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PCT-guided Antibiotic Stewardship in COVID-19 Patients

2020 14 Sep

Professor Michael Mansour is a physician-scientist with a research concentration in immune responses against invading pathogens. He attends on the Clinical Transplant Infectious Diseases and Immunocompromised Host Service at the Massachusetts General Hospital - Division of Infectious Diseases, where he cares for solid and stem cell transplant recipients... Read more

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Highlights from the I-I-I Blog

2020 15 Jan

(I expert, I question, I answer)  Have you got something to say? Visit  https://healthmanagement.org/c/icu/list/blog  or contact  [email protected] Jeremy M. Kahn  Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Health Policy &  Management - University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine  and Graduate School of Public Health,... Read more

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#ISICEM19: Custom-built antibiotic stewardship for the ED - Dr. Michael Pulia

2019 22 Mar

At the 39th International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine , Dr. Michael Pulia discussed the challenges of antibiotic stewardship. Dr. Pulia, Assistant Professor at the BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine, serves as Medical Director for the ED antibiotic stewardship quality improvement programme at the University of Wisconsin. ... Read more

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European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 2015: Antibiotics

2015 07 Dec

The European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases , the annual meeting of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) is the most attended infectious disease conference worldwide. This year, more than 10,000 clinicians and scientists attended the congress to present and share the latest research... Read more

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C. Diff Infection Needs Concerted Action

2015 19 Nov

According to an article published in Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice , the appropriate use of antibiotics is critical for controlling the ongoing epidemic of healthcare related Clostridium difficile infection.  There is an urgent need to take steps for the reduction of the growing burden of C.Diff infections (CDI). C.diff is known to cause... Read more

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Hospitals Not Making Enough Effort to Prevent C. difficile Infections

2015 29 Apr

According to a survey of a national random sample of hospitals, nearly half of American hospitals aren't taking the steps required to prevent a gut infection that kills nearly 30,000 people annually and sickens hundreds of thousands more. The survey was conducted by a team from the University of Michigan Medical School and VA Ann Arbor Healthcare... Read more