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INFECTIONS IN IMMUNOCOMPROMISED PATIENTS
A collection of news, case studies, and feature articles focused on the diagnosis and management of infection processes in patients with immune systems impaired by an underlying disease.
Middle-aged woman who received a heart transplant 1 year ago because of dilated cardiomyopathy now presents with mild fever and generalized weakness.
It is important to understand the relative severity of CDI in patients in the ICU because it effects treatment decisions. However, primary prevention remains a vitally important strategy to limit morbidity and mortality related to CDI in this vulnerable patient population.
Dr McKinnell provides a summary of drugs in development for infections caused by Gram-negative bacteria, including carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa and carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae.
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Infectious Disease Advisor Articles
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- The Role of Dietary Trehalose in the Clostridium difficile Epidemic
- Delays in Lactate Testing Associated With Delayed Antibiotics, Increased Mortality in Sepsis
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- How Many Chances Are Too Many? Treating Recurrent Infective Endocarditis in IV Drug Users
- Delay of Lactate Draws in Sepsis Ups Risk of In-Hospital Death
- Unplanned Pregnancies Prevalent Among HIV-Positive Women
- Mandatory Influenza Vaccination Advised for Healthcare Personnel in VA, Non-VA Hospitals
- Human Challenge Studies in Infectious Disease: Despite Need for Rigorous Oversight, Studies Are Vital
- Hepatitis C Virus Infection Rates by Race Differ by State in the United States
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