Pharmacology Consult

Triple threat: Treatment challenges for emerging pathogens

Infectious Disease News, February 2018
Ashley Cubillos, PharmD, BCPS; Kimberly Boeser, PharmD, MPH, BCPS AQ-ID
Health care-associated infections, or HAIs, and inappropriate antimicrobial use independently lead to worse patient outcomes, but together they can…

Measles cases in Europe more than tripled in 2017

February 13, 2018
The number of measles cases skyrocketed in Europe last year to more than triple the number reported in 2016, health officials said. The increase was…
Pharmacology Consult

Rapid diagnosis of invasive candidiasis and application to antifungal stewardship

Infectious Disease News, January 2018
Evan Abrass, PharmD; Leah Molloy, PharmD
Candida spp. are among the most common pathogens in nosocomial bloodstream infections. Crude mortality rates remain high, at around 40% —…

Passenger with measles may have exposed others at O’Hare airport

January 16, 2018
A passenger with an active case of measles may have exposed others to the highly contagious disease at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago…

New Jersey warns airport passengers of possible measles exposure

January 15, 2018
New Jersey warned passengers who traveled through Newark Liberty International Airport this month that they may have been exposed to measles. The New…

ACIP recommends third MMR dose during mumps outbreaks

Infectious Disease News, November 2017
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, or ACIP, voted unanimously in favor of a third dose of the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine for…
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Preventing foodborne disease a ‘farm to fork issue’

Infectious Disease News, October 2017
Some restaurants in the United States have begun serving raw chicken. Chicken sashimi, chicken tartare — dishes that might make an infectious…

Measles incidence remains low in US

October 3, 2017
The annual rate of measles in the United States varied from 2001 to 2015 but remained “extremely low” compared with other countries…

Fake patients test NYC emergency preparedness for measles, MERS

September 18, 2017
Officials tested the preparedness of EDs in New York City to handle potential infectious disease threats by using patients who faked having…