IDSA News - April 2012  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
Patient Care and Science
•  Rhinosinusitis Guideline Podcast Now Online
•  New Guideline Pocketcard: Treating CAP in Children
•  MRSA Guidelines Slide Set Available
•  Fever and Neutropenia Guideline Now in Japanese
•  Drug Approvals, Recalls, Adverse Events Update
Clinical Practice Management
•  IDSA, Physician Groups Urge CMS to Re-Evaluate Penalty Timelines
Global ID
•  WHO Issues New Guidance to Prevent HIV in Discordant Couples, Infants
•  NIH Launches Initiative to Mentor Young Global Health Researchers
•  Interview Series: CDCís Role in Global HIV and TB
Policy and Advocacy
•  FDA Announces Voluntary Plan to Limit Antibiotic Use on the Farm
Your Colleagues
•  CDCís Antimicrobial Resistance Working Group Announces New Members
Education & Resources
•  IDSA, HIVMA Can Help with ABIM Recertification
•  CDC Webcast: Multidrug-Resistant Gonorrhea and Public Health
Top Stories
•  From the President:
Supporting the Next Generation of Our Field

•  IDSA Continues Push for Antibiotic Incentives, Members Can Help
•  EIN Update: Vancomycin and Acute Renal Toxicity
•  IDSA Journal Club


Rhinosinusitis Guideline Podcast Now Online

A free audio podcast featuring Anthony W. Chow, MD, chair of the IDSA rhinosinusitis guideline panel, discussing the recently published guideline can be found through the Apple iTunes Store (to access the podcast through the iTunes Store, search for “IDSA guideline”). Dr. Chow talks about how to distinguish between viral and bacterial causes of rhinosinusitis, why the guidelines panel came up with new recommendations for first-line therapy, what to do if first-line therapy doesn’t work, and when to consider referral to a specialist. The discussion is hosted by Neil S. Skolnik, professor of family and community medicine at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia.