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JIKI trial: Favipiravir shows some benefit in Ebola treatment

February 26, 2015

SEATTLE — Early results from the JIKI trial in Guinea indicate that favipiravir may lower mortality rates among patients with Ebola virus and lower viral loads early in their disease course, according to a presentation at CROI 2015.

However, favipiravir (Toyama Chemical Co.) a nucleoside polymerase inhibitor, had no mortality benefit when given to people with high viral loads who also had severe kidney failure.

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Video: PrEP promising, but requires more exploration

February 26, 2015
SEATTLE — Raphael J. Landovitz, MD, of the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California
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Attendance to HIV services at Guinea clinic declines sharply during Ebola epidemic

February 26, 2015
SEATTLE — There was a significant drop in attendance to outpatient HIV services provided in Macenta, Forest Guinea, as a result of the Ebola epidemic, according…
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CMS completes first week of ICD-10 end-to-end testing

February 26, 2015
The CMS concluded its first successful end-to-end testing week of the new ICD-10 coding, the agency announced in a blog post. “Testing allows us to identify areas…
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VIDEO: Ebola outbreak worsened by 'international negligence'

February 26, 2015
SEATTLE — Gilles Van Cutsem, MD, MPH, of Médecins Sans Frontières, gives an overview of a special session concerning the ongoing Ebola outbreak…
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HBV Management in Complex Populations: Volume 1, Number 2

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences Medical Affairs.

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a global epidemic with a worldwide burden. Physicians must address the importance…
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VIDEO: Ebola outbreak worsened by 'international negligence'

February 26, 2015
SEATTLE — Gilles Van Cutsem, MD, MPH, of Médecins Sans Frontières, gives an overview of a…
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Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

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