JAMA Contributing Editor Preeti Malani, MD, MSJ, is a clinical associate professor at U of Michigan.
San Francisco—New study findings presented at IDWeek demonstrated that swallowing pills containing a concentrate of fecal bacteria may be a highly effective way to prevent recurrent Clostridium difficile infection and related diarrhea. The work builds on previous research demonstrating that… Read More ›
Vaccination Rates for US Children Remain Generally High, But Measles Outbreaks Underscore Shortfalls in Some Regions
Although results from a federal survey indicate that overall vaccination coverage among US children remains high, areas where immunizations fall short of recommended levels are a concern and recent increases in measles cases around the country underscore that concern, say… Read More ›
Health care personnel who are exposed to HIV in the workplace should immediately begin postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) with at least 3 antiretroviral drugs to prevent HIV infection, according to an updated guideline from the US Public Health Service (USPHS). The… Read More ›
Angelina Jolie’s Gene Testing, Preventive Mastectomy Highlight Complex Questions for Women With Family History of Cancer
Earlier this week, Academy Award–winning actress Angelina Jolie candidly shared her choices in a New York Times op-ed about being tested for gene mutations that increase the risk of breast cancer and having a preventive mastectomy after testing positive. In… Read More ›
San Diego—As the number of fungal meningitis cases linked to contaminated steroid injections rise, information about the outbreak and diagnosing and treating the infection continues to emerge. Since the initial report on September 21 to the US Centers for Disease… Read More ›