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  • Posted in: IDea Exchange

    I noticed the initial presentation is normal or low WBC with lymphopenia, followed by leukocytosis. I think this is due to the initial bone marrow suppression from covid, followed by bone marrow recovery.  Check out this article "Coronavirus Disease 2019: ...

  • Posted in: IDea Exchange

    Hi Dr Butera, can you please share the protocols with us as well. For some reason the focus is on intubating and ICU care. This is not sustainable for the healthcare system and for the long term outcome of patients. I agree with your thoughts. If 3C protease ...

  • Posted in: IDea Exchange

    I completely agree with you! Why are we focusing on ICU care?! Why not treat this early on, as outpatient! ICU based treatment is a huge burden on our healthcare system with no good outcome.   I still think anti-virals that inhibit 3C protease of COVID19 ...

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


  • 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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