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Antibiotics effective in patients with erythema migrans, malignancies

May 25, 2015

Patients with erythema migrans and underlying hematological malignancies were more likely to have signs of disseminated Lyme borreliosis and require retreatment with antibiotics, according to recent findings.

Both patients with and without malignancies, however, had excellent treatment outcomes with antibiotics, researchers wrote in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Keith Kaye In the Journals

Boosting prevention efforts could reduce S. aureus prosthetic joint infections

May 24, 2015
Postoperative invasive Staphylococcus aureus infections were rare in a study of patients who underwent insertion of knee or hip prostheses, but hard-to-treat MRSA …
In the Journals

Genomics lab in Liberia helps scientists monitor Ebola virus

May 23, 2015
While evidence implies the introduction of Ebola virus Makona into Liberia resulted from a single source, recently published data from the first advanced genomic…
In the Journals

Haitian cholera vaccine uptake lowest in men, older persons

May 22, 2015
The first government-led oral cholera vaccination campaign introduced in Haiti yielded adequate vaccination coverage, although future campaigns should better target…
New model predicts HCV progression, liver-related events In the Journals

New model predicts HCV progression, liver-related events

May 22, 2015
A risk prediction model developed by researchers from University of Michigan Health System, helped identify which patients with hepatitis C virus infection have the most…
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Infectious Disease Case Consults

The Patient with Hepatitis C

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with hepatitis C.
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VIDEO: C-SURFER: Patients with kidney disease, HCV achieve high rates of SVR

VIDEO: C-SURFER: Patients with kidney disease, HCV achieve high rates of SVR

April 25, 2015
VIENNA — Howard Monsour Jr., MD, chief of hepatology, Houston Methodist Hospital, Texas, discussed results of…
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CME
Conjuctivitis

Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

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

Acute bacterial conjunctivitis affects approximately 1 of every 8 children each year, and 5 million cases occur in the…
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