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S. aureus prevalence, antibiotic resistance vary among sociodemographic groups

July 28, 2015

Prevalence and resistance patterns of Staphylococcus aureus in the nasal microbiota of community-dwelling Austrians showed differences between sociodemographic groups, according to findings published in BMC Infectious Diseases.

In a cross-sectional investigation conducted as part of the Appropriateness of Prescribing Antibiotics in Primary Health Care in Europe (APRES) study, associations were found for S. aureus carriers but not for carriers of resistant S. aureus strains.

Jens Lundgren In the Journals

START: Early ART benefits all HIV-positive adults

July 27, 2015
The immediate initiation of ART in asymptomatic HIV-positive adults with a CD4+ count of more than 500 cells/mm3 significantly reduced rates of serious AIDS-related and…

EMA approves use of Mosquirix for malaria prevention among sub-Saharan African children

July 27, 2015
The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use of the European Medicines Agency recently adopted a positive scientific opinion for the malaria candidate vaccine…
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Opioid tampering by providers who use drugs increases risk for HCV transmission

July 27, 2015
Health care providers with unknown hepatitis C virus infection who injected drugs had a high risk for contributing to nosocomial outbreaks of the infection due to…
In the Journals

Ethanol locks reduce central venous catheter-associated bloodstream infections in children with cancer

July 27, 2015
Ethanol locks prevented central venous catheter-associated bloodstream infections in pediatric patients with cancer, according to the results of a randomized…
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The Patient with Acute-Bacterial Skin and Skin-Structure Infections

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with acute-bacterial skin and skin-structure…
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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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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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