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Approach to Treating Lyme Disease Patients with Persistent Symptoms
Leonard Sigal, MD, explains his approach for treating Lyme disease patients with persistent symptoms.
Understanding the Causes and Impact of MDR Infections
Peter L. Salgo, MD; Jason Pogue, PharmD, BCPS-AQID; Andrew Shorr, MD; Sandy J. Estrada Lopez, PharmD, BCPS (AQID); and Debra Goff, PharmD, FCCP, speculate on the causes behind multidrug-resistant bacterial infections and identify how these infections are impacting patients of all populations.
What Are the Next Steps for Ridinilazole?
Dr. Richard Vickers, discusses what the next steps are for Summit Therapeutic’s ridinilazole.
What to Consider When Calling For Cultures
Marin H. Kollef, MD, discusses what to consider when calling for cultures.
Community Sources of <i>Clostridium difficile</i>
Following a general discussion on risk factors for Clostridium difficile, Lawrence J. Brandt, MD; Erik Dubberke, MD; Dale N. Gerding, MD; Yoav Golan, MD, MS; and Peter L. Salgo, MD, distinguish which factors increase the likelihood for community onset.
An Overview of Multidrug-Resistant Bacterial Infections
Peter L. Salgo, MD; Debra Goff, PharmD, FCCP; Andrew Shorr, MD; Jason Pogue, PharmD, BCPS-AQID; and Sandy J. Estrada Lopez, PharmD, BCPS (AQID), highlight the prevalence of multidrug-resistant bacterial infections in the United States and increasingly problematic resistances to antibiotic agents.
Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs: A Necessary Component of Health Care
Debra Goff, PharmD, FCCP, explains the role that antimicrobial stewardship programs have in the fight against multidrug-resistant infections.
Governmental Intervention Needed to Ensure Hospital Mattresses Get Cleaned Appropriately
Edmond Hooker, MD, DrPH, stresses that the FDA and the CDC need to intervene to ensure that hospital mattresses get cleaned appropriately.
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