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June/July 2013
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From the President: Diagnostic Advances Offer Great Promise for Patient Care, Public Health

New technologies offer glimpses of the potential that rapid diagnostics have to improve patient outcomes, reduce health care costs, and enhance outbreak investigations. Unlocking this great promise is an important priority for IDSA.

All Baby Boomers Should Be Screened for HCV, U.S. Task Force Concludes

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) resources are available from IDSA, including tools to help members educate primary care providers about the new recommendations.

EIN Update: Asymptomatic Bacteriuria and Antimicrobial Stewardship

EIN members recently discussed addressing asymptomatic bacteriuria in hospitalized patients, an increasingly important topic given concerns about antibiotic misuse and overuse.

IDSA Journal Club

This month, studies investigating: Universal decolonization and reducing infections in the intensive care unit; the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV); community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and outcomes in outpatients with uncomplicated cellulitis; and novel avian-origin influenza A virus (H7N9).

Upcoming dates to remember

The combined meeting of IDSA, SHEA, HIVMA, and PIDS, Oct. 2-6, 2013, in San Francisco. Stay tuned for more information at www.idweek.org.

Patient Care and Science
New Guide for Laboratory Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases Now Available
ACIP: Evidence Doesn’t Support Second Dose of Tdap Vaccine for Adolescents and Adults
New Tools for Preventing Bloodstream Infections in Dialysis Patients
CDC Issues H3N2v Health Advisory with Updates for 2013
Clinical Practice Management
FDA Clarifies IND Requirement for Fecal Microbiota Transplantation
Science Speaks Blog
Advocates, Physicians Urge Company to Increase Access to New TB Drug
High Court Strikes Down “Anti-Prostitution Pledge” for Global AIDS Funding
Turning 10, PEPFAR Celebrates a Million Lifetimes of Birthdays to Come
Policy and Advocacy
Critical Antimicrobial Resistance Legislation Reintroduced in Congress
IDSA, PIDS Call for Broad Federal Response to Pertussis Outbreak
HHS Issues Organ Transplant Guidelines for Preventing Disease Transmission
Your Colleagues
In Memoriam: Alan D. Tice, MD, FIDSA (1943-2013)
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Education & Resources
Editor-in-Chief Applicants Sought for New IDSA/HIVMA Journal
Updated Journals App for iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad
Top Stories
From the President: Diagnostic Advances Offer Great Promise for Patient Care, Public Health
All Baby Boomers Should Be Screened for HCV, U.S. Task Force Concludes
EIN Update: Asymptomatic Bacteriuria and Antimicrobial Stewardship
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