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May 2010
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From the President: Offering Special Thanks

Last month, a special independent review panel issued its final report, which unanimously concluded that no changes need to be made to IDSA’s 2006 Lyme disease guidelines. The members of the review panel devoted countless hours of their time to this unprecedented review.

Hill Briefing Highlights Need for New Antibiotics

The stakes could not be higher when it comes to antibiotic resistance and the dry antibiotic pipeline, Brad Spellberg, MD, FIDSA, told attendees at a Capitol Hill briefing this month that outlined IDSA’s 10 x ’20 initiative and the STAAR Act.

IDSA Journal Club

This month: Studies investigating late presentation for HIV care, very early antiretroviral treatment in patients with cryptococcal meningitis, the potential for airborne dispersal of C. difficile, travel-related illness in children, and telaprevir adjunctive therapy for chronic HCV patients with prior treatment failure.

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  • Look for further updates and announcements regarding the 48th Annual Meeting of IDSA!
Patient Care and Science
EIN Update: Duration of Isolation Precautions for C. difficile
11th VRSA Case Identified in U.S., CDC Urges Awareness
FDA Gives OK for Use of Both Rotavirus Vaccines
Practice Guidelines Available for iPhones and Other Mobile Devices
Drug Approvals, Recalls, Adverse Events Update
Clinical Practice Management
Medicare Moves Up Deadline for Physician Enrollment
Physician Payment Cuts Looming
Physician Practices Must Protect Against Patients’ Identity Theft by June 1
Global ID
Briefing Showcases Scientific Advances for HIV, TB
The Global Center is on Facebook
Your Colleagues
Welcome, New Members!
Education & Resources
How to Manage Information Overload
“Ask the Coder” Answers CPT Questions
Top Stories
From the President: Offering Special Thanks
Hill Briefing Highlights Need for New Antibiotics
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