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  • Posted in: IDea Exchange

    We dose Pip/tazo intermittently or, if the ICU is involved, we switch to cefepime.  It's interesting that instead of using the standard regimen, you all are using a higher total dose.  I try not to use EI Pip/tazo (3.375 gm over 4 h q8) for many reasons. ...

  • Posted in: IDea Exchange

    reforming who: in order to promote your agenda, you must have a seat at the table--jonathan adler, md. winchester, mass. ------------------------------ Jonathan Adler MD Naples FL ------------------------------

  • Posted in: IDea Exchange

    I have never seen a throat swab appear on any reputable list as an AGMP. Having said that, common sense would dictate eye protection and a procedure mask (Not N95 respirator) for this simple, quick straightforward procedure. If concerned about cough induction ...

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

IDSA’s 2019 D.A. Henderson Award winner Dr. Cathy Wilfert has been named a winner of the 2019 North Carolina Awards, the highest civilian honor given by the state of North Carolina for her work in the prevention and treatment of HIV. Dr. Wilfert’s groundbreaking research in preventing maternal transmission of HIV led to a two-thirds reduction in the transmission of the disease from mother to child through pregnancy in the U.S. Dr. Wilfert will be presented with the award at the Raleigh Convention Center on Saturday, Nov. 16. IDSA will be a sponsor of the awards ceremony in honor of Dr. Wilfert. Read More


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