Infectious Disease

Mar 1, 2001 Issue
Suspicious Ulcers in the Colon [Photo Quiz]

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

Feb 15, 2001 Issue
AAP Issues Recommendations on Infection Control in Physicians' Offices [Practice Guidelines]

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued recommendations for infection control in physicians' offices. These include guidelines for the delivery of health care, standard precautions that should be taken in the physician's office, office design, disinfection and antimicrobial use.

Jan 15, 2001 Issue
Common Infections in Older Adults [Article]

Infectious diseases account for one third of all deaths in people 65 years and older. Early detection is more difficult in the elderly because the typical signs and symptoms, such as fever and leukocytosis, are frequently absent. A change in mental status or decline in function may be the only prese...

Aug 1, 2000 Issue
Appropriate Prescribing of Oral Beta-Lactam Antibiotics [Article]

Beta-lactam antibiotics include penicillins, cephalosporins and related compounds. As a group, these drugs are active against many gram-positive, gram-negative and anaerobic organisms. Information based on "expert opinion" and antimicrobial susceptibility testing supports certain antibiotic choices ...

May 1, 2000 Issue
New Classification and Update on the Quinolone Antibiotics [Article]

The newer fluoroquinolones have broad-spectrum bactericidal activity, excellent oral bioavailability, good tissue penetration and favorable safety and tolerability profiles. A new four-generation classification of the quinolone drugs takes into account the expanded antimicrobial spectrum of the more...

Mar 1, 1998 Issue
Antiviral Drugs in Healthy Children [Article]

Several antiviral agents are available to treat viral illnesses in healthy children. In some children, treatment with acyclovir is an alternative to vaccination for the treatment and prevention of chickenpox. Acyclovir also can be useful in the treatment or prevention of herpes simplex infections in...

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