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Healthcare-Associated Infections
Recommendations for Preventing the Spread of Vancomycin Resistance. Recommendations of the Hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC)
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). September 22, 1995;44(RR12):1-13.
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Interim Guidelines for Prevention and Control of Staphylococcal Infection Associated with Reduced Susceptibility to Vancomycin
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). July 11, 1997;46(27):626-628, 635.
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Guidelines and Recommendations for Hospital-Related Infections
Availability and Use of Parenteral Quinidine Gluconate for Severe or Complicated Malaria
Since 1991, quinidine gluconate, a class 1a anti-arrhythmic agent, has been the only parenteral antimalarial available for use in the United States. It is indicated for the treatment of patients with life-threatening Plasmodium falciparum malaria, including those who cannot tolerate oral therapy, have high-grade parasitemia, or have complications (e.g., cerebral malaria or acute renal failure). The limited availability of and delays in obtaining quinidine gluconate have contributed to adverse patient outcomes. As newer anti-arrhythmics have replaced quinidine for many cardiac indications, some hospitals and other health-care facilities have dropped quinidine gluconate from their formularies and, as a result, fewer clinicians have had experience using the drug. Discussions among quinidine gluconate manufacturer Eli Lilly Company (Indianapolis, Indiana), CDC, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have resulted in the following recommendations to improve quinidine gluconate availability for acutely ill malaria patients in U.S. health-care facilities.
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). December 22, 2000;49(50):1138-1140.
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Information for Health Care Providers: MalaroneT for Malaria Treatment and Prophylaxis (October 27, 2000)
MalaroneT (a fixed combination of atovaquone and proguanil hydrochloride) is a new antimalarial drug approved in the United States in July 2000 for both treatment and prophylaxis of malaria. Malarone has been shown to be highly efficacious in the treatment of uncomplicated malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum, including malaria that has been acquired in areas with chloroquine-resistant or multidrug-resistant strains.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines 2006
Fact Sheet: Treatment of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis
Management of Persons Exposed to Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). June 19, 1992;41(RR-11):59-71.
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NCID Infectious Disease Guidelines
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Date: July 15, 2008
Content source: National Center for Preparedness, Detection, and Control of Infectious Diseases/Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion
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