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Long-term CHG bathing in ICU does not increase bacterial resistance

February 9, 2016

Long-term use of chlorhexidine did not contribute to an increase in MRSA isolates that are resistant to the antiseptic soap among critically ill patients, according to new research.

“There has been a concern in the health care community about the impact of routine, daily chlorhexidine (CHG) bathing in fostering the spread of bacteria resistant to this agent,” David Warren, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases at Washington University School of Medicine and hospital epidemiologist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, said in a press release. “We did not see sustained increase in MRSA resistant to CHG.”

White House to request $1.8 billion from Congress to battle Zika virus

February 8, 2016
The White House announced in a statement today that it will request $1.8 billion from Congress for domestic and international emergency funding to combat Zika virus…
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Few infants born to mothers with HCV in Philadelphia undergo testing

February 8, 2016
More than 80% of infants born to mothers with HCV go untested for vertical transmission in the Philadelphia area, according to recent research in Clinical Infectious
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Senate health committee considers seven biomedical innovation bills

February 8, 2016
The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions will consider seven bipartisan bills on biomedical innovation tomorrow, Feb. 9, at the first of three…
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Baraclude safely reduces HBV DNA among children, adolescents

February 8, 2016
In a randomized phase 3 study, children and adolescents with chronic hepatitis B virus infection treated with Baraclude showed reduced infection compared with children…
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The Patient with Hepatitis C

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with hepatitis C.
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VIDEO: Discussion of HIV prevention strategies generates ‘enthusiasm and excitement’

December 15, 2015
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Evolution of HIV Treatment: How to Start, How to Switch, How to Treat HIV/HCV Co-infection

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Improvements in antiretroviral therapy (ART) continue to be made with the development of simplified, single-tablet…
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