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July 2008
Volume 18, Number 7
New Encephalits Guidelines Published

IDSA has published its first set of guidelines for the management of encephalitis.

 

HIV Opportunistic Infections Guidelines Updated
Updated guidelines for the prevention and treatment of opportunistic infections in HIV-infected patients—one on adults and adolescents, one on children—have been published by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and HIVMA.
IDSA Journal Club, July 2008

A panel of IDSA members identifies and critiques important new infectious diseases studies in the current literature that have a significant impact on the practice of infectious diseases medicine.

In the IDSA Journals
ACIP Makes New Recommendations on Rabies, HPV, Pneumococcal Vaccines

New recommendations and discussion from the June meeting of the federal Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), according to IDSA’s ACIP liaison, Samuel Katz, MD, FIDSA.

CDC Updates Recommendations on Prevention, Control of Influenza

Recommendations include vaccinating all children ages 5-18 years and targeting children aged 6 months through 4 years. Live, attenuated influenza vaccine is now approved for children as young as 2 years old.

Zoster Vaccine Recommended for All Persons Over 60
Zoster vaccine is now recommended for all persons aged over 60 years who have no contraindications.
EIN: MAI Disease and Clofazimine

The Emerging Infections Network discusses obtaining clofazimine to treat Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare (MAI) disease, and some limitations.

Drug Approvals, Recalls, Adverse Events Update

IDSA offers two e-mail services to help members stay informed of updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Congress Stops Steep Medicare Physician Payment Cuts, For Now

Congress enacted legislation this month that stops steep Medicare physician payment cuts from taking effect this year.

CMS to Launch New Website to Compare Physicians
The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) plans to launch a new Physician Compare website modeled after the agency’s Hospital Compare website, www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov, which provides consumers with quality data related to certain conditions or procedures.
U.S. Global AIDS Program Expands
Congress has passed a 5-year, $48 billion expansion of the U.S. global HIV/AIDS initiative known as the President’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
Federal ID Budgets Likely to See Small Increases

Current 2009 budget proposals for federal infectious diseases programs give modest increases to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

IDSA Advocacy Update: IDSA Opposes Federal Antiviral, Antibiotic Stockpiling Plans

Personal and employer antiviral stockpiles, home doxycycline stockpiles, and more IDSA advocacy.

IDSA/SHEA Infection Control Fellows Course Available Online

The online IDSA/Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Infection Control Fellows Course was designed to give infectious diseases fellows and others basic training and background in infection control.

Looking For CME Opportunities?

Many opportunities to receive continuing medical education (CME) credits are available through IDSA and HIVMA.

Congratulations, New IDSA Fellows!
IDSA 2008 Elections Coming Up
IDSA members will elect new officers and Board members this summer.
Members on the Move

George H. Karam, MD, and Arturo Casadevall, MD, PhD, FIDSA

Welcome, New IDSA Members!
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New Encephalits Guidelines Published
HIV Opportunistic Infections Guidelines Updated
IDSA Journal Club, July 2008
In the IDSA Journals
ACIP Makes New Recommendations on Rabies, HPV, Pneumococcal Vaccines
CDC Updates Recommendations on Prevention, Control of Influenza
Zoster Vaccine Recommended for All Persons Over 60
EIN: MAI Disease and Clofazimine
Drug Approvals, Recalls, Adverse Events Update
Congress Stops Steep Medicare Physician Payment Cuts, For Now
CMS to Launch New Website to Compare Physicians
U.S. Global AIDS Program Expands
Federal ID Budgets Likely to See Small Increases
IDSA Advocacy Update: IDSA Opposes Federal Antiviral, Antibiotic Stockpiling Plans
IDSA/SHEA Infection Control Fellows Course Available Online
Looking For CME Opportunities?
Congratulations, New IDSA Fellows!
IDSA 2008 Elections Coming Up
Members on the Move
Welcome, New IDSA Members!
View archived IDSA News issues
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