Infectious Disease Clinics of North America (INFECT DIS CLIN N AM )

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Each issue of Infectious Disease Clinics reviews new diagnostic and management techniques for a single clinical problem--and makes them simple to apply. Its concise, comprehensive, and its editors and authors are respected experts.

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    ABSTRACT: In HIV-infected individuals, coinfection with HBV and/or HCV is common because of shared modes of transmission. It is known that HIV accelerates progression of liver disease and results in increased morbidity and mortality associated with viral hepatitis, but it is less clear if viral hepatitis has a direct effect on HIV. Treatment of viral hepatitis improves outcomes and should be considered in all HIV-infected patients. Treatment of HBV without concurrent treatment of HIV is risky because resistance can occur in both viruses if regimens are not carefully chosen.
    Infectious Disease Clinics of North America 09/2014; 28(3):477-499.
  • Article: HIV/AIDS.
    Infectious Disease Clinics of North America 09/2014; 28(3):xv-xvi.
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    ABSTRACT: Despite enormous improvements in effectiveness of treatment for HIV infection, opportunistic infections continue to occur in those who have not yet been diagnosed with HIV and in those who are not receiving antiretroviral therapy. This review focuses on tuberculosis and cryptococcal infections, the most common opportunistic infections (OIs) in patients living with human immunodeficiency virus infection around the world, as well as on new developments in progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy and pneumocystis pneumonia. In the sections on these conditions, updates on diagnosis, treatment, and complications, as well as information on when to start antiretroviral therapy is provided. The article concludes with a discussion of new data on 2 vaccine-preventable OIs, human papillomavirus and varicella-zoster virus.
    Infectious Disease Clinics of North America 09/2014; 28(3):501-518.
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    ABSTRACT: The successful integration of technology in antimicrobial stewardship programs has made it possible for clinicians to function more efficiently. With government endorsement of electronic health records (EHRs), EHRs and clinical decision support systems (CDSSs) are being used as decision support tools to aid clinicians in efforts to improve antibiotic use. Likewise, medical applications (apps) have provided educational tools easily accessible to clinicians through their mobile devices. In this article, the impact that informatics and technology have had on promoting antibiotic stewardship is described, focusing on EHRs and CDSSs, apps, electronic resources, and social media.
    Infectious Disease Clinics of North America 06/2014;
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    ABSTRACT: In this article, gynecologic conditions of increased importance in the HIV-infected woman are discussed. Women living with HIV may have an increase in menstrual disorders, lower genital tract neoplasias, gynecologic surgery, and sexually transmitted infections. The literature relevant to choosing a method of contraception for HIV-positive women is also discussed. With the advent of HAART, seropositive women are now facing issues around longevity, such as menopause and disorders of bone mineral density, as well as those associated with fertility.
    Infectious Disease Clinics of North America 01/2009; 22(4):709-39, vii.
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    ABSTRACT: Preterm birth is a heterogeneous disorder that is responsible for significant neonatal morbidity and mortality. Intrauterine infection is implicated in a significant proportion of preterm birth-particularly in early gestation. Epidemiologic evidence supports a genetic component to infection overall and preterm birth in particular. Furthermore, a number of studies examining genes involved in pathogen recognition and our response to pathogens suggest a genetic susceptibility to infection-mediated preterm birth. On the whole, however, these studies have been difficult to replicate and explain only a small portion of the phenotypic variation in preterm birth. Given this, methodological considerations are emphasized to improve our understanding of the genetic susceptibility to infection-mediated preterm birth.
    Infectious Disease Clinics of North America 01/2009; 22(4):741-53, vii.
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    ABSTRACT: Infectious morbidity affecting the postoperative course has long been a concern for obstetricians and gynecologists. The incidence of postoperative infections approaches 38%. The third most common nosocomial infection is surgical site infection. The realm of postoperative infections includes obstetric and gynecologic sources. An understanding of the basic fundamentals of the vaginal flora and addressing host and surgical risk factors can aid in prevention of postoperative infections, which result in significant morbidity and mortality.
    Infectious Disease Clinics of North America 01/2009; 22(4):653-63, vi.
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    ABSTRACT: Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are common infections throughout the developed and the developing world. It is estimated that worldwide there are 1 million new cases per day of curable bacterial STIs. As part of the World Health Organization 2001 Sexually Transmitted Diseases Diagnostics Initiative, the organization explored the need for simple, affordable, point-of-care STI testing for curable bacterial STIs. This article reviews the evidence supporting the implementation of currently available rapid tests for five common STIs: syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, HIV, and herpes.
    Infectious Disease Clinics of North America 01/2009; 22(4):601-17, v.
  • Infectious Disease Clinics of North America 01/2009; 22(4):xi-xii.
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    ABSTRACT: Rickettsial disease has recently undergone an important evolution, particularly in the field of molecular genetics. This development includes Mediterranean spotted fever (MSF), a tick-borne disease caused by Rickettsia conorii. Important changes have occurred in ecologic and epidemiologic comprehension of the disease, and in the occurrence of severe forms. However, many questions still remain, including the identity of the real vector and reservoir of R conorii, and whether other risk factors exist for a severe form of MSF.
    Infectious Disease Clinics of North America 10/2008; 22(3):515-30, ix.
  • Article: Tularemia.
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    ABSTRACT: Tularemia is a rare zoonotic infection caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis. The disease is endemic in North America and parts of Europe and Asia. Arthropods (ticks and deer flies) are the main transmission vector, and small animals (rabbits, hares, and muskrats) serve as reservoir hosts. The clinical presentation depends on the bacterial subspecies and the route of infection. Recent world events have led to a new recognition of F tularensis as a viable agent of bioterrorism, which has sparked a renewed focus on this pathogen.
    Infectious Disease Clinics of North America 10/2008; 22(3):489-504, ix.
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    ABSTRACT: The one tick-borne disease that rarely comes under the auspices of the infectious disease specialist is not caused by an infectious agent, but is tick paralysis. This condition is caused by tick bite and typically presents as a flaccid ascending paralysis. This article discusses this entity partly because of completeness, but also because tick paralysis, or tick toxicosis as it is sometimes called, is worth the infectious disease consultant's consideration. The differential diagnosis includes entities that are infectious or caused by toxins of infectious agents, such as epidural abscess, some causes of transverse myelitis, and botulism. Lastly, in an era of antibiotic toxicity, multidrug-resistant bacteria, antigen-switching viruses, and complex antibiotic regimens, the cure for tick paralysis-removing the tick-is as simple as it is gratifying.
    Infectious Disease Clinics of North America 10/2008; 22(3):397-413, vii.
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    ABSTRACT: This article discusses two tick-borne illnesses: Powassan encephalitis, a rare cause of central nervous system infection caused by the Powassan virus, and Colorado tick fever, an acute febrile illness caused by the Colorado tick fever virus common to the Rocky Mountain region of North America.
    Infectious Disease Clinics of North America 10/2008; 22(3):545-59, x.
  • Infectious Disease Clinics of North America 10/2008; 22(3):xiii-xv.