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Pig farmers at greater risk for MDR-S. aureus

May 6, 2015

Pig farmers are six times more likely to carry multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus than those without current swine exposure, according to research published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

“This finding suggests that individuals with livestock contact may have a high prevalence of exposure to, and potentially infection with, antibiotic-resistant S. aureus strains, including [livestock-associated Staphylococcus aureus (LA-SA)] strains,” Tara C. Smith, PhD, of Kent State University’s College of Public Health, and colleagues wrote.

Patients with HIV at higher risk for developing AMD

May 6, 2015
Patients infected with HIV have a four-fold increased risk for developing intermediate stage age-related macular degeneration compared with same-aged people who are not…
'Hawthorne effect' sways hand hygiene compliance In the Journals

'Hawthorne effect' sways hand hygiene compliance

May 6, 2015
Researchers from Germany observed a marked influence of the Hawthorne effect on hand hygiene compliance among health care workers in an ICU. Direct human observation…
VIDEO: Expert discusses emerging viruses, hepatitis C treatment, HIV prophylaxis Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: Expert discusses emerging viruses, hepatitis C treatment, HIV prophylaxis

May 6, 2015
Charlene A. Flash MD, MPH, of the division of infectious diseases at Baylor College of Medicine, addresses three pressing questions facing the infectious diseases field…
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Cryptococcal antigen screening recommended for HIV patients with low CD4 counts

May 6, 2015
Patients hospitalized with HIV and low CD4 counts should receive routine cryptococcal antigen testing, according to recent data presented at ECCMID 2015. Researchers…
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HCV VOICE II: Optimizing Virological Outcomes with Integrated HCV Education

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Janssen Therapeutics, Division of Janssen Products, LP.

Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a leading cause of cirrhosis, end-stage liver disease, hepatocellular…
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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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Regimen Selection in HIV: Considering New Options to Optimize Outcomes

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences Medical Affairs.

More than two decades into the antiretroviral therapy (ART) era, there are numerous options for HIV treatment. The goal…
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