Infectious Disease

Nine Cases of Wound Botulism in People Who Use Injection Drugs

Nine Cases of Wound Botulism in People Who Use Injection Drugs

All patients used injection drugs; seven reported using black tar heroin and six practiced skin popping.

Tap Water in Neti Pot Linked to Death From Brain-Eating Amoeba

Tap Water in Neti Pot Linked to Death From Brain-Eating Amoeba

The use of tap water in a nasal-flushing Neti pot likely led to a Seattle woman's death from a Balamuthia mandrillaris brain infection.

Antibiotic Formulations

Antibiotic formulation (tablets, capsules, liquids, inhalations or injection) chart.

Antiretroviral Formulations

A comparative list of antiretroviral drug formulations by class (NNRTIs, NRTIs, protease inhibitors, entry/fusion inhibitors, integrase inhibitors, PK enhancer, fixed-dose combination) for HIV-1 infection.

Antiretroviral Treatments

Antiretroviral dosing regimen chart for HIV.

Oral Urinary Tract Infection Treatments

Oral antibiotics for urinary tract infections (UTIs) treatment chart including dosing and duration.

Acute Otitis Media Treatments

Acute otitis media treatment chart including select antibiotics and recommended doses.

High-Touch Surfaces at Airports Often Covered in Pathogens

High-Touch Surfaces at Airports Often Covered in Pathogens

At least one respiratory virus detected in 10 percent of surface samples at major airport during flu season.

Antiretroviral Contraindications and Drug Interactions

HIV medication contraindications and drug interactions comparison chart.

Integrating Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder and Infectious Diseases

Integrating Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder and Infectious Diseases

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All healthcare providers have a role in combating the opioid use disorder epidemic and its infectious disease consequences.

Continuing, Switching TNFi After Serious Infection Reduces Likelihood of Recurrent Infection

Continuing, Switching TNFi After Serious Infection Reduces Likelihood of Recurrent Infection

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Patients who continued or switched their TNF inhibitor after a serious infection had a lower risk for recurrent infection compared with those who stopped the drug.

Ceftazidime/Avibactam an Effective Option in Serious Gram-Negative Infections

Ceftazidime/Avibactam an Effective Option in Serious Gram-Negative Infections

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Ceftazidime/avibactam could be a suitable alternative to carbapenem-based regimens for certain serious Gram-negative infections.

High Rates of <i>Salmonella</i> Contamination Identified in Kratom

High Rates of Salmonella Contamination Identified in Kratom

High rates of Salmonella contamination have been identified in kratom products collected and tested since February 2018.

Public Health Vaccine Opposition Growing in the United States

Public Health Vaccine Opposition Growing in the United States

Inverse association identified between NME rate and MMR vaccine coverage of kindergarteners

Latent Toxoplasma Infection Occurs More Frequently in Schizophrenia

Latent Toxoplasma Infection Occurs More Frequently in Schizophrenia

Investigators examined whether latent toxoplasma infection was associated with higher levels of psychotic symptomatology.

HIV Risk Behavior Assessment

Criteria to assess HIV risk behavior in men who have sex with men (MSM), heterosexually active men and women, and injection drug users.

Recommended Indications for PrEP Use

Indications for PrEp use in men who have sex with men (MSM), heterosexually active men and women, and injection drug users.

PrEP Eligibility Based on HIV Status

Determine HIV status and patient's eligibility for PrEP using this flowchart.

HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Algorithm: Men Who Have Sex With Men

CDC interim guidance on HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis for men who have sex with men.

Hepatitis B Virus Treatments

Hepatitis B Usual Dosing Chart

Vaginal Infection Treatments

Oral and topical vaginal infection treatment options for vulvovaginal candidiasis and bacterial vaginosis.

Hepatitis C Virus Treatments

Hepatitis C Virus Infection dose chart with characteristics of patients for whom therapy is widely accepted.

Community Acquired Pneumonia Guidelines

Diagnose, treat, and prevent community acquired pneumonia using key recommendations from the IDSA/ATS CAP guidelines.

Antiretroviral Lab Monitoring

Laboratory monitoring schedule for patients before and after initiation of antiretroviral therapy.

Survival From Infectious Diseases Remains Steady in the US

Survival From Infectious Diseases Remains Steady in the US

While specific disease threats have changed over the years, the US mortality rate from infectious diseases has remains the same.

Using Social Support Interventions Helps People Living With HIV/AIDS

Using Social Support Interventions Helps People Living With HIV/AIDS

Strategies to improve HIV social support and care intervention are strongly encouraged.

Antiretroviral Adherence Strategies

Strategies to improve adherence to antiretroviral treatments.

HIV Postexposure Prophylaxis Algorithm: Sexual Assault

Criteria for recommending postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) to HIV following sexual assault

HIV Postexposure Prophylaxis Algorithm: Occupational Exposure

Criteria for recommending postexposure prophylaxis (PEP) to HIV following occupational exposure

Influenza Infection May Put Patients at Increased Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

Influenza Infection May Put Patients at Increased Risk of Atrial Fibrillation

Increased risk of atrial fibrillation can be reduced with influenza vaccination.

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