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2018 ACIP Immunization Schedules: Key Changes2018 ACIP Immunization Schedules: Key Changes

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:00:00 EST

Drs David Kim and Candice Robinson, from the CDC, provide a brief bulleted summary of the key changes clinicians should know.
CDC Expert Commentary



The Role of Frequent HIV Testing in Diagnosing HIV in MSMThe Role of Frequent HIV Testing in Diagnosing HIV in MSM

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:00:00 EST

Does more frequent HIV testing result in a higher likelihood of identifying undiagnosed infection among high-risk men who have sex with men?
HIV Medicine



New C difficile Guidelines Refine Diagnosis, Add FMTNew C difficile Guidelines Refine Diagnosis, Add FMT

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:16:14 EST

New guidelines for managing Clostridium difficile infection refine diagnosis, switch antibiotics for adults, include children, and add fecal microbiota transplantation.
Medscape Medical News



ID Docs Best Poised to Lead Antimicrobial Stewardship ProgramsID Docs Best Poised to Lead Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:11:35 EST

The eclectic expertise of infectious disease specialists uniquely qualifies them to lead antimicrobial stewardship programs, according to a joint statement from several medical societies.
Medscape Medical News



Flu Vaccine Just 25% Effective Against Dominant Strain This YearFlu Vaccine Just 25% Effective Against Dominant Strain This Year

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:39:02 EST

CDC advised everyone age 6 months or older to get vaccinated and urged early use of antivirals for very sick or high-risk patients who present with flu symptoms.
Medscape Medical News



Could a Rare, Deadly ‘Superbug’ Fungus Be Gaining a Foothold?Could a Rare, Deadly ‘Superbug’ Fungus Be Gaining a Foothold?

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:16:02 EST

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the number of confirmed cases of Candida auris in the U.S. has climbed from seven in 2016 to at least 200.
Kaiser Health News