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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 infection’s DNA serum levels in infants at birth and reduced overall mother-to-child transmission, according to study data.

“We conducted this clinical trial with the aims of evaluating the efficacy of [tenofovir disoproxil fumarate] administration initiated at 30 [to] 32 weeks of gestation in highly viremic pregnant mothers, assessing the efficacy in reducing mother-to-infant HBV transmission, and monitoring safety for the mothers and infants during pregnancy and the postpartum period,” the researchers wrote.

In the Journals

Chronic HCV influences subclinical CVD

August 3, 2015
A link between chronic hepatitis C virus infection and subclinical cardiovascular disease indicated a need for thorough and ongoing cardiovascular risk assessments among…
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P1 type 1 genotype, MLVA type 4/5/7/2 predominate CAP cases

August 3, 2015
Among patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia, the P1 type 1 genotype and MLVA type 4/5/7/2 were the most prevalent, but the proportion of these types…
In the Journals

Olysio/Sovaldi combo yields high SVR in HCV with advanced cirrhosis

August 3, 2015
In a study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, a combination regimen of Olysio and Sovaldi showed high sustained virologic response rates in patients…
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BLOG: Patient financing also can be used as a marketing tool

August 3, 2015
I speak with health care practices on a regular basis. During these conversations, physicians usually ask a range of questions to help determine whether they should…
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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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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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CME
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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