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Beta-blockers during acute stroke phase reduce mortality, pneumonia risk

April 28, 2015

Patients who initiated beta-blocker therapy within 3 days of stroke onset had a lower risk for mortality at 3 months, according to recent results.

Beta-blocker therapy also was linked to reduced risk for nosocomial pneumonia when initiated before or within 3 days after stroke onset.

Costs, specificity top considerations when choosing commercial tests for MRSA infection control surveillance In the Journals

Costs, specificity top considerations when choosing commercial tests for MRSA infection control surveillance

April 28, 2015
Three commercial real-time polymerase chain reaction tests performed similarly in detecting MRSA in nasal samples of hospitalized patients in a large surveillance…
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Polio eradication within reach

April 28, 2015
Wild polio virus cases have declined considerably since the 1988 World Health Assembly resolution to eradicate polio, and the final goal appears within reach…
Receipt of indomethacin did not affect risk for bronchopulmonary dysplasia, death in preterm infants Meeting News Coverage

Receipt of indomethacin did not affect risk for bronchopulmonary dysplasia, death in preterm infants

April 27, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Prophylactic indomethacin did not reduce risk for bronchopulmonary dysplasia or death among extremely preterm infants, according to data presented at…
Medicare’s new payment system gives physicians two options Health Care Legislative and Regulatory Update

Medicare’s new payment system gives physicians two options

April 27, 2015
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, signed into law on April 16, will make major changes in Medicare payments for physician services. Things start out…
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HCV VOICE II: Optimizing Virological Outcomes with Integrated HCV Education

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Janssen Therapeutics, Division of Janssen Products, LP.

Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a leading cause of cirrhosis, end-stage liver disease, hepatocellular…
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VIDEO: Effectiveness of inactivated vs. live flu vaccine currently unclear

VIDEO: Effectiveness of inactivated vs. live flu vaccine currently unclear

April 24, 2015
BETHESDA, Md. — Richard K. Zimmerman, MD, of the University of Pittsburgh, explains the results of his study…
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Regimen Selection in HIV: Considering New Options to Optimize Outcomes

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

More than two decades into the antiretroviral therapy (ART) era, there are numerous options for HIV treatment. The goal…
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