Treatments Feature Archive

Reason for Hope: Promising Gram-Negative Infection Treatments in the Pipeline

Reason for Hope: Promising Gram-Negative Infection Treatments in the Pipeline

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.

Could This Illness be Coccidioidomycosis?

Could This Illness be Coccidioidomycosis?

New guidelines provide expanded diagnostic and treatment information on this often underdiagnosed condition.

Updated IDSA Guidelines on Valley Fever: Early Diagnosis Key to Treatment

Updated IDSA Guidelines on Valley Fever: Early Diagnosis Key to Treatment

The updated guidelines note that coccidioidomycosis, originally nicknamed San Joaquin Valley fever, may be overlooked as a cause of illness, which may lead to unnecessary blood imaging tests and antibiotic use.

Careful Assessment Warranted For Patients With Antibiotics-Associated Encephalopathy

Careful Assessment Warranted For Patients With Antibiotics-Associated Encephalopathy

The key issue of course is proving causality rather than coincidence between administration of an antibiotic and a neurologic manifestation.

This Commonly Prescribed Drug May Up Mortality Risk in Hospitalized Patients

This Commonly Prescribed Drug May Up Mortality Risk in Hospitalized Patients

Hospitalized patients given acid-reducing drugs in the hospital have a higher risk of dying compared to those who do not receive the drugs.

3D Printing May Lead to Personalized Pills in Future

3D Printing May Lead to Personalized Pills in Future

Personalized medications based on a patient's medical and biological profiles may be possible with 3D printing.

Study Calls for Research into Antivirals and Placental Drug Transport

Study Calls for Research into Antivirals and Placental Drug Transport

Pregnant women taking antiviral medications to treat hepatitis C and/or HIV with non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) or antihypertensives may have an increased risk of birth defects or stunted fetal growth, although these antiviral drugs have not been shown to directly cause harm to a fetus.

Which ID Drug is Most Commonly Prescribed to Pregnant Women?

Which ID Drug is Most Commonly Prescribed to Pregnant Women?

Results from a cohort study evaluating over one million pregnant women enrolled in Medicaid revealed that nitrofurantoin was the most commonly dispensed medication during pregnancy.

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