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AMR poses significant health risks, challenges to clinical care

AMR poses significant health risks, challenges to clinical care
September 30, 2016

Avoiding major threats to human health posed by antimicrobial resistance requires an innovative and multifaceted response, according to a review of literature on the subject since 2000.

“The importance of [antimicrobial resistance (AMR)] to human health is clear,” Anthony S. Fauci, MD, director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and colleagues wrote. “In this Special Communication, we review the factors associated with AMR (and efforts to mitigate them), mechanisms of AMR and their influence on clinical practice, and the biomedical research response to the challenge.”

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Rift Valley fever virus associated with miscarriage in Sudanese women

September 29, 2016
Infection with Rift Valley fever virus was associated with a sevenfold increased risk for miscarriage in pregnant women in Sudan, according to a recent study…

New analyses support blocking Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana mergers

September 29, 2016
Two new American Medical Association analyses support the blocking of the Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana mergers. “The [American Medical Association] AMA analyses…
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Zika transmission through sweat, tears reported

September 29, 2016
Researchers from the University of Utah School of Medicine have reported a case in which it is likely that a patient contracted the Zika virus from the sweat or tears of…
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Partial HPV vaccination linked to cervical intraepithelial neoplasia decreases

September 29, 2016
Partial HPV vaccination has resulted in population-level decreases in cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, according to research published in JAMA Oncology. These data…
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Rapid Response from Barcelona: New Data in HCV Treatment

This activity is supported by an educational grant from AbbVie and Merck & Co., Inc.

Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a leading cause of cirrhosis, end-stage liver disease, hepatocellular…
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Question 12: How Do I Know When A Patient Receiving An Oral Antiviral Agent Has Developed Resistance And What Do I Do When This Happens?

From Curbside Consultation of the Liver: 49 Clinical Questions
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Discoveries from ASM Microbe: HIV

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