August 2011 “Bug of the Quarter”

August 19, 2011

BUG OF THE QUARTER Contributed by W. Grant Starrett, M.D. This article reviews the more obscure organisms which are less commonly isolated in clinical specimens.  Please contact me at starrett@pol.net if you come across an isolate that may fit in this category. Organism: Flavimonas oryzihabitans Clinical Data: A 42 year-old female with history of uncontrolled […]

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August 2011 International News

August 19, 2011

INTERNATIONAL NEWS Measles in Europe Approximately 6,500 cases of measles have been reported in 30 countries in WHO’s European Region during 2011, according to WHO. France faces the largest outbreak, with 4,937 measles cases officially reported from January to March, which is close to the 5,090 cases reported for all of 2010. The national immunization […]

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August 2011 National ID News

August 19, 2011

NATIONAL NEWS Contributed by Abdur Rehman Khan, MD Syphilis Increasing Among Men Who Have Sex with Men Rates of primary and secondary syphilis among men who have sex with men (MSM) rose rapidly in the U.S. between 2005 and 2008, according to a 27-state study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. CDC researchers examined […]

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National ID News (Courtesy of May 2011 WSU ID Newsletter)

May 30, 2011

NATIONAL NEWS Contributed by David Saunders, MD Updated Guidelines for the Prevention of IV Catheter-Related Infections New recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) for the prevention of intravascular catheter-related infections were published in the May 1, 2011 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases. […]

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Congratulations to all ID Fellows who presented at the spring meeting!

April 12, 2011

Maricar Malinis, MD    Cleveland Clinic 1st Place Nora Colburn, MD University Hospitals Case Medical Center  2nd Place Christina Liscynesky, MD    Ohio State University  3rd Place Archana Bhaskaran, MD      Cleveland Clinic Nuntra Suwantarat, MD       Case Western Reserve Doug Haas, MD                   Ohio Start University  

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