Category: Journal Club

Publication Alert: Leveraging a Preexisting Global Infectious Disease Network for Local Decision Making During a Pandemic

The content below was provided by Jocelyn Herstein, an assistant professor at UNMC and Director of International Partnerships and Programs with the National Emerging Special Pathogens Training and Education Center. She led a recently published study, collaborating with UNMC ID faculty Drs. Angela Hewlett and James Lawler.  What prompted this study? Emerging infectious disease events require a […]

April 26, 2022

Things ID Docs Read: An ID Perspective on the Safety of Sushi

What does clinical infectious disease research have to offer the culinary world? The answer involves sushi, a freezer, and “a randomized double-blind trial with sensory evaluation using discrimination testing”. In a recent article published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, Kentaro Iwata and others aimed to disprove the notion that previously frozen seafood is less […]

April 19, 2022

High-level Review: Updated STI Guidelines Part 2

In July 2021 the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released their sexually transmitted infections (STI) treatment guideline, an update from 2015.1 Below, senior ID fellow Dr. Jonathan Ryder highlights significant (but by no means comprehensive) changes in this new guideline that can be incorporated into clinical practice and some of the evidence supporting these changes. Part 2 – Bacterial Vaginosis, Trichomonas, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

September 7, 2021

Dr. Jonathan Ryder, 2nd year UNMC ID fellow

High-level Review: Updated STI Guidelines Part 1

In July 2021 the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released their sexually transmitted infections (STI) treatment guideline, an update from 2015.1 Below, senior ID fellow Dr. Jonathan Ryder highlights significant (but by no means comprehensive) changes in this new guideline that can be incorporated into clinical practice and some of the evidence supporting these changes. Part 1 – Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Mycoplasma genitalium

September 1, 2021

Dr. Jonathan Ryder, 2nd year UNMC ID fellow

Diversity in Probiotics and Diversity in Clinical Trials: Opportunities for Improvement

This is a Journal Club review by Dr. Jasmine Marcelin of “A randomized controlled trial of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG on antimicrobial-resistant organism colonization” (Rauseo, A. et al. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, (2021).

August 17, 2021

Ambulatory Stewardship: A Little Bit of Everything Goes a Long Way

Inappropriate outpatient antibiotic use remains a problem needing to be addressed as part of the strategy to reduce antimicrobial resistance. Jasmine Marcelin, MD and Phil Chung, PharmD led a multifaceted approach to reducing antibiotic use in ambulatory clinics within our Nebraska Medicine hospital system, recently published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.

July 6, 2021

SHEA Journal Club Review: “Not Throwin’ Away My Shot”: Early data for COVID-19 vaccination in previously infected healthcare workers and solid organ transplant recipients

As more vaccinations are completed worldwide, specific vaccine strategies and outcomes among special patient populations are newly available. Two populations of interest include vaccinees with previous COVID-19 and those with a history of a solid organ transplant. Dr. Erica Stohs reviews early data for SHEA Journal Club

April 21, 2021

Ongoing Debate on the Treatment of Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia

Dr. Andre Kalil, our Director of Transplant Infectious Diseases, recently co-authored a reply to Geriak et al.: “Clinical Data on Daptomycin plus Ceftaroline versus Standard of Care Monotherapy in the Treatment of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia.” Debate around the findings of this article was recently featured by Dr. Razan El Ramahi in the IDSA ID […]

April 13, 2020

Contraception and Antiretroviral Therapy: Important Interactions to Keep in Mind

Dr. Kimberly Scarsi recently published an important study in Lancet HIV: “Antiretroviral therapy and vaginally administered contraceptive hormones: a three-arm, pharmacokinetic study.”  We were excited to learn more about and feature her work! Could you please give us a brief summary of the study you performed? This was a pharmacokinetic evaluation of the effect of […]

March 16, 2020

Journal Club: Should vancomycin be given as prophylaxis for Clostridioides difficile infections?

The following is a review by one of our fellows, Dr. Randy McCreery, who at a recent journal club presented a paper by Johnson, et al.: Effectiveness of Oral Vancomycin for Prevention of Healthcare Facility-Onset Clostridioides difficile Infection in Targeted Patients During Systemic Antibiotic Exposure, Clinical Infectious Diseases, 28 September 2019. In addition, Drs. McCreery, Cawcutt, […]

March 10, 2020