Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Infectious Disease Infectious Disease en-us Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:40:12 UTC Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:40:12 UTC Looking to the Past and Future During 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? 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 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 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 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 Case Studies (August 2017) What should these pharmacists do? 1:48 PM, Wed September 6, 2017 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Sharp Spike Underscores Need for New Treatments 1:55 PM, Wed July 5, 2017 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 Penicillin Allergies and Cross-Reactivity With Other Beta-Lactams <p>Patient-reported allergy to penicillin antibiotics is a common scenario during health care encounters, with an&nbsp;estimated population prevalence of roughly 8% to 12%.&nbsp;</p> 3:44 PM, Wed May 17, 2017 Federal Bureau of Prisons: Addressing Antimicrobial Stewardship at 2 Levels The rise of antibiotic-resistant organisms poses a great threat to national health.&nbsp; 9:50 AM, Thu April 20, 2017 Q&A with an Infectious Disease PGY-2 Pharmacy Resident Have you ever considered pursuing a post-graduate year 2 pharmacy residency in infectious disease? 8:20 PM, Sun February 19, 2017 3 Things You Should Know About Scarlet Fever Scarlet fever, also known as scarlatina, is a bacterial infection caused by group A Streptococcus or &ldquo;group A strep.&rdquo; 8:27 AM, Mon January 30, 2017 3 Things You Should Know About the Recent Mumps Outbreak Mumps is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus that spreads through direct contact with respiratory secretions. 10:18 PM, Sun January 29, 2017