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Healthcare professionals and thought leaders share their knowledge and insights on an array of infectious disease topics

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How Antibiotic Stewards Can Implement Risk Scores at Their Institutions
Julie Ann Justo, PharmD, MS, BCPS-AQ ID, provides an example of how institution-specific information can be used to generate a customized risk score.
Gram-Positive ABSSSI: Early Identification and Follow-Up
Panelists highlight the importance of early recognition and identification of appropriate candidates for dalbavancin and oritavancin and of ensuring proper follow-up and post-treatment monitoring for patients with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infection.
Alternatives to Fluoroquinolones: Thinking Outside of the Box
Barbara Wells Trautner, MD, PhD, discusses finding alternatives to fluoroquinolones and facilitating patient communication to improve outcomes.
 
Lipoglycopeptide Therapies for Gram-Positive Infections
Panelists review the advantages and disadvantages of newer long-acting lipoglycopeptide antibiotics, such as dalbavancin and oritavancin, compared with the standard treatment of vancomycin.
Future Direction and Advice for Managing MDR Bacteria
Thomas Lodise, PharmD, PhD, discusses the future direction for managing multidrug-resistant bacterial infections and provides advice for physicians.
Choosing Appropriate Empiric Therapy Based on Susceptibility & Resistance Rates
Ellie J C Goldstein, MD, discusses how physicians need to rely on the data that is available when selecting an antibiotic.
Newly and Emerging Treatment Options for MDR Bacteria
Thomas Lodise, PharmD, PhD, identifies the newly approved and emerging treatment options for multidrug-resistant bacteria.
Determining the Severity of ABSSSI
Panelists provide insight on how to determine the severity of an acute bacterial skin and skin structure infection based on location and extent of lesions, purulent versus nonpurulent, pain, fever, and lymph node enlargement, as well as signs of necrotizing fasciitis.
 
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