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  • Posted in: IDea Exchange

    Dr Frani, Just wanted to make sure I understand your question correctly. Patient has MSSA bacteremia and an infected hip prosthetic joint (presumably also MSSA) that was explanted. The question is, how soon after the explant can the hip prosthesis be ...

  • Dear IDSA Med Ed Community of Practice: Thanks to everyone who has already completed this survey! For those who haven't, we'd be very grateful if you were to read and click below. Thanks again to everyone who participated in our Med Ed Community of ...

  • Posted in: IDea Exchange

    Patients with HTLV-1 infection (in the absence of complicating lymphoma/leukemia) can present without lymphadenopathy or skin lesions. Prevalence of lymphadenopathy may be increased, but not an invariable finding-please see https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31204876 ...

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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