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Living donor LT recipients may have increased surgical site infection risk

September 2, 2015

In a prospective study, researchers found that adult and pediatric recipients of a living donor liver transplant had an increased risk for developing surgical site infections post-transplant.

Researchers in Japan analyzed data of 129 adult and 72 pediatric living donor liver transplant (LDLT) recipients enrolled at Kyoto University Hospital in Japan from two separate time periods. Of the adult patients, 66 were from April 2001 to March 2002, the first period, and 63 were from January 2011 to June 2012, the second period. Of the pediatric patients, 39 were studied in the first period and 33 were studied in the second.

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N. meningitidis remains susceptible to antibiotics

September 2, 2015
Neisseria meningitidis has remained highly susceptible to antibiotics, and resistance to penicillin G and chemoprophylaxis agents is uncommon, according to data from an…
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Interventions increase vaccination rates for pediatric rheumatology patients

September 2, 2015
Simple practice-level interventions increased the pneumococcal vaccination coverage rate of pediatric patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and others on…
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Paper medical records unlikely to be contaminated by serious pathogens

September 2, 2015
The medical charts of patients isolated for colonization or infection with special organisms were not contaminated with those bacteria, according to German researchers…
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New antivirals viable PEP option in HCWs exposed to Ebola

September 1, 2015
Researchers from the United Kingdom have demonstrated the potential benefit of experimental antiviral agents as post-exposure prophylaxis for health care workers with…
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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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HCV VOICE

HCV VOICE II: Optimizing Virological Outcomes with Integrated HCV Education

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Janssen Therapeutics, Division of Janssen Products, LP.

Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a leading cause of cirrhosis, end-stage liver disease, hepatocellular…
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