difficile, seemed to prefer metronidazole for mild disease and vancomycin for serious disease. ... Luke's Infectious Disease Associates in Duluth, Minn., the scheduled speaker who stayed home to care for a very ill patient.
A new paper in the American Journal of Infection Control takes a look at the cost of contact precautions. The investigators determined tha...
can affect everything from our mood to our risk of heart disease. ... Specifically, it was this paragraph: “In fact, graphs of the drug overdose deaths look like those of deaths from a new infectious disease, said Jonathan Skinner, a Dartmouth economist
There’s a new paper in the Journal of Hospital Infection that takes a look at the bacterial ecology of facial hair. In this study, 408 mal...
Daniel J. Diekema, MD, FACP, practices infectious diseases, clinical microbiology, and hospital epidemiology in Iowa City, Iowa, splitting time between seeing patients with infectious diseases, diagnosing infections in the microbiology laboratory,
Not surprisingly, flu was a major topic of the IDSA meeting. I'll be writing a full article about the information presented, but in the mean...
palliative care, consulting as a career and infectious disease control. ... One of the recent concerns in infectious disease has been the emergence of vancomycin-resistant types of Staphylococcus aureus, known as VISA (vancomycin-intermediate) and VRSA
The CDC reported the first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the United States. The patient is a health care worker who fl...
As I write this, the World Health Organization is scrambling to catch up with the global proliferation of this emerging infectious disease, and poised to declare a public health emergency. ... That likely makes it a zoonosis at the start, a disease
About a third of the world's population is infected with TB, one of the deadliest infectious diseases, said Dr. ... Most internists refer to an infectious disease or pulmonary [subspecialist for treatment], but they're the ones that make the diagnosis.