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Patient movement increases risk for transferring P. aeruginosa infection in cystic fibrosis

August 4, 2015

The movement of patients within cystic fibrosis centers appeared likely to be an important risk factor for the acquisition of shared P. aeruginosa strain infections, according to study results.

“Our study shows that the movement of patients with cystic fibrosis between different health care settings seems to be an important risk factor for the acquisition of transmissible P. aeruginosa infections,” Timothy J. Kidd, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow at Queen’s University in the U.K., told Healio.com/Pulmonology.

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Residence predicts pediatric hospitalizations for bronchiolitis, pneumonia

August 4, 2015
A child’s home address in a low socioeconomic status area was predictive of future bronchiolitis or pneumonia hospitalization, according to recent study…

NIH grant supports repurposing of pain drug for Chagas’ disease

August 4, 2015
The NIH has awarded a grant to University of California, San Diego researchers to explore whether SAR114137, a chronic pain medication, could be repurposed for the…
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Two-dose chickenpox vaccination program reduces US outbreaks by 78%

August 3, 2015
A routine two-dose varicella vaccination program launched in 2007 has drastically reduced the number of chickenpox outbreaks in the United States, a recent study…
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TDF therapy in pregnancy reduces HBV DNA, risk of vertical transmission

August 3, 2015
Viremic mothers treated with tenofovir disoproxil fumarate during pregnancy had decreased hepatitis B virus infection DNA levels in their blood, which reduced the…
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Infectious Disease Case Consults

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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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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