With international travel, "any outbreak, anywhere in the world can be a threat, everywhere." That's the reality of an increasingly connected world, said Malik Peiris, PhD, of the School of Public Health at the HKU-Pasteur Research Center, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, at IDWeek 2016.
The overall risk of hepatic decompensation in patients treated with the paritaprevir/ritonavir, ombitasvir, dasabuvir (PrOD) regimen during and up to 12 weeks after completion of treatment was low, Adeel A. Butt, MD, MS, of the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA, told IDWeek 2016 attendees.
Minocycline "may be a good choice" for infections caused by Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, "an inherently resistant organism with limited treatment options," concluded authors of a retrospective study presented at IDWeek.
Extended-interval aminoglycoside dosing "appears of be safe in pediatric patients," a retrospective study presented at IDWeek has found.
In children with cancer, concurrent vancomycin and piperacillin-tazobactam administration may increase risk of acute kidney injury, a retrospective study presented at IDWeek has shown.
Children presenting with outpatient influenza-like illness rarely received an antiviral prescription, according to a retrospective cohort study presented at IDWeek 2016.
Long-term use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) might increase microbial translocation and innate immune activation but not enterocyte turnover or T-cell activation among people infected with HIV-1, according to research findings reported at IDWeek 2016.
HIV and hepatitis B virus (HBV) drugs had no impact on antiviral activity of grazoprevir or elbasvir, and neither agent affected HIV and HBV replication, a study presented at IDWeek has shown.
Together, depression and HIV infection are "strongly associated" with all-cause mortality in U.S. veterans, results from one of the largest analyses to date to examine this association reported at IDWeek 2016.
GSK Vaccines' investigational meningococcal vaccine against serogroups A, B, C, W and Y (MenABCWY) is broadly effective among adolescents, according to the company's phase 2b, observer-blind, multicenter study, reported at IDWeek 2016.
Opportunities to vaccinate against Hepatitis A virus were missed in more than half of patients with HIV and Hepatitis C virus co-infection, researchers reported at IDWeek 2016.
GSK's investigational combined measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine (GSK_MMR) "demonstrated an acceptable immune response" that was non-inferior to Merck's MMR vaccine (MRK_MMR), a multinational, randomized, Phase 3A, controlled, observer-blinded study reported at IDWeek 2016 has shown.