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What Are Some Concerns Regarding Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Treatment?
Kenneth Mayer, MD, shares some of the common concerns individuals have regarding the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis as protection against HIV.
Why is Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing a Key Player in Stewardship Programs?
James S. Lewis, PharmD, FIDSA, explains why antimicrobial susceptibility testing is so important when it comes to stewardship programs.
Why is Multidrug-Resistant <i>Pseudomonas aeruginosa</i> a Priority Pathogen?
Jason Pogue, PharmD, BCPS-ID, Clinical Pharmacist, Infectious Diseases, Sinai-Grace Hospital, explains why Pseudomonas aeruginosa is one of the World Health Organization’s critical priority pathogens for new research and development priorities.
Prevalence of Confirmed Vs. Declared Beta-Lactam Allergies in Patients
Davey Legendre, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, sheds light on the prevalence of confirmed beta-lactam allergies in patients.
When Should Antibiotics Be Prescribed & For How Long?
Gonzalo Bearman, MD, MPH, explains when to prescribe antibiotics and suggests to pay attention to the data when it comes to length of treatment.
What Are The Drawbacks Of Current Front-Line Drugs to Treat <i>C. difficile</i> Infection?
Kirk Hevener, PharmD, PhD, explains the drawbacks of first-line drugs that are currently used to treat C. difficile infections.
What Are Pleuromutilin Antibiotics and How Do They Work?
Thomas File, MD, MSc explains what pleuromutilin antibiotics are and how they work.
How Are Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs Lacking in Long-term Care Facilities?
Alan Gross, PharmD, BCPS-AQID, explains how antimicrobial stewardship programs need to be strengthened in long-term care facilities.
Influenza A (H3N2) has caused most of the illnesses in this severe flu season, but influenza B is becoming increasingly responsible for more infections as the flu season continues to hit the United States.