What's New in Infectious Diseases: ECCMID 2015

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ICU Management is pleased to host three reports from the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, the annual meeting of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID). ECCMID is the most attended infectious disease conference worldwide. More than 10,000 clinicians and scientists attended ECCMID 2015 to present and share the latest research breakthroughs in infectious diseases.

1.   Antibiotics: challenges and opportunities  reviews the sessions that addressed the challenges of  increasing antibiotic resistance, antibiotic stewardship and the responsible use of antibiotics. Report by Professor Matteo Bassetti Head Infectious Diseases Division Department of Specialist Medicine, Santa Maria della Misericordia di Udine, Genova, Italy  and Paula Hensler, medical writer.

2. Clostridium difficile report: new challenges and developments
This report, by Professor Mark Wilcox, Leeds Teaching Hospitals and Paula Hensler, medical writer, reviews the sessions on Clostridium difficile infections.

3. Invasive fungal infections - this report, by Professor Rafael F. Duarte, Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro Majadahonda Madrid, Spain and Paula Hensler, Medical Writer, reviews the sessions that addressed the challenges of managing the increasing rates of invasive fungal infections (IFIs) and new diagnostic and therapeutic developments in the area of IFIs.

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Published on : Mon, 7 Dec 2015


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