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Lyme Disease and Long-Term Antibiotics: Help or Harm?
Panelists Samuel Shor, MD, FACP; Leonard Sigal, MD; Peter L. Salgo, MD; Patricia V. Smith; and Robert C. Bransfield, MD, DLFAPA, debate the existence of chronic Lyme disease and the use of longer-term antibiotics, and explore the impact a lack of consensus has on patients, providers, and the health care system.
How is SIDP Working to Improve Antibiotic Stewardship Programs in LTC Facilities?
Alan Gross, PharmD, BCPS-AQID, shares how the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists is working to improve antibiotic stewardship programs in long-term care facilities.
Addressing Challenges Faced by Hospital Epidemiologists
Silvia Munoz-Price, MD, PhD, shares a few issues that hospital epidemiologists currently face.
Ceftolozane-tazobactam: An Alternative Therapy to Treat <i>Pseudomonas</i> Infections
Jason Pogue, PharmD, BCPS-ID, explains the clinical significance of his research team’s findings regarding the use of ceftolozane-tazobactam to treat Pseudomonas infections.
Using Synergistic Combination Drug Therapy to Battle Antibiotic Resistance
Edmond LaVoie, PhD, explains how his team’s approach can be applied in the development of novel drugs for the treatment of drug-resistant infections caused by Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria.
Developing New Antibiotics: What's the Best Approach to Take?
Daniel Pilch, PhD, discusses the approach that he and his team took to develop a new drug to fight MRSA.
Societal Challenges Keep At-risk Individuals from Taking PrEP
Kenneth Mayer, MD, discusses some societal challenges that at-risk individuals face today that may keep them from taking pre-exposure prophylaxis.
How Do Antimicrobial Shortages Differ Between High- & Low-Income Countries?
Milena McLaughlin, PharmD, MSc, explains how antimicrobial shortages differ between high- and low-income countries.
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