Commentary

Guest commentary: Promising novel therapies for CDI and the need for better management strategies

October 1, 2015
In this guest commentary, Dale N. Gerding, MD, professor of medicine at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, discusses several
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Hospital aspergillosis deaths decrease from 2001-2011

September 30, 2015
SAN DIEGO — In-hospital deaths and the length of stay among aspergillosis patients in the United States decreased from 2001-2011, recent data…
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P. falciparum susceptibility to ACT declining in India

September 25, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Recent data presented at ICAAC 2015 suggest the susceptibility of Plasmodium falciparum to artemisinin-based combination therapy…
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TB breath analysis accurately diagnoses infected patients

September 25, 2015
SAN DIEGO — A novel technique analyzing gaseous volatile organic compounds from samples of exhaled breath accurately detected tuberculosis…
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Rapid DNA sequencing device identifies UTI pathogens, resistance

September 25, 2015
SAN DIEGO — A rapid DNA sequencing device may effectively identify pathogens and antibiotic resistance in patients at high risk for urosepsis…
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Prevalence of comorbidities rising among HIV patients

September 24, 2015
SAN DIEGO — New research suggests an increasing proportion of patients with HIV are experiencing cardiovascular conditions, renal impairment…

S. pneumoniae major cause of severe pneumonia in children

September 23, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Severe pneumonia in pediatric patients was caused most commonly by Streptococcus pneumoniae, metapneumovirus, respiratory…
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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 University of Leeds, discusses…

Use of OPAT suggests inclusion in antibiotic stewardship program

September 23, 2015
SAN DIEGO — The widespread use of pediatric outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy positions it as a primary candidate for an antibiotic…
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Disinfectant use at day care centers reduces antibiotic use in attendees

September 22, 2015
SAN DIEGO — The use of quaternary ammonium spray disinfectant and disinfecting wipes at child care centers significantly reduced the amount of…