Authors


Gregory Maslak, MD

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A Case of CNS Nocardia farcinica Presenting as Aphasia in an Immunocompetent Host

Quick recognition is key to early initiation of treatment and long-term survival.


Jennifer Nessel

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Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Risk Factors Examined

The survey of households found that although 80% of residents had heard of Rocky Mountain spotted fever, less than half used pesticides to prevent the presence of ticks.


Charles A. Peloquin, PharmD

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Individualized Beta-Lactam Therapy and Monitoring

Elevated beta-lactam concentrations have been associated with neurotoxic adverse effects, including seizures and mental status changes.


Jaime Rosenberg

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Estimating HIV Screening Incidence Among US Citizens

Investigators used national electronic health record data to determine the proportion of American adults who have been tested for HIV.


Payal Patel, MD, MPH

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Coffee, Donuts, and Antimicrobial Stewardship

Targeting stewardship interventions to the morning hours may have a greater impact than afternoons and nights.


Grant M. Gallager

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Systematic Review Highlights Hydroxychloroquine Ambiguities

Investigators sought to summarize evidence about the benefits and harms of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine as treatments or prophylaxis of COVID-19.


David Cluck, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP

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Guidelines to Caring for Patients With Sepsis: Promise or Progress?

Care continues to improve; however, drug-resistant pathogens and a lack of new agents to treat these infections remain a constant challenge.


George Sakoulas, MD

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Key Takeaways on Managing ABSSSI

George Sakoulas, MD, shares key takeaways on soft tissue infections from ID week 2023.


Laurie Toich

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Teva Pharmaceuticals Announces Launch of Generic HIV Drug

Teva Pharmaceuticals announces an exclusive launch of a generic version of atazanavir capsules for the treatment of HIV.


Rachel Britt, PharmD*

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Entering the Ring: Oral Vancomycin Versus Metronidazole for C difficile Infection and the Risk of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus

In 2017, a guideline update stripped metronidazole of its first-line therapy designation and crowned oral vancomycin as initial therapy for all C difficile infection cases.


Alexander R. Evens, DO

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Integrating Order Sets Into Antimicrobial Stewardship Strategies

Since its implementation in December 2016, use of a ceftolozane-tazobactam order set at Marin General Hospital has advanced antimicrobial stewardship efforts.


Peter L. Salgo, MD

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Final Thoughts on COVID-19 and Flu

Final thoughts from experts on controlling COVID-19 and influenza.


William R. Short, MD, MPH, AAHIVS

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Rapid ART Initiation: A New Model Presents Unique Opportunities and Challenges

Patients with a new diagnosis of HIV may benefit from rapid start of ART.


MARGUERITE L. MONOGUE, PHARMD

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Long-Acting Anti-MRSA Agents: One Dose to Cure?

A review of the current literature and future directions.


Julia Schiff, MD, MPH

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A Case of CNS Nocardia farcinica Presenting as Aphasia in an Immunocompetent Host

Quick recognition is key to early initiation of treatment and long-term survival.


Krutika N. Mediwala, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP

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Utilizing MRSA Nasal Screening for Antimicrobial Stewardship

This In the Literature piece details a study evaluating MRSA nasal screening’s effect on antimicrobial stewardship.




David Cluck, PharmD

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A New Meaning to "Getting Tested"

Over-the-counter diagnostic tests for Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and pathogens associated with upper respiratory tract infections such as influenza and Group A Streptococcus may soon gain approval; however, making these tests immediately available to the public would not be without challenges.


EKAMJEET RANDHAWA, MD, KEDESHA SIBLISS, MD

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An Unexpected Meningitis Culprit

A team of physicians yields surprising findings in an elderly patient in shock with seizures.


Mike Hennessy Sr

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The Future of Health Care After COVID-19

My hope is that years from now, when we look back on the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, it will have served a few purposes.


Bill Schu

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Neglect of Skin Wounds Is a Risk Factor for Becoming a Carrier of S. Aureus

A new study in BMC Public Health finds that neglect of skin wounds is an independent and strong risk factor for becoming a carrier of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), a dangerous pathogen that can cause infections and lead to life-threatening infectious diseases.


Krista Gens, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP, DPLA

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PEN-FAST Forward: Accelerating Penicillin Allergy De-Labeling

PEN-FAST is a validated risk stratification tool that promotes efficient, safe, and effective de-labeling of penicillin allergies.


Kenneth Bender, PharmD, MA

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Proposal to Prevent Surgical Site Infections Applies Antimicrobial Stewardship

Proposed alternative to "unsustainable" wide use of broad spectrum antibiotic prophylaxis in surgeries confronts antimicrobial resistance.


Madeline King, PharmD, BCIDP*

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Future of Fluoroquinolones: Risks, Benefits of Antibiotic Workhorse

Warnings and concerns regarding fluoroquinolones are on the rise, but the antibiotics still play a role, albeit more limited, in the treatment of various infectious diseases.


Jason C. Gallagher, PharmD, FCCP, FIDP, FIDSA, BCPS

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Final Thoughts on COVID-19 and Flu

Final thoughts from experts on controlling COVID-19 and influenza.



Saskia v. Popescu

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Addressing ART Adherence in Hispanic/Latino Men Living with HIV

Investigators found these populations are younger and are living at or below poverty were at lower adherence to ART.


Alan Gross, PharmD, BCPS-AQ-ID

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A Long-Term Care Antimicrobial Stewardship Certificate Program for Pharmacists: Filling an Unmet Need

This training will empower pharmacists practicing in LTC facilities to develop antimicrobial stewardship programs, improve patient outcomes related to infectious diseases, and facilitate compliance with CMS requirements.


Catherine Kolonko

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Testing Still Needed After HCV Clears in HIV-Positive MSM

A retrospective study found hepatitis C reinfection rates high are in HIV-positive men who have sex with men from four western European countries.

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