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Certain background infections may play etiologic role in CAP

August 1, 2015

Although the full clinical significance of a detected virus in a patient with community-acquired pneumonia remains unclear, recent findings suggest it likely plays a role in symptomatic illness.

Researchers, including Kathryn M. Edwards, MD, the Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University, conducted a prospective study in Nashville, Tennessee, and Salt Lake City, Utah, that was nested in the CDC’s Etiology of Pneumonia in the Community (EPIC) study. They sought to identify the prevalence of 13 viruses in the upper respiratory tracts of patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and asymptomatic controls using real-time reverse-transcriptase PCR.

White House releases updated 2020 HIV/AIDS strategy

July 31, 2015
President Barack Obama has signed an executive order releasing the updated goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy over the next 5 years, according to a White House…
In the Journals

Chronic HBV prevalent among non-high-risk populations across world

July 31, 2015
In a new study, researchers found a prevalence of chronic hepatitis B virus infection across various non–high-risk populations across the world, indicating…
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HBV reactivation unlikely after biologic treatment for rheumatic diseases, inflammatory bowel disease

July 31, 2015
Hepatitis B reactivation following biologic therapy for rheumatic diseases or inflammatory bowel disease was unlikely, according the recently presented study findings.A…
Margaret Chan In the Journals

Ebola vaccine candidate highly effective in phase 3 trial

July 31, 2015
Results from an interim analysis of a phase 3 trial of an investigational Ebola vaccine demonstrated 100% efficacy in more than 4,000 adults in Guinea.“This is an…
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CME
Infectious Disease Case Consults

The Patient at Risk for HIV Infection

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This CME activity will focus on the utilization of PrEP in patients at risk for developing HIV infection supplemented…
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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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CME
Conjuctivitis

Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Alcon Research, LTD.

Acute bacterial conjunctivitis affects approximately 1 of every 8 children each year, and 5 million cases occur in the…
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