February Author in the Room® Teleconference
Join us on Wednesday, February 20 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Time for the Author in the Room® teleconference. The topic for this call is the JAMA article:
Bacterial Coinfection in Influenza: A Grand Rounds Review
Daniel S. Chertow, MD, MPH
Bacterial coinfection complicated nearly all influenza deaths in 1918 and up to 34% of 2009 pandemic influenza A(H1N1) infections managed in intensive care units worldwide. More than 65,000 deaths due to influenza and pneumonia occur annually in the United States. Data from 683 critically ill patients with 2009 pandemic influenza A(H1N1) infection admitted to 35 intensive care units in the United States reveal that bacterial coinfection commonly occurs within the first 6 days of influenza infection, presents similarly to influenza infection alone, and is associated with an increased risk of death. Pathogens that colonize the nasopharynx including Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Streptococcus pyogenes are most commonly isolated. Complex viral, bacterial, and host factors contribute to the pathogenesis of coinfection. Reductions in morbidity and mortality are dependent on prevention with available vaccines, as well as early diagnosis and treatment.
About Author in the Room®
Studies with the potential to change clinical practice are published frequently in
peer-reviewed journals such as JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association). However, studies of the implementation of such results into clinical practice demonstrate that results are rarely applied to all the patients who potentially could benefit. Many possible reasons exist for this lack of translating science into practice.
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement has partnered with JAMA to facilitate the transition of science into practice through the series Author in the Room®. In this series, the author of a study published in JAMA with the potential to change clinical practice will talk with clinicians during a conference call, facilitated by clinical experts in implementing changes in practice.
The call will be followed by a discussion group and participants will be assessed to determine the degree to which they believe they have implemented change within their practice.
Please join us in this innovative initiative to translate research into practice. The Author in the Room® teleconference is brought to you by JAMA and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI).
Note that the study and the Author in the Room® calls held from March 2005 through May 2006 were made possible with the generous funding from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Learn more about Author in the Room®
Read the editorial
by Catherine D. DeAngelis, MD, MPH, and former IHI President and CEO Donald M. Berwick, MP, MPP, that launched this unique collaboration between IHI and JAMA. (DeAngelis C, Berwick D. JAMA
Read a report
by Fabienne Bourgeois, MD, MPH, Eric Campbell, PhD, Susan Regan, PhD, Barry Kitch, MD, MPH, and Jonathan P. Winickoff, MD, MPH, that was published in the Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management
in November 2007