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Hepatitis B vaccine boosters unneeded for patients with residual anti-HBs

July 6, 2015

Individuals with residual antibodies to the hepatitis B surface antigen after a challenge dose vaccination did not appear to require boosters, according to recent findings.

In two clinical trials with 15-year follow-up, researchers vaccinated school-age children with 10 g Engerix (GlaxoSmithKline; n = 1,129) and 2.5 g Recombivax (Merck; n = 1,126). Participants received three doses of the vaccines (0, 1-2, and 6 months) at ages 8 to 10 years.

Researchers find deprived T cells allow HBV to taint liver In the Journals

Researchers find deprived T cells allow HBV to taint liver

July 6, 2015
In a study published in Nature Medicine, researchers found that when T cells’ food supply was shut off, their ability to fight against hepatitis B virus infection…
In the Journals

Hand hygiene, but not census impacts MRSA colonization in NICU

July 6, 2015
Hand hygiene compliance affected MRSA colonization in single-patient and open-model rooms alike in a neonatal ICU, but average daily census only affected infants in…
In the Journals

Interferon monotherapy effective in patients with HCV thalassemia major

July 6, 2015
Interferon alfa-2b or pegylated interferon-alfa-2b monotherapies were effective treatment options in patients with hepatitis C virus thalassemia major, according to…

Undetected measles infection causes death of Washington woman

July 6, 2015
A woman in Clallam County, Washington has died from pneumonia due to measles, making it the first death due to measles in nearly 12 years, according to a press release…
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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: James A. Hoxie, MD, discusses intense energy of emerging HIV cure research

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…
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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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