Infectious Disease Puscast #37

September 18, 2023

On episode #37 of the Infectious Disease Puscast, Daniel reviews the infectious disease literature for the weeks of 8/31 – 9/13/23.

Host: Daniel Griffin and Sara Dong

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  • Association between varicella zoster virus and dementia (NS)
  • Safety, efficacy, and immunogenicity of V160 vaccine in cytomegalovirus-seronegative women (The Lancet)
  • Microorganisms detected in intussusception cases and controls in children (OFID)
  • Clinician testing and treatment thresholds for management of UTIs (OFID)
  • Clinical outcomes and management of NAAT-positive/toxin-negative Clostridioides difficile infection (CID)
  • Associations of standard care, intrathecal antibiotics, and antibiotic impregnated catheters with cerebrospinal fluid shunt infection (JPIDS)
  • Advances in asynchronous telemedicine call for increased antibiotic surveillance (CID)
  • Two artificial tears outbreak-associated cases of extensively drug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa detected through whole genome surveillance (JID)
  • Pre-XDR congenital TB in an extremely premature baby (CID)
  • Emerging Roles of (1→3)-β-D-glucan in cerebrospinal fluid for detection and therapeutic monitoring of fungal diseases (CID)
  • Outbreak of locally acquired mosquito-transmitted malaria (CDC)
  • Complexity of infectious diseases compared to other cognitive medical subspecialties (OFID)
  • Risk of opportunistic infections associated with long-term glucocorticoid therapies in adults (CID)

Music is by Ronald Jenkees

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