As a result of retrospective identification of inappropriate use of antibiotics, antimicrobial stewardship is a growing area of concern and research in medicine. This was clearly demonstrated via a plethora of poster presentations on this topic at IDWeek 2019.
Several physicians explore the etiology of osteopenia and osteoporosis in patients with HIV and HCV who are undergoing antiretroviral therapy.
Researchers posit that access to direct acting antivirals might ameliorate the risk for HCV transmission in dialysis centers, concurrently with universal immunization for HBV, which would probably eliminate viral hepatitis within the next ten years.
The issue of aging physicians poses serious challenges to the medical profession, with concerns that judgment or skills might decline with age.