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Selecting Lipoglycopeptide Therapy for Gram-Positive NIs
Peter L. Salgo, MD; Sandy J. Estrada Lopez, PharmD, BCPS (AQID); and Debra Goff, PharmD, FCCP, share insight on selecting the appropriate agent in the setting of lipoglycopeptide therapy for gram-positive nosocomial infections regarding dosing, mechanisms of action, and patient populations.
What Can Be Done to Get More Individuals Tested for HIV?
Colleen Kelley, MD, explains what is needed to ensure that individuals get tested for HIV.
Understanding Gram-Positive Nosocomial Infections
Peter L. Salgo, MD; Jason Pogue, PharmD, BCPS-AQID; Debra Goff, PharmD, FCCP; Andrew Shorr, MD; and Sandy J. Estrada Lopez, PharmD, BCPS (AQID), give considerations for gram-positive nosocomial infections, including how to identify risk and the prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in this setting.
What's the Strongest Approach for Treating <i>Pseudomonas</i> Infections?
Marin H. Kollef, MD, discusses the strongest approach for treating Pseudomonas infections.
Why Current Environmental Cleaning Practices Used in Hospitals Aren't Making the Cut
Barley Chironda, RPN, CIC, explains why current environmental disinfection practices aren’t making the cut.
Gram-Negative NIs: Cephalosporin/β-Lactamase Inhibitors
Peter L. Salgo, MD; Debra Goff, PharmD, FCCP; Sandy J. Estrada Lopez, PharmD, BCPS (AQID); Jason Pogue, PharmD, BCPS-AQID; and Andrew Shorr, MD, emphasize the differences between Vabomere, Avycaz, and Zerbaxa, 3 new beta-lactam/beta-lactamase inhibitor combinations, and discuss where each is appropriate in the treatment landscape of gram-negative nosocomial infections.
Using Apps to Improve the Management of <i>Staphylococcus aureus</i>
Debra Goff, PharmD, FCCP, discusses how the STAB-IT app helps health care providers with real-time point-of-care management of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia.
<i>Pseudomonas</i> Infections in the ICU Versus on the Floor
Peter L. Salgo, MD; Marin Hristos Kollef, MD; Andrew Shorr, MD; Yoav Golan, MD; and Jason Pogue, PharmD, BCPS-AQID, discuss the prevalence of pseudomonas infections in the intensive care unit versus in the hospital overall and emphasize the need for careful monitoring.
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