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November 20th, 2011

Who Should Care For The Aging HIV Patient? Everything Old is … Oh You Know

Over in Journal Watch AIDS Clinical Care, Carlos Del Rio reviews a couple of remarkable studies on HIV and aging. From one of them: Compared with the controls, the HIV-infected patients had a higher prevalence of renal failure, bone fracture, and diabetes in every age range evaluated, as well as a higher prevalence of cardiovascular disease [...]


September 4th, 2009

For Suspected H1N1, Get Out the N95 Masks?

So says the Institute of Medicine’s recommendations for protection of health care workers: Healthcare workers (including those in non-hospital settings) who are in close contact with individuals with nH1N1 influenza or influenza-like illnesses should use fit-tested N95 respirators … Employers should ensure that the use and fit testing of N95 respirators be conducted in accordance [...]


August 5th, 2009

Just Out: Primary Care HIV Guidelines

Over on the CID web site, they have the revised version of the “IDSA Primary Care Guidelines for the Management of Persons Infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus”. It’s a great document, filled with useful references and a particularly strong table where to find other consensus guidelines (diabetes, hyperlipidemia, mental health, others). My vote for what [...]


May 13th, 2009

Working While Contagious: Why Do We Do This?

File this under, “physicians behaving badly”:  The nearly universal MD practice of going to work while sick. The ironic thing is we think we’re being selfless — after all, if we don’t show up, our patients will need to be rescheduled, or someone will need to cover, or some administrative/teaching task will not get done [...]


April 26th, 2009

Swine Flu Curbsides: Anthrax, SARS Redux?

In my email in-box yesterday AM from a primary care doc: A patient of mine, 40 year old woman totally healthy, is going to Cancun on Tuesday for a conference.  She’ll be there for 6 days. I know there are no cases of swine flu in Cancun yet, and the situation is evolving, but here’s [...]


February 26th, 2009

Meningococcal Resistance to Ciprofloxacin

Ciprofloxacin-resistant Neisseria meningitidis has now been documented in the United States. Here’s a nice summary in Journal Watch, with two different perspectives. I suppose we shouldn’t be surprised, but it did take a while.  (At least compared to that other famous neisseria-bug, Neisseria gonorrhoeae.) Oh well. Why is this important?  As every practicing ID doc/primary [...]


October 15th, 2008

Back to School, Day 1

We offer two post-graduate courses each year, one entitled Infectious Diseases in Primary Care, and the other AIDS Medicine:  An Intensive Case-Based Course.  The Primary Care one started today, the AIDS course starts on Monday. (Both are equally fascinating.  I am entirely unbiased.) What is so striking is that the participants — and content — [...]


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