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Universal stool donor model for FMT improves screening, reduces costs, delays

May 22, 2015

Study data show the need for evidence-based stool screening standards, and the usefulness of the universal donor model for fecal microbiota transplantation therapy for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection, according to a distinguished abstract presented at Digestive Disease Week.

“Where do we find these supremely healthy donors, and how do we know who is eligible to be a fecal transplant donor?” Laura J. Burns, from OpenBiome, an international public stool bank in Medford, Massachusetts, said in her presentation. “We have a three-step approach to recruiting and determining the eligibility of our donors.”

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FDA seeks more data on antimicrobial sales for food-producing animals

May 22, 2015
To obtain a clearer picture of antimicrobial use in food-producing animals in the United States, the FDA has proposed a rule that would require animal drug sponsors to…

Foundation aims to assist HCV patients with therapy costs

May 22, 2015
The HealthWell Foundation announced the launch of a new fund aimed to assist people living with hepatitis C virus infection who are underinsured, according to a news…
In the Journals

California prison workers at increased risk for coccidioidomycosis

May 22, 2015
The average annual incidence of coccidioidomycosis among prison employees at two California prisons appeared higher than that of the general population in surrounding…
In the Journals

Rotavirus vaccination significantly impacts seizure-related hospitalizations

May 22, 2015
Rotavirus vaccination significantly decreased seizure-related hospitalizations during childhood, which appeared to be highest among the youngest group of infants during…
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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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VIDEO: C-SURFER: Patients with kidney disease, HCV achieve high rates of SVR

VIDEO: C-SURFER: Patients with kidney disease, HCV achieve high rates of SVR

April 25, 2015
VIENNA — Howard Monsour Jr., MD, chief of hepatology, Houston Methodist Hospital, Texas, discussed results of…
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Regimen Selection in HIV

Regimen Selection in HIV: Considering New Options to Optimize Outcomes
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More than 2 decades into the antiretroviral therapy (ART) era, numerous options are available for HIV treatment. The…
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