Episode Summary



AAC Launches a new section. New perspectives on antimicrobial agents seeks to provide a clinically-oriented, concise summary supported by emerging clinical trial and/or real-world data. Our first article will be focused on remdesivir.

Co-host: Dr. Ryan Shields

Topics discussed:

  • Review the rationale for the use of remdesivir against SARS-CoV-2
  • Discuss the clinical data supporting the use of remdesivir for COVID-19
  • Elaborate on future studies and knowledge gaps for the use of remdesivir
New Perspectives on Antimicrobial Agents are brief invited reviews (limit of 4,000 words, exclusive of references) of antimicrobial agents that have been recently introduced into clinical practice. The aim is to provide a clinically-oriented, concise summary supported by emerging clinical trial and/or real-world data. Reviews should include a discussion on the importance of new findings in advancing the field and perspective on the agent’s place in therapy. Opinions and commentary may be included. Multidisciplinary authors are highly encouraged.

We have decided to launch the section with a special focus on remdesivir, currently the only FDA-approved drug to treat COVID-19. Joining me today to discuss this are the proud lead authors of the firs paper of the new section. Ryan please introduce our guests

Guests:

  • Dr. Muneerah Aleissa: Postdoctoral research fellow, Brigham’s and Women Hospital, Harvard Medical School.
  • Dr. Francisco Marty: Associate Physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School.

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