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Fungal infection common in critically ill COVID-19 patients

A retrospective study in Belgium found that risk of pulmonary aspergillosis in mechanically ventilated COVID-19 patients was primarily associated with pre-existing risk factors for invasive mold disease.
20 Sep 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.
24 Jul 2013

Becoming a physician and a parent

Having a baby during residency doesn't have to be as hard as it is, say advocates for change.
13 Sep 2023

Patients with discordant C. difficile test results had lower mortality with treatment

Patients who were positive for Clostridioides difficile on nucleic acid amplification testing but negative on toxin immunoassay had similar 30-day mortality to those with positive results on both tests, according to a review of observational studies.
13 Sep 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.
30 Jun 2021

Guidelines on resistant gram-negatives

Hospitalists are some of the best antibiotic stewards, according to the lead author of recent guidance that aims to help them manage tricky infections.
6 Sep 2023

Infectious diseases, hospital organizations update strategies for CAUTI prevention

The recommendations include essential practices for preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs), which apply to all acute care hospitals, and additional approaches, which should be considered when essential practices have been implemented but infection rates remain high.
30 Aug 2023

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

Catching C. diff cases, not colonization

Researchers have found innovative ways to improve hospital systems for diagnosing Clostridioides difficile.
16 Aug 2023

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

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