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Vitamin D deficiency may impact frequency of S. aureus SSTIs

July 30, 2015

Children with insufficient levels of vitamin D were more likely to present with recurrent Staphylococcus aureus skin or soft tissue infections, according to recent study findings.

Jeffrey W. Wang, BS, of the department of pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine, and colleges hypothesized that children with recurrent SSTI have lower serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-[OH]D) levels compared with those presenting with an initial SSTI.

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New IDSA guidelines address gaps in vertebral osteomyelitis management

July 30, 2015
The Infectious Diseases Society of America has published new guidelines in Clinical Infectious Diseases addressing research gaps in the diagnosis and management of…
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P. aeruginosa survives in sinks 10 years after hospital outbreak

July 29, 2015
Ten years after an outbreak was resolved in a pediatric university hospital, Pseudomonas aeruginosa was still detected on various sink components by quantitative PCR…
ACP states support for eliminating non-medical vaccination exemptions

ACP states support for eliminating non-medical vaccination exemptions

July 29, 2015
The American College of Physicians has added “eliminating existing exceptions for immunizations,” other than “medical reasons,” to its list of…
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Localized transmission significantly drives MDR-TB epidemic in Peru

July 29, 2015
Local “hot spots” of increased risk appeared to play a key role in disease transmission during a multidrug-resistant tuberculosis epidemic in Lima, Peru…
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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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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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