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.
In the latest SIDP column, two clinicians provide information on recent studies and guidelines directed at antibiotic durations in this patient population.
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.
A food for thought as an ambulatory antibiotic stewardship initiative.
Here is a look at some of the treatment alternatives, which can offer simpler logistics and cost considerations.
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.
Changes in microbiology and antimicrobial resistance patterns warrant reevaluation of our current therapies for this condition.
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.
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.
A review of selected investigational long-active treatment options for HIV.
Telemedicine use is likely to continue expanding even as the COVID-19 pandemic slowly resolves.
This technology is effective in cases that are difficult to diagnose.
Salmonella becomes more dangerous as antimicrobial resistance grows. Read about its most common manifestations.
Four lessons learned from the AIDS crisis that can be applied to the fight against our current pandemic.
"This case gives uncomfortable insight into a gap in early detection of infections in immunocompromised, high-risk patient populations. "
This agent is likely best utilized as part of a combination when treating this bacterium but data regarding appropriate combinations are scarce.
A patient presented with a history of uncontrolled HIV and a history of polysubstance use.
Escalating usage and more drug choices are putting more people at risk.
Although the pandemic halted many medical mission assignments, these opportunities and others are becoming available to help those geographic areas with acute needs.
Epidemiologic and clinical lessons for the uninitiated.
Will there be an answer to keep the continuously evolving virus at bay? Are seasonal combination vaccines the wave of the future?
Extending antimicrobial stewardship programs to transition of care and discharge may prove beneficial to reduce unnecessary antibiotic use.
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 review of the data and circumstances that led to authorization in children ages 5 to 11 years.