Authors


Jenna E. Januszka, PharmD

Latest:

Gender-Affirming Care in Persons Living With HIV

Gender-affirming hormone therapy (GAHT) therapy consists of administration of exogenous hormones and suppression of endogenous hormone production, with the goal of obtaining characteristics more congruent with an individual’s gender identity. Here is a review of these therapies and consideration for PrEP and the risks associated with HIV in this diverse population.



Ryan P. McNamara, PhD

Latest:

Influenza Virus Is Primed for Continual Emergence and Pandemic Potential

The broad host range and natural reassortment of the influenza virus has played an instrumental role in previous pandemics, and the virus is poised for future large-scale outbreaks.


Steven Murdoch, MD

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Disseminated Gonococcal Infection Complicated by Suspected Osteomyelitis of Humeral Head

Gonococcal septic polyarthritis is an uncommon manifestation of N gonorrhoeae infection, but has increased by about 40% in recent years.


Y. Vivian Tsai, PharmD

Latest:

Precision Dosing of To-Marrow: Linezolid Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

Emerging literature suggests therapeutic drug monitoring for this antimicrobial to minimize the risk for linezolid-associated toxicities while maintaining efficacy in select populations.


Jeff Goad, PharmD, MPH

Latest:

COVID-19 Booster Shots and the Future

Key opinion leaders provide some advice for the public regarding COVID-19 booster shots and look to the future of the pandemic.


Angela Rasmussen, PhD

Latest:

COVID-19 Booster Shots and the Future

Key opinion leaders provide some advice for the public regarding COVID-19 booster shots and look to the future of the pandemic.


Keith Lee

Latest:

Final Diagnosis: Pott Puffy Tumor With Subdural Empyema

A rare case of Pott puffy tumor occurs in an atypical patient with no risk factors, likely due to untreated sinus infection.


Seth Lederman, MD

Latest:

Our Price for Not Aiming Higher: Long COVID Is Here to Stay

Guest author Seth Lederman, MD, calls Long COVID "one of the most pressing global health threats I have seen since fighting HIV/AIDS."


Laya Manoj

Latest:

Disseminated Gonococcal Infection Complicated by Suspected Osteomyelitis of Humeral Head

Gonococcal septic polyarthritis is an uncommon manifestation of N gonorrhoeae infection, but has increased by about 40% in recent years.


Randi Silibovsky, MD

Latest:

Community-Acquired Candida Glabrata Empyema: An Atypical Diagnosis Not to Miss

Although this patient had none of these common risk factors associated with Candida empyema, she did have other factors predisposing her to fungal colonization and subsequent infection.


Fidelia Bernice, PharmD, BCIDP

Latest:

Daptomycin as Frontline Therapy for MRSA Bacteremia: Has the Time Come?

Findings increasingly suggest the mortality risk may be reduced by initiating daptomycin within 3 days of infection.


Wendy Wright, DNP, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, FNAP

Latest:

Overview of the Different Types of Respiratory Infections

Experts provide an overview of the clinical presentations of respiratory infections such as COVID-19, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus.


Leanna Liu, PharmD, BCIDP, BCPS

Latest:

Amped-up Enterobacterales Debate

Demystifying clinical data for treating invasive AmpC-harboring Enterobacterales.


Amy L. Brotherton, PharmD, AAHIVP, BCIDP

Latest:

Ready, Set, Cabenuva: Implementing Cabotegravir/Rilpivirine

This novel therapeutic option represents the first long-acting injectable approved for maintenance of HIV-1 suppression.


Sarah B. Minor, PharmD, MHA, BCPS-AQ ID

Latest:

The Next Generation of COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters

Will there be an answer to keep the continuously evolving virus at bay? Are seasonal combination vaccines the wave of the future?


Sahil Khanna, MBBS, MS

Latest:

Looking Toward the Future of CDI Management

Closing out their discussion on Clostridioides difficile infection, panelists share closing thoughts on novel pipeline therapies.


Aaron Hamby, PharmD

Latest:

Increase in Enteroviruses Seen with Decreases in COVID-19 Precautions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports the rise in pediatric acute respiratory illnesses especially as there is a decrease in hygiene measures that were previously employed during the pandemic.


Louise-Marie Oleksiuk, PharmD, BCPS

Latest:

Daptomycin as Frontline Therapy for MRSA Bacteremia: Has the Time Come?

Findings increasingly suggest the mortality risk may be reduced by initiating daptomycin within 3 days of infection.


Mehrnaz Sadrolashrafi, PharmD, BCCCP

Latest:

COVID-19–Associated Fungal Infections During EMCO: Review of Epidemiology, Diagnosis, and Pharmacotherapy

Examining pharmacological management in COVID-19 patients with ARDS requiring antifungal therapy during extracorporeal life support.


Zachary Hitchcock, PharmD Candidate; and J. Drew Zimmer, PharmD, BCPS, *SIDP

Latest:

Getting Help from HAL: Applying Machine Learning to Predict Antibiotic Resistance

A pair of experts assess literature on the means of interpreting hospitalized patient antibiotic resistance through machine learning.



Kayla Stover, PharmD, BCIDP, BCPS, FCCP, FIDSA

Latest:

Top 5 Tips for Teaching ID Learners

The latest article from SIDP offers a Top 5 list of how to precept a learner on an infectious disease rotation.


Brian Lu, PharmD

Latest:

Combination Antifungal for Invasive Mucormycosis: Yay or Nay?

There is limited and conflicting data regarding the role of combination antifungal therapy for treatment of invasive mucormycosis.


Zahra Qamar, MD; Steven F. Solga, MD; and Lisa A. Spacek, MD, PhD, FIDSA

Latest:

NAFLD Is Increasingly Affecting Patients With HIV

The prevalence of this disease in this patient population is much higher than in the general public.


Sonal Patel, PharmD, BCIDP

Latest:

SPREADing the Love: The Importance of Mentorship in Pharmacy

In the latest column from SIDP, the authors discuss having leaders to help navigate school and beyond.


Esther Esadah, PharmD

Latest:

The Role of Pharmacists in the World of Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship

The limitation in the number of pediatric-specific guidelines by professional organizations, and results from large randomized clinical trials, may place an additional emphasis on literature evaluation skills for pediatric ASP pharmacists.


Thomas Lodise, PharmD, PhD

Latest:

Advice for Physicians to Manage C. Difficile Infection (CDI)

Experts share advice for physicians taking care of patients with C. difficile infection (CDI).


Rodney E. Rohde, PhD, MS, SM(ASCP)CM, SVCM, MBCM, FACSc; and Ryan P. McNamara, PhD

Latest:

Influenza Vaccination With SARS-CoV-2 mRNA Booster Shots

Drs Jacinda Abdul-Mutakabbir, Madeline King, Rodney Rohde, and expert nurse practitioner Wendy Wright provide insight on receiving the influenza vaccine concurrently with the SARS-CoV-2 booster shot, and comment on data on immune responses from the Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines.


Killian Meara

Latest:

Early Vaccine Campaign in United States Prevented Deaths

The study was supported by the National Institutes on Aging.

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