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Skin abscesses displayed distinct cutaneous microbiota

January 27, 2015

Patients with acute skin abscesses appeared to develop abnormal microbiota in areas around the wound, according to recent findings.

Researchers believe the perturbation of normal protective bacteria — perhaps caused by the recent use of antibiotics or antibacterial soaps — can predispose individuals to contracting MRSA and developing acute skin abscesses.

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Child's death linked to N. fowleri in treated tap water

January 26, 2015
A case of primary amebic meningoencephalitis that led to the death of a child in Louisiana was associated with culturable Naegleria fowleri in tap water from a treated…
Interferon-free regimen well tolerated in HIV/HCV coinfected patients In the Journals

Interferon-free regimen well tolerated in HIV/HCV coinfected patients

January 26, 2015
Treatment with an interferon-free regimen of sofosbuvir and ribavirin was well tolerated in patients with HIV/HCV coinfection and yielded improvements in…
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Majority of PCPs assigned high value to medical imaging

January 26, 2015
The majority of primary care physicians considered access to medical imaging to be essential to patient care, indicating that it aided in establishing earlier and more…
DMPA use increased HIV risk In the Journals

DMPA use increased HIV risk

January 26, 2015
Researchers have found more evidence that the injectable progestin contraceptive depot-medroxyprogesterone acetate, or DMPA, is linked to increased risk for HIV…
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Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Alcon Research, LTD.

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Student education, immunization requirements necessary to prevent outbreaks on college campuses

November 28, 2014
NEW YORK — James C. Turner, MD, executive director of the department of student health and the National Social…
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HCV Consults: Volume 1, Number 3

HCV Consults: Volume 1, Number 3

This activity is supported by educational grants from AbbVie and Genentech, Inc.

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