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Hospitals that use reusable sharps containers have higher rates of C. difficile infection

July 1, 2015

A new study showed acute care hospitals that use reusable sharps containers have higher rates of Clostridium difficile infection, according to a press release.

These findings were recently presented at the 42nd Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology in Nashville, Tenn., the release said.

Study shows Medicaid restrictions for Sovaldi create barriers for care In the Journals

Study shows Medicaid restrictions for Sovaldi create barriers for care

July 1, 2015
In a new study published in Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers found that Medicaid coverage restrictions for Sovaldi may not be allowing certain patients with…
VIDEO: James A. Hoxie, MD, discusses intense energy of emerging HIV cure research At IssueVideo

VIDEO: James A. Hoxie, MD, discusses intense energy of emerging HIV cure research

July 1, 2015
The “intense” energy felt by scientists working on HIV research comes from the relatively recent idea that HIV can be “cured” in such cases as…
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BLOG: Health care providers need to consider options offered by patient financing programs

July 1, 2015
Most health care practices have financial policies in place that require payment by cash, check or major credit card for out-of-pocket costs. However, in today’s…
VIDEO: HIV cure is for everyone, not only those in resource-rich settings At IssueVideo

VIDEO: HIV cure is for everyone, not only those in resource-rich settings

July 1, 2015
The research steps toward a cure for HIV may be numerous, but the cost-to-benefit ratio of curing the virus in a large population is “likely to be high, if we can…
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Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

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VIDEO: Daniel Kuritzkes, MD, details approaches aimed at HIV eradication

VIDEO: Daniel Kuritzkes, MD, details approaches aimed at HIV eradication

June 30, 2015
With more than 25 years of experience investigating HIV, Daniel Kuritzkes, MD, chief of the division of infectious…
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HCV VOICE II: Optimizing Virological Outcomes with Integrated HCV Education

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Janssen Therapeutics, Division of Janssen Products, LP.

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