Latest Conference Articles

Nebulizers Linked to Environmental Bacterial Contamination

Nebulizers Linked to Environmental Bacterial Contamination

June 23rd 2021, 5:37pm

ASM Microbe Conference

New ASM data show indoor environments are associated with quick and frequent pathogen contamination of the common respiratory device.

Older Age, Asthma, Black Population Influence County-Level COVID-19 Fatality

Older Age, Asthma, Black Population Influence County-Level COVID-19 Fatality

June 22nd 2021, 10:00pm

ASM Microbe Conference

An interview with a study author on unique associations between county infrastructures and COVID-19 fatality rates.

Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Test Provides Less Sensitivity Than PCR Assay

Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Test Provides Less Sensitivity Than PCR Assay

June 21st 2021, 7:00pm

ASM Microbe Conference

New findings on an available 15-minute test show an approximate 81% sensitivity in detection of SARS-CoV-2.

ThermoFisher RT-PCR COVID-19 Test Detects B.1.1.7 Variant

ThermoFisher RT-PCR COVID-19 Test Detects B.1.1.7 Variant

June 21st 2021, 5:00pm

ASM Microbe Conference

New findings from the ASM 2021 World Microbe Forum suggest the emergency-authorized platform can capably detected the highly transmissible UK-borne variant.

Challenges in HIV Management and Therapy

Challenges in HIV Management and Therapy

May 25th 2021, 5:00pm

MAD-ID

A discussion on issues surrounding the treatment of HIV with Melissa Badowski, PharmD, MPH.

How Pharmacist-led Interventions Can Improve Discharge Antibiotic Use

How Pharmacist-led Interventions Can Improve Discharge Antibiotic Use

May 24th 2021, 5:35pm

MAD-ID

A conversation on antimicrobial stewardship with Kushal Naik, PharmD, MBA.

 Monoclonal Antibody Being Developed for Treatment and Prevention of COVID-19, Variants

Monoclonal Antibody Being Developed for Treatment and Prevention of COVID-19, Variants

May 23rd 2021, 11:00am

MAD-ID

An investigational therapy demonstrated neutralizing antibodies as well as protection against the virus in preclinical trials.

The Burden of Clostridioides Difficile

The Burden of Clostridioides Difficile

May 23rd 2021, 10:00am

MAD-ID

A study looked at hospital admissions of Medicare patients and saw a large percentage of recurrent Clostridioides difficile infections (rCDI) as the primary diagnosis.

Mandatory Stop Dates, Indication Documentation Do Not Impact Length of Antibiotic Therapy

Mandatory Stop Dates, Indication Documentation Do Not Impact Length of Antibiotic Therapy

May 22nd 2021, 6:16pm

MAD-ID

No difference was observed in any of the outcomes and there was no impact on the duration of therapy.

Evaluating Safety and Efficacy Protocols of Graded Dose Challenge and Desensitization

Evaluating Safety and Efficacy Protocols of Graded Dose Challenge and Desensitization

May 22nd 2021, 3:00pm

MAD-ID

GDC and DSENS were both seen to be safe and effective tools to optimize therapy in the study participants.