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Infectious Disease Curriculum 

Infectious Disease Curriculum Information (ID)

Endocarditis: 

Infective Endocarditis. Diagnosis, Antimicrobial Therapy, and Management of Complications. Circulation. 2005; 111:e394-e433.

Fever of Unknown Origin

Fever of unknown origin. Lancet 1997;350:575–80

HIV

Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in Adults with HIV. NIH

Meningitis

Computed Tomography of the Head Before Lumbar Puncture in Adults with Suspected Meningitis. NEJM, 2001; 345:1727-33.

Dexamethasone in Adults with Bacterial Meningitis. NEJM, 2002; 347:1549-56

Practice Guidelines for the Management of Bacterial Meningitis. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2004;39:1267-84

Neutropenic Fevers

Voriconazole Compared with Liposomal Amphotericin B for Empirical Antifungal Therapy in Patients with Neutropenia and Persistent Fever. N Engl J Med 2002;346:225-34.

Clinical practice guidelines for use of Antimicrobial agents in neutropenic patients with cancer. CID 2011;52:256-93.

Osteomyelitis

Does this patient with diabetes have osteomyelitis of the lower extremity? JAMA, 2008; 299:806.

Osteomyelitis. Lancet. 2004; 364. 9431:369.

Pneumonia

A Prediction Rule to Identify Low-Risk Patients with Community-Acquired Pneumonia. N Engl J Med 1997;336:243-50.

Infectious Diseases Society of America/American Thoracic Society consensus guidelines on the management of community-acquired pneumonia in adults. Clin Infect Dis 2007; 44 Suppl 2:S27

Prosthetic Joint Infection

Role of Rifampin for Treatment of Orthopedic Implant–Related Staphylococcal Infections. JAMA. 1998;279:1537-1541.

Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Prosthetic Joint Infections. CID 2013;56(1):e1-25.

Skin and Soft Tissue Infections

Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Skin and Soft-Tissue Infections. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2005; 41:1373–406