Deema Abdelrahman, PharmBSc, BCIDP


Antimicrobial Stewardship: How to Extend a Solid Handshake

In the latest column from SIDP, handshake stewardship prioritizes face-to-face communication between frontline providers to enable feedback to assess the appropriateness of prescribed antimicrobials.

Nicole Bradley, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP


Shifting to Shorter Courses of Antibiotic Therapy for Common Pediatric Infections

In the latest SIDP column, two clinicians provide information on recent studies and guidelines directed at antibiotic durations in this patient population.

Stephen Pagkalinawan, MD


A Case of Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis Secondary to Cytomegalovirus Infection

There have been sporadic cases Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis, associated with Cytomegalovirus Infection infection, suggesting that CMV may cause clinically significant disease beyond mononucleosis in immunocompetent individuals.

Esther Y. Bae, PharmD, BCIDP


Impact of Inpatient Pharmacist Review of Discharge Antibiotics

A food for thought as an ambulatory antibiotic stewardship initiative.

Seung Ha, PharmD


Discussing Outpatient COVID-19 Treatments

Here is a look at some of the treatment alternatives, which can offer simpler logistics and cost considerations.

Nicholas Rebold, PharmD, BCIDP, AAHIVP, MPH


The Role of Rifampin in Bone and Joint Infections

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.

Nicolás Cortés-Penfield, MD


Updates and Controversies in Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections

Changes in microbiology and antimicrobial resistance patterns warrant reevaluation of our current therapies for this condition.

Daniel Tsang, MD


A Rare Case of Positive Heterophile Antibody in a Patient With West Nile Virus

This unusual Case Study describes a young woman who presented with an acute onset of headaches and dizziness and was found to have aseptic meningitis.

Morgan L. Bixby, BS


What’s New in 2022 From the CLSI Subcommittee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing

The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute Subcommittee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing held a virtual winter meeting and a hybrid summer meeting in 2022. Ad hoc working groups have several breakpoint revisions underway for multiple organism-drug combinations.

Ian Cook, PharmD


Examining the HIV Treatment Pipeline

A review of selected investigational long-active treatment options for HIV.

Mackenzie Keintz, MD


Invasive Nontyphoidal Salmonellosis: An Antimicrobial-Resistant Foe

Salmonella becomes more dangerous as antimicrobial resistance grows. Read about its most common manifestations.

David Pitrak, MD


Lessons in Resilience: What HIV Teaches Us About COVID-19

Four lessons learned from the AIDS crisis that can be applied to the fight against our current pandemic.

Hugh Davis, MD


Final Diagnosis: Donor-Derived Staphylococcus Iugdunensis Endocarditis of Transplanted Heart

"This case gives uncomfortable insight into a gap in early detection of infections in immunocompromised, high-risk patient populations. "

Caleb C. McLeod, PharmD


Cefiderocol’s Role in Managing Carbapenem-Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii Infections

This agent is likely best utilized as part of a combination when treating this bacterium but data regarding appropriate combinations are scarce.

Meagan Mayo, DO


Pulmonary Coinfection With C neoformans and C immitis: A Novel Fungal Cohabitation

A patient presented with a history of uncontrolled HIV and a history of polysubstance use.

Myriam Shaw Ojeda, PharmD


Assisting With International Health Care Needs

Although the pandemic halted many medical mission assignments, these opportunities and others are becoming available to help those geographic areas with acute needs.

Meghan Lyman, MD


Candida auris: Coming Soon to a Facility Near You?

Epidemiologic and clinical lessons for the uninitiated.

Amy L. Carr, PharmD, BCIDP


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?

Kyle H. Lee


That’s Not Appropriate: A Look at Antibiotic Prescribing Post Discharge

Extending antimicrobial stewardship programs to transition of care and discharge may prove beneficial to reduce unnecessary antibiotic use.

Jacinda C. Abdul-Mutakabbir, PharmD, MPH, AAHIVP


Practice Pearls for Treatment of Respiratory Infections

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.

Marissa Cavaretta, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP


Sticking It to COVID-19: The Expansion of the Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine EUA

A review of the data and circumstances that led to authorization in children ages 5 to 11 years.

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