Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Infectious Disease http://www.pharmacytimes.com/condition-resources/infectious-disease/condition-rss Infectious Disease en-us Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:28:24 UTC Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:28:24 UTC 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 Penicillin Allergies and Cross-Reactivity With Other Beta-Lactams http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/health-system-edition/2017/May2017/penicillin-allergies-and-crossreactivity-with-other-betalactams <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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/infectious-disease/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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/timothy-o-shea/2017/02/qa-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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/jennifer-gershman-pharmd-cph/2017/01/3-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 http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/jennifer-gershman-pharmd-cph/2017/01/3-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 Resistance Issues Pose Treatment Challenges for This Invasive Fungal Infection http://www.pharmacytimes.com/contributor/shivam-patel-pharmd-candidate/2016/12/resistance-issues-pose-treatment-challenges-for-this-invasive-fungal-infection Scedosporium is a fungal pathogen that is resistant against most antifungals. 12:20 AM, Fri December 30, 2016 WATCH: WHO Guide to Testing Options for HIV http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/hiv/watch-who-guide-to-testing-options-for-hiv- In this week&#39;s &quot;Around the Web,&quot; <em>Pharmacy Times</em> presents a video that was recently posted by the World Health Organization, which discusses self-testing options for HIV. 11:10 AM, Fri December 2, 2016 Patient's Battle With C Difficile Demonstrates Importance of Judicious Antibiotic Use http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/infectious-disease/patients-battle-with-c-difficile-demonstrates-importance-of-judicious-antibiotic-use 12:09 PM, Mon November 28, 2016 Potentially Deadly Fungal Superbug Reported for First Time in US Patients http://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/infectious-disease/potentially-deadly-fungal-superbug-reported-for-first-time-in-us-patients First described in Japan in 2009, <em>C. auris</em> infections have since been reported in at least 10 countries. 11:06 AM, Tue November 22, 2016 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