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UPMC Forms Telemedicine Company to Address Infectious Disease Specialist Shortage
With a shortage in specialists, the service could help address an issue that costs health care billions of dollars a year.
2019 Fluoroquinolone Breakpoints Revised for Enterobacteriaceae and <i>Pseudomonas aeruginosa</i>
A revision to the fluoroquinolone antimicrobial susceptibility testing breakpoints for 2 bacteria comes following evidence that previous breakpoints were too high to detect low-level antibiotic resistance.
Bedside Nurses Can Make a Big Difference in Antimicrobial Stewardship, Study Finds
A new study finds involving bedside nurses in antimicrobial stewardship and infection prevention can yield major results in a short amount of time.
How Family Planning Clinics Can Influence Women to Take PrEP
Women are quite receptive to learning about PrEP in the right environment, but some providers have a long way to go in terms of education.
HCV Screening Rate Triples With Multifaceted Intervention
A multifaceted intervention has tripled the rate of hepatitis C virus screening in a baby boomer population.
Genetically Modified Bacteriophages: A New Tactic Against Antibiotic Resistance
A new study gives hope in the fight against multidrug-resistant bacteria.
Renee Ackley, PharmD, BCPS: Comparing Agents for Treating CRE
Renee Ackley, PharmD, BCPS, discusses her research ceftazidime/avibactam and meropenem/vaborbactam for treatment of CRE infections.
Amy Fabian, PharmD, BCPS: Pharmacist Impact on Antimicrobial Prescribing in Outpatient Setting
Does pharmacist presence in an urgent care center have an effect on antibiotic prescribing practices?
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