Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Infectious Disease http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/infectious-disease/condition-rss Infectious Disease en-us Sun, 11 Dec 2016 11:49:40 UTC Sun, 11 Dec 2016 11:49:40 UTC Could Recommending Dexamethasone in Bacterial Meningitis Improve Patient Outcomes? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/sean-kane-pharmd/2016/10/could-recommending-dexamethasone-in-bacterial-meningitis-improve-patient-outcomes Dexamethasone is an important but commonly overlooked adjunct therapy in bacterial meningitis. Learn more about this important intervention and recommend its use in the acute setting before antibiotics are given. 11:00 PM, Wed October 19, 2016 Should Schools Test Kids for HIV? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/hiv/should-schools-test-kids-for-hiv School-based health services provide critical preventive care for adolescents, especially in poor and diverse communities. 8:35 AM, Fri August 19, 2016 Old Yeast Emerging in Invasive Health Care-Associated Infections http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/patrick-wieruszewski-bs-pharmd-candidate-2016/2016/07/old-yeast-emerging-in-invasive-health-care-associated-infections The CDC recently issued an alert warning health care facilities about Candida auris, an emerging multidrug-resistant yeast. 8:31 AM, Wed July 6, 2016 Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus Confirmed by CDC http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/patrick-wieruszewski-bs-pharmd-candidate-2016/2016/04/sexual-transmission-of-zika-virus-confirmed-by-cdc The CDC recently confirmed man-to-man sexual transmission of the Zika virus. 11:35 PM, Thu April 14, 2016 Should Strep Throat Require Antibiotics? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/craig-cocchio-pharmd/2016/03/should-strep-throat-require-antibiotics When historical data dominates, controversy is sure to exist. Such is the case for the use of antibiotics in patients with group A streptococcal pharyngitis. 3:51 AM, Mon March 14, 2016 A Brief Review of Carbapenems http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/uri-anderson-pharmd-candidate-2016/2016/02/a-brief-review-of-carbapenems Carbapenems are often considered to have the broadest spectrum of activity among all antibiotic classes. 9:02 PM, Thu February 25, 2016 Zika Virus: What Student Pharmacists Should Know http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/tiffany-hatcher-pharmd-candidate-2017/2016/02/zika-virus-what-student-pharmacists-should-know Those preparing to travel for spring break may approach student pharmacists with questions about the Zika virus. 11:09 PM, Thu February 11, 2016 Antifungal Considerations for Invasive Candidiasis in Pregnant Women http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/patrick-wieruszewski-bs-pharmd-candidate-2016/2015/12/antifungal-considerations-for-invasive-candidiasis-in-pregnant-women Invasive fungal disease due to the genus Candida can be life threatening. 9:05 PM, Tue December 22, 2015 Knock Out Pneumococcal Disease: Understanding Vaccination Recommendations http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/marilyn-bulloch-pharmd-bcps/2015/12/knock-out-pneumococcal-disease-understanding-vaccination-recommendations Pneumococcal immunization recommendations have changed multiple times in previous years, but the rationale behind the new recommendations may not be clearly understood. 11:58 PM, Mon December 21, 2015 Could Mass Drug Administration Solve the Global Scabies Problem? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/matthew-romo-pharmd-mph/2015/12/could-mass-drug-administration-solve-the-global-scabies-problem Mass administration of ivermectin may be the most effective way to control scabies and reduce its global burden. 10:00 PM, Thu December 10, 2015 Proposed Joint Commission Standard Spotlights Infectious Diseases Pharmacist Predicament http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/timothy-p-gauthier-pharmd-bcps-aq-id/2015/12/proposed-joint-commission-standard-spotlights-infectious-diseases-pharmacist-predicament The Joint Commission’s proposed standard on antimicrobial stewardship means higher demand for infectious diseases pharmacists and physicians, but will there be enough specialists to satisfy it? 10:21 PM, Tue December 8, 2015 How Do You Dose Vancomycin in Obese Patients? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/craig-cocchio-pharmd/2015/11/how-do-you-dose-vancomycin-in-obese-patients More evidence is needed to figure out how to dose vancomycin in obese patients, but a new protocol could play a role. 2:33 AM, Tue November 24, 2015 5 Things Worth Knowing About Antibiotic Stewardship http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/timothy-p-gauthier-pharmd-bcps-aq-id/2015/09/5-things-worth-knowing-about-antibiotic-stewardship Antimicrobial stewardship programs are being incorporated into the global health care landscape to combat the spread of drug-resistant pathogens and preserve existing drugs. 9:55 PM, Wed September 2, 2015 5 Things to Remember about Infectious Diseases http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/timothy-p-gauthier-pharmd-bcps-aq-id/2015/08/5-things-to-remember-about-infectious-diseases Infectious diseases pharmacotherapy is a challenging subject. 1:13 AM, Mon August 10, 2015 New Pyrimethamine Dispensing Program: What Pharmacists Should Know http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/monica-v-golik-mahoney-pharmd-bcps-aq-id/2015/07/new-pyrimethamine-dispensing-program-what-pharmacists-should-know The dispensing model for pyrimethamine has changed, which may cause delays in therapy. 9:23 PM, Thu July 16, 2015 Educating Patients About MERS http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/jennifer-gershman-pharmd-cph/2015/06/educating-patients-about-mers Pharmacists can play an important role in counseling patients on the common symptoms of MERS. 9:56 PM, Tue June 23, 2015 New Drugs Health-System Pharmacists Should Know http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/new-drugs-health-system-pharmacists-should-know Here are new drugs for 2015 pharmacists can expect to handle. 12:26 AM, Thu June 18, 2015 Speedy Strep Test Cleared for Pharmacies http://www.pharmacytimes.com/product-news/Speedy-Strep-Test-Cleared-for-Pharmacies The FDA has cleared Roche's cobas Strep A test for use by health care professionals in non-traditional settings, including pharmacies and physician offices. 10:27 PM, Wed May 20, 2015 New Antibacterial Drug Avycaz Available to Order http://www.pharmacytimes.com/product-news/New-Antibacterial-Drug-Avycaz-Available-to-Order Hospitals can now order Actavis's ceftazidime-avibactam (Avycaz) to treat serious infections in adults. 9:00 PM, Mon April 27, 2015 Combination HIV Treatment Awaits FDA Action http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/hiv/Combination-HIV-Treatment-Awaits-FDA-Action Gilead Sciences is seeking FDA approval for emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide. 11:00 PM, Mon April 13, 2015