Authors



JOSHUA GARCIA, PHARMD

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Multidrug-Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa Infections: Hard to Treat, But Hope on the Horizon?

Two recently approved agents offer significant activity against these hard-to-treat conditions.



Matthew Zahn, MD

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2019: Measles Outbreaks in the United States

An update for clinical providers.


Jason M. Pogue, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP**

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COVID-19 Treatment: Updates March 19-24, 2020

Erin K. McCreary, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP; and Jason M. Pogue, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP, provide an update of published literature on experimental treatments for COVID-19 from the past week.


CAROLINE T. STORK, PHD

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Implications of the 21st Century Cures Act on Antibiotic Drug Development

Experts weigh in on what Congress is doing to tackle the threat of antibiotic resistance.


Molly Hayes, PharmD, BCPS

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Appropriate or Not? A Look at Antibiotic Use in the Emergency Department

This In the Literature piece details a study evaluating the appropriateness of prescriptions in comparison to evidence-based guidelines and expert opinion.


Charitha Gowda, MD, MPH, MSCE

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Strep Throat—To Fear or Not to Fear (Again)?

Reports of serious consequences from severe streptococcal infections have caused fear among the general public, but is this fear warranted?


MELANIE THOMPSON, MD

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Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative: A Snapshot From the Trenches, 1 Year Later

Funded jurisdictions scramble to meet daunting deadlines yet maintain optimism that the new federal initiative can end flat funding and catalyze progress.


Simon Murray, MD

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COVID-19: Finally an ELISA Emerges

Over time we will learn the best utility of the ELISA test, as SARS-CoV-2 is here to stay.


MANDEE NOVAL, PHARMD*

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Diagnostic Stewardship: Beyond Managing Bloodstream Infections

Diagnostic stewardship is a novel concept related to modifying the process of ordering, testing, and reporting with the goal of decreasing unnecessary testing and treatment, working upstream and synergistically with antimicrobial stewardship principles.


David W. Martin, PharmD, BCPS

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Student Pharmacists Valuable Resources for Vaccination Campaigns

In addition to licensed pharmacists, student pharmacists can play an important role in helping more Americans get vaccinated by participating in immunization campaigns throughout their communities.


Bonnie Barnard, MPH, CIC, FAPIC

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Maximize Contact and Minimize Isolation

Optimizing the relationship between infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship.


Ryan W. Stevens, PharmD, BCIDP*

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Vertical Antimicrobial Stewardship Can Take Programs to New Heights

Expansion of antimicrobial stewardship strategies to include vertical methods represents an opportunity for programs, both new and established, to further optimize antimicrobial use.


Daniel B. Chastain, PharmD

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Antiretroviral Stewardship: The Time is Now

In this narrative review of studies evaluating antiretroviral stewardship programs (ARVSPs), we propose core elements for ARVSPs that are based on published evidence, clinical experience, and adapted from antimicrobial stewardship programs.


Erin K. McCreary, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP*

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Optimizing Antibiotic Use by Limiting Total Antibiotic Exposure

Shorter durations of antibiotic therapy demonstrate similar efficacy and may improve safety compared with longer courses for certain infections.


Kenneth Bender

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Ribavirin Remains Pivotal Component of Hepatitis C Treatment

A new study confirms the ribavirin steady-state serum levels that correspond to high rates of efficacy and low adverse events.


NEHA SHETH PANDIT, PHARMD, BCPS, AAHIVP*

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Alternative Antiretroviral Medication Delivery Systems Emerge to Treat, Prevent HIV Infection

Novel modes of delivery are imperative to improve HIV suppression and prevent transmission.


RYAN W. STEVENS, PHARMD, BCPS

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Candida Auris: The Rise of a New Fungal Threat

Candida auris—Are we prepared for another multidrug-resistant pathogen?



Doe Kley, RN, MPH

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What Health Care Providers Need to Know About 2019-nCoV Now

The CDC, WHO, and other global entities are working together to understand and control this novel coronavirus and provide important guidelines for health care professionals. Here’s what you should know.


Kristen Coppock, MA

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Addressing Public Health Concerns Over Avian Flu

Both the United Nations and World Health Organization (WHO) discussed the threat of H5N1, and its potential transmission to other mammals and humans.


Frank Diamond

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CDC Unveils 'Test-to-Stay' COVID-19 School Strategy to Limit Quarantines

Children in the United States will be able to avoid potentially millions of hours of at-home quarantining under a testing program unveiled by the CDC today.


Laura Alfonso, BSN, RN, OCN

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Evidence-Based Intervention Reduces C. diff Rates in Adults With Cancer

SMUCLA implements high-touch wipe down intervention to address the need for environmental disinfection of cancer patient care areas.




Khalid Eljaaly, PharmD, BCPS, MS

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Lack of Benefit of Azithromycin Use in Acute Asthma Exacerbations

Recent research shows no clinical benefits from adding azithromycin to standard treatment for adults who presented to emergency departments with acute asthma exacerbations requiring a corticosteroid course.


MS Candidate

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Four Fungal Horsemen: Emerging Trends in Fungal Disease Epidemiology

New public health perspectives on aspergillosis, sporotrichosis, histoplasmosis, and coccidioidomycosis.


Maureen Taylor, CCPA, BHSc

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FMT Proves to Be Effective and Acceptable Treatment for rCDI

Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) is a widely accepted, safe, and effective treatment for recurrent Clostridium diffi­cile infection (rCDI), but does the cure endure?


PAUL SALEEB, MD, FACP

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Exploring the Threat of MDR-TB in the United States

The virulent pathogen has significant individual and public health implications.

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