Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Short-Course Antibiotic Treatment Good Enough?
REFERENCE: Abstract L-1458
JONATHAN LI, University of California, San Francisco
A large meta-analysis presented at ICAAC supported the idea of giving short-course antibiotic regimens instead of extended-course in community-acquired pneumonia. Derek Thorne got the details from Jonathan Li of the University of California San Francisco.
Could HIV Protease Inhibitors Help Treat or Prevent Malaria?
REFERENCE: Abstract H-1734
ANDREW REDMOND, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
HIV/AIDS and malaria both kill huge numbers across the globe – and when they’re found together in one person, they become even more dangerous. That’s why ICAAC delegates were interested to see a study looking at the possible antimalarial effects of HIV protease inhibitors. Derek Thorne heard more from Andrew Redmond of the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.
New Resistance Mechanism in MRSA
REFERENCE: Abstract C1-942
ALEXANDER MANKIN, University of Illinois at Chicago
Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus has once again found a way to develop resistance to an antibiotic – in this case, linezolid – and the mechanism leaves us marveling at nature. Derek Thorne found out more from Alexander Mankin of the University of Illinois at Chicago.