Evidence suggests AUC-guided vancomycin dosing is a safer method than traditional trough-guided dosing.
The NFID released data revealing that only 52% of adults in the United States plan to get vaccinated against the flu this season.
Growing evidence suggests that antimicrobials also interact with host innate immunity to provide potent indirect effects which enhance bacterial clearance and may result in more rapid and complete effects
Candida auris is an emerging health care–associated multidrug-resistant fungal pathogen with public health concerns more similar to those of extensively drug-resistant bacterial pathogens than other species of Candida.
Novel β-lactam/β-lactamase inhibitor combinations and cefiderocol may play a part in the treatment of infections caused by Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, Achromobacter xylosoxidans, and Burkholderia cepacia complex.
There is limited and conflicting data regarding the role of combination antifungal therapy for treatment of invasive mucormycosis.
A New York City nurse reflects on "peak-week" in a COVID unit.
New data from a New York City-based hospital shows patients on blood thinners had a lower mortality risk due to COVID-19.
Pharmacists play vital roles in optimizing HIV treatment outcomes in multiple ways and in all medical settings.
Preliminary studies provide convincing evidence for the synergistic use of sulfonamide agents with azole antifungals.
Risk factors for VTE among COVID-19 patients included age greater than 55 years, male gender, a history of thrombophilia, and obesity.
A shocking find on a CT scan leads to an unexpected diagnosis.
One successful model takes an engineering approach to patient safety outcomes focusing on work system improvements.
Short-term investments in pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) are predicted to result in long-term cost-savings and promote significant health benefits following its distribution in Germany, according to a new modelling study in Eurosurveillance.
Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterales present considerable treatment challenges. Recent cumulative evidence supports preference for therapies.
A review of the current literature and future directions.
Both undertreatment and overtreatment were common in this cohort of penicillin-allergic pregnant women with Group B Streptococcus (GBS).
Contagion™ Editorial Board member, Charitha Gowda, MD, MPH breaks down the World Health Organization hepatitis C (HCV) guidelines update, and reminds healthcare professionals to build on these guidelines to advocate for the most effective and safest treatment options for our individual patients and all patients worldwide.
SMUCLA implements high-touch wipe down intervention to address the need for environmental disinfection of cancer patient care areas.
A recent study provides what may be the first in-depth examination of the molecular mechanism of biotransformation of a large number of orally administered agents by the human gut microbiota.
This case report is the fourth documented case of Lyme-induced syndrome of inappro­priate secretion of antidiuretic hormone (SIADH).
Key signs and symptoms to help distinguish between the 2 respiratory illnesses.
Research presented at the 2017 Annual Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) meeting examines the similarities between Congenital Rubella Syndrome and Congenital Zika Infection.
Hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated pneumonia account for 22% of all hospital-acquired infections.
Two recently approved agents offer significant activity against these hard-to-treat conditions.
Care continues to improve; however, drug-resistant pathogens and a lack of new agents to treat these infections remain a constant challenge.
This article highlights some key updates to the antimicrobial therapy recommendations in the updated community-acquired pneumonia guidelines.