IDWeek 2015

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IDWeek 2015 will feature "access to internationally recognized leaders in the field and the opportunity to network with the most highly respected health professionals in infectious diseases, including HIV."

Conference Coverages

Why Docs Won't Take Sick Time
Why Docs Won't Take Sick Time
Just in time for flu season, a California study shows that physicians are all too willing to work while they themselves are ill.
Respiratory Viruses: Differences in Who Gets Sickest
Respiratory viruses send patients of all ages to hospitals. A University of Massachusetts team analyzed exactly which viruses were most common and the degrees to which they made people ill.
Statins Slow Liver Disease in HIV/HCV Patients
Having HIV puts patients co-infected with hepatitis C at far higher risk. A Baltimore team looked at using statins to slow the course of the liver disease.
HIV Patients Do Better in the Northeastern US
Using "big data" a research team from the University of Chicago and other institutions found that where infectious disease training programs are more common, patients with HIV/AIDS do better.
Staph Aureus: Expert Advice Matters
Consults with infectious disease specialists improved outcomes for patients with SAB, a Canadian team reports.
Can Non-Invasive Tests Assess Fibrosis in Hepatitis?
Percutaneous liver biopsy is a proven way to rate the fibrosis stage both in hepatitis in chronic hepatitis C patients and hepatitis B patients. But it is uncomfortable for patients, risks complications and is prone to assembling errors. Reporting at ID Week 2015 in San Diego, CA, Tuma Demirdal, DR, and colleagues at the Katip Celebi University in Izmir, Turkey compared these invasive tests with non-invasive methods.
Candida: Some Strains More Deadly
Infection with candida can be fatal. Reporting at ID Week 2015, a team from South Korea reported that C.tropicalis is the predominant cause of persistent infection.
Tea Blamed in Hospital Infections
Tea time was hazardous at a Tokyo pediatric hospital. In a cautionary tale for other hospitals, Kenta Ito, MD and colleagues reporting at ID Week 2015 in San Diego, CA, said researchers found carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae (CRE) in a contaminated tea dispenser.
Eye Bank Tissue Can Harbor Pathogens
Eye banks are generally thought to be a safe place to get tissue for corneal transplant. But a New Hampshire team reporting at ID Week 2015 in San Diego, CA said they found two post-operative candida infections in corneal transplant recipients .

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