Authors


KRISTEN L. BUNNELL, PHARMD, BCCCP

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5 Emerging Infections to Watch Out For in 2018

These pathogens can cause unique challenges for clinicians.


Elias K. Manavathu, PhD

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Medical Importance of Microbial Biofilms in the Management of Infectious Diseases

Biofilms are an emerging clinical problem despite the fact that most clinicians don’t even think of biofilms when managing infections.


W. David Hardy, MD

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HIV Treatment Advice for Community Physicians

Experts provide community physicians treating HIV with practical advice for screening, diagnosing, and managing patients with HIV.


Kenneth Bender, PharmD, MA

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UK Announces Next Phase in Combating Antimicrobial Resistance

The 2024-2029 5-year UK national action plan for antimicrobial resistance is the second to emerge from the 20-year strategy announced in 2019.


Ian Frank, MD

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HIV Treatment Advice for Community Physicians

Experts provide community physicians treating HIV with practical advice for screening, diagnosing, and managing patients with HIV.


Cornelius J. Clancy, MD

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Bringing Culture-Independent Diagnostic Tests for Bloodstream Infections Into Rational Patient Management

These tests have the potential to transform patient care and antimicrobial stewardship, but they have not gained widespread acceptance, partly because of uncertainty over how to use them clinically.


Danielle Mroz, MA

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SVR Possible in PWID Infected With Hepatitis C Virus Despite Imperfect Adherence to Treatment

People who inject drugs who are infected with hepatitis C virus can achieve sustained viral response, despite imperfect adherence, according to the results of a new trial.


Eileen Oldfield

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Hepatitis C Saliva Tests May Show a False-Negative Result if HIV Is Also Present

Saliva tests for detecting HCV infection may not be the best option for determining infection status.


Gary L. Edwards, MS

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Utah's Public Health Approach to Recent Hepatitis A Outbreak

In May 2017, a case of hepatitis A was detected in a Salt Lake County hospital. Over the next 20 months, Utah health officials worked to address what ended up being the largest hepatitis A outbreak in the state’s history.



SANDRA MORALES, PHD

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Bacteriophage-Antibiotic Combinations: A Promising Alternative for Refractory Infections?

Despite the initial abandonment of bacteriophages in most areas of the world, the era of antibiotic resistance has led to a resurgence of phage therapy in clinical practice.


Della Xu, PharmD

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How Close Are We to a Cure for HIV?

Evolving research has led the infectious diseases community to redefine its definition of cure.


JAMES ROSSI, MD

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Salt, Ticks, and Lyme: A Case of Lyme Neuroborreliosis Presenting as SIADH

This case report is the fourth documented case of Lyme-induced syndrome of inappro­priate secretion of antidiuretic hormone (SIADH).



SASKIA V. POPESCU, PhD, MPH, MA, CIC

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Biosurveillance: The New(ish) Buzzword

Biosurveillance has evolved beyond biodefense, emphasizing a comprehensive network to detect and counter biological threats.


Kevin Schwartz, MD, MSc, FRCPC

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"Antibiotic Never Events": The Ideal Target to Reduce Antimicrobial Exposure

By stopping unnecessary antibiotics before they start, clinicians can avoid unnecessary harm to the patient and the population.


Sarah M. Michienzi, 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.


Pharmacy Times&reg Editorial Staff

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National HIV Testing Day: Free Screening Services Available at Walgreens

Testing and information will be available at select Walgreens stores in more than 260 cities on National HIV Testing Day on Thursday between 10 am and 7 pm.



Cecilia Pessoa Gingerich

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E-cigarette Users, Especially Women, May Be More Susceptible to Flu

Early research found that e-cigarette use affects the immune system response to the flu virus and the effects are different for female and male users.


ALYSSA B. CHRISTENSEN, PHARMD

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Is Greater BSA Use for Sepsis, Bacteremia Affecting HO-CDIs?

An examination of broad-spectrum antibiotic use in this patient population is essential for developing strategies to mitigate the risk of these infections.


Jennifer Lo, PharmD

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"Antibiotic Never Events": The Ideal Target to Reduce Antimicrobial Exposure

By stopping unnecessary antibiotics before they start, clinicians can avoid unnecessary harm to the patient and the population.


Stephanie Spivack, MD

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A Case of Varicella-Zoster Meningitis Causing Postoperative Fevers After Umbilical Hernia Repair

Due to worsening headaches and unrevealing cross-sectional imaging and ascites fluid analyses, this patient's differential evolved toward a central nervous system source.


AMY CHENG, PHARMD, AAHIVP

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Treating HCV in HIV-Coinfection: Still a Therapeutic Dilemma?

Despite the availability of highly active agents against HCV, HIV-infected patients require special considerations for drug interactions when considering treatment options.


Caitlyn Bahrenburg

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Site-Specific Labeling Provides New Insight on Influenza Virus Variation

A new method assessing the influenza A strain provides investigators with a more detailed look at influenza viruses.


Tiffany Lee, PharmD, BCIDP

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Febrile Finesse: Are We Employing Appropriate Empiric Coverage in Patients With Neutropenic Fever?

Traditional therapy coverage does not include recent data that offers some updates in evaluating the current effectiveness of empiric antibiotic treatment.


Gena M. Burch, PharmD, MS

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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.


Bryan T. Alexander, PharmD, BCIDP, AAHIVP

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A Chance to Improve Hepatitis C Care for PWID

Here is a review of an opportunistic treatment approach to HCV infection in this patient population in a European study and some of the potential challenges in applying it in the United States.


Whitney J. Palmer

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Those With HIV Shown to Have More Coronary Plaque

Even if HIV-positive individuals have a low-to-moderate risk for cardiovascular disease, they still experience more coronary plaque.


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