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.
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
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
The program, which included remote consults with infectious disease physicians, led to reductions in broad-spectrum antibiotic use and antimicrobial expenditures. ... Infectious disease consults increased by 40.2% (15.4 consults per 1,000 patient-days vs.
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).
Infectious disease experts quoted in the story will participate in a Twitter chat on Thursday, Jan.
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.
Compared to non-isolated patients, patients on isolation for respiratory illnesses stayed 17% longer in the hospital, while patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus stayed 30% longer.
Involving infectious disease specialists in the ED care for sepsis patients significantly improved compliance with recommended care, a recent Italian study found. ... Results were published in Clinical Infectious Diseases on June 12. The patients' median
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