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SHEA recommends five steps to reduce medical overuse

October 4, 2015

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America released a list of five recommendations to improve infection prevention and control and to provide safer care for patients, according to a press release.

The recommendations are part of the ABIM Foundation’s “Choosing Wisely” campaign, and are designed to support conversations between patients and physicians about which treatments are really necessary.

Coalition helps Americas near elimination of river blindness

October 3, 2015
A coalition of organizations including the Carter Center, Pan American Health Organization/WHO, the CDC and Merck’s Mectizan Donation Program, are calling for the…

New York health department investigates Legionnaires’ outbreak

October 2, 2015
Samples collected from 15 cooling towers in the East Bronx in New York have tested positive for Legionella infection, according to the city’s Department of Health…
Deverick Anderson In the Journals

Supplementary electronic queries help identify infectious CIED complications

October 2, 2015
Electronic queries that combined ICD-9 codes and microbiologic data detected more infectious complications after cardiac implantable electronic device placement than…
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Compromised live cell therapy results in outbreak of Q fever

October 2, 2015
A 2014 outbreak of Q fever in five New York residents and one Canadian may be linked to live cell therapy procedures conducted in Germany, according to recently…
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Current Controversies in HIV Management:  Use of PrEP, Initial Treatment Regimens, Switching/Substitution, and Co-Infection

Evolution of HIV Treatment: How to Start, How to Switch, How to Treat HIV/HCV Co-infection

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences Medical Affairs.

Improvements in antiretroviral therapy (ART) continue to be made with the development of simplified, single-tablet…
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VIDEO: Monoclonal antibody shows promise in CDI treatment

VIDEO: Monoclonal antibody shows promise in CDI treatment

September 23, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Mark H. Wilcox, MD, FRCPath, professor of medical microbiology at Leeds Teaching Hospitals and the…
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Infectious Disease Case Consults

The Patient with Conjunctivitis

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with conjunctivitis.
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