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CMS releases new quality of care data on physicians, ACOs, hospitals

December 19, 2014

CMS released new data on the quality of care provided by physician group practices, hospitals and Accountable Care Organizations, according to the CMS Blog.

Included in the release is information on the quality and safety of care provided at a hospital or physician practice in an effort to inform and empower consumers when deciding where to receive the best care. Performance evaluations additionally encourage health care providers to increase health care quality levels.

CDC, FDA: Multistate listeriosis outbreak linked to caramel apples

December 19, 2014
The CDC and FDA announced an ongoing investigation of an outbreak of listeria infections associated with commercially produced, prepackaged caramel apples.As of Dec. 18…

Patients with complicated intra-abdominal infections achieved clinical response with eravacycline

December 19, 2014
Positive preliminary results from the phase 3 IGNITE 1 trial indicate that eravacycline is non-inferior to ertapenem in achieving clinical response in patients with…
Liver fibrosis, cirrhosis progressed faster in patients with HCV In the Journals

Liver fibrosis, cirrhosis progressed faster in patients with HCV

December 19, 2014
Veterans positive for hepatitis C virus infection were more likely to be diagnosed with liver fibrosis or cirrhosis after seroconversion compared with those who were…
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CD4 counts lower in occasional heroin users with HIV

December 19, 2014
Occasional heroin use, as opposed to persistent or no use, could lead to lower CD4 counts in people with HIV, according to recent data. “This manuscript…
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Advances in Pharmacokinetic Enhancers in HIV Treatment: What You Need to Know to Optimize Outcomes

Advances in Pharmacokinetic Enhancers in HIV Treatment: What You Need to Know to Optimize Outcomes

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Student education, immunization requirements necessary to prevent outbreaks on college campuses

November 28, 2014
NEW YORK — James C. Turner, MD, executive director of the department of student health and the National Social…
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Regimen Selection in HIV: Considering New Options to Optimize Outcomes

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More than two decades into the antiretroviral therapy (ART) era, there are numerous options for HIV treatment. The goal…
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