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IDSA Practice Guidelines

Practice guidelines are systematically developed statements to assist practitioners and patients in making decisions about appropriate health care for specific clinical circumstances. [Institute of Medicine Committee to Advise the Public Health Service on Clinical Practice Guidelines, 1990]

Attributes of good guidelines include validity, reliability, reproducibility, clinical applicability, clinical flexibility, clarity, multidisciplinary process, review of evidence, and documentation. [Institute of Medicine Committee to Advise the Public Health Service on Clinical Practice Guidelines, 1990]

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Clostridium difficile

Status: Update in Progress

This guideline is designed to improve the diagnosis and management of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in adult patients. A case of CDI is defined by the presence of symptoms (usually diarrhea) and

This guideline is designed to improve the diagnosis and management of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in adult patients. A case of CDI is defined by the presence of symptoms (usually diarrhea) and either a stool test positive for C. difficile toxins or toxigenic C. difficile, or colonoscopic or histopathologic findings revealing pseudomembranous colitis. In addition to diagnosis and management, recommended methods of infection control and environmental management of the pathogen are presented. The recommendations are based on the best available evidence and practices, as determined by a joint Expert Panel appointed by SHEA and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) (the SHEA-IDSA Expert Panel). The use of these guidelines can be impacted by the size of the institution and the resources, both financial and laboratory, available in the particular clinical setting. Full text*Projected publication, Fall 2017

Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection

Status: Current

Guidelines for the diagnosis, prevention, and management of persons with catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CA-UTI), both symptomatic and asymptomatic, were prepared by an Expert Panel of the Infectious Diseases Society

Guidelines for the diagnosis, prevention, and management of persons with catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CA-UTI), both symptomatic and asymptomatic, were prepared by an Expert Panel of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. The evidence-based guidelines encompass diagnostic criteria, strategies to reduce the risk of CA-UTIs, strategies that have not been found to reduce the incidence of urinary infections, and management strategies for patients with catheter-associated asymptomatic bacteriuria or symptomatic urinary tract infection. These guidelines are intended for use by physicians in all medical specialties who perform direct patient care, with an emphasis on the care of patients in hospitals and long-term care facilities. Full text*Every 12 to 18 months following publication, IDSA reviews its guidelines to determine whether an update is required. This guideline was last reviewed and deemed current as of 07/2013.

Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Device Infections

Status: Current, Endorsed

Despite improvements in cardiovascular implantable electronic device (CIED) design, application of timely infection control practices, and administration of antibiotic prophylaxis at the time of device placement, CIED infections continue to

Despite improvements in cardiovascular implantable electronic device (CIED) design, application of timely infection control practices, and administration of antibiotic prophylaxis at the time of device placement, CIED infections continue to occur and can be life-threatening. This has prompted the study of all aspects of CIED infections. Recognizing the recent advances in our understanding of the epidemiology, risk factors, microbiology, management, and prevention of CIED infections, the American Heart Association commissioned this scientific statement to educate clinicians about CIED infections, provide explicit recommendations for the care of patients with suspected or established CIED infections, and highlight areas of needed research. Full text*For information on the timing of future updates of this guideline, please contact the AHA.

Intra-abdominal Infections

Status: Update in Progress

A Panel of International Experts was convened by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) in collaboration with the European Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) to update the

A Panel of International Experts was convened by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) in collaboration with the European Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) to update the 1999 Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infection Guidelines by the IDSA. Co-sponsoring organizations include the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Urological Association, Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases–Canada, and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. The focus of this work is treatment of women with acute uncomplicated cystitis and pyelonephritis, diagnoses limited in these guidelines to premenopausal, non-pregnant women with no known urological abnormalities or co-morbidities. The issues of in vitro resistance prevalence and the ecological adverse effects of antimicrobial therapy (collateral damage) were considered as important factors in making optimal treatment choices and thus are reflected in the rankings of recommendations. Full text*Projected Publication, Summer 2018

Cryptococcal Disease

Status: Current

Cryptococcosis is a global invasive mycosis associated with significant morbidity and mortality. These guidelines for its management have been built on the previous Infectious Diseases Society of America guidelines from

Cryptococcosis is a global invasive mycosis associated with significant morbidity and mortality. These guidelines for its management have been built on the previous Infectious Diseases Society of America guidelines from 2000 and include new sections. There is a discussion of the management of cryptococcal meningoencephalitis in 3 risk groups: (1) human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)–infected individuals, (2) organ transplant recipients, and (3) non–HIV‐infected and nontransplant hosts. There are specific recommendations for other unique risk populations, such as children, pregnant women, persons in resource‐limited environments, and those with Cryptococcus gattii infection.  Full text *Every 12 to 18 months following publication, IDSA reviews its guidelines to determine whether an update is required. This guideline was last reviewed and deemed current as of 04/2013.

C. Difficile Spanish

Status: Update in Progress

"Guías de práctica clínica para la infección por Clostridium difficile en adultos: actualización 2010 realizada por la Sociedad de Salud Epidemiológica de Norteamérica (SHEA) y la Sociedad de Enfermedades Infecciosas

"Guías de práctica clínica para la infección por Clostridium difficile en adultos: actualización 2010 realizada por la Sociedad de Salud Epidemiológica de Norteamérica (SHEA) y la Sociedad de Enfermedades Infecciosas de Norteamérica (IDSA)"Esta guía está diseñada para mejorar el diagnóstico y manejo de la infección por Clostridium difficile (CDI) en pacientes adultos. Un caso por CDI se define como la presencia de síntomas (generalmente diarrea) y ya sea: un análisis de materia fecal positivo para toxinas de C. difficile o C. difficile toxigénico, o hallazgos colonoscópicos o histopatológicos que revelen colitis pseudomembranosa. Además del diagnóstico y el manejo, se presentan la metodología recomendada para el control de infección y manejo ambiental del patógeno. Las recomendaciones están basadas en las mejores prácticas y evidencias disponibles, según lo determinado por el Panel de Expertos designado por la la Sociedad de Salud Epidemiológica de Norteamérica (SHEA por sus siglas en inglés) y la Sociedad de Enfermedades Infecciosas de Norteamérica (IDSA por sus siglas en inglés) (el Panel de Expertos SHEA-IDSA). El uso de esta guía puede ser afectado por el tamaño de la institución y de los recursos, tanto financieros como de laboratorio, disponibles en el entorno clínico. Enlace al texto completo

Cryptococcal Chinese

Status: Update in Progress

"隱球菌病管理的臨床實踐指南:2010年由美國傳染病學會的更新"隐球菌病是一种全球性的侵袭性真菌病,有很高的发病率及死亡率。这些关于隐球 菌病治疗的指南是在美国感染病学会2000年指南基础上建立的,并且包含了新的内容。

"隱球菌病管理的臨床實踐指南:2010年由美國傳染病學會的更新"隐球菌病是一种全球性的侵袭性真菌病,有很高的发病率及死亡率。这些关于隐球 菌病治疗的指南是在美国感染病学会2000年指南基础上建立的,并且包含了新的内容。

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