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FDA approves meropenem for infants with abdominal infections

May 29, 2015

The FDA today approved the antibiotic meropenem for the treatment of abdominal infections in neonates and infants aged younger than 3 months, according to a press release from the NIH.

Previously approved to treat complicated intra-abdominal infections and complicated skin infections in adults and older children, meropenem has been prescribed “off-label” for preterm infants with serious abdominal infections due to a lack of an effective alternative.

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Synovial tissue may be immunomodulated by PMMA-spacers in two-stage revision TJA

May 29, 2015
PRAGUE — According to data presented at the 16th EFORT Congress, synovial tissue in patients undergoing two-stage revision total joint arthroplasty may be…
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Cognitive skills decrease with history of severe infections

May 29, 2015
A history of severe infections may be associated with impaired general cognitive ability, according to recently published data.“Infections have previously been…
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Merck submits new drug application for grazoprevir/elbasvir for HCV

May 29, 2015
Merck announced that the company has submitted a new drug application to the FDA for grazoprevir/elbasvir for the treatment of adults with chronic hepatitis C genotype…
Vancomycin plus gentamicin-loaded spacers associated with higher microbiological eradication

Vancomycin plus gentamicin-loaded spacers associated with higher microbiological eradication

May 29, 2015
PRAGUE — Compared with use of gentamicin-loaded spacers, vancomycin plus gentamicin-loaded spacers were significantly associated with a higher microbiological…
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Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Alcon Research, LTD.

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VIDEO: C-SURFER: Patients with kidney disease, HCV achieve high rates of SVR

VIDEO: C-SURFER: Patients with kidney disease, HCV achieve high rates of SVR

April 25, 2015
VIENNA — Howard Monsour Jr., MD, chief of hepatology, Houston Methodist Hospital, Texas, discussed results of…
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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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