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Infectious Disease, Bacterial

Oct 15, 2004 Issue
Cutaneous Ulceration in a Patient with HIV [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.


Sep 15, 2004 Issue
Telithromycin (Ketek) for Respiratory Tract Infections [STEPS]

Telithromycin is similar to azithromycin and clarithromycin in side effects, dosing, and cost, but with enhanced activity against S. pneumoniae. Although 30 to 40 percent of S. pneumoniae cases are thought to be resistant to penicillin and/or macrolides, additional clinical trials are needed to dete...


Sep 1, 2004 Issue
CDC Issues Recommendations for Diagnosing, Managing, and Reporting Foodborne Illnesses [Practice Guidelines]

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued new recommendations for diagnosing, managing, and reporting foodborne illnesses, in collaboration with the American Medical Association (AMA), American Nurses Association-American Nurse Foundation (ANA-ANF), the U.S. Food and Drug Admin...


Aug 1, 2004 Issue
Rash in an Adolescent [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.


Jul 1, 2004 Issue
Painful Red Eye After Surgery [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.


Apr 15, 2004 Issue
Identifying the Vector of Lyme Disease [Article]

Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne illness in the United States. It is caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi, which is transmitted by the deer tick. Deer ticks have a four-stage life cycle (egg, larva, nymph, and adult), and nymphal ticks transmit B. burgdorferi to humans more freq...


Nov 1, 2003 Issue
ATS, CDC, and IDSA Update Recommendations on the Treatment of Tuberculosis [Practice Guidelines]

Recommendations for the treatment of tuberculosis in settings where mycobacterial cultures, radiographic facilities, and drug susceptibility testing are available have been published by the American Thoracic Society (ATS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA).


Sep 1, 2003 Issue
Strep Throat [Point-of-Care Guides]

The probability of GABHS pharyngitis as the cause of sore throat is greatest in children younger than 15 years, especially those younger than 10.


Aug 15, 2002 Issue
Tick Removal [Article]

Many methods of tick removal that have been reported in the literature have proved to be unsatisfactory in controlled studies. Some methods may even cause harm by inducing the tick to salivate and regurgitate into the host. Ticks are best removed as soon as possible, because the risk of disease tran...


Feb 15, 2002 Issue
Linezolid: Its Role in the Treatment of Gram-Positive, Drug-Resistant Bacterial Infections [Article]

While the choices available for the management of gram-positive, drug-resistant bacterial infections are becoming limited, antimicrobial resistance is becoming increasingly problematic because of the widespread overuse of antibiotics. Linezolid is a synthetic antibiotic belonging to a new class of a...


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