Safinamide (Xadago) tablets as an add-on treatment for patients with Parkinson's disease who are currently taking levodopa/carbidopa and experiencing an increase in symptoms (aka “off” time).
Moore, MD, FACP, chair of infectious diseases at Oschner Medical Center in New Orleans, at a talk during the hospital medicine precourse. ... The organism is part of the normal marine flora, especially oysters, and tends to cause disease in warmer months.
It used to take days for laboratories to return test results for infectious diseases. ... More specifically, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) allows laboratory technicians to detect specific genes that indicate the presence of infectious agents.
Remote inpatient infectious disease (ID) consultations also reduced antibiotic days and costs, signifying an antimicrobial stewardship effect, researchers wrote. ... Implementation of telemedicine infectious disease consults for inpatients was associated
Infectious disease specialist Jennifer Babik, MD, PhD, began her talk on curbside consults by explaining when not to ask an ID doctor for one. ... We tell our infectious disease fellows that if you can't give the answer without looking it up, you should
A review of the currently available tests for COVID-19 and some predictions for the future come from an infectious disease specialist recently interviewed by ACP Internist/ACP Hospitalist. ... ACP Internist/ACP Hospitalist spoke to internal medicine and
Infectious disease experts have many worries. Pandemic viruses, inadequate infection control practices and other problems were discussed at the annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) in Philadelphia ... We don't have new
The use of appropriate antibiotics, echocardiography, and infectious disease consults for patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia increased significantly from 2003 to 2014. ... Increases in the use of appropriate antibiotics, echocardiography, and
TEE use can also increase length of stay, he noted. Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) guidelines from 2011 recommend TEE for patients with MRSA bacteremia. ... Most infectious disease specialists would limit blanket use of routine TEE to
who received a consultation with an infectious disease subspecialist for an invasive bacterial or fungal infection. ... Limitations of the study included its potential lack of generalizability and the fact that all patients received an infectious disease