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  • Posted in: IDea Exchange

    Dear Dr. Arquiette: Your post was well written and help solidify the principal questions: What is the role of ID PharmDs relative to ID docs?  You clearly have some knowledge of Critical Care Medicine and ID. But why do you know about vent ...

  • Posted in: IDea Exchange

    James, Thank you for your thoughts. Hopefully you have had a chance to listen to the podcast by now and hear the discussion we had regarding the vaccine, the information released regarding the randomized clinical trial, as well as all the other ...

  • We are excited to share that our IDA&E JID Supplement will publish online Monday, August 19.   Once it is published, I will share a link to the supplement on the JID website, as well as a link to a news release that IDSA will distribute to promote the ...

New Guidelines Update

2019 IDSA Clinical Practice Guideline for Asymptomatic Bacteriuria Released


Doctors should think carefully before testing patients for a urinary tract infection (UTI) to avoid over-diagnosis and unnecessary antibiotic treatment, according to updated asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) guidelines released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.


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Member Spotlight

Karen Carroll, MD, FIDSA

IDSA member Karen Carroll, MD, FIDSA has been appointed to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Advisory Panel on Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Tests following a nomination from IDSA. The Panel advises the CMS Administrator and the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services on issues related to clinical diagnostic laboratory tests, including the establishment of payment rates and the factors used in determining coverage and payment processes for new tests. 

Dr. Carroll is the director of the Division of Medical Microbiology and a professor of pathology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her research interests include diagnostic test evaluation and development for the detection of microbial pathogens in clinical specimens, and she has served as an inaugural member of the IDSA Diagnostics Committee.


  • Record Measles Numbers Underscore Urgency of Heightened Vaccine Outreach, Access

    The announcement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Wednesday that measles cases in the United States have reached numbers unseen ...
  • House Spending Bill Recognizes Need to Strengthen Health Responses and Research

    Once again rejecting proposed cuts to vital domestic and global health programs and research, House appropriators Wednesday approved funding ...

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