Infectious Disease

HIV: From Prevention to Care and Treatment | Feature

New data from the CDC suggest that the prevalence of HIV testing and linkage to care are high, but continued efforts are warranted to increase prevention counseling and retention in HIV care. HIV testing within practices can lead to more diagnoses and treatment.

Admission Site Tied to Mortality in Sepsis | News Brief

Admission for sepsis through the ED, when compared with direct admission to the hospital, appears to be associated with lower early and overall inpatient mortality. Results from

Procalcitonin & Antibiotic Decisions | Opinion Article

A novel approach for determining the need and optimal duration of antibiotic therapy is to use biomarkers, such as procalcitonin, of bacterial infections.

Oral Manifestation of Aids | eMedia

Video provided by: T.N. Janakiram

bronchopneumonia video
bronchopneumonia video

Bronchopneumonia with Micro-Abscesses | eMedia

Histopathological image of bronchopneumonia with micro-abscesses. Video provided by: Washington Deceit

A Multipronged Approach to Improve Hand Hygiene | News Brief

A multipronged hand hygiene program that includes a multimedia communications campaign, education, leadership engagement, environment modification, team performance measurement, and feedback appears to be associated with significant

Post-Acute Care for Medicare Beneficiaries | Feature

In 2013, Medicare penalties will be administered based on high readmission rates. A new report shows that hospitals struggled to lower readmission rates among Medicare patients between 2003 and 2009.

Sepsis Care Improved in the ED | Feature

Patients who present with sepsis are either admitted through the ED or directly to the hospital. Because of the time sensitivity of treating this condition, how patients are admitted can have a significant impact on outcomes.

Hepatitis B Vaccination in High-Risk Adults | News Brief

A study of adults at high risk for hepatitis B infection suggests that the majority of such people (51.4%) go unvaccinated for the virus. More than half

Conference Highlights: CROI 2012 | Conference Coverage

CROI 2012, the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, took place from March 5-8 in Seattle. The features below highlight just some of the studies that

ED Crowding: The Impact on Child Asthma Care | Feature

New data show that ED crowding appears to be linked to decreased timeliness and effectiveness of care for children with acute asthma. Efforts to incentivize better preventive management for asthma in this patient population are needed.

Procalcitonin: A Biomarker for Early Sepsis Intervention | Opinion Article

Sepsis is a potentially fatal condition that strikes an estimated 750,000 people each year in the United States. Defined as the body’s reaction to infection (whether bacterial,

Managing HCV/HIV Coinfection | Feature

HIV patients coinfected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) are at risk for significant morbidity and mortality, but the therapeutic pipeline is growing. Provisional guidance has been issued on the use of new HCV protease inhibitors in coinfected patients.

Seasonal influenza vaccine compliance among hospital-based and nonhospital-based healthcare workers. | Feature

Abstract BACKGROUND: Influenza vaccination among nonhospital healthcare workers (HCWs) is imperative, but only limited data are available for factors affecting their compliance. OBJECTIVE: To examine the factors

Addressing the Antibiotic Resistance Crisis | Opinion Article

Antibiotics have saved millions of lives and improved the outcomes for many patients, but the effectiveness of these agents is at risk. There have been many advances in the fight against infections, but the risk of antibiotic resistance is increasingly problematic.

Smartphone App Diagnoses Malaria | Medical Blog

Lifelens has created an innovative point-of-care smartphone application that diagnoses malaria from a snapshot of a drop of blood. While there are several apps that use cell

Assessing Options for Pneumonia Hospitalizations | Medical Blog

Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) affects approximately 4 million patients in the United States each year. Around 20% of these patients are admitted to hospitals for treatment. In patients

A Quality Improvement Strategy to Reduce Infection Rates | Opinion Article

An estimated 80,000 patients each year experience catheter-related bloodstream infections during treatment in hospitals. The Keystone ICU Project utilizes a checklist for healthcare providers to follow when placing catheters to reduce the occurence of these infections.

MRSA Contaminates Hospital Privacy Curtains | Medical Blog

Though you dutifully wash your hands, your hand-hygiene efforts may be in vain if you touch privacy curtains before interacting with patients. In fact, within a week

Welcome Guidelines for Managing MRSA in Adults & Children | Feature

The IDSA has released new guidelines to help physicians evaluate and treat individuals with uncomplicated and invasive infections caused by MRSA.

Page 67 of 69« First...6566676869