Dr. Paul Auwaerter and Dr. Melanie Thompson sit down with CDC Director, Dr. Robert Redfield.
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Delineating the broad range of public health contributions provided by physicians specializing in infectious diseases, an article published today in Clinical Infectious Diseases sets forth concrete recommendations to ensure continued training and practice in the field meet increasing demand.
Tracking rates of childhood vaccination across the United States, data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Friday shows concerning trends, persisting gaps, and missed opportunities to use one of the greatest tools modern medicine offers to prevent disease and protect public health.
The Department of Health and Human Services declaration that the impending landfall of Hurricane Michael on Florida’s panhandle poses a public health emergency is one of a series of steps that will be critical to addressing the medical needs and infectious disease impacts that accompany catastrophic storms and their aftermaths.
Clinicians prescribed antibiotics without an infection-related diagnosis nearly half of the time and one in five prescriptions were provided without an in-person visit, according to research being presented at IDWeek 2018. The study, which is the first to look at overall outpatient antibiotic prescribing, analyzed more than half a million prescriptions from 514 outpatient clinics.
Therapy dogs help ease stress in young patients with cancer, but can spread methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), putting vulnerable kids at risk for a serious infection. Cleaning the dogs with special antibacterial shampoo and wipes reduces MRSA carriage and helps keep the kids safe, suggests a first-of-its-kind study presented at IDWeek 2018.
A panel of experts was convened by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) to update the 2010 clinical practice guideline on Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in adults. The update, which has incorporated recommendations for children (following the adult recommendations for epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment), includes significant changes in the management of this infection and reflects the evolving controversy over best methods for diagnosis. This guideline updates recommendations regarding epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, infection prevention, and environmental management.
Save the date for IDWeek 2019, the combined annual meeting of IDSA, SHEA, HIVMA, and PIDS, which will be held October 2-6, 2019 in Washington DC.
The IDWeek 2019 Call for Suggestions is now open. It closes Monday, October 22. To submit your suggestions, click here.
IDWeek 2018 attendees: To access session recordings, claim CME/CPE/MOC credits, or obtain certificate of attendance, click here.
Clinical Infectious Diseases (CID), one of the most heavily cited journals in the fields of infectious diseases and microbiology, publishes articles on diverse topics in infectious diseases, with a focus on clinical practice.
Founded in 1904, The Journal of Infectious Diseases (JID) is the premier global publication for original research on the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious diseases; on the microbes that cause them; and on disorders of host immune mechanisms.
Open Forum Infectious Diseases (OFID) provides a global forum for the publication of clinical, translational, and basic research findings in a fully open access, online journal environment.