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August 2008
Vol. 18 No. 8
Flu Vaccine Begins Shipping

Flu vaccine for the upcoming season has begun shipping from five manufacturers. All three strains of virus have been changed this season, following mismatches in last season’s vaccine.

IDSA Journal Club, August 2008
  • Plenty of Downsides, Little Upside to Adding Rifampin for Staph Endocarditis
  • Empirical Fluconazole Not Beneficial in Critically Ill Adults at Risk for Candida
  • Two Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests Detect Pharyngeal and Rectal Gonorrhea, Chlamydia
  • Darunavir as First-line Therapy?
  • Risk-Factor Screening Does Not Predict HPV Infection
IDSA News CORRECTION
In the IDSA Journals
  • Valganciclovir to Prevent Kaposi Sarcoma?
  • Genetics of Smallpox Vaccine Adverse Events
  • Iron Deficiency Protects Pregnant Women against Malaria
  • Control of an Institutional Outbreak of Influenza
  • Catheter Lock Solutions for Hemodialysis
  • MRSA Infection Risk in Long-term Carriers 
EIN: Alternative Dosages for Clinamycin

Is IV clindamycin effective at dosages lower than the recommended 900 mg every 8 hours?

Drug Approvals, Recalls, Adverse Events Update
  • Ziagen (abacavir sulfate) hypersensitivity reactions
Medicare Adds Only One New HAC to the List for Nonpayment in 2009

IDSA and SHEA were successful this summer in making the case that Medicare should take a cautious approach in implementing a new policy to limit payment for hospital-acquired conditions.

Plan Your ICAAC/IDSA Conference with the Online Program Planner

Before you head out to Washington, DC for the 48th ICAAC/IDSA 46th Annual Meeting, check out the sessions and plan your schedule with the Online Program Planner.

IDSA Advocacy Update: Animal Drug Legislation Passes

Congress this month passed legislation requiring drug manufacturers to report to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the quantities of antibiotics sold for use in food animals.

Applications Being Accepted for Lyme Disease Review Panel

Applications are now being accepted for physicians and scientists to participate in a review panel that will evaluate the literature and other information on Lyme disease in order to make a recommendation to IDSA on the need for a revision or update of the Society's 2006 Lyme disease guidelines.

Vote for the IDSA Board of Directors

Election ballots due September 15

Members on the Move
Welcome, New IDSA Members!
Flu Vaccine Begins Shipping
IDSA Journal Club, August 2008
IDSA News CORRECTION
In the IDSA Journals
EIN: Alternative Dosages for Clinamycin
Drug Approvals, Recalls, Adverse Events Update
Medicare Adds Only One New HAC to the List for Nonpayment in 2009
Plan Your ICAAC/IDSA Conference with the Online Program Planner
IDSA Advocacy Update: Animal Drug Legislation Passes
Applications Being Accepted for Lyme Disease Review Panel
Vote for the IDSA Board of Directors
Members on the Move
Welcome, New IDSA Members!

  

 

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