Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Infectious Disease http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/infectious-disease/condition-rss Infectious Disease en-us Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:24:26 UTC Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:24:26 UTC A Look at Antibiotics to Treat Pneumonia http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/gunda-siska-pharmd/2017/12/a-look-at-antibiotics-to-treat-pneumonia This chart provides a simple way to answer questions that pharmacists will receive this winter. 11:06 PM, Tue December 5, 2017 Complication of Lyme Disease: Lyme Carditis http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/shivam-patel-pharmd-candidate/2017/11/complication-of-lyme-disease-lyme-carditis The illness is prevalent in the eastern United States. Diagnosis can be challenging, and the progression can lead to harmful complications. 9:00 AM, Tue November 28, 2017 First Complete 2-Drug HIV Regimen Gets FDA OK http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/infectious-disease/first-complete-2drug-hiv-regimen-gets-fda-ok- Juluca is indicated as a complete therapy for patients with HIV-1.<br /> &nbsp; 3:12 PM, Tue November 21, 2017 5 Things Pharmacists Should Know About Legionnaires Disease http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/jennifer-gershman-pharmd-cph/2017/11/5-things-pharmacists-should-know-about-legionnaires-disease The recent outbreak in Disneyland sheds light on common sources of infection and prevention strategies. 11:24 AM, Mon November 20, 2017 ACIP Recommends Herpes Zoster Subunit Vaccine http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/infectious-disease/acip-recommends-herpes-zoster-subunit-vaccine The panel agreed that Shingrix has some superior outcome data; however, some members said it was too early to make the preferential recommendation. 2:01 PM, Wed October 25, 2017 New Drugs Introduced in 2017: Part 4 Immunology, Infection, and Musculoskeletal Disease http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/marilyn-bulloch-pharmd-bcps/2017/10/new-drugs-introduced-in-2017-part-4-immunology-infection-and-musculoskeletal-disease This year, the FDA is on pace to approve about 38 new medications. Here is a look at 6 of these. 10:10 PM, Sun October 22, 2017 Looking to the Past and Future During American Pharmacists Month http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/marilyn-bulloch-pharmd-bcps/2017/10/celebrating-american-pharmacists-month In October, we celebrate American Pharmacists Month. 12:43 AM, Mon October 9, 2017 Dentists to Blame for Increasing C Diff Cases? http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/gastrointestinal/dentists-to-blame-for-increasing-c-diff-cases The study found patients who were prescribed antibiotics for dental procedures tended to be older and more likely to receive clindamycin, an antibiotic that is associated with <em>C diff</em> infection. 12:12 PM, Sun October 8, 2017 4 Things Pharmacists Should Know About Yellow Fever http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/jennifer-gershman-pharmd-cph/2017/09/4-things-pharmacists-should-know-about-yellow-fever This virus is found in tropical and subtropical areas in South America and Africa. 3:15 AM, Mon September 25, 2017 WHO: More Antibiotics Needed http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/infectious-disease/who-more-antibiotics-needed- In the report, WHO officials identified 12 classes of priority pathogens, including tuberculosis, pneumonia and urinary tract infections that are increasingly resistant to existing antibiotics and in need of new treatments. 12:35 PM, Wed September 20, 2017 FDA Panel Backs Herpes Zoster Vaccine Safety Data http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/fda-panel-backs-herpes-zoster-vaccine-safety-data The candidate vaccine is a nonlive, recombinant subunit vaccine to help prevent herpes zoster and its complications, such as postherpetic neuralgia, in adults 50 and older.&nbsp; 4:33 PM, Wed September 13, 2017 Identifying and Managing Fungal Skin Infections http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/issue/2017/DermatologySupplementJuly2017/identifying-and-managing-fungal-skin-infections Moist, warm skin provides the ideal environment for dermatophytes&mdash;fungi that cause skin infections&mdash;to flourish. 3:16 PM, Sat September 2, 2017 CDC Urges Health Care Providers to Educate About Sepsis http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/infectious-disease/cdc-urges-health-care-providers-to-educate-about-sepsis- This initiative emphasizes the importance of early recognition and timely treatment of sepsis, as well as the importance of preventing infections that could lead to sepsis. 8:45 AM, Fri September 1, 2017 Putting a Face on Black Box Warnings http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/gunda-siska-pharmd/2017/08/putting-a-face-on-black-box-warnings All drugs are both good and bad. Know both sides of the story. 10:28 PM, Sun August 13, 2017 Pharmacist-provided Lyme Disease PEP: Improving Treatment Accessibility http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/daniel-holland-pharmd/2017/08/phamacist-provided-lyme-disease-pep-improving-treatment-accessibility- A Rhode Island independent pharmacy is the first in the country offering on-demand Lyme disease post-exposure prophylaxis. 10:20 PM, Tue August 8, 2017 5 Things You Should Know About Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/jennifer-gershman-pharmd-cph/2017/07/5-things-you-should-know-about-hand-foot-and-mouth-disease- Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) is a contagious viral infection common in infants and young children. 8:16 AM, Thu July 20, 2017 New-Generation Cephalosporins http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/health-system-edition/2017/July2017/newgeneration-cephalosporins Since their discovery in the 1950s, cephalosporins have become one of the largest classes of antibiotics. 4:14 PM, Mon July 17, 2017 WHO Warns of Increasing Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea http://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/who-warns-of-increasing-antibioticresistant-gonorrhea Antibiotic resistance is making gonorrhea increasingly harder to treat, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned in a recently published report.&nbsp; 3:52 PM, Mon July 10, 2017 Recurrent C. Difficile Cases Rise http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/gastrointestinal/recurrent-c-difficile-cases-rise Sharp Spike Underscores Need for New Treatments 1:55 PM, Wed July 5, 2017 Antibiotic Treatments for MRSA Skin Abscesses Examined http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/infectious-disease/antibiotic-treatments-for-mrsa-skin-abscesses-examined Two common, inexpensive antimicrobials may have greater clinical benefit for patients with methicillin-resistant <em>Staphylococcus areus</em> (MRSA) skin abscesses than previously thought. 1:32 PM, Fri June 30, 2017