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May 2012
Top Stories
Updated Guideline for Diabetic Foot Infections Now Available

The update of IDSA’s 2004 guideline on the diagnosis and treatment of diabetic foot infections is available online, along with an audio podcast featuring a discussion with the guideline’s lead author.

Antibiotic Incentives Legislation Nearing Passage

As IDSA News went to press, legislation that includes incentives to spur new antibiotic research and development was nearing passage in Congress. 

EIN Update: Cryptococcal Disease and Diagnostic Issues

Two patients with an “unusual circumstance” spark a discussion among EIN members about cryptococcal testing and related diagnostic issues.

IDSA Journal Club

This month, studies investigating: valacyclovir and the suppression of herpes simplex virus type 2 meningitis recurrences; single-pill antiretroviral regimens and effects on adherence and hospitalizations; oral fluoroquinolones and the risk of retinal detachment; and performance of a rapid oral HIV test in high HIV prevalence settings.

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Patient Care and Science
Guidance for Increasing Adult Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates
Drug Approvals, Recalls, Adverse Events Update
Clinical Practice Management
Legislation Would Repeal Flawed Physician Payment Formula
Physician Groups: “Meaningful Use” Rule Should Encourage EHR Use
Global ID
Combination HIV Drug Recommended for Approval to Prevent HIV Infection
Global Health Funding Updates from Capitol Hill
Study: HIV Funding Does Not Undermine Response to Other Diseases in Rwanda
Policy and Advocacy
Society Continues to Push for Adult Immunization
IDSA, HIVMA Defend Prevention and Public Health Fund
IDSA Comments on FDA Draft Guidance for Developing cUTI Drugs
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Top Stories
Updated Guideline for Diabetic Foot Infections Now Available
Antibiotic Incentives Legislation Nearing Passage
EIN Update: Cryptococcal Disease and Diagnostic Issues
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