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We had a discussion here last year about the use of a "contractual model" for discharge of PWID with IV access to facilitate OPAT. There were various opinions, and I'm sure we have all held most of them at one time or another. Rebecca Shadowen had at ...
[I'm sharing a thread started on LinkedIn, which is in response to changes in the Ebola crisis.]
We now have declaration of a PHEIC by the World Health Organization . While many have felt this should have been done months ago, there has been precious ...
In reply to Dr. Smith's comments on PrEP and TAF
Truvada is the only medication currently approved for PrEP and therefore I think it is the only responsible choice at this time.
Your comment about increased STI rates is commonly heard but the majority ...
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.
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.
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