Here's What's New in the HIV Treatment Guidelines
Dr Paul Sax reports on a new recommended HIV treatment option and thanks Marty Hirsch for his skillful leadership of the guidelines working group. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - April 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Why Are Vaccination Rates Lower Among Kids With ASD?
Children with autism, and their younger siblings, have lower vaccination rates than other children, placing them at risk for vaccine-preventable disease. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - April 17, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Consulting an ID Specialist Saves Lives and Money
The value in consulting ID in the management of serious infections is revealed by this recent analysis. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - April 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Influenza and MRSA Pneumonia
Dr Paul Auwaerter discusses the antimicrobial options for postinfluenza MRSA pneumonia, and makes the case for a universal flu vaccine. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - March 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Influenza Deaths in Children: Putting It Into Context
The media reports of influenza-related deaths in children are frightening. How does this year compare with prior years? (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - February 16, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Shingrix: Is the Hype Justified?
Dr Paul Offit compares Shingrix with Zostavax ® and lays out the recommendations for the new vaccine. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - February 13, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Lives Are Saved Even With a 'Less Effective' Vaccine
Dr Paul Offit explains the various ways the flu virus can mutate away from the strains in the vaccine, as it has in the 2017-2018 season. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - January 30, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

A Call for Early HIV Diagnosis
Increased routine and targeted HIV testing is needed to reduce diagnosis delays. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - January 29, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

A New Way ID Care Is Valued
Dr Paul Auwaerter urges infectious diseases clinicians to review and incorporate into their practice two new CPT codes for prolonged services without direct face-to-face patient contact. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - January 2, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

California Contagion: How to Control Severe Hepatitis A
Dr Paul Auwaerter discusses California's hepatitis A outbreak and the challenges of testing to avoid false-positives. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - December 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Brucellosis: Patient History Is the Key
The symptoms are nonspecific, so patient history is critical to the identification of brucellosis. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - December 7, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Assessing Zika Risk in International Travelers
Travelers need to be educated about their risks and decide which they are willing to accept. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - November 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

New Antibiotic Stewardship: Core Elements Guide From CDC
Hear about CDC's new antibiotic stewardship core elements guide for small and critical access hospitals. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - October 24, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

CMV Disease in the Non-immunosuppressed ICU Patient
Is CMV just a bystander or is it a contributor to critical illness in non-immunosuppressed ICU patients? A new study provides a few answers and raises new questions. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - October 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

The Unexpected and Troubling Rise of Candida auris
Behaving like a multidrug-resistant microbe, C auris is spreading rapidly throughout the world, including in healthcare facilities in the United States. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - August 24, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Add Legionella to Your Differential Diagnosis for Pneumonia
Don't forget to consider Legionella as a cause of hospital-acquired pneumonia. It's more common and deadlier than some may realize. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - August 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Vaccine Communication With Parents: Best Practices
These evidence-based tips can increase the likelihood of vaccine acceptance. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - July 24, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

No New Antibiotics? Go to the Attic, Build Better Mousetraps
Frustrated by the slow development of new antibiotics? Paul Auwaerter, MD, offers a quick review of some of the latest approaches to this problem. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - June 27, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

With Irreverence and Humor, Ed Yong Gives 'Voice to the Voiceless'
Ed Yong, science writer for The Atlantic, reveals his unique point of view on the important science stories of today. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - June 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Congenital CMV and Hearing Loss: What's the Risk?
How many children with asymptomatic CMV infection develop hearing loss? More than you might think. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - June 12, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

CDC's Emergency Drugs for US Clinicians and Hospitals
Suspect a case of botulism or malaria? You'll soon find that your local pharmacy doesn't stock antitoxin or artesunate. You can get these lifesaving drugs quickly from CDC. Here's how. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - June 5, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Sepsis Guidelines and Antibiotics: Going a Bit Too Far?
Dr Paul Auwaerter points out some of his ID-related concerns with the revised sepsis guidelines. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - May 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Outbreaks, Evolution, and Rock 'n' Roll: Topol Talks to Pardis Sabeti
A scientist sequences outbreak viral genomes--and shares the data--to help the world stay on top of the next Ebola or Zika. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - May 10, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Testing, Care, and Cure of Hepatitis C
Despite many challenges, an increasing number of HCV-infected patients are being treated and cured, and many can be managed in primary care. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - May 5, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

New Cholera Vaccine for Adult Travelers
Here's what you need to know for adult patients who are traveling to cholera outbreak areas and who may be candidates for the new cholera vaccine. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - April 17, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Rabies: What's an Exposure? Know When to Vaccinate
To respond promptly, clinicians need to understand what constitutes a rabies exposure and how to properly dose the vaccine. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - April 3, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Update on Acute Flaccid Myelitis
CDC provides an update on this mysterious illness affecting children nationwide. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - March 22, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

C difficile: Why Good ID Advice Still Matters
Dr Paul Auwaerter addresses some misunderstandings about the management of Clostridium difficile infection that he discovered during his time on a consultation service. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - March 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Fading Immunity May Be Behind Mumps Epidemic
Dr Paul Offit discusses potential weaknesses in the MMR vaccine, and ongoing efforts to address them. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - March 17, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Emerging Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea: What's New and What Now?
We are starting to lose our last line of defense against drug-resistant gonorrhea. What can be done? (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - March 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Preventive Care for Patients With IBD: Time for Action
IBD puts patients at risk for a variety of non-GI disorders and requires their doctors to provide comprehensive care. Dr David Johnson reviews new guidelines that make this task easier. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - February 24, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

If Children Got the HPV4 Vaccine Series, Should They Get HPV9?
Dr Paul Offit explains why those who have completed the HPV4 series should also receive HPV9. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - February 9, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

ACIP 2017 Immunization Schedule: The Key Points
What are the key changes to recommendations for adult immunizations in 2017? (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - February 6, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Latent Tuberculosis: New Testing Recommendations
CDC supports the new USPSTF recommendations for latent tuberculosis testing, and a larger role for primary care clinicians in identifying patients for testing. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - December 19, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Antibiotic Stewardship in the Outpatient Setting
New guidelines help clinicians apply best antibiotic-prescribing practices in a range of outpatient settings. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - November 14, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Think Sepsis and Act Fast
New attention to sepsis including revised definitions, updated guidelines, and new CMS reporting requirements aims to save lives through prevention and prompt and effective management of infections. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - September 26, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

'Same-Day' ART Initiation: Better Retention in Care, Outcomes
Initiating ART on the same day as HIV diagnosis led to better retention in care and patient outcomes in a trial in Haiti. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - September 21, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Kaiser CEO Bernard Tyson on Balancing Technology and Human Touch
Eric Topol interviews Bernard Tyson about his remarkable career at Kaiser Permanente and about how technology will never substitute for trust and human touch in the patient-physician relationship. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - September 6, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Advising Pregnant Women About Zika: The Latest Guidance From CDC
Women of reproductive age are fearful about Zika. Here is what you can tell them about preventing Zika as well as Zika testing in pregnant women. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - February 17, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Adult Immunization 2016: What's New?
Keeping up with the changes to adult immunization schedules can be onerous … unless you have this quick summary of what's new for 2016! (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - February 1, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

PrEP: Simple and Effective Yet Underused
Despite being an important way for clinicians to protect their patients from becoming infected with HIV, PrEP continues to be underused. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - November 30, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts

Six Drugs for Resistant Pathogens: Good News From IDWeek
Dr Paul Auwaerter shares good news from IDWeek 2015, including updates on anti-infectives--6 new weapons in the battle against resistant organisms. (Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast)
Source: Medscape Infectious Disease Podcast - November 2, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Medscape Source Type: podcasts