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Dr. Fauci to Young Scientists: Take the Ball and Run With It
“The point I want to make specifically to the young people in the crowd—the pre-docs, the postdocs, the young investigators—is that what happens in this meeting in a very incipient form over a period of time becomes the reality of what we are dealing with and then the implementation of something that’s clinically actionable,” Fauci said as the keynote speaker at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) 2023.
Allergy & Immunology February 28th 2023
MKSAP Quiz: 1-week History of Burning Pain, Rash
This 62-year-old man had a lung transplant 3 years previously for IPF and is on tacrolimus, mycophenolate, and prednisone. Which therapy is most appropriate for their zoster outbreak? IV acyclovir Oral famciclovir Oral valacyclovir Herpes zoster vaccine
Allergy & Immunology January 19th 2023
Breakthrough COVID-19 in Vaccinated Patients with Hematologic Malignancies: Results from the EPICOVIDEHA Survey
In this extensive survey, patients with hematologic malignancies who have breakthrough COVID-19 have approximately 9% reduced mortality rate than they did before vaccination. Patients who received monoclonal antibodies, either alone or in conjunction with antivirals, had superior clinical results.
Hematology January 9th 2023
A Rare Neurological Disorder Seen That May Have Been Sparked by RSV
Although the relationship between preceding viral illness and subsequent Guillain-Barre isn’t proven, it is a commonly observed pattern. The severity of GBS ranges from mild sensory disturbances to life-threatening loss of function requiring intubation.
Emergency Medicine December 21st 2022
Amoxicillin Shortage Continues, Alternatives Available
The shortage is driven by increased prescribing due to bacterial infection coexisting with RSV infection, and in cases where it is not possible to tell if the patient is experiencing a bacterial or viral URI. Substitute antibiotics to consider include cephalosporins and amoxicillin-clavulanate.
Clinical Pharmacology November 29th 2022
Neurologic Complications of Smallpox and Monkeypox
Reported neurologic complications of monkeypox include headaches and mood disturbances, and more rarely, encephalitis, transverse myelitis, and seizures. Historically neurologic complications of smallpox include encephalitis, transverse myelitis, and acute disseminated encephalomyelitis among others. Of concern is the possibility of viral persistence and systemic complications in immunocompromised individuals. Monkeypox should be considered when these neurologic symptoms are seen in high-risk populations.
Neurology September 26th 2022