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2014-05-23 08:23:43

ARLINGTON, Va., May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lyme activists, who have the Infectious Diseases Society of America headquarters surrounded and under siege, issued a call for a Congressional Investigation of corruption within the CDC, IDSA, and the vaccine industry. According to Lyme researcher and activist, Carl Tuttle, "An investigation is long overdue. The conflicts of interest and improper influence among these originations has contributed to terrible suffering and financial losses...

2013-12-05 23:32:34

A new guideline released Thursday by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) notes that most people with compromised immune systems are especially vulnerable to illness and should receive the flu shot and other vaccinations. New Hyde Park, NY (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 A new guideline released Thursday by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) notes that most people with compromised immune systems are especially vulnerable to illness and should receive the flu shot and...

2013-12-05 23:36:35

A new guideline released Thursday by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) notes that most people with compromised immune systems are especially vulnerable to illness and should receive the flu shot and other vaccinations. The guideline, entitled "Clinical Practice Guideline for the Vaccination of the Immunocompromised Host," was authored by Lorry G. Rubin, MD, director of the pediatric infectious diseases at Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York in New Hyde Park, NY, and...

2013-11-14 12:21:44

Updated HIVMA Guidelines indicate doctors should focus on common health conditions The HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has updated its HIV care guidelines to reflect the fact that people with HIV are now living normal life spans, and their physicians need to focus on preventive care, including screening for high cholesterol, diabetes and osteoporosis. "In many HIV practices now, 80 percent of patients with HIV infection have the...

Public Healthcare Could Be Improved Through Better Testing
2013-11-07 09:40:34

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online There is an urgent need for easy-to-use diagnostic tests which can identify the pathogen responsible for causing an infection and provide results more quickly than existing methods, according to a new Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) report published Thursday. The report, “Better Tests, Better Care: Improved Diagnostics for Infectious Diseases,” appears in a special supplement to the journal Clinical Infectious...

2013-10-07 12:05:12

Three years after an earthquake killed more than 200,000 people and left an estimated 1.5 million people homeless in Haiti, a Henry Ford Hospital study found that more mobilized medical care is necessary to bridge cultural and health care barriers and better serve the Haitian population. Highlights of the study: -79 percent said their religious leader was their main source of health care information. -76 percent said they felt insecure in their ability to care for loved ones who are...

2013-07-11 13:20:24

Infectious Diseases Society of America, American Society for Microbiology collaborate to guide best use of diagnostic lab tests A new guide developed by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) will help physicians appropriately and accurately use laboratory tests for the diagnosis of infectious diseases. Laboratory test results drive approximately two-thirds of physicians' medical decisions. Published today in the journal...

2013-04-18 18:44:39

Policy update: Time dwindling to meet IDSA goal of 10 new antibiotics by 2020 Despite the desperate need for new antibiotics to combat increasingly deadly resistant bacteria, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved only one new systemic antibiotic since the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) launched its 10 x '20 Initiative in 2010 – and that drug was approved two and a half years ago. In a new report, published online today in Clinical Infectious...

Retreatment Guidance For Lyme Disease May Be Flawed
2012-08-31 12:55:41

A new statistical review calls into question studies that have been taken as proof that antibiotic retreatment for chronic Lyme disease is futile. That misunderstanding has led to medical guidance that discourages retreatment and insurance coverage for it. Instead, the authors of the review suggest, the proper reading of the studies and their data is that they prove nothing. Most doctors treat Lyme disease with antibiotics for two to four weeks after diagnosis, but if symptoms persist...


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