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  • Posted in: IDea Exchange

    ​Despite our continued emphasis that CDI testing should only be done in the appropriate clinical situation and putting in as many guardrails as possible, we still find samples reaching the lab which shouldn't be tested.  It is these scenarios that I find ...

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    https://www.idsociety.org/news--publications-new/articles/2019/BACTERIA-IN-URINE-DOESNT-ALWAYS-INDICATE-INFECTION/ Dear IDSA, Well done.  The leadership on the issue of antimicrobial stewardship is needed, welcomed, and strongly encouraged.  Thanks ...

  • Posted in: IDea Exchange

    Thank you for acknowledging your involvement with the ABIM infectious diseases MOC programs. I wrote case test questions years ago. I hope that we might encourage alternative professional development and joyful continuing education and research rewards ...

New Guidelines Update

2019 IDSA Clinical Practice Guideline for Asymptomatic Bacteriuria Released

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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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IDSA and HIVMA congratulate Michael Saag, MD, FIDSA, director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Center for AIDS Research and professor in the School of Medicine, on his appointment to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS. PACHA provides advice, information and recommendations to the Secretary of HHS on programs, policies and research to promote effective treatment and prevention methods and quality services to people living with HIV and AIDS, including those affected by common co-morbidities.

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  • White House Budget Plan Shows Some Investment but Inadequate Commitment to Sustained Public Health R

    The president’s fiscal year 2020 budget proposal released Monday is responsive to some of our nation’s most urgent public health challenges.
  • Ebola Hearing Highlights Global Health Investment Payoffs, Ongoing Needs

    The Senate Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services Subcommittee’s hearing on the continuing Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic ...

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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