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    RE: Burnout or Abuse

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    Dr. Murray-Leisure is in fine form today. Her crisp description of Federal meddling in medical care is a tonic to all who labor in the vineyard medical practice. Peter C. Kelly M.D. ------Original Message------ ABUSE. Loss of physician ...

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    ​If anyone is interested and if you are not already aware, the ABIM has created a "Community Insights Network" online forum similar to IDea Exchange. There is currently a very lively discussion about MOC exams. Personally, I am not a fan of continued ...

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    ​Thank you for sharing your case. It is always difficult to comment on cases one is not directly involved in due to limited information, but here are a few thoughts. The treatment of this MDR Klebsiella depends on just how MDR it is. You had written ...

New Guidelines Update

IDSA, SHEA C. diff Guidelines

Clostridium difficile 

Practice Guidelines

Member Spotlight

Seema Nayak, MD

IDSA Research Committee Advisory Group member Seema Nayak, MD, has been chosen as the new NIAID Director of the Office of Clinical Research Resources in the Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (DMID). She will administer and provide technical direction for NIAID vaccine and treatment evaluation units and phase I clinical trial units for therapeutics.

Prior to joining NIAID, Dr. Nayak managed the clinical trials program and oversaw clinical and patient care activities at the Center for Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.


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    On Christmas Day last year, a 68-year-old woman in southern China came down with the flu. A week later she was hospitalized.
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    his season’s flu vaccine offers limited protection against the viruses sweeping the country, with its overall effectiveness of 36 percent falling ...

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IDSA has been important in my career in infectious disease. IDSA also plays a big role in advocacy and drawing attention to key issues. It's exciting to be a part of that and feel that I have an avenue for my voice to be heard.
Ingrid Bassett, MD, MPH, FIDSA
The idea that I could link epidemiology with my fundamental knowledge of how microorganisms work, along with diagnostic microbiology...this is an amazing way to put the pieces of the puzzles together about how infectious diseases work in human beings.
Lucy Tompkins, MD, PhD, FIDSA
I always like mystery stories growing up and you have to be very astute...You have to look at the symptoms, the geography, the home and social situation to solve the mystery of their problem.
Susan Bleasdale, MD
You can take a patient in front of you, and within a short amount of time with your clinical care, have an enormous impact.
John Lynch, MD, MPH
Understanding the pathogenesis of infectious diseases requires a knowledge of pathology, immunology, especially microbiology. The discipline allows practitioners to combine all of those, and there's never a dull moment.
Philip Polgreen, MD, MPH
I just became a member of IDSA this year, and I find it amazing how supportive IDSA has been to me so far.
Noah Kojima, MD