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Antimicrobial Stewardship During the Time of COVID-19

Antimicrobial Stewardship During the Time of COVID-19

April 15th 2021, 4:02pm

SHEA Spring Conference

Antimicrobials were commonly prescribed during the first wave of the pandemic, and clinicians were successfully guided by antimicrobial stewardship programs.

Examining COVID-19 Transmission After First-Dose of Vaccine in LTCF

Examining COVID-19 Transmission After First-Dose of Vaccine in LTCF

April 15th 2021, 2:00pm

SHEA Spring Conference

Increased facility-level vaccine coverage amongst residents and staff was associated with lower cases in the latter population.

Improving Urine Collection Poses Opportunity for Diagnostic Stewardship in Primary Care

Improving Urine Collection Poses Opportunity for Diagnostic Stewardship in Primary Care

April 14th 2021, 7:24pm

SHEA Spring Conference

More than half of urine cultures were found to be contaminated and 1 in 5 of the patients were prescribed an antibiotic.

Communication in Hospital-Based Antimicrobial Stewardship

Communication in Hospital-Based Antimicrobial Stewardship

April 14th 2021, 3:00pm

SHEA Spring Conference

Social identity plays an important role in how antimicrobial stewards see their roles and influences how they communicated with prescribers.

Tuberculosis Testing in New HIV Patients Does Not Effect ART Regimen

Tuberculosis Testing in New HIV Patients Does Not Effect ART Regimen

March 15th 2021, 1:00pm

Annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)

A comparative study of same-day and seven-day TB test results show there is little difference in HIV treatment adherence or outcomes at 48 weeks.

HTI Vaccine Regimen Shows Immunogenicity in HIV Patients

HTI Vaccine Regimen Shows Immunogenicity in HIV Patients

March 15th 2021, 11:00am

Annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)

Phase 1/2 trial results showed the immunomodulary vaccine regimen could induce significant T-cell response in patients with HIV.

Treating with Monoclonal Antibodies for COVID-19 Prevention, Progression

Treating with Monoclonal Antibodies for COVID-19 Prevention, Progression

March 14th 2021, 7:00pm

Annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)

A bamlanivimab study showed a 72% reduction in the incidence of COVID-19 and an 80% reduction of progression in the virus in residents in assisted living facilities and nursing staff.

Improving Mental Health in Older Adults Living With HIV

Improving Mental Health in Older Adults Living With HIV

March 11th 2021, 3:08pm

Annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)

Managing mental health in adults living with HIV is paramount during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Should TB Treatment Move into Long-Acting Injectables?

Should TB Treatment Move into Long-Acting Injectables?

March 10th 2021, 10:05pm

Annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)

While at the earliest stages of potential development, long-acting/extended release (LA/ER) formulations for treatment and prevention of TB could be something to be studied in the future.

Impact of COVID-19 on HIV Testing in Children and Adolescents

Impact of COVID-19 on HIV Testing in Children and Adolescents

March 10th 2021, 8:28pm

Annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)

Index testing declined in countries including Malawi, Lesotho and Zimbabwe.