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Cirrhosis in HCV patients may be underdiagnosed

July 30, 2015

Cirrhosis was found to be underdiagnosed among patients with hepatitis C virus infection enrolled in the Chronic Hepatitis Cohort Study, according to new study data.

“Progression of chronic hepatitis C to cirrhosis occurs over a period of several years,” the researchers wrote. “The identification of patients with cirrhosis may have significant implications pertaining to the management of [chronic hepatitis C] and health resource utilization.”

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Vitamin D deficiency may impact frequency of S. aureus SSTIs

July 30, 2015
Children with insufficient levels of vitamin D were more likely to present with recurrent Staphylococcus aureus skin or soft tissue infections, according to recent…
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New IDSA guidelines address gaps in vertebral osteomyelitis management

July 30, 2015
The Infectious Diseases Society of America has published new guidelines in Clinical Infectious Diseases addressing research gaps in the diagnosis and management of…
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P. aeruginosa survives in sinks 10 years after hospital outbreak

July 29, 2015
Ten years after an outbreak was resolved in a pediatric university hospital, Pseudomonas aeruginosa was still detected on various sink components by quantitative PCR…
ACP states support for eliminating non-medical vaccination exemptions

ACP states support for eliminating non-medical vaccination exemptions

July 29, 2015
The American College of Physicians has added “eliminating existing exceptions for immunizations,” other than “medical reasons,” to its list of…
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Infectious Disease Case Consults

The Patient with Protozoan Illness

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with protozoan illness.
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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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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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