Attendees listen to panelists at the American Thoracic Society 2010 International Conference.
Mentoring experts offer advice for making the right match.
Recent research could change standard practice.
Keep consultation relationships well-defined to avoid problems down the road.
Experts debate the pros and cons of natural orifice surgery.
Advice is given on how hospitals and clinicians can avoid the pitfalls of the penalty program, and how policymakers could change it to operate more effectively.
Bartlett said. “Antibiotic development is dying,” agreed Brad Spellberg, MD, a member of IDSA's antimicrobial availability task force, at a press conference.
A pulmonologist explained updated guidelines and offered tips on optimal care for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
lack of time and expertise in this area, she said, insurance coverage is also lacking.
Some of the most commonly used parenteral drugs include ampicillin-sulbactam, piperacillin-tazobactam and ertapenem, but clinicians also need to decide whether patients need coverage for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)