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Higher doses of vancomycin linked to kidney injury in children

January 29, 2015

Acute kidney injury was common among hospitalized children who received vancomycin, with higher doses associated with an increased risk for kidney damage, according to study data.

“Recently published Infectious Diseases Society of America treatment guidelines for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections recommend vancomycin 15 mg/kg/dose every 6 hours in children with serious or invasive disease, and commonly used dosing references now also recommend higher dosing,” Elizabeth A. Sinclair, PharmD, of Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, and colleagues wrote.

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Alcohol intake, viral load, CD4 count linked to active TB in HIV patients

January 29, 2015
Alcohol consumption, high viral load and low CD4 cell count appeared to be independent risk factors for developing active tuberculosis in patients with HIV, according…

Obama administration proposes $1.2 billion of antibiotic resistance-related funding

January 28, 2015
The Obama administration’s 2016 fiscal year budget proposal includes more than $1.2 billion of federal funding toward combating antibiotic resistance, according…

HCV regimen candidate licensed by international pharmaceutical company

January 28, 2015
Gilead Sciences Inc. will grant Mylan Laboratories Limited, a subsidiary of international pharmaceutical company, Mylan Inc., the non-exclusive rights to produce and…
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Herpes zoster incidence higher among patients with HIV

January 28, 2015
Despite declining significantly in the era of ART, the incidence of herpes zoster among patients with HIV was still three times that of the general population…
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