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Age influences efficacy of Prevnar 13

August 28, 2015

The efficacy of the Prevnar 13 vaccine decreased with advancing age in immunocompetent patients, according to the results of a post-hoc analysis.

Cornelius H. van Werkhoven, MD, of the University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands, and colleagues analyzed data from the Community-Acquired Pneumonia Immunization Trial in Adults (CAPiTA), a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled study that included 84,496 immunocompetent elderly patients.

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Joint model better predicts survival in patients with alcoholic hepatitis

August 28, 2015
Researchers combined results from static and dynamic scoring systems to create a joint-effect model that accurately predicted survival of patients with alcoholic…
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Probiotic ineffective for prevention, elimination of GI colonization with drug-resistant organisms

August 28, 2015
Administration of probiotics showed no benefit or harm for preventing or eliminating gastrointestinal colonization with multidrug-resistant organisms in ICU patients…
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HLA, KIR frequencies indicate risk for Kaposi sarcoma, KSHV

August 28, 2015
Researchers have acquired a new understanding of the disease pathogenesis of Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus infection through evaluating the interactions…
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Vaccine coverage for kindergartners remains high; exemptions stay low

August 27, 2015
Nationwide vaccination coverage of children entering kindergarten in the 2014-2015 school year remained high, while exemption rates for medical, philosophical and…
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The Patient with Conjunctivitis

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VIDEO: Cure is ‘next frontier’ of HIV

VIDEO: Cure is ‘next frontier’ of HIV

July 1, 2015
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The Patient with Hepatitis C

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