Founded in 1990, the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP) is an association of pharmacists and allied healthcare professionals dedicated to promoting the appropriate use of antimicrobial agents.
This article evaluates the point in microbiological workup at which results of respiratory secretion and blood cultures could be interpreted as excluding MRSA and, thus, no longer warrant the empirical vancomycin therapy.
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.
Is there a cure? How long until we find it? And will it work for the majority of people living with HIV?
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