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Conference report on public health and clinical guidelines for anthrax.

Stern EJ, Uhde KB, Shadomy SV, Messonnier N - Emerging Infect. Dis. (2008)

Bottom Line: The meeting's agenda included discussion of postexposure prophylaxis (PEP), screening and evaluation, and treatment of the various manifestations of human anthrax.This article summarizes the meeting's presentations and discussion.Consensus recommendations are summarized in the Table.

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Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. SShadomy@cdc.gov

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On March 13-14, 2006, a meeting on anthrax, sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in collaboration with the Southeastern Center for Emerging Biologic Threats, was held at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The meeting's agenda included discussion of postexposure prophylaxis (PEP), screening and evaluation, and treatment of the various manifestations of human anthrax. The goal was to convene subject matter experts for a review of research developments and clinical experience with anthrax prophylaxis and treatment and to make consensus recommendations for updating guidelines for PEP, treatment, and clinical evaluation of patients with anthrax. A 2001 conference on guidelines for anthrax has previously been summarized in this journal. This article summarizes the meeting's presentations and discussion. Consensus recommendations are summarized in the Table. Updated CDC guidelines for treatment and prophylaxis of anthrax will be published in detail in other CDC publications and are available on CDC's website at http://www.bt.cdc.gov/agent/anthrax/index.asp.

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Revisions to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) interim inhalation anthrax screening guidelines proposed by Mayer et al (29), and reviewed by participants in CDC meeting on public health and clinical guidelines for anthrax. For further detail on subsequent algorithm steps see (29). Adapted from (29).
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Figure 1: Revisions to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) interim inhalation anthrax screening guidelines proposed by Mayer et al (29), and reviewed by participants in CDC meeting on public health and clinical guidelines for anthrax. For further detail on subsequent algorithm steps see (29). Adapted from (29).

Mentions: Participants included representatives and members of academic research and clinical institutions, the Health Protection Agency of the United Kingdom, the Health Protection Agency and Armed Forces of Canada, the US Department of Defense, the US Department of Homeland Security, the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Research and Development Coordination, the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institutes of Health, the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and CDC (Figure). Among these participants were researchers, health department personnel, and clinicians, including the Pennsylvania pulmonologist who treated the 2006 case of inhalation anthrax (IA), the first naturally occurring case of IA in the United States since 1976 (2).


Conference report on public health and clinical guidelines for anthrax.

Stern EJ, Uhde KB, Shadomy SV, Messonnier N - Emerging Infect. Dis. (2008)

Revisions to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) interim inhalation anthrax screening guidelines proposed by Mayer et al (29), and reviewed by participants in CDC meeting on public health and clinical guidelines for anthrax. For further detail on subsequent algorithm steps see (29). Adapted from (29).
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

Show All Figures
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC2570915&req=5

Figure 1: Revisions to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) interim inhalation anthrax screening guidelines proposed by Mayer et al (29), and reviewed by participants in CDC meeting on public health and clinical guidelines for anthrax. For further detail on subsequent algorithm steps see (29). Adapted from (29).
Mentions: Participants included representatives and members of academic research and clinical institutions, the Health Protection Agency of the United Kingdom, the Health Protection Agency and Armed Forces of Canada, the US Department of Defense, the US Department of Homeland Security, the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Research and Development Coordination, the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institutes of Health, the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and CDC (Figure). Among these participants were researchers, health department personnel, and clinicians, including the Pennsylvania pulmonologist who treated the 2006 case of inhalation anthrax (IA), the first naturally occurring case of IA in the United States since 1976 (2).

Bottom Line: The meeting's agenda included discussion of postexposure prophylaxis (PEP), screening and evaluation, and treatment of the various manifestations of human anthrax.This article summarizes the meeting's presentations and discussion.Consensus recommendations are summarized in the Table.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. SShadomy@cdc.gov

ABSTRACT
On March 13-14, 2006, a meeting on anthrax, sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in collaboration with the Southeastern Center for Emerging Biologic Threats, was held at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The meeting's agenda included discussion of postexposure prophylaxis (PEP), screening and evaluation, and treatment of the various manifestations of human anthrax. The goal was to convene subject matter experts for a review of research developments and clinical experience with anthrax prophylaxis and treatment and to make consensus recommendations for updating guidelines for PEP, treatment, and clinical evaluation of patients with anthrax. A 2001 conference on guidelines for anthrax has previously been summarized in this journal. This article summarizes the meeting's presentations and discussion. Consensus recommendations are summarized in the Table. Updated CDC guidelines for treatment and prophylaxis of anthrax will be published in detail in other CDC publications and are available on CDC's website at http://www.bt.cdc.gov/agent/anthrax/index.asp.

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Related in: MedlinePlus