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P1 type 1 genotype, MLVA type 4/5/7/2 predominate CAP cases

August 3, 2015

Among patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia, the P1 type 1 genotype and MLVA type 4/5/7/2 were the most prevalent, but the proportion of these types varied between pediatric and adult patients, according to recent data from the Etiology of Pneumonia in the Community, or EPIC, study.

In addition, the variation in strain types did not appear to impact clinical outcomes among patients, researchers said, and macrolide resistance was rare.

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Olysio/Sovaldi combo yields high SVR in HCV with advanced cirrhosis

August 3, 2015
In a study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, a combination regimen of Olysio and Sovaldi showed high sustained virologic response rates in patients…
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BLOG: Patient financing also can be used as a marketing tool

August 3, 2015
I speak with health care practices on a regular basis. During these conversations, physicians usually ask a range of questions to help determine whether they should…
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Stool samples offer noninvasive diagnostics for parechovirus in children

August 3, 2015
The use of noninvasive PCR-based human parechovirus diagnostics from stool samples of pediatric patients improved the accuracy of hospital-based central nervous system…
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Polio vaccination programs face challenges in high-conflict areas

August 3, 2015
The path to polio eradication, especially in high-conflict areas such as Pakistan and Nigeria, is blocked by operational challenges, limited disease awareness and…
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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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Infectious Disease Case Consults

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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