Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Infectious Disease Infectious Disease en-us Fri, 23 Feb 2018 06:39:31 UTC Fri, 23 Feb 2018 06:39:31 UTC Opioids May Boost Pneumococcal Infection Risk A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine this week suggests that opioids may pose a different, unintended untoward consequence in patients: an increased risk of pneumococcal infection. 8:57 PM, Thu February 15, 2018 Combo Inhibitor Antibiotic Approved to Treat HABP/VABP The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Allergan&#39;s supplemental New Drug Application to expand the approved use of their cephalosporin / beta-lactamase inhibitor combo antibiotic, AVYCAZ (ceftazidime and avibactam), to include the treatment of hospital-acquired bacterial pneumonia and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia (HABP/VABP) caused by the following susceptible Gram-negative microorganisms:&nbsp;Klebsiella pneumoniae,&nbsp;Enterobacter cloacae,&nbsp;Escherichia coli,&nbsp;Serratia marcescens,&nbsp;Proteus mirabilis,&nbsp;Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and&nbsp;Haemophilus influenzae&nbsp;in patients 18 years of age or older. 11:17 AM, Sat February 3, 2018 Management of Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Adults Here is an overview of the key Issues for hospital pharmacists. 5:20 PM, Mon January 15, 2018 Oscillococcinum: What a Pharmacist Should Know During Flu Season Influenza season is in full swing and social media is buzzing about this product. 9:28 PM, Sun January 7, 2018 4 Things Pharmacists Should Know About the Shingrix Vaccine The Zoster Vaccine Recombinant, Adjuvanted, was approved in October for those 50 and older. Here is the scoop. 4:45 AM, Wed January 3, 2018 Antibiotics That Aggravate Myasthenia Gravis Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune-mediated neuromuscular disease characterized by muscle weakness. 8:00 AM, Tue December 26, 2017 The New Shingles Vaccine What you need to know. 12:35 AM, Mon December 18, 2017 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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