Bench to Bedside: Rucks Laboratory uncovers elements of Chlamydial pathogenesis

‘Bench to Bedside’ is a new recurring segment exploring the basic science research conducted in infectious diseases right here at UNMC. This week, in recognition of STI Awareness Month, we feature the Rucks laboratory which studies chlamydial biology through the lens of infection. Special thanks to Natalie Sturd (left) and Dr. Rucks (right) for providing […]

Apr 27, 2023

Microbe Monday: Chlamydia trachomatis

Microbe Monday is a monthly installment featuring a microbe of clinical or scientific importance. This month, in recognition of STI Awareness month, we discuss Chlamydia trachomatis. The following content was provided by Natalie Sturd and Dr. Elizabeth Rucks- experts in Chlamydial biology at UNMC.

Apr 24, 2023

UNMC ID Leader Pursues Advanced Training

We are proud of our ID leaders for many reasons, one of which is their constant desire to improve and educate themselves and others for the betterment of patient care. One example of this is seeking out additional training at the national level and sharing that knowledge with those here at UNMC. Read on for […]

Apr 4, 2023

Research Digest: Research identifies how to improve ID healthcare

Research Digest is a periodic post summarizing the findings of a few recent articles published by our UNMC ID faculty surrounding a particular topic. These articles are linked below for full details on the work. This week, we discuss recent efforts by UNMC ID faculty to explore how we can make healthcare work better for patients, providers, and the community at large.

Mar 29, 2023

Sepsis: the case for automatic antibiotic de-escalation

UNMC ID’s Dr. Erica Stohs explores the question, ‘how do we balance antibiotic stewardship with ensuring a serious case of sepsis doesn’t go untreated?’. Read on to learn about a new strategy for antibiotic de-escalation in potential sepsis patients.

Mar 22, 2023

Safety Awareness Week, Part 2: Infection Control and Antibiotic Stewardship

As part of Patient Safety Week, we want to recognize all of the incredible efforts from our Infectious Diseases colleagues focused on improving the safety and care of our patients here at UNMC/NMC. Earlier this week, we recognized the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit (NBU) personnel for their continued commitment to patient safety at all times of day and night. Two other key areas in which there is a significant commitment to patient safety, and often less recognition, are our Infection Control & Epidemiology (ICE) team and our Antibiotic Stewardship (ASP) team.

Mar 17, 2023

#PharmToExamTable: Oral Therapy for Gram-Negative Rod (GNR) Bacteremia: Can We Go PO?

The following post exploring a switch from IV to oral antibiotics for treatment of bacteremia was written by Molly Miller, PharmD, ID Pharmacist at Nebraska Medicine.

Jan 26, 2023

#PharmtoExamTable: The Case for Voriconazole in Histoplasmosis Treatment

A #PharmToExamTable question about the evidence for using voriconazole in disseminated Histoplasmosis infection, answered by Molly Kernan, PharmD, a graduate of the UNMC College of Pharmacy and current pharmacy resident at Nebraska Medicine.

Jan 12, 2023

Beyond HIV: Applying Long-Acting Formulations to other Infectious Diseases

This post is part of an ongoing series on HIV/AIDS in recognition of HIV/AIDS awareness month 2022. In this series, we focus our posts on education, research, achievements, and medicine pertaining to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. In our previous post, we reviewed the merits of long-acting HIV treatments as a recent breakthrough in HIV/AIDS medical research. […]

Dec 29, 2022

Long-Acting Formulations of Infectious Disease Treatments

oday, we feature a new supplement in Clinical Infectious Diseases, edited by UNMC ID’s Dr. Susan Swindells. This supplement contains articles chronicling and exploring the use of long-acting formulations in the treatment of infectious diseases.

Dec 20, 2022