James Kim

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Endocarditis I. What Every Physician Needs to Know. This chapter summarizes the American Heart Association (AHA) and Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) guidelines for infectious endocarditis (IE), with a focus on the key points for the front-line clinician. Infective endocarditis (IE) is relatively uncommon, but this is difficult to determine because few diagnosed cases…

Pneumocystis pneumonia

Pneumocystis Pneumonia I. What every physician needs to know Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) is associated with advanced HIV disease (CD4<200), malignancy, rheumatologic or inflammatory conditions, and other forms of immunosuppression. HIV-associated PCP is by the most common manifestation seen within the United States. For this article, the assumption is made that the patient is HIV-positive unless…

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