Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Infectious Disease http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/infectious-disease/condition-rss Infectious Disease en-us Fri, 25 Jul 2014 02:51:08 EDT Fri, 25 Jul 2014 02:51:08 EDT Rotavirus Vaccination Decreases Diarrhea Hospitalizations Among Kidshttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Rotavirus-Vaccination-Decreases-Diarrhea-Hospitalizations-Among-KidsSince the introduction of routine rotavirus vaccination in 2006, rates of diarrhea-related hospitalizations in US children have decreased significantly.Mon, 07 Jul 2014 10:28:58 EDTUS Measles Cases Reach 20-Year Highhttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/US-Measles-Cases-Reach-20-Year-HighThe number of measles cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during the first 5 months of 2014 is the highest reported for that period since 1994.Wed, 25 Jun 2014 03:35:41 EDTRegular Informational Emails Help Combat Hospital Infectionhttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Regular-Informational-Emails-Help-Combat-Hospital-InfectionA public hospital in Florida that struggled to control antibiotic-resistant infections for almost 2 decades finally succeeded by sending regular detailed emails to hospital leaders and intensive care unit personnel.Mon, 02 Jun 2014 02:30:01 EDTTdap Vaccination During Pregnancy Appears Safehttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Tdap-Vaccination-During-Pregnancy-Appears-SafeA small study suggests that pertussis vaccination during pregnancy increases antibody concentration in infants without increasing the rate of adverse reactions.Thu, 29 May 2014 12:09:51 EDTCDC: Childhood Vaccinations to Prevent 732,000 Deaths in Kids Born Since 1994http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/CDC-Childhood-Vaccinations-to-Prevent-732000-Deaths-in-Kids-Born-Since-1994A report finds that childhood vaccinations, boosted by the Vaccines for Children program, will prevent 322 million illnesses and 21 million hospitalizations throughout the lives of children born in the last 2 decades.Wed, 30 Apr 2014 09:36:53 EDTAntibiotic Use Linked with Most C Difficile Infections in Kidshttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Antibiotic-Use-Linked-with-Most-C-Difficile-Infections-in-KidsA new study finds that 73% of children who developed Clostridium difficile infection were prescribed antibiotics in the 12 weeks prior to diagnosis, and 71% of cases were community-associated.Wed, 02 Apr 2014 09:38:15 EDTNeuraminidase Inhibitors May Reduce Death Risk for H1N1http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Neuraminidase-Inhibitors-May-Reduce-Death-Risk-for-H1N1Patients who received the antiviral medications within 2 days of symptom onset had particularly reduced rates of death compared with those who received them later or not at all, a meta-analysis finds.Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:51:14 EDTFlu Shot May Reduce Stroke Riskhttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Flu-Shot-May-Reduce-Stroke-RiskResearch from the United Kingdom suggests that getting the influenza vaccine, especially early in the flu season, significantly reduces one’s risk of stroke.Wed, 19 Mar 2014 11:20:01 EDTTimely Vaccination May Reduce Hospitalizations for Kidshttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Timely-Vaccination-May-Reduce-Hospitalizations-for-KidsGetting childhood vaccinations according to the recommended schedule appears to reduce the risk of hospitalization for infections, according to the results of a Danish study.Thu, 13 Mar 2014 10:01:31 EDTHPV Vaccine May Reduce Risk for Cervical Lesionshttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/HPV-Vaccine-May-Reduce-Risk-for-Cervical-LesionsA Danish study finds that vaccination against the human papillomavirus is associated with reduced rates of precancerous cervical lesions in young women.Mon, 03 Mar 2014 10:28:51 ESTMiddle-Aged Adults Hit Hard by Flu This Seasonhttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Middle-Aged-Adults-Hit-Hard-by-Flu-This-SeasonData from California indicate that there have been more severe flu cases this season than in any season since the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, and two-thirds of severe cases have occurred in those aged 41 to 64.Fri, 28 Feb 2014 09:02:01 ESTMany Adults Still Missing Vaccinationshttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Many-Adults-Still-Missing-VaccinationsNon-influenza vaccine coverage for adults increased somewhat in 2012, but continued to lag behind goals, particularly for racial and ethnic minorities.Thu, 20 Feb 2014 08:22:32 ESTHPV Vaccine Doesn’t Affect Sexual Activity in Teen Girlshttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/HPV-Vaccine-Doesnt-Affect-Sexual-Activity-in-Teen-GirlsPerceptions of the risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease after receiving the first dose of the HPV vaccine were not associated with rates of risky sexual activity among adolescent girls, a study finds.Thu, 06 Feb 2014 05:11:58 ESTPsychological Nudge Helps Reduce Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribinghttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Psychological-Nudge-Helps-Reduce-Inappropriate-Antibiotic-PrescribingClinicians whose offices displayed a letter in which they committed to prescribing antibiotics appropriately reduced their rate of inappropriate prescribing, a study finds.Tue, 04 Feb 2014 02:06:45 ESTDiabetes Patients More Susceptible to Flu Complicationshttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Diabetes-Patients-More-Susceptible-to-Flu-ComplicationsA new study provides evidence that diabetes patients should receive the influenza vaccine, though its results are not as strong as those produced by previous studies.Wed, 29 Jan 2014 09:42:59 ESTVaccination Prevented Millions of Flu Cases During 2012-2013 Seasonhttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Vaccination-Prevented-Millions-of-Flu-Cases-During-2012-2013-SeasonA CDC report finds that vaccination had a particularly profound effect on high-risk populations, but that higher rates of coverage would have prevented millions more cases of flu.Thu, 09 Jan 2014 10:03:58 ESTSpeedy Antiviral Treatment Improves Outcomes for Kids with Fluhttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Speedy-Antiviral-Treatment-Improves-Outcomes-for-Kids-with-FluChildren hospitalized with severe cases of flu were more likely to survive if they received antivirals within 48 hours of symptom onset than if they received the medications later, a new study finds. Mon, 16 Dec 2013 11:33:31 ESTFlu Vaccination Up Among Asthma Patients, But Still Short of Targetshttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Flu-Vaccination-Up-Among-Asthma-Patients-But-Still-Short-of-TargetsA new report from the CDC finds that almost 50% of asthma patients received a flu shot in the 2010-2011 season, compared with 36% of asthma patients in the 2005-2006 season.Fri, 13 Dec 2013 12:25:16 ESTVaccines Have Prevented Millions of Disease Caseshttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Vaccines-Have-Prevented-Millions-of-Disease-CasesA study comparing rates of contagious disease before and after the introduction of vaccines finds that vaccines have prevented more than 100 million disease cases in the United States over the past 90 years.Thu, 12 Dec 2013 09:08:50 ESTDrop in Ear Infections Attributed to Pneumococcal Vaccinehttp://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/Drop-in-Ear-Infections-Attributed-to-Pneumococcal-VaccineA reduction in pediatric health care visits related to otitis media between 2001 and 2011 appears to be due to uptake of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, according to the results of a new study.Mon, 09 Dec 2013 06:57:01 EST