Auwaerter on Infectious Diseases

 
 
  • Resistant Bacterial Infections: Ceftaroline and Tigecycline   Fungal meningitis was big news but not the only news at ID Week 2012. Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, reviews the highlights on antibiotics for resistant infections.
  • Does Nonpayment Influence Infection Rates?   Three recent studies assessed whether Medicare nonpayment policies had any effect on healthcare-associated infection rates.
  • Lyme Disease: The Culprit or Just Taking the Blame?   Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, describes new research that sheds some additional light on Lyme disease.
  • Babesiosis: Increasing Incidence -- Stay Alert   Who gets babesiosis? What are the risk factors? And how do we diagnose and treat it? All the latest, from Paul G. Auwaerter, MD.
  • Dusting Off the Shelf: Polymyxin B?   When patients have highly resistant gram-negative infections, Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, believes it may be time to consider older antibiotics that have fallen out of favor.
  • Stopping Recurrent UTIs in Postmenopausal Women   What helps when postmenopausal women have recurrent UTIs? Estrogen? Cranberries? Probiotics? Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, provides guidance.
  • Global Gonorrhea: Problems on the Horizon   Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, describes recent reports about antimicrobial resistance and gonorrhea that are very disturbing. What does this mean for the treating clinician?
  • Staphylococcus aureus With High Vancomycin MICs   Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, offers his thoughts on the latest research regarding vancomycin to treat S aureus when MICs are elevated.
  • ID Trivia: New Champ for Largest Virus?   Don't miss the latest from Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, about the newest (and biggest) megavirus.
  • Ocular Worries With Candidemia?   At what point should you consult with an ophthalmologist when a patient has candidemia? Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, describes a recent study that sheds light on this topic.
  • When Staph Won't Go Away: Recurrent Boils   When skin and soft tissue infections due to MRSA won't go away, what is the clinician to do? Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, comments.
  • When Staph Won't Go Away: Bacteremia and Salvage Therapy   Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, offers advice on some of the newest thinking about persistent bacteremia and how to treat it.
  • Preview: Hot Topics of Clinical Interest at IDSA 2011   Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, reviews what he considers the hot topics at this year’s IDSA meeting: HPV, HCV/HIV coinfection, and the continuing big story of antimicrobial resistance.
  • New Human Tick-Borne Infections   Don’t miss this overview of 2 newly reported tick-borne pathogens to consider, along with some cautionary advice, by Paul G. Auwaerter, MD.
  • When Cellulitis Doesn't Resolve: A Mysterious Case   Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, describes a case of facial cellulitis that would not get better and the observation that finally solved the mystery.
  • Evaluating Hyperpyrexia During a Very Hot Summer   During an unusually hot summer, how can the clinician differentiate hyperthermia from a fever of infection? Do the old guidelines hold?
  • Fidaxomicin: New Drug for Clostridium difficile -- Where Will It Fit?   Clostridium difficile continues to be difficult to manage. Dr. Auwaerter offers a review of fidaxomicin –- where the drug fits into treatment, concerns about cost, and the need for more research.
  • Bumps in the Night: When Bed Bugs Bite   Bedbugs are certainly a creepy nuisance, but can their bites transmit disease? Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, offers his thoughts.
  • Zoster Vaccine: 50 Is the New 60   Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, discusses the new indications for zoster vaccine, focusing on timing, benefits, risks, insurance issues, and more.
  • Resistant UTIs: Running Out of Options   What are the treatment options for resistant UTIs? What antibiotics may work? Paul G. Auwaerter, MD, offers an ID consult.
 
 
 
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