Archive November 2009

[IDA]-Treatment of Severe 2009 Pandemic Novel H1N1 Infection. Many Questions, Few Answers.

Nov30

Treatment of Severe 2009 Pandemic Novel H1N1 Infection. Many Questions, Few Answers.Special FeatureBy Stan Deresinski, MD, FACP, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Stanford, Associate Chief of Infectious Diseases, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, is Editor for Infectious Disease Alert.During the week ending October 31, 2009, 7.4% of all deaths in the United States reported to the […]

[IDA]-Updates By Carol A. Kemper, MD, FACP

Nov30

UpdatesBy Carol A. Kemper, MD, FACP, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Stanford University, Division of Infectious Diseases; Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Section Editor, Updates; Section Editor, HIV, is Associate Editor for Infectious Disease Alert.I’ve Got the Feline FluSource: ProMED-mail post November 5, 2009; www.promedmail.org; strains of human influenza virus can infect other mammalian species. […]

[IDA]-Influenza H1N1 Can Hurt Muscles Bad

Nov30

Influenza H1N1 Can Hurt Muscles BadAbstract & CommentaryBy Joseph F. John, Jr., MD,FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA,Associate Chief of Staff for Education, Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center; Professor of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, is Co-Editor for Infectious Disease Alert.Dr. John is a consultant for Cubist, Genzyme, and bioMerieux, and is on […]

[HIC]-OSHA will consider ‘good-faith’ efforts on N95 compliance

Nov30

OSHA will consider ‘good-faith’ efforts on N95 complianceEnforcement apparently goes beyond hospitalParticulate respirators &#8212 a controversial step beyond common surgical masks &#8212 are now mandated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to protect health care workers from acquiring H1N1 pandemic influenza A from patients. With respirator shortages feared, "good-faith efforts" by health care employers […]

[HIC]-The Joint Comission Update for Infection Control: Transformers: Joint Commission’s center debuts with infection prevention project

Nov30

Transformers: Joint Commission’s center debuts with infection prevention projectCollaborative approach could lead to new standardsInfection prevention is a top priority of an ambitious new quality improvement effort that could lead to new accreditation standards for the nation’s hospitals, says Mark R. Chassin, MD, MPP, MPH, president of The Joint Commission.Taking on the longstanding hand hygiene […]

[IDA]-Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections in Children

Nov30

Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections in ChildrenAbstract & CommentaryBy Hal B. Jenson, MD, FAAP, Professor of Pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine, and Chief Academic Officer, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA, is Associate Editor for Infectious Disease Alert.Dr. Jenson reports no financial relationships relevant to this field of study.Synopsis: The benefits of long-term, […]

[IDA]-Pharmacology Watch: Insulin Regimens in Type 2 Diabetes

Nov30

Insulin Regimens in Type 2 DiabetesPharmacology Watch

[AIDS]-CNE/CME objectives/questions

Nov30

CNE/CME objectivesThe CE/CME objectives for AIDS Alert, are to help physicians and nurses be able to:?Identify the particular clinical, legal, or scientific issues related to AIDS patient care; ?Describe how those issues affect nurses, physicians, hospitals, and clinics; ?Cite practical solutions to the problems associated with those issues.CNE/CME questions?Recent research involving peer interventions for HIV […]

[AIDS]-FDA Notifications

Nov30

FDA grants approval of generic lamivudine tabletsOn Aug. 6, 2009, the FDA granted tentative approval for a generic formulation of lamivudine tablets, 150 mg and 300 mg, manufactured by Strides Arcolab Limited of Bangalore, India, indicated for use in combination with other antiretroviral agents for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults. The application was […]

Congressional Documents and Publications

Nov30

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Pat Roberts said the huge cuts to Medicare in the partisan health care reform bill would be devastating to seniors. On the Senate floor today, Senator Roberts spoke in favor of an effort by Senator John McCain (R-AZ) to eliminate the devastating Medicare cuts in the bill that would […]