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Polio eradication within reach

April 28, 2015

Wild polio virus cases have declined considerably since the 1988 World Health Assembly resolution to eradicate polio, and the final goal appears within reach, according to a recent literature review published in Future Microbiology.

“Poliovirus transmission has been wiped out from more than 99% of the world with the successful use of OPV [live attenuated oral polio vaccine] and IPV [inactivated polio vaccine] over the past several decades,” Ananda S. Bandyopadhyay, MPH, of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and colleagues wrote.

New interventions needed to address parental vaccine hesitancy Meeting News CoverageVideo

New interventions needed to address parental vaccine hesitancy

April 27, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Walter A. Orenstein, MD, an Infectious Diseases in Children Editorial Board member, discusses potential intervention strategies to reduce parental…
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Adjuvant chemotherapy associated with shorter survival in LCNEC

April 27, 2015
SEATTLE — Patients who underwent adjuvant chemotherapy for pulmonary large cell neuroendocrine carcinomas demonstrated poorer 3-year survival than those who did…
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TAVR decreases OS in patients with severe aortic stenosis

April 27, 2015
SEATTLE — Overall survival of patients with severe aortic stenosis assigned transcatheter aortic valve replacement decreased drastically 24 months after surgery…
In the Journals

Success of blister grafting for vitiligo varies by clinical characteristics of patient, graft site

April 27, 2015
Suction blister epidermal grafting had a high graft-survival rate in patients with vitiligo, but also a variable pigment spread that was dependent on clinical…
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Monitoring the Patient with Rheumatoid Arthritis for Disease Progression

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This CME activity will focus on monitoring the patient on treatment for rheumatoid arthritis for progression of…
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Research Briefs

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Real-Time Feedback on the Bedside Hand Hygiene Behaviors of Nursing Students

Journal of Nursing Education, May 2015, Volume 54 Issue 5
Traditional hand hygiene teaching methods lack long-term effectiveness.A longitudinal, within-subject design explored…
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VIDEO: T-cell immunotherapy may induce durable remissions in post-HSCT lymphoproliferative disorder

VIDEO: T-cell immunotherapy may induce durable remissions in post-HSCT lymphoproliferative disorder

April 27, 2015
Richard J. O’Reilly, MD, chairman of the department of pediatrics at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center…
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