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The Power is in Our Hands

Angela Dunbar with her Family

Angela Dunbar, Manager of the CDC and CDC Foundation’s Preventing Infections in Cancer Patients Program “I wonder if they will all say the same thing,” I thought as I waited for the steady flow of my medical team to begin filing in and out of my exam room. You see, I had breast cancer and Read More >

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Unintended Consequences for Patients with Spinal Cord Injury

Matt Davis, MD

Matt Davis, MD, Clinical Medical Director SCI Service Line, TIRR Memorial Hermann The story would have been shocking, if I had not seen the precursors many times before. My patient was paralyzed by a bulging disc in her spine. In an effort to achieve “High Reliability” and reach the goal of “Zero Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Read More >

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An Industry Perspective: Effective Antibiotic Stewardship in Urgent Care Is Achievable

J.D. Zipkin, MD, MA, Associate Medical Director at Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care There is room for improvement in antibiotic prescribing in the urgent care setting, as demonstrated by a recently published research letter by the CDC. The data showed outpatient antibiotic prescription rates for antibiotic-inappropriate conditions are highest in urgent care centers as compared to Read More >

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After Beating Cancer, Our Daughter Died from a Superbug Infection

picture of Meredith Littlejohn

Guest Authors: Steve Littlejohn and Stefanie London Modern medicine as we know it relies on effective antibiotics. I learned this in the most difficult way imaginable when our daughter was on her way to beating cancer only to succumb to an antibiotic-resistant infection. When Meredith entered her senior year, she was at the top of Read More >

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Patients Should Never Be “Stuck in the Middle”

Debra Goff PharmD

Debra Goff, PharmD, FCCP, is an associate professor and infectious diseases clinical pharmacist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Julie E. Mangino, MD, FSHEA, FIDSA, is a professor of infectious diseases at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center In June 2018, The Ohio State University Infectious Diseases Institute hosted “Dental Antibiotic Stewardship Read More >

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