Rapid Fire: Infectious Disease

Happy New Year Rounds Table Listeners!

We’re kicking off 2020 with an episode dedicated to all things Infectious Disease

Classic Rapid Fire format…4 papers…here we go!

  1. Can patients be with gram negative bacteremia be treated safely with shorter courses of antibiotics? (https://academic.oup.com/cid/article/69/7/1091/5237874) (00:20 – 05:22)
  2. What is the impact of RSV infections on older adults? (https://academic.oup.com/cid/article/69/2/197/5193205) (05:25 – 09:23)
  3. What role do single patient rooms have in reducing rates of health care associated infections? (https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/2747870) (09:24 to 14:27)
  4. Using data mining techniques, how safe is the herpes zoster vaccine in the general population? (https://academic.oup.com/aje/article-abstract/188/7/1383/5486394) (14:28 – 19:50)

The Good Stuff

1.Why do Zebra’s have stripes? Might have something to do with minimizing bug bites!


2.More on vaping; an update from the CDC



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