Category Guidelines

Water, Water Everywhere – Treatment of water- related infections

Following the recent Hunter weather it’s possible we will see an increase in water- related infections as the clean-up continues. The following comes from the Therapeutic Guidelines: Antibiotic v15 Skin infection or sepsis following contact with water (eg in fishermen, swimmers or aquarium owners) may involve: Aeromonas species (source: fresh or brackish water, or mud); […]

Managing Antifungals in Haematology/Oncology Patients – New Guidelines

New Australian and New Zealand Consensus Guidelines for the Use of Antifungal Agents in Haematology/Oncology patients are now available. These updated guidelines provide recommendations for antifungal drug use in paediatric patients, include an article on the management of¬†Pneumocystis jirovecii¬†infections and include a substantial focus on Cryptococcus gattii¬†infection, as well as updated discussion of diagnostic testing […]