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Tag: #LearnID

CRE or not CRE: A Question of Risky Business and Notes from the Field

The following was originally posted by Dr. Marcelin to the August 2018 SHEA Journal Club  Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) are not as prevalent in the United States as they are in the Eastern Hemisphere; however travel within our global village means creates opportunity for movement of these organisms to our region.  The following is a review of […]

September 21, 2018

What’s all the buzz about West Nile Virus?

This summer, we have seen several cases of West Nile infection, prompting many questions related to the infection. So, what’s all the buzz about West Nile? Drs. Jasmine Marcelin and Kelly Cawcutt compiled some answers to Frequently Asked Questions about West Nile. What is West Nile Virus?  West Nile Virus is spread via mosquito bites.  Mosquitos […]

September 17, 2018

At UNMC, ID fellows learn HIV from the experts

Over the course of their training, fellows in the UNMC’s Division of Infectious Diseases will receive dedicated clinical and didactic training in the area of HIV alongside faculty with expertise in the HIV clinical care and research. Clinical Training: Fellows will have their continuity clinic at UNMC’s HIV clinic one half day each week. The […]

August 30, 2018

Travels, Bones and Bugs, Oh My! ID fellows will see it all at UNMC

At UNMC ID we are fortunate to have some very unique experiences for fellows to explore their interests in our various aspects of our specialty. We are also fortunate to have experts and leaders at the helm, leading fellows through these experiences toward their ultimate career choices. One of these leaders is Dr. Angela Hewlett […]

August 22, 2018

Ceftazidime-avibactam resistance in carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae: what’s next on the horizon?

Ceftazidime-avibactam is approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of complicated intra-abdominal and urinary tract infections, and has activity against carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE). Data regarding its real-world application and potential pitfalls is still emerging, and this review illustrates some experiences with use and emerging resistance to ceftazidime-avibactam. The authors of the first […]

August 15, 2018

Intra-abdominal abscesses – do we REALLY need to know every organism in there?

This is a review of a recently published article. Andrew Kozlov, Lorenzo Bean, Emilie V Hill, Lisa Zhao, Eric Li, Gary P Wang; Molecular Identification of Bacteria in Intra-abdominal Abscesses Using Deep Sequencing, Open Forum Infectious Diseases, Volume 5, Issue 2, 1 February 2018 Most intra-abdominal abscesses are polymicrobial. Sometimes aerobic organisms are identified from culture, […]

August 1, 2018

Dogma vs. Necessity: Follow-up blood cultures in patients with gram-negative negative bacteremia

Attending on the inpatient Infectious Disease service always stimulates discussion regarding management of bloodstream infections: What is the optimal duration? Can we use oral antibiotics? Do we need to document clearance of blood cultures? When these discussions lead to review of literature, one will find that the data is evolving in an attempt to answer […]

May 23, 2018

World Meningitis Day 2018: #AllMeningitisMatters

It’s World Meningitis Day! #Meningitis affects more than 2.8 million people globally each year.  Meningitis can be a scary disease.  It can be contagious, debilitating, and even deadly.  That’s why it is important to understand what it is, how to recognize it and how to prevent it. What is meningitis? The meninges are a set […]

April 24, 2018

Interested in Common Infections in the Elderly? Listen and Learn at UNMC!

Common Infections in the Elderly July 13, 2017 Location: UNMC Eppley Science Hall – Amphitheater In this presentation, Dr. Muhammad Salman Ashraf, Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine – Infectious Diseases, will discuss why older adults are at increased risk of infections. He will also identify common infections in the elderly and present management issues […]

July 12, 2017