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MAD-ID | Making a Difference in Infectious Diseases

MAD-ID | Making a Difference in Infectious Diseases
The mission/purpose of the organization is to provide education, in the form of traditional continuing professional education, skills training, and other pertinent life-long learning methods, to health care professionals concerning the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases in general, and antimicrobial stewardship, in specific.

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Eravacycline Realizes Successful Clinical Endpoint in OPAT Facilities
The antibacterial is efficacious in a majority of patients in a small study.
Individualized Beta-Lactam Therapy and Monitoring
Elevated beta-lactam concentrations have been associated with neurotoxic adverse effects, including seizures and mental status changes.
Synergy Between Antibiotics and The Innate Immune System
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
Diagnostic Stewardship: Beyond Managing Bloodstream Infections
Diagnostic stewardship is a novel concept related to modifying the process of ordering, testing, and reporting with the goal of decreasing unnecessary testing and treatment, working upstream and synergistically with antimicrobial stewardship principles.
Bacteriophage-Antibiotic Combinations: A Promising Alternative for Refractory Infections?
Despite the initial abandonment of bacteriophages in most areas of the world, the era of antibiotic resistance has led to a resurgence of phage therapy in clinical practice. 
Imipenem-Cilastatin-Relebactam: Imipenem Is Rele Back Again
The US Food and Drug Administration approved imipenem-cilastatin-relebactam to treat complicated intra-abdominal infections and complicated urinary tract infections in adults with limited treatment options. 
Alternative Antiretroviral Medication Delivery Systems Emerge to Treat, Prevent HIV Infection
Novel modes of delivery are imperative to improve HIV suppression and prevent transmission.