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Higher risk of false-positive HIV test in those testing positive for COVID-19 infection

Hospitalized patients with positive SARS-CoV-2 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test results were significantly more likely to have a false-positive fourth-generation HIV test than those with negative SARS-CoV-2 PCR test results, a retrospective study found.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2023/05/24/free/higher-risk-of-false-positive-hiv-test-in-those-testing-positive-for-covid-19-infection.htm
24 May 2023

Specialty groups offer guide on which lab tests are best for diagnosing infectious diseases

The Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Society for Microbiology have published a guide to help physicians determine which tests are most useful in diagnosing infectious diseases.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2013/07/24/2.htm
24 Jul 2013

Mandatory approval process for C. diff testing linked to lower hospital-onset infection rates

An intervention that required mandatory approval from an infectious diseases physician before testing for Clostridioides difficile was associated with a greater than 50% decrease in hospital-onset C. difficile infection rates at one hospital.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2023/05/17/mandatory-approval-process-for-c-diff-testing-linked-to-lower-hospital-onset-infection-rates.htm
17 May 2023

Guidelines suggest fidaxomicin over vancomycin for Clostridioides difficile infection

The Infectious Diseases Society of America and Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America made three new recommendations in a focused update of their guidelines on Clostridioides difficile infection.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2021/06/30/4.htm
30 Jun 2021

November 2007

ACP Hospitalist provides hospital-based physicians with news and information about the practice of hospital medicine.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2007/11/

January 2010

ACP Hospitalist provides hospital-based physicians with news and information about the practice of hospital medicine.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2010/01/

Beta-lactam plus doxycycline associated with lower mortality in older patients with CAP

Compared to other guideline-concordant empiric therapies for patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), beta-lactam plus doxycycline was associated with lower 30-day and 90-day mortality in a Veterans Affairs cohort study.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2021/11/17/2.htm
17 Nov 2021

June 2009

ACP Hospitalist provides hospital-based physicians with news and information about the practice of hospital medicine.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2009/06/

Mandates and other questions about vaccination of health care workers

ACP Hospitalist recently spoke to infectious diseases and ethics expert Janet A. Jokela, MD, MPH, FACP, about how health care systems should handle getting their staff vaccinated against COVID-19.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2020/12/09/2.htm
9 Dec 2020

March 2017

ACP Hospitalist provides hospital-based physicians with news and information about the practice of hospital medicine.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2017/03/

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