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June 2009
Vol. 19 No. 6
Top Stories
IDSA Issues New Guideline for Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections
An updated IDSA guideline for intravascular catheter-related infection in adults and children provides evidence-based recommendations for diagnosis, treatment, and management.
Pandemic Designation Doesn’t Alter H1N1 Response (Yet)

ID experts continue to monitor the virus as it circulates in the Southern Hemisphere so that current recommendations can shift as necessary.

IDSA Journal Club

This month: TMP/SMX as a treatment option for S. aureus osteomyelitis; antibiotics for SSTI in children; intravenous tigecycline for severe refractory C. difficile; refusal of pertussis immunizations associated with increased risk for pertussis infection in children.

Upcoming Dates to Remember

IDSA 47th Annual Meeting
October 29-November 1, 2009
Philadelphia, PA

IDSA Fellows In-Training Exam
February 9-10, 2010

Top Stories
IDSA Issues New Guideline for Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections
Pandemic Designation Doesn’t Alter H1N1 Response (Yet)
IDSA Journal Club
Patient Care and Science
IDSA Lyme Disease Review Panel Hearing Scheduled for July 30
SHEA Issues Statement on H1N1 Infection Control
Drug Approvals, Recalls, Adverse Events Update
Practice Management
New “Ask the Coder” Service Answers CPT Questions
Deadline for Identify Theft Policies Extended to Aug. 1
New PQRI Reporting Period Begins July 1
Global ID
Global Center Urges U.S. Response to HIV/AIDS and TB Co-Infection
Highlights from the HIV/AIDS Implementers’ Meeting in Namibia
Policy and Advocacy
HIVMA Supports Public Plan Option for Health Care Reform
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