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Beta-lactam de-escalation associated with lower risk of new drug resistance in sepsis

Hospitalized patients with sepsis were less likely to develop new drug-resistant, gram-negative bacteria within 60 days if their antibiotics were de-escalated (according to a beta-lactam spectrum score) rather than continued at the same level, a retrospective study found.
19 Jun 2024

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.
24 Jul 2013

Scores for infective endocarditis in bacteremia patients compared

The HANDOC score has high negative predictive value for identifying infective endocarditis and the 2023 Duke criteria from the International Society of Cardiovascular Infectious Diseases beat two other versions for diagnosing the disorder in patients with strep bacteremia, a Swiss study found.
12 Jun 2024

Outsmarting MRSA

An infectious diseases specialist offers advice on drugs and strategies to combat methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
1 May 2024

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.
30 Jun 2021

August 30, 2023

ACP Hospitalist provides hospital-based physicians with news and information about the practice of hospital medicine.

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.
17 Nov 2021

Avoiding the antibiogram

Hospitalists don't use antibiograms, a study found. One of the authors discusses why he thinks they're probably right not to.
22 May 2024

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.
9 Dec 2020

November 2007

ACP Hospitalist provides hospital-based physicians with news and information about the practice of hospital medicine.

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