September 4th, 2017

Meropenem-Vaborbactam, Zika Cases Decline, Gas Station Nachos, and More — An End-of-Summer ID Link-o-Rama

Labor Day amusement, 1940.

There’s so much interesting ID material out there.

The only solution — an ID Link-o-Rama, especially curated for the long Labor Day weekend.

(Actually, not really, but that sounded good.)

Off we go!

And now, a non-ID section, some medically related, some not:

For Steely Dan fans out there, a personal favorite, this relatively obscure track:

9 Responses to “Meropenem-Vaborbactam, Zika Cases Decline, Gas Station Nachos, and More — An End-of-Summer ID Link-o-Rama”

  1. Samir says:

    It took me nearly three months to obtain clofazimine for a patient with M. abscessus. This drug used to be readily available by prescription!

  2. Jim Dickinson says:

    The editors of the journal that published the paper on bacteria on birthday cakes should be held criminally liable for not publishing it on April 1, when they could have done so.

  3. Juan Pablo Caeiro says:

    Excellent update on ID topics.
    Great use of social media and technologies to show good science.
    At last, I read cork dork and I am glad that others like it a lot.


  4. Laura says:

    Maybe gas station nachos are a bad idea, but there used to be a gas station by MGH with the best burritos in Boston.

  5. Sandra Wilborn says:

    MC Bugg-Z is someone you might like, even tho the Zika story is fading a bit.

  6. Peter Matthews says:

    The key statement in the opioid addiction article is: “We partner with colleagues in social work to build viable treatment plans to facilitate recovery and eventually transfer addiction care to long-term programs.” Most ID physicians do not have the institutional support to be able to do what they are doing.

  7. Jody says:

    Thanks for the Steely Dan flash-back.
    As always, another great end of summer read.

  8. Nathan says:

    I bought and read Smart Baseball at your suggestion so I enjoyed the Joey Votto reference above…thanks!

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