Tag: #LearnID

Microbe Monday: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

Today, we start a new series of posts on the UNMC ID Blog: Microbe Monday. This is a monthly installment introducing the microbiology behind the pathogens routinely encountered in the clinic. While these posts are geared more towards education, recent research advances and interesting historical context should be broadly interesting to all readers. Our first microbe is the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Read on to learn more about this important pathogen.

December 13, 2022

Article Spotlight: Group A Streptococcus- Emerging Antibiotic Resistance and Treatment Options

The following content was provided by Dr. Jonathan Ryder who, along with Dr. Cortés-Penfield, recently authored a fantastic article on this content in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. Infectious diseases clinicians have nightmares when thinking about necrotizing fasciitis and toxic shock syndrome from group A streptococcus (GAS), given the rapid progression and high mortality. Since […]

October 27, 2022

1st Nebraska ID Society Meeting Recap

In early September, the Nebraska Infectious Disease Society (NIDS) held its first meeting. Read on below for a fantastic recap of this meeting provided by UNMC ID’s Dr. Clayton Mowrer.

October 17, 2022

ID History: 100 Day Cough – The Discovery of Pertussis In Ancient China?

The battle between human and pathogen is one as old as time, often shaping our evolution as well as culture. However, with the relatively recent invention of modern medicine and the germ theory of disease, it is often difficult to peer back into time and assess which pathogens ancient civilization may have dealt with. The historical records are spotty, ambiguous, and written through the lens of a different understanding of disease. But every once in a while, we get lucky. That is exactly what has recently happened with a 1400 year old Chinese treatise recently translated into English which, among other things, describes an illness suspiciously similar to what we call pertussis (whooping cough). Read on for a quick digest of a fascinating article published in Open Forum Infectious Diseases describing a historical aspect of ID.

October 6, 2022

Research Digest: UNMC Investigates Blood Stream Infections

Blood stream infections are one of the most feared type of infections in the infectious disease world. And for good reason- if left untreated they can quickly develop into serious complications such as septic shock. Luckily, researchers are constantly exploring the risk factors and treatments for this infection, including many UNMC ID faculty. Read on for a digest of 3 recent articles authored by UNMC faculty exploring the diagnosis and treatment of sepsis.

August 31, 2022

UNMC ID Faculty on the Power of Social Media within Infectious Disease

In addition to world-class patient care, UNMC ID faculty are leading the charge in the use of social media in medicine and infectious disease. Recently, members of our department contributed heavily to a social media supplement published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. Read on for a brief synopsis of these great articles!

August 23, 2022

Research Digest: CMV, Tuberculosis, and Transplant ID

Dr. Diana Florescu, UNMC ID Physician and co-author of two recent publications exploring transplant ID. One of the most profound medical developments of the past century, organ transplantation, can prove to be one of the most dangerous. Infectious pathogens can hide in transplanted organs which, in combination with the immune-suppressive drugs crucial to transplantation success, […]

July 12, 2022

#PharmToExamTable: What is cefiderocol, and when should I think about using it? 

A #PharmToExamTable question about cefiderocol and its clinical uses, answered by Aaron Hunsaker, PharmD, a previous PGY1 pharmacy resident at UNMC and current PGY2 pharmacy resident a the University of Utah Health. (Reviewed by Andrew Watkins, PharmD) In the area of increased gram-negative bacterial resistance, practitioners have longed for a horse with which they could […]

July 5, 2022

Conference Recap: Annual HIV Update for Providers and Educators Returns

The UNMC Annual HIV Update for Providers and Educators returned on June 9, 2022. The conference was not hosted in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, the UNMC HIV team joined forces with the DHHS HIV PrEP Institute team to provide a day-long event focused on HIV TREATMENT and PREVENTION. For […]

June 30, 2022

Publication Alert: Chronic Pain and Infection

Dr. Cawcutt is an author on a new review article focusing on the relationship between infection and chronic pain persisting even after resolution of acute illness.

May 26, 2022