Infectious Disease, Viral

Jan 15, 2017 Issue
Respiratory Syncytial Virus Bronchiolitis in Children [Article]

Get the latest recommendations on diagnosis and treatment, and find out which children are eligible for immunoprophylaxis.

Oct 15, 2016 Issue
Fever and Rash in a Patient with HIV Infection [Photo Quiz]

A man with HIV presented with fever and widespread, severely painful, pruritic vesicles and pustules.

Oct 1, 2016 Issue
Emerging Vector-Borne Diseases [Article]

Vector-borne diseases are an emerging concern in North America. West Nile virus, dengue, chikungunya, and Zika virus are of particular importance because of their potential to become a significant public health threat. Learn the characteristics of vector-borne diseases and treatment options.

Aug 1, 2016 Issue
How to Prescribe Fewer Unnecessary Antibiotics: Talking Points That Work with Patients and Their Families [Editorials]

Appropriate antibiotic prescribing is a quality-of-care issue; all clinicians have the responsibility to provide the right treatments to their patients while minimizing harm. Effective communication, public commitments, and delayed antibiotic prescriptions are evidence-based tools family physicians can use.

Aug 1, 2016 Issue
Curbing Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing: What Works? [Editorials]

The reasons for antibiotic overprescribing are multifactorial, so efforts to reduce inappropriate antibiotic prescribing should combine shared decision making, incentives, quality-control measures, and similar interventions designed to improve clinical practice.

May 15, 2016 Issue
CDC Updates Interim Guidance on Caring for Women with Possible Exposure to Zika Virus [Practice Guidelines]

Based on limited evidence on the persistence of Zika virus RNA in blood and semen, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its interim guidance on caring for reproductive-aged women who may have been exposed to the virus, including those who do not live in areas with active transmission.

Sep 15, 2015 Issue
Rapidly Progressing Rash in an Adult [Photo Quiz]

A woman presented with a nonpruritic rash on her extremities, including palms and soles, and around her lips. The rash developed after symptoms of fever, sore throat, and headache.

Sep 15, 2015 Issue
HPV Vaccination: Overcoming Parental and Physician Impediments [Editorials]

Family physicians have an opportunity to significantly reduce rates of cervical and oropharyngeal cancers with a safe and effective HPV vaccine. We should listen and address parental concerns, but also strongly recommend all childhood immunizations and use every opportunity to administer them.

Sep 15, 2015 Issue
Navigating the Changes in Pneumococcal Immunizations for Adults [Editorials]

New guidelines in pneumococcal immunization policy reflect evidence for the expansion of PCV13 to persons older than 65 years and to some high-risk younger adults, and afford the opportunity to improve the health of adults.

Mar 15, 2015 Issue
Common Questions About Infectious Mononucleosis [Article]

Some patients with Epstien-Barr virus infection develop infectious mononucleosis, especially those 15 to 24 years of age. Learn the common symptoms, diagnostic tests, and management strategy for the illness.

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