Expert Reviews and Commentary

 
 
  • VAP Literature: Commentary by Dr. John G. Bartlett -- April 2007 In this review and commentary: A randomized clinical trial comparing outcomes in patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia using 2 different diagnostic techniques.
  • GI Bacterial Infections: Commentary by Dr. John G. Bartlett – March 2007 Dr. Bartlett reviews treatment for Clostridium difficile diarrhea and colitis, Klebsiella oxytoca as a possible causative organism of antibiotic-associated hemorrhagic colitis, and more.
  • Influenza Literature: Commentary by Dr. John G. Bartlett - February 2007 Dr. Bartlett reviews a report from a meeting on hospital preparednes for pandemic flu and a study of the effects of school-based influenza vaccination on households.
  • Avian Influenza and Other Viral Infections: September 2006 Dr. John G. Bartlett discusses recent infectious diseases literature: Norovirus and other causes of traveler's diarrhea; preventing herpes zoster; and human cases of H5N1 influenza.
  • Bovine Spongiforme Encephalopathy: September 2006 Dr. John G. Bartlett reviews recent literature on bovine spongiforme encephalopathy: globally, BSE cases continue to decline, but 2 cases were found in US-born cattle.
  • Bacterial Infections: September 2006 Dr. John G. Bartlett reviews recent literature: effect of pneumococcal vaccination on reducing disease and resistance, treatment of recurrent Clostridium difficile, cholera treatments, and more.
  • Mycobacteria: September 2006 Dr. John G. Bartlett discusses recent infectious diseases literature: problematic infections due to ubiquitous rapidly growing mycobacteria.
  • International Conference on Avian Influenza and Wild Birds The conference itself and the report of highlights addressed the likelihood of 3 scenarios of how AI could affect humans, based on the most recent epidemiologic and virologic findings.
  • Epidemiology of HCV and Norovirus: August 2006 Dr. John G. Bartlett's review of and insights into recent literature: an update of HCV epidemiology in the US and an evaluation of criteria to diagnose acute gastroenteritis due to norovirus.
  • Fungal and Bacterial Infections: August 2006 Dr. John G. Bartlett reviews Candida and Aspergillus species antifungal susceptibility; antibiotics and urinary tract symptoms in women; and gram-positive antibiotic coverage for neutropenic fever.
  • Tuberculosis: August 2006 Dr. John G. Bartlett reviews recent TB literature: Characterization of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates in patients with recurrent tuberculosis -- is it relapse or reinfection?
  • Avian Influenza: August 2006 Dr. John G. Bartlett reviews avian influenza articles: a review of avian influenza in humans -- microbiology, epidemiology, treatment, and more, and a phase 1 evaluation of a vaccine with adjuvant.
  • Selected ID Topics: July 2006 Dr. John G. Bartlett reviews the literature: global health challenges; overview of a new antifungal, micafungin; and characterizing the risk of infections associated with TNF-alpha antagonists.
  • Bacterial Infections: July 2006 Dr. John G. Bartlett reviews the recent literature: an overview of community-acquired bacterial meningitis in adults and a rare case of bacteremia due to a metronidazole-resistant Prevotella strain.
  • Tuberculosis: July 2006 Dr. John G. Bartlett reviews recent tuberculosis literature: new information on interferon-gamma assay for diagnosis and new data on causes of drug resistance patterns.
  • Human Papillomavirus: July 2006 Dr. John G. Bartlett reviews the recent literature on human papillomaviruses: 4 clinical trials of prophylactic vaccines, worldwide distribution of HPV and oncogenic HPV types, and more.
  • Pandemic Influenza: July 2006 Dr. John G. Bartlett reviews the recent literature: an evaluation of pandemic influenza preparedness, modeling different strategies for mitigating an influenza pandemic, and more.
  • Selected ID Topics: June 2006 Dr. John G. Bartlett reviews literature on a 10-year perspective on emerging infectious diseases from Dr. Anthony Fauci, the NIAID director; metapneumovirus; the mumps outbreak; HCV; and more . . .
  • Antimicrobials: June 2006 Dr. John G. Bartlett reviews the literature on the antibiotic and antifungal pipeline, new data on telithromycin, and a comparative antibiotic trial in febrile neutropenic patients with cancer.
  • Influenza: June 2006 Dr. John G. Bartlett reviews the literature: recent avian influenza reports from ProMED, global influenza preparedness planning -- antivirals and vaccines, influenza pathogenesis, and more.