Infectious disease doctor outlines risks of eating raw oysters | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
Though considered a delicacy by many, raw oysters are not your friends, noted Thomas A. Moore, MD, FACP, chair of infectious diseases at Oschner Medical Center in New Orleans, at a talk during the hospital medicine precourse.
Most popular questions revealed at UCSF conference.
At the Infectious Diseases Society of America meeting last fall, one of the issues that most riled the experts was antibiotics, specifically the lack of them.
Evidence-based care for S. aureus bacteremia reduced mortality in hospitalized veterans | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
The use of appropriate antibiotics, echocardiography, and infectious disease consults for patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia increased significantly from 2003 to 2014.
Details on the latest warnings, recalls, and approvals.
Specific components of antimicrobial stewardship programs associated with improvements | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
Effective components included postgraduate physician/pharmacy training programs, order sets specific to antimicrobials, systematic de-escalation review, pharmacists and/or infectious disease (ID) attendings on acute care ward teams, and formal ID
A potential boon but no magic bullet.
Stewardship effort reduced medication errors in HIV patients on HAART | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
Errors were reduced in hospitalized HIV patients who underwent a multidisciplinary stewardship effort involving infectious disease (ID) consultations, according to a study presented last week at IDWeek 2013.
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Pharmacist-run antimicrobial stewardship programs may be useful in hospitals without ID subspecialists | ACP Hospitalist Weekly | ACP Hospitalist
A project in South African hospitals aimed at reducing antibiotic consumption by targeting prolonged duration of use, use of multiple antibiotics, and use of redundant antibiotic coverage.