As novel coronavirus outbreak evolves, critical care providers need to be prepared
February 18, 2020
Despite “substantial uncertainty” over impact outside China, any influx of seriously ill patients could strain EDs, inpatient units, or ICUs.
Wuhan virus: What clinicians need to know
January 26, 2020
“It’s not good enough to just download CDC’s guidance; use it to make your own local plan and know what to do 24/7.”
Artesunate to become first-line malaria treatment in U.S.
March 28, 2019
Artesunate will become the first-line treatment for malaria in the United States, following the discontinuation of quinidine.
Cutaneous lesions? Consider C. diphtheriae in those with foreign travel
September 11, 2018
ATLANTA – Seven Minnesota cases of C. diphtheriae highlight imported infection among travelers to diphtheria-endemic countries.
Don’t shorten therapy for older, sicker cellulitis patients
May 6, 2018
Elderly patients with cellulitis and comorbid conditions probably need a full 12-day course of treatment.
Are higher rifampin doses for pulmonary TB more effective?
March 29, 2018
Higher rifampin doses than customarily used offer better control of TB with safety.
ALT-70 score outperformed thermal imaging for cellulitis diagnosis
March 7, 2018
SAN DIEGO - The score surpassed thermal imaging on both positive and negative predictive value for diagnosing lower-extremity cellulitis.
Increasing sepsis survivorship creates new challenges
February 28, 2018
SAN ANTONIO– A new study calls for examination of the consequences of long-term sepsis survivorship.
IGRA preferred test for latent TB diagnosis
November 2, 2017
Only one-third of physician respondents to a survey knew that the T-SPOT.TB test had the highest sensitivity for identifying those with latent TB infection.
Steroids underused in bacterial meningitis despite low risk
October 14, 2017
SAN DIEGO – When used, they are being used later than is recommended.