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Acquired rifampicin resistance more likely in HIV-coinfected patients

September 1, 2014

Patients with HIV and tuberculosis were more likely to develop acquired rifampicin resistance when treated with a thrice-weekly tuberculosis treatment compared with patients not coinfected with HIV, according to researchers from the National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis in India.

“[Antiretroviral therapy] reduces but does not eliminate the risk of [acquired rifampicin resistance] completely,” the researchers wrote in Clinical Infectious Diseases. “Daily TB treatment, prompt diagnosis of HIV and earlier [ART] initiation preserving immune function in HIV-infected TB patients, could potentially prevent amplification of drug resistance.”

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ATLANTIC: Pre-hospital ticagrelor did not benefit reperfusion in STEMI

September 1, 2014
BARCELONA, Spain — Although safe, pre-hospital administration of ticagrelor did not improve pre-PCI coronary reperfusion in patients with acute STEMI when compared…
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NECTAR-HF: Vagus nerve stimulation failed to improve cardiac function

September 1, 2014
BARCELONA, Spain — At 6 months, vagus nerve stimulation with an investigational device did not improve cardiac function in patients with HF, but was associated…
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Surgery remains ‘gold standard’ for basal cell carcinoma

September 1, 2014
Surgery remains the ideal treatment for patients with basal cell carcinoma, according to results of an evidence review.Researchers with Columbia University Medical…
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Treatment Decision-Making through the Spectrum of MDS: Case 3 Stem Cell Transplant for MDS

An educational presentation from Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation.

8/20/2014
MDS is a difficult disease to diagnose and treat. Frequently it is challenging for healthcare providers to explain to…
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Regulation and Accreditation Requirements for Preceptor Use in Undergraduate Education

The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing
Online Advanced Release, August 26, 2014
Nurse preceptors are widely used in pre-licensure RN education to facilitate the educational process. Often, these…
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Javed Butler, MD, provides insight on PARADIGM-HF

August 31, 2014
BARCELONA, Spain — In this video, Javed Butler, MD, professor of medicine at Emory University, provides…
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