A rare case of Pott puffy tumor occurs in an atypical patient with no risk factors, likely due to untreated sinus infection.
Over half of patients admitted with positive SARS-CoV-2 testing received antibiotics, but evidence of bacterial infection is uncovered in far fewer cases. We may already be seeing the effects of antibiotic overprescribing.
In the latest SIDP column, two clinicians provide information on recent studies and guidelines directed at antibiotic durations in this patient population.
A review of the data and circumstances that led to authorization in children ages 5 to 11 years.
Since the vancomycin guideline update, institutional leaders have been faced with the challenge of implementing and monitoring AUC-guided dosing.
"This case gives uncomfortable insight into a gap in early detection of infections in immunocompromised, high-risk patient populations. "
Clinicians can make room for infrequent treatment options as patients enjoy their daily lives.
Experts share advice for physicians taking care of patients with C. difficile infection (CDI).
This crisis has united multidisciplinary groups and laid the foundation to better equip the health care workforce for future pandemics.
In the latest column from the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP), here is a discussion on the use of rifampin as an adjunctive antibiotic treatment for patients with diabetic foot osteomyelitis.
Although COVID-19 vaccination remains the primary focus for health care, other paramount vaccines need to be recognized. Here is a review.
A multidisciplinary panel concludes a discussion on best practices for managing patients with HIV in various healthcare settings and overcoming social health disparities.
Tina Tan, MD; Wendy Wright, DNP, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, FNAP; Priya Nori, MD; Jacinda Abdul-Mutakabbir, PharmD; and Kevin Michael Reiter, MD, PA, provide key takeaways from the discussion on the treatment of respiratory viral infections.
A robust stewardship program requires a comprehensive investment in technology and staff.
Since late 2004, 7 novel antibiotics with activity against ESBL-E, CRE, and/or DTR P aeruginosa have been approved.
Hospitalists can be better equipped to identify patients most in need of intervention and standardize sepsis management efforts.
With evolving weather patterns, the natural habitat of ticks is expanding, and more people are becoming susceptible to them.
The latest article from SIDP illustrates the challenges of area under the curve (AUC) implementation and offers insights for strategies and resources to overcome them.
Jacinda Abdul-Mutakabbir, PharmD, discusses the difference between the original SARS-CoV-2 strain and subvariant strains.
Investigators examined the efficacy and safety of carbapenems vs select novel antibiotics for treatment of cUTI.
Rare cases of health care–associated meningitis and ventriculitis in adults caused by Candida species are associated with recent bacterial meningitis and broad-spectrum antibiotic use.
Kevin J. Downes, MD, and Contagion® Section Editor Conan MacDougall, PharmD, MAS, BCPS, BCIDP, discuss these important topics as another season approaches.
Social media involves information and content sharing and pharmacists can utilize the various platforms to enhance their professional needs and resources for their careers.
Final thoughts from experts on controlling COVID-19 and influenza.