maintained throughout longterm care: leadership commitment, accountability, drug expertise, action, tracking, reporting, and education.
Enterovirus D68 caused hundreds of hospitalizations and five deaths across the US in 2014. It left many mysteries, including why so many people got it since a CDC study showed the US populace is basically immune the virus, one discovered in 1962. Why it was linked to paralysis in some children is also unclear. But three experts at ID Week 2015 today agreed, EV-D68 will be back.
Implementing Federal Recommendations for HIV Prevention Will Reduce New HIV Infections and HIV-Related Illness
A University of Colorado School of Medicine hypothesized that the nasal microbiome could be protective against MRSA colonization in some individuals. Reporting at ID Week 2015 in San Diego, CA, Mary Bessenden, MD and colleges looked at 26 persistently MRSA colonized people and 26 non-colonized controls.
Ian Crozier, MD, an infectious disease expert working treating Ebola patients in West Africa, had to admit himself to his own emergency treatment unit. His riveting account of his recovery included an episode in which virus lurking in one eye turned it from blue to green. Crozier got a standing ovation in his talk today at ID Week 2015 in San Diego, CA.
Scott Fridkin, MD, Senior Advisor for Antibiotic Resistance in Healthcare in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infections Diseases, CDC discussed how state programs can only flourish as healthcare professionals across the board implement existing public health guidelines into their practices.