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Study finds high MRSA infection and colonization concordance

April 1, 2015

Researchers reported that infection and colonization strain concordance was found in a vast majority of patients at a Veterans Affairs medical center.

“Unique to our study is the longitudinal nature of the evaluation with the ability to perform [pulsed-field gel electrophoresis] typing on all available collected isolates,” Edward Stenehjem, MD, MSc, and colleagues wrote in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. “We found patients with strain discordance to have more isolates available for typing and a longer time period from first isolate to last isolate typed.”  

Simpler forecasting models do not account for variability, uncertainty In the Journals

Simpler forecasting models do not account for variability, uncertainty

April 1, 2015
In an article recently published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, researchers argued that many of the simpler statistical models used to forecast the spread of…
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Genomic data further indicate association between enterovirus D68, neurological illness

April 1, 2015
Extensive genomic data recently published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases supported the association between enterovirus D68 and acute flaccid myelitis. “In…
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In HIV patients, specific behaviors linked to S. Aureus colonization, SSTI

April 1, 2015
Specific behaviors, not HIV-related factors, increase the risk for Staphylococcus aureus colonization and subsequent skin and soft tissue infections, according to…
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HIV self-testing may be cost-effective in low-income countries

March 31, 2015
The introduction of self-testing for HIV in low-income countries would likely offer health benefits to those communities and may also save costs, according to recent…
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Regimen Selection in HIV: Considering New Options to Optimize Outcomes
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Video: NIAID Ebola vaccine well tolerated, immunogenic

March 23, 2015
WILMINGTON, Del. — Julie Ledgerwood, DO, of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases' Vaccine…
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