Before patients receive intravenous (IV) antimicrobial infusion therapy outside of the hospital – whether at home, a doctor’s office or a skilled nursing facility – an infectious diseases (ID) specialist should review the order to ensure the most appropriate treatment, suggest updated guidelines
Keeping hospitals clean is a crucial patient safety issue. The importance of the hospital environment in patient care has only recently been recognized widely in infection prevention and control (IPC).
In an international collaboration between Sementis and Enesi Pharma, Sementis Ltd is partnering up with the experts in the field of Zika virus and chikungunya vaccine research at UniSA’s Experimental Therapeutics Laboratory at its Cancer Research Institute to evaluate a needle-free vaccination te
Hepatitis C drugs cure more than 90 percent of patients, but can cost more than $50,000 per patient.
The following is a statement from FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, on new steps to strengthen and modernize agency’s oversight and reporting of inspections for sterile injectable drugs:
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announces that an emergency use authorization (EUA) has been issued for a rapid, single-use test for the detection of Ebola virus (Zaire ebolavirus).
The management of human immunodeficiency virus 1 (HIV), an autoimmune disorder that cripples the immune system by attacking healthy cells, remains a major global health challenge in developing countries that lack infrastructure and trained medical professionals.
Experts from across Europe have developed a set of competencies in antimicrobial prescribing and stewardship, using a structured consensus procedure.
In a study of proteins historic in its scope, researchers at Oregon State University have pushed closer both to a vaccine for gonorrhea and toward understanding why the bacteria that cause the disease are so good at fending off antimicrobial drugs.
Children who receive nursery vaccinations and development checks are less likely to be admitted to hospital during childhood years.