Self-reported marijuana use among HIV-infected patients was not associated with changes in body mass index (BMI), CD4 T-cell counts, or detectable HIV RNA.
IDWeek 2014: Adult/Pediatric Infectious Disease
Outpatient treatment with parenteral antimicrobial therapy with beta-lactam antibiotics is effective; however, antibiotic switches for adverse events (AEs) occurred more frequently with oxacillin use.
Patients with carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae who are hospitalized and treated with a tigecycline-based regimen are at high risk of readmission with recurrent disease, contributing to its spread in healthcare systems.
Efforts to prevent obesity and diabetes might also reduce incidence of adult invasive group B streptococcal (GBS) infection.
The novel, broad-spectrum, triazole antifungal, isavuconazole, has comparable efficacy to voriconazole for the primary treatment of invasive mold disease in patients both with and without neutropenia.
Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (TMP/SMX)—versus placebo—is associated with improved outcomes in outpatients with acute cutaneous abscesses receiving drainage treated in the emergency department (ED).
Surveillance based on antimicrobial susceptibility of urogenital Neisseria gonorrhoeae in men who have sex with women (MSW) may represent susceptibility of urogenital N. gonorrhoeae in women, for whom data are few.
What is the definitive therapy for pediatric candidemia: a fungicidal or a fungistatic agent?
Patients who received community outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy had a low incidence of Clostridium difficile infection.
Adults hospitalized with all-cause community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) had low rates of influenza antiviral treatment, which was associated with a positive influenza result earlier in the course of illness as well as more severe disease.
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