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PEG-IFN monotherapy reduced HBsAg expression

December 22, 2014

Patients with hepatitis B virus infection who underwent monotherapy with pegylated interferon had decreased hepatitis B surface antigen expression and an increased rate of sustained response, according to study data. 

Researchers enrolled 119 patients from two previously randomized clinical trials to determine the safety and efficacy of PEG-IFN therapy in patients positive and negative for hepatitis B e antigen. All of the patients were previously treated with PEG-IFN monotherapy with a posttreatment follow-up of 6 months. Fifty-two patients were HBeAg-positive and 67 were HBeAg-negative.

Mothers with probable, confirmed Ebola should not breast-feed

December 22, 2014
The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses recently published recommendations for the management of pregnant women with Ebola.Patients with…
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Influenza activity low but rising nationwide

December 22, 2014
From Sept. 28 to Dec. 6, almost 125,000 respiratory specimens in the United States were tested for influenza and 10.9% were positive, according to a CDC report…
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Novel, cheap DNA sequencer identified S. typhi resistance

December 21, 2014
A novel nanopore DNA sequencer could rapidly diagnose infection at a greatly reduced price, according to recent data. Researchers tested the ability of the MinION…

CDC/WHO recommend following basic interventions to treat Ebola

December 20, 2014
Currently, there is no FDA-approved vaccine or medicine available to treat Ebola virus, but the CDC recommends for the symptoms and complications of Ebola to be…
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J490 Challenges in HIV Screening

Challenges in HIV Screening and Prophylaxis: PrEP’ing for the Future

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A substantial proportion of Americans with HIV remain undiagnosed and suboptimally treated. Failure to follow…
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Student education, immunization requirements necessary to prevent outbreaks on college campuses

November 28, 2014
NEW YORK — James C. Turner, MD, executive director of the department of student health and the National Social…
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Critical Issues in HBV
HBV Management in Complex Populations: Volume 1, Number 2

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Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a global epidemic with a worldwide burden. Physicians must address the importance…
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