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P. aeruginosa survives in sinks 10 years after hospital outbreak

July 29, 2015

Ten years after an outbreak was resolved in a pediatric university hospital, Pseudomonas aeruginosa was still detected on various sink components by quantitative PCR, leaving the potential for the bacterium to recover its culturability under favorable conditions, according to Canadian researchers.

“In a hospital environment, this finding suggests that failure to maintain good practices, or presence of disrupting events such as renovation, may act as promoting factors leading to increased concentrations and risk of patient exposure,” Emilie Bédard, PhD, of the department of civil engineering at Polytechnique Montréal, and colleagues wrote in their study.

ACP states support for eliminating non-medical vaccination exemptions

ACP states support for eliminating non-medical vaccination exemptions

July 29, 2015
The American College of Physicians has added “eliminating existing exceptions for immunizations,” other than “medical reasons,” to its list of…
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Localized transmission significantly drives MDR-TB epidemic in Peru

July 29, 2015
Local “hot spots” of increased risk appeared to play a key role in disease transmission during a multidrug-resistant tuberculosis epidemic in Lima, Peru…
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Health care spending expected to increase over decade, but at historically low rate

July 29, 2015
Due to expanded health insurance coverage from the ACA, as well as the aging population and economic growth, health care spending is projected to increase at a rate of…
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FIB-4, race predicts ESLD in HIV/HCV coinfected patients

July 29, 2015
The Fibrosis-4 score and race were useful in quantifying the risk for end-stage liver disease among patients with both HIV and hepatitis C virus, according to recent…
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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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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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The Patient with Hepatitis C

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with hepatitis C.
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