Photo from Thinkstock. According to the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the American Thoracic Society (ATS), the predominant organisms causing HCAP are gram-negative bacteria and/or Staphylococcus, similar
Small hospitals may need intensive antibiotic stewardship programs to see meaningful results, study finds
Program 1 provided basic education and tools, access to an infectious diseases hotline, and data on the utilization of antibiotics. ... infectious diseases] expertise were utilized and local pharmacists were actively involved,” they wrote.
IDSA and ATS release new guidelines for treating hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated pneumonia
The Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Thoracic Society recently updated their 2005 guidelines for the management of hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). ... The new guidelines were published
Ampicillin is a narrow-spectrum agent with activity against this infectious pathogen and is a good choice for de-escalation. ... To help further define the population of patients who would benefit from admission to the ICU, the Infectious Diseases
Results were published online on Sept. 11, 2018, by Clinical Infectious Diseases.
Results were published by Clinical Infectious Diseases on March 1. Overall, the rate of hospital-onset C.
Rates of diagnoses of infectious diseases—such as hepatitis B and C, sexually transmitted diseases, and tuberculosis—were 21% among prisoners compared to 5% in the general population.
To help internists diagnose anaphylaxis rapidly and accurately, she reviewed the three pathways to diagnosis developed by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis
of systematic de-escalation review, presence of pharmacists and/or infectious diseases attendings on acute care ward teams, and formal infectious diseases training of the lead pharmacist of the stewardship program.
Niederman. Obviously, not all pneumonia patients should be in the ICU—the 2007 severe CAP criteria from the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Thoracic Society are still the