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Environment less important in hospital transmission of CRE

April 19, 2015

Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae occurred infrequently and at low levels in the hospital rooms of infected patients, according to recent study data.

“CRE survives poorly compared to other important health care-associated pathogens on a variety of surfaces, including cloth, Formica, vinyl, and steel,” David J. Weber, MD, MPH, of the University of North Carolina Health Care, and colleagues wrote in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. “Our data suggest that the environment will likely play a less important role in the transmission of these pathogens compared with more common health care-associated pathogens, although this hypothesis will need to be confirmed by more detailed study of transmission dynamics.”

Gilead submits NDA for HIV combination therapy candidate

April 18, 2015
Gilead Sciences has submitted a new drug application to the FDA for an investigational therapy for the treatment of HIV, according to a press release. The…
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Online content for Ebola exceeds suggested reading levels

April 17, 2015
Information on the Ebola virus posted on public health agency websites is written above the recommended reading level, according to recent findings. Researchers from…
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Beta-lactum performs similarly to preferred treatments for CAP

April 17, 2015
Patients with community-acquired pneumonia had similar outcomes when randomized to one of three antibiotic treatment therapies, with regard to 90-day mortality…
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Erythema, swelling near the eye in a 6-week-old female

Infectious Diseases in Children, April 2015
James H. Brien, DO
A 6-week-old female presents with the sudden-onset of erythema and swelling near the left eye. The area was noted the day before to be a bit swollen, with the lids of…
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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: Too soon to encourage vaccination in US by withholding state assistance

VIDEO: Too soon to encourage vaccination in US by withholding state assistance

April 15, 2015
BETHESDA, Md. — Walter A. Orenstein, MD, professor of medicine and associate director of the Emory Vaccine Center at…
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Regimen Selection in HIV

Regimen Selection in HIV: Considering New Options to Optimize Outcomes
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More than 2 decades into the antiretroviral therapy (ART) era, numerous options are available for HIV treatment. The…
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