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Bacteria, respiratory viruses play key role in pediatric AOM

May 28, 2015

Respiratory viruses and pathogenic bacteria figured significantly in the development of acute otitis media, irrespective of HIV status, in South African children, according to study results.

“Acute otitis media causes significant morbidity in children and is the most common reason for outpatient antibiotic therapy,” Shabir A. Madhi, PhD, MBBCh, of the Respiratory and Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, and colleagues wrote. “Children with HIV are known to be at greater risk for bacterial and viral infections, including AOM. There are limited data from developing countries on the etiology of uncomplicated AOM and generally limited global data on the association of respiratory viral bacterial coinfections in AOM.”

DOD inadvertently ships live anthrax to labs

May 28, 2015
The CDC is investigating what appears to be an accidental shipment of live anthrax from the Defense Department to laboratories in nine states, according to a…
Spacer aspiration, C-reactive protein unable to determine timing for TKA Meeting News Coverage

Spacer aspiration, C-reactive protein unable to determine timing for TKA

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PRAGUE — Neither spacer aspiration nor C-reactive protein-values provided a reliable method for determining the correct timing for total knee arthroplasty…
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New alloy implant surfaces developed to combat infection in TJR

May 28, 2015
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Periprosthetic knee infections under examination at EFORT

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The Patient with Hepatitis C

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with hepatitis C.
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VIDEO: C-SURFER: Patients with kidney disease, HCV achieve high rates of SVR

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The Patient at Risk for HIV Infection

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