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  • Posted in: IDea Exchange

    Dear Colleagues, Announced at ID Week 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded IDSA, SHEA and PIDS a contract to continue the Leaders in Epidemiology, Antimicrobial Stewardship and Public Health (LEAP) Fellowship for the ...

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    For people who have a full-time OPAT coordinator, is anyone willing to share salary information? ------------------------------ Jennifer Hanrahan DO;MSC Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases University of Toledo Toledo OH -------------------------- ...

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    At our hospital (mid sized community hospital) in NJ, we have always had ports and permacath placed in OR’s. Due to an increase in volume, there is a push to start doing at least portacaths (temp HD cats) in IR suites. Just wanted to get a sense of what ...

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’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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  • 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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