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Select coverage from ID Week 2016 is included below:

Why is Legionnaires' on the Rise in the US?

Laura Cooley, MD, MPH, medical epidemiologist, Respiratory Diseases Branch, Division of Bacterial Disease, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, explains the current Legionella situation.

Programs to Increase Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates in Veterans
Jacob Morton, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, Antibiotic Stewardship Outcomes Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center, clinical pharmacy research specialist, Wesley Healthcare, discusses programs to improve pneumococcal vaccination rates in veterans.
Influenza Antiviral Treatments: Prescribing Practices Across the US
Rebekah Stewart Schicker, MSN, MPH, APRN, Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, explains her recent research on influenza antiviral treatment prescribing practices in 60 outpatient settings across the United States.
Restricting Antibiotic Use Fuels Drop in Antibiotic-resistant Infections
Susan Kline, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine, medical director for Infection Control, lead physician for Antibiotic Stewardship, University of Minnesota, discusses how restricting use of vancomycin impacted the emergence of vancomycin-resistant enterococci.
Vancomycin & Piperacillin/Tazobactam and Acute Kidney Injuries
Megan Luther, PharmD, Advanced Health Services research fellow, Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Rhode Island, College of Pharmacy, discusses a meta-analysis that examines the combination therapy of vancomycin and piperacillin/tazobactam causing acute kidney injuries.
Bugs Without Borders: View from the Americas
Speakers at the annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America discussed infectious disease epidemics across the globe.
Intervention Decreases Inappropriate Urine Testing and Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections
A study using different criteria for urine testing than those outlined by the current Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) guidelines, has proven to cut down on the testing of urine samples and inappropriate use of antimicrobials.
Measuring the Impact of Comorbidities on 30-day Mortality in Older Adults with Pneumonia
Jacob Morton, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, Antibiotic Stewardship Outcomes Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center, clinical pharmacy research specialist, Wesley Healthcare, discusses his research on 30-day mortality in adults with pneumococcal disease.
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