Controversies in Hospital Infection Prevention
Wherein we ponder vexing issues in infection prevention and control, inside and outside the hospital.
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Earlier this week Dr. Stephen Calderwood, President of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, posted on our blog a response to several posts that we have written to shed light on the problems plaguing the specialty of Infectious Diseases, which are primarily the interlocking issues of low pay relative to other subspecialties of Internal Medicine as well as hospitalists, and the dwindling number of young physicians pursuing training in our field. While we thank Dr. Calderwood and IDSA for […]
GB virus C (GBV-C or Human Pegivirus - or even Hepatitis G) is associated with high viremia but there is little evidence that it causes disease in humans. Back in 2001, Jack Stapleton and colleagues (including Dan) showed that GBV-C co-infection significantly improved survival in HIV+ patients. The thought behind this association is that GBV-C attenuates aberrant immune activation.Given that GBV-C infects between 10-28% of individuals in the three countries that have experienced the […]
This is a special guest post by Dr. Stephen B. Calderwood, MD, FIDSA, President, Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) […]
Dr. Mike Evans, a staff physician at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, and his team at the Evans Health Lab have released another excellent whiteboard video. This time they cover QI in healthcare. Brilliant and clear as always.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron requested a review of the health and economic burden of antimicrobial resistance in July. Quicker than you can say supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, economist Jim O'Neill has delivered his report and the results are surprising (at least for those who don't follow this blog). Utilizing commissioned studies from KPMG and Rand Europe, the Review estimates that the economic losses attributable to antimicrobial resistance will total $100 trillion and 10 million […]
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