February 6, 2019
Reports that President Trump in his State of the Union address would announce plans to end America’s HIV epidemic by 2030 raised hopes and questions among infectious disease and HIV experts.Read More
Congress is considering draft legislation that would initiate FDA regulation of laboratory developed tests (LDTs). The bill would also set back transplant medicine by 20 years and severely limit the availability of diagnostics for rare infectious diseases, emerging diseases, and unmet needs.Read More
In this feature, a panel of IDSA members identifies and critiques important new studies in the current literature that have a significant impact on the practice of infectious diseases medicine.
Reviews in this issue: Just What the C-Suite Ordered: An FTE-to-Bed Ratio to Guide ASP Discussions; Addiction Medicine Consultation for Patients with Opioid Use Disorder Admitted for Infections; Should Routine HIV PrEP Follow-Up Include HCV Screening?
IDSA’s Quality Improvement Committee (QIC) is seeking feedback on the Appropriate Treatment of Initial Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) clinical quality measure concept.Read More
The United States will join with other donor countries in October to pledge commitments to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria for the next three years.Read More
At the invitation of IDSA members, Amanda Jezek, IDSA’s Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Government Affairs, spoke recently to a group of medical students at Albert Einstein College of Medicine about federal policy efforts to address antimicrobial resistance and promote antimicrobial stewardship and opportunities for medical students to conduct research on AMR and engage in advocacy on this issue.Read More
Healio spoke with IDSA spokesperson Kathryn Edwards, MD, FIDSA to get her perspective on findings from a recent study published in Annals of Family Medicine which reports that “repeated inactivated influenza immunization appeared to increase long-term protection against some respiratory illness episodes in children with pre-existing medical conditions.”Read More