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Higher viral load at admission predicts greater mortality in EVD patients

May 29, 2015

Viral load at admission to a treatment facility could be a major factor in predicting Ebola virus disease mortality, according to research published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases.

Gabriel Fitzpatrick, MB, MPH, chairman of Médicins Sans Frontières (MSF) Ireland, and colleagues conducted a retrospective cohort study of 525 patients who were admitted to the Kailahun Case Management Center in Sierra Leone between June 26 and Oct. 12, 2014, to analyze factors associated with mortality. All patients had Ebola virus disease (EVD) confirmed by PCR.

Amputation for open lower-limb fractures should not be seen as a failure Meeting News Coverage

Amputation for open lower-limb fractures should not be seen as a failure

May 29, 2015
PRAGUE — Amputation of a limb as a result of an open fracture should not be considered a failure by the patient or medical team, as functional outcomes and quality…
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FDA approves meropenem for infants with abdominal infections

May 29, 2015
The FDA today approved the antibiotic meropenem for the treatment of abdominal infections in neonates and infants aged younger than 3 months, according to a press…
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Synovial tissue may be immunomodulated by PMMA-spacers in two-stage revision TJA

May 29, 2015
PRAGUE — According to data presented at the 16th EFORT Congress, synovial tissue in patients undergoing two-stage revision total joint arthroplasty may be…
In the Journals

Cognitive skills decrease with history of severe infections

May 29, 2015
A history of severe infections may be associated with impaired general cognitive ability, according to recently published data.“Infections have previously been…
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Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

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VIDEO: C-SURFER: Patients with kidney disease, HCV achieve high rates of SVR

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April 25, 2015
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