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Novel microbiome therapy appears to prevent recurrent C. difficile infection

February 11, 2016

An investigational oral microbiome-based therapeutic safely and effectively prevented recurrent Clostridium difficile infection in patients with multiple recurrent infections, according to results from a phase 1b/2 trial.

SER-109 (Seres Therapeutics) is an oral capsule prepared from healthy prescreened donor stool that contains the dormant spores of about 50 species of Firmicutes that become active in the lower GI tract.

Commentary

Guest commentary: Emerging resistance, continuous progress in antifungal drug development

February 11, 2016
In this guest commentary, Dimitrios Kontoyiannis, MD, the Frances King Black Endowed Professor in the department of infectious diseases, The University of Texas MD
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Doctors urge Congress to preserve the 340B Drug Pricing Program

February 11, 2016
Thousands of physicians from American safety-net hospitals signed a letter sent to Congress highlighting the importance of the 340B Drug Pricing Program.The letter asks…
In the Journals

Health care rates, costs high in HCV/HIV patients who failed prior treatment

February 11, 2016
In a retrospective cohort study, patients with HCV/HIV co-infection with mild infection who did not achieve sustained virologic response from previous therapy for HCV…
In the Journals

Cytomegalovirus linked to metabolic dysfunction in adults without obesity

February 11, 2016
A weak but statistically significant relationship was found between cytomegalovirus and metabolic dysfunction adults without obesity. “In contrast…
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The Patient with Acute-Bacterial Skin and Skin-Structure Infections

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with acute-bacterial skin and skin-structure…
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VIDEO: Discussion of HIV prevention strategies generates ‘enthusiasm and excitement’

December 15, 2015
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The Patient with an Upper Respiratory Infection

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Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is one of the most common infectious diseases of childhood, as it is estimated that…
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