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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, according to results from a randomized controlled trial.

“Our research suggests that probiotics do not help prevent gastrointestinal colonization with multidrug-resistant organisms in critically ill patients,” Jennie H. Kwon, DO, from the division of infectious diseases at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, said in a press release.

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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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FDA issues draft guidance on nonproprietary naming of biologics, biosimilars

August 27, 2015
The FDA today announced the availability of a draft guidance describing its proposal on the nonproprietary naming of biological products.According to an FDA blog post by…
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Merrem plus Cubicin effective against nosocomial spontaneous bacterial peritonitis

August 27, 2015
Researchers from the University of Padova in Italy found that an antibiotic combination regimen of Merrem and Cubicin was more effective in treating nosocomial…
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The Patient with Conjunctivitis

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with conjunctivitis.
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VIDEO: Cure is ‘next frontier’ of HIV

VIDEO: Cure is ‘next frontier’ of HIV

July 1, 2015
Timothy Brown – the Berlin patient – has led researchers to the next frontier of HIV research, according to…
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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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