Month: July 2020

To treat severe injection-related infections in people with substance use disorder, collaborate

Here’s a too-common infectious diseases consultation: A 30-year-old man comes to the ER with two weeks of fevers, chills, and back pain, plus increasingly difficult breathing for the past two days. He has injected opioids for the past five years. He has abscesses in the left arm, tenderness in the low spine, and a new […]

Jul 28, 2020

Antibiotics At the End-of-Life: Helping or Harming?

Content written by Dr. Clayton Mowrer. Early in my medical training, my father developed a rapidly-progressive type of cancer. Over the course of several months, his health declined quite quickly, and he was spending more time in the hospital than outside of it. It became uncomfortably clear that pushing forward with invasive and toxic interventions […]

Jul 21, 2020

Physical Barriers for Prevention Amidst a Pandemic – The Roles of Distancing, Masks and Eye Protection

This study provides early evidence of the efficacy of continued PPE use to prevent transmission of COVID-19, both in the community and in the healthcare setting, including continued physical distancing, facemask use and eye protection.

Jul 14, 2020

Fighting Fear in COVID-19

As we have lived through this pandemic as Infectious Diseases physicians and leaders in Infection Control and Employee Health, we also have encountered nearly unprecedented fear within our workplace.

Jul 7, 2020