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Clinical Microbiology Newsletter (CMN)

The CMN reports on changes that affect your work, ranging from articles on new diagnostic techniques, to surveys of how readers handle blood cultures, to editorials questioning common procedures and suggesting new ones.

What Have We Done for You Lately? The Role of the American Society for Microbiology in Advancing Clinical Microbiology
Susan E. Sharp, Ph.D., D(ABMM), FAAM and Lynn W. Enquist, Ph.D.
This CMN article outlines the breadth and scope of activities that ASM has and is working on to advance clinical microbiology.

The Policy of Microbiology
Kimberly E. Walker, Ph.D. and Meghan E. O'Brien
The following article presents the structure and function of the board; provides examples of some of the specific issues that have been shepherded, past and present; and provides examples of some of its possible future endeavors.

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Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

In response to the rise in antibiotic resistance, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy® (AAC) has launched a new section, Challenging Clinical Cases in Antimicrobial Resistance (CCCAR). CCCARs are brief articles designed to familiarize and provide guidance to the reader on the clinical approach to the treatment of real, challenging cases involving multidrug-resistant organisms (bacteria, viruses [excluding HIV], fungi, and parasites). Drs. Cesar Arias and Lou Rice introduce the new section in this editorial.

CCCARs present a real case involving a multidrug-resistant organism, the case authors’ therapeutic strategy, and an expert clinician’s commentary. Only highly interesting cases that have important mechanistic and epidemiological or novel microbiological insights will be selected for review. All Challenging Clinical Case articles are made freely available at the time of publication.

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Clinical Microbiology Issues Update

Clinical Microbiology Issues Update
This monthly newsletter provides updates on policy issues of concern to clinical microbiologists including Medicare reimbursement, CLIA updates, FDA device issues and meeting summaries.  It also includes notices on updated laboratory guides and the Sentinel Level Clinical Microbiology Laboratory Guidelines.

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Clinical and Vaccine Immunology

Clinical and Vaccine Immunology (CVI)
CVI enhances understanding of the immune response in health and disease by showcasing discoveries in clinical, laboratory, and vaccine immunology. Areas of focus include microbial immunology, immune mechanisms, veterinary immunology, and all aspects of vaccine research: development and evaluation of vaccines, immune responses to vaccines, vaccine vectors, adjuvants and immunomodulators, assays of vaccine efficacy, and clinical trials.

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Manual of Clinical Microbiology

Manual of Clinical Microbiology, 11th Edition
Revised by a collaborative, international, interdisciplinary team of editors and authors, this edition includes the latest applications of genomics and proteomics and is filled with current findings regarding infectious agents, leading-edge diagnostic methods, laboratory practices, and safety guidelines. This seminal reference continues to set the standard for state-of-the-science laboratory practice as the most authoritative reference in the field of microbiology.

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Journal of Clinical Microbiology

Journal of Clinical Microbiology (JCM)
JCM publishes the most current research related to the laboratory diagnosis of human and animal infections and the role of the laboratory in both the management of infectious diseases and the elucidation of the epidemiology of infections.

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Clinical Microbiology Reviews

Clinical Microbiology Reviews (CMR)
CMR analyzes the latest developments in clinical microbiology and immunology, providing the current state of knowledge in the field, as well as balanced, thought-provoking perspectives on controversial issues.

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Infection and Immunity

Infection and Immunity (IAI)
IAI provides new insights into the interactions between bacterial, fungal and parasitic pathogens and their hosts. Specific areas of interest include mechanisms of molecular pathogenesis, virulence factors, cellular microbiology, experimental models of infection, host resistance or susceptibility, and the generation of innate and adaptive immune responses.

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Clinical Micro Manuals & References

Clinical Microbiology Manuals and References
ASM Press offers many clinical microbiology manuals and references for the laboratory, the profession, and the classroom. With more than 20 resources available, topics range from laboratory management, laboratory procedures, biosafety, and image libraries.

Academy Colloquia Reports

Academy Colloquia Reports
The American Academy of Microbiology convenes colloquia on issues of critical importance in microbiology. Each colloquium brings together an invited group of scientific experts for several days of structured, directed deliberations on a specific topic. Published reports synthesize conclusions reached during these important meetings, providing analysis of the scientific issues and practical recommendations for the future.