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Weight-based vancomycin dosing could improve MRSA treatment in rural areas

April 27, 2015

In a rural setting, high rates of invasive MRSA bacteremia combined with limited antibiotic choices in the field may contribute to shorter courses of vancomycin, according to research published in the Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine.

Further investigation into clinical severity and overall selection of antibiotics is required, with weight-based dosing a potential solution to achieve target serum levels more frequently, according to researchers.

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NS5A RAVs may persist through 96 weeks after ledipasvir therapy

April 27, 2015
VIENNA — NS5A resistance-associated variants persisted through 96 weeks in a high proportion of patients treated with ledipasvir, an NS5A inhibitor, according to…
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GIFT-I: '2D' regimen led to high SVR12 rates in genotype 1b

April 27, 2015
VIENNA — Twelve weeks of therapy with ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir was associated with 12-week sustained virologic response rates greater than 90% in a cohort…
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Transparency key to increasing vaccination rates

April 27, 2015
BETHESDA, Md. — Providing safe immunization programs and reporting them accurately and transparently to the public can be vital to improving vaccination rates…
Health Care Legislative and Regulatory Update

Act III for meaningful use — The EHR incentive program Stage 3 proposed rule

April 27, 2015
CMS issued its Stage 3 Meaningful Use Proposed Rule on March 30 (Proposed Rule). Stage 3 is expected to be the final stage of the Electronic Health Record (EHR)…
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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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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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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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