Infectious Disease Puscast #33

July 25, 2023

On episode #33 of the Infectious Disease Puscast, Daniel reviews the infectious disease literature for the weeks of 7/6 – 7/19/23.

Host: Daniel Griffin

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  • Early antiretroviral therapy not associated with higher cryptococcal Meningitis mortality in people with HIV in high-income countries (CID)
  • Implementing a rapid Antiretroviral therapy program using starter packs for emergency department patients diagnosed with HIV infection (OFID)
  • Efficacy of a clinical decision rule to enable direct oral challenge in patients with low-risk Penicillin allergy (JAMA)
  • Infectious diseases consultation associated with reduced mortality in gram-negative bacteremia (CID)
  • Positive impact of [18F]FDG-PET/CT on mortality in patients with Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia explained by immortal time bias (CID)
  • Azithromycin for bacterial watery diarrhea (JID) 
  • Periprosthetic joint infection: current clinical challenges (CID)
  • Old World medieval Treponema pallidum complex treponematosis (JID)
  • Clinical Impact of polymerase chain reaction–based Aspergillus and Azole resistance detection in invasive aspergillosis (CID)
  • Superior accuracy of Aspergillus plasma cell-free DNA PCR over serum galactomannan for the diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis (CID)
  • Tafenoquine co-administered with dihydroartemisinin–piperaquine for the radical cure of Plasmodium vivax malaria (The Lancet)
  • Doubling of cyclosporiasis cases partially attributable to a salad kit (CDC)
  • Efficacy and safety of adjunctive corticosteroids in the treatment of severe community-acquired pneumonia (BMC)

Music is by Ronald Jenkees

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