Infectious Disease, Hematology, Oncology – 2014


Below we have listed our selection of the 7 highest quality blog posts within the past 12 months (as assessed in June 2014) related to infectious disease, hematologic and oncologic emergencies, curated and approved for residency training by the AIR Series Board. We recommend programs give 2 hours (just under 20 minutes per article) of III credit for this module.

Descriptor Article title Author Date Blog source Link
A four-minute video on the PROCess Trial results The Process Trial is Here! Mel Herbert Mar 18, 2014 HippoEM A ProCESS Trial Review
A thorough review of antibiotic recommendations for uncomplicated UTI’s including side effect profiles/pros/cons of each antibiotic. Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infections in Older Adults: Diagnosis and Treatment (Part 2) Christina Shenvi Apr 2, 2014 ALiEM UTI in older adults
Abscess treatment review including: packing, loop drainage, primary closure, antibiotics, and wound cultures Abscess, “Answers” Anand Swaminathan Mar 31, 2014 EMLyceum Abscess
Approach to and risk stratification of neutropenic fever Paucis Verbis: Neutropenic Fever in Cancer Patients Michelle Lin Oct 7, 2011 ALiEM Neutropenic fever with cancer
CMS and JCAHO rules for blood cultures in pneumonia in the ED Blood Cultures in Pneumonia Andy Grock Feb 17, 2014 ALiEM Blood cultures and pneumonia
Review of 2012 ACCP guidelines of ED management of supratherapeutic INR. Paucis Verbis: Overanticoagulation and supratherapeutic INR Michelle Lin Aug 10, 2012 ALiEM Supratherapeutic INR
Updated report on new (2009) recommendations for vancomycin dosing. New Year’s Resolution: Let’s Dose Vancomycin Correctly in the ED Bryan Hayes Jan 1, 2014 ALiEM Proper Vancomycin Dosing