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Targeted infection program decreases MRSA, UTI transmissions in nursing homes

Targeted infection program decreases MRSA, UTI transmissions in nursing homes
July 7, 2015

A growing body of evidence suggests the need to re-evaluate the use of personal protective equipment by health care workers during the care of nursing home residents in order to prevent multidrug-resistant organism colonization and transmission.

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Pedro Piedra In the Journals

B. pertussis uncommon in infants hospitalized with bronchiolitis

July 7, 2015
Bordetella pertussis was uncommon among infants hospitalized with bronchiolitis during the winter season, as well as during interepidemic periods of pertussis…
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Hepatitis B vaccine boosters unneeded for patients with residual anti-HBs

July 6, 2015
Individuals with residual antibodies to the hepatitis B surface antigen after a challenge dose vaccination did not appear to require boosters, according to recent…
Researchers find deprived T cells allow HBV to taint liver In the Journals

Researchers find deprived T cells allow HBV to taint liver

July 6, 2015
In a study published in Nature Medicine, researchers found that when T cells’ food supply was shut off, their ability to fight against hepatitis B virus infection…
In the Journals

Hand hygiene, but not census impacts MRSA colonization in NICU

July 6, 2015
Hand hygiene compliance affected MRSA colonization in single-patient and open-model rooms alike in a neonatal ICU, but average daily census only affected infants in…
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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: James A. Hoxie, MD, discusses intense energy of emerging HIV cure research

VIDEO: James A. Hoxie, MD, discusses intense energy of emerging HIV cure research

July 1, 2015
The “intense” energy felt by scientists working on HIV research comes from the relatively recent idea that…
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Infectious Disease Case Consults

The Patient with Hepatitis C

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with hepatitis C.
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