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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

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

Review synthesizes advice to prevent bloodstream infections from vascular access devices

CMS is considering hospital-onset bacteremia and fungemia prevention, including bloodstream infections that stem from medical devices, as a future focus of quality reporting, according to the authors of a new review.
15 May 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

Rapid diagnostics, antimicrobial stewardship both needed for optimal BSI management

Mortality, length of stay, and time to optimal therapy improved when rapid diagnostic tests were used together with conventional blood cultures in antimicrobial stewardship programs for patients with bloodstream infection (BSI), a review found.
8 May 2024

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

August 30, 2023

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

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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