Infectious Disease, Bacterial

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...

Aug 1, 2001 Issue
Tick-borne Diseases [Article]

Tick-borne diseases are the most common vector-borne illnesses in the United States. Lyme disease is the most common, but several others also occur. The ehrlichioses have only been identified as agents of human disease in the United States in the past few decades, and knowledge about them is still e...

May 15, 2001 Issue
When to Suspect and How to Monitor Babesiosis [Article]

In the past decade, cases of babesiosis in humans have been reported with increasing frequency, especially in the northeastern United States. Babesia microti (in the United States) and bovine strains (in Europe) cause most infections in humans. Most cases are tick-borne, although cases of transfusio...

May 15, 2001 Issue
IDSA Issues Guidelines on the Treatment of Lyme Disease [Practice Guidelines]

Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne disease in the United States, affecting adults and children. The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has issued recommendations for the treatment and management of patients who have been diagnosed with Lyme disease or persons bitten by ticks suspected of carrying the disease.

Mar 15, 2001 Issue
AAP Technical Report on the Prevention of Pneumococcal Infections [Practice Guidelines]

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a technical report on the prevention of pneumococcal infections, including the use of pneumococcal conjugate and polysaccharide vaccines and antibiotic prophylaxis.

Mar 1, 2001 Issue
ATS Adopts Diagnostic Standards for Tuberculosis [Practice Guidelines]

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have developed standards for the diagnosis and classification of tuberculosis.

Jun 1, 2000 Issue
AAP Issues Recommendations on the Prevention and Treatment of Lyme Disease [Practice Guidelines]

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued recommendations for the prevention of Lyme disease - a disease transmitted by ticks carrying the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi.

May 1, 2000 Issue
Identification and Management of Tuberculosis [Article]

Although the resurgence of tuberculosis in the early 1990s has largely been controlled, the risk of contracting this disease remains high in homeless persons, recent immigrants and persons infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Purified protein derivative testing should be targeted at...

Nov 1, 1999 Issue
A Numb Skin Eruption [Photo Quiz]

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

Oct 1, 1999 Issue
Drug Treatment of Common STDs: Part I. Herpes, Syphilis, Urethritis, Chlamydia and Gonorrhea [Article]

In 1998, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidelines for the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. Several treatment advances have been made since the previous guidelines were published. Part I of this two-part article describes current recommendations for the treatment ...

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