Identifying overtreatment in community-acquired pneumonia opens a path for antibiotic stewardship.
Id Week 2016 News
Active pharmacist intervention was found to improve adherence to C difficile treatment.
Lower-than-expected ART adherence rates in hospitalized patients with HIV can be linked to medication errors and missed dosing.
Researchers in North Texas surveyed people with HIV to determine their levels of health literacy.
Findings from the Veterans Aging Cohort Study indicated that depression and HIV status predict all-cause mortality.
Education is needed on the limitations of rapid influenza diagnostic testing in guiding treatment decisions.
Patients who have responded poorly to multiple medications have demonstrated a positive response to ibalizumab therapy.
Ms King and Dr Tapper discuss children’s serologic response to H1N1 component in inactivated influenza virus.
Drs Schaffner and Tapper discuss issues related to immunization as we head into the influenza season.
Persons with HIV are at increased risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease due to increased risk of HIV-associated inflammation and coagulation.
Race was associated with anal pap testing, with black, non-Hispanic men having a significantly lower rate of anal pap testing compared with white men.
Higher calculated globulin levels in the setting of HIV viral suppression and high CD4 counts may serve as surrogate markers for immune dysfunction.
The research highlights the importance of prevention, including antimicrobial stewardship.
Some diseases like mumps have been reappearing, despite a vaccine against this illness.
Destigmatization and collaboration are central to reaching those affected by these epidemics.
In this video, Infectious Disease Advisor discusses the importance of antibiotic stewardship with CDC’s Arjun Srinivasan, MD.
Using virtual technology increases ID care in outlying community hospitals.
A study of 200 patients at a 500-bed community hospital revealed that a pharmacist-driven treatment intervention does not increase length of stay or mortality rates.
Clindamycin or TMP-SMX following I&D was more effective at curing Staphylococcus aureus infection in children and adults compared with placebo.
Urinalysis rates decreased after a change in electronic order sets was made.
A survey of members of the Emerging Infections Network revealed 73% of ID physicians reported being affected by shortages in antimicrobial agents.
Drs Agwu and Tapper discuss the importance of disseminating the HIV prevention message in all communities.
Data from more than 3000 patients with CAP were studied to determine the effect of antiplatelet medication on 30-day mortality outcomes.
Allograft rejection remains high in patients with HIV and advanced kidney disease.
Donor-derived coccidioidomycosis presents an increased mortality risk in patients needing organ transplantation.
Identifying optimal bronchoalveolar fluid CMV viral load threshold holds potential for diagnosing CMV pneumonia in immunocompromised patients.
Neurodevelopmental complications pose challenges for physicians treating newborns with Zika virus.
Extending antibiotic therapy beyond a week may not be necessary in those patients with cancer and sepsis who present with a lower procalcitonin level at baseline
Town hall at IDWeek 2016 will address supply and demand for HIV physicians.
Watch the videos below that discuss the range of topics at IDWeek 2016 this year.