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Oseltamivir reduced influenza symptoms, complications in adults

January 29, 2015

An independent research group found that oseltamivir shortened the duration of influenza symptoms by approximately 1 day and reduced the risk for influenza complications requiring antibiotics by 44%, including pneumonia.

“This is the first patient-level analysis of how well this drug works,” Arnold S. Monto, MD, the Thomas Francis Jr. Collegiate Professor of Public Health at the University of Michigan School of Health, said in a press release. “Previous research has questioned its success and use in light of the side effects of nausea and vomiting, but the other studies combined those infected with influenza and those without, which diluted the positive effect in treatment.”

As measles count rises, CDC encourages MMR vaccination

January 29, 2015
Since Jan. 1, 84 cases of measles across 14 states have been reported, 67 of which have been linked to the outbreak stemming from Disneyland resort theme parks…
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FDA designates Neutrolin as QIDP

January 29, 2015
The FDA has designated a novel formulation as a qualified infectious disease product, for the prevention of catheter-related bloodstream infections for oncology…
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Arizona tracking hundreds of people after possible measles exposure

January 29, 2015
Public health officials in Arizona are monitoring 1,000 people, including 195 children who may have been exposed to measles, stemming from the outbreak that originated…
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Influenza vaccination rates low among nursing home HCWs

January 29, 2015
Researchers from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University have found low rates of influenza vaccination among health care workers at nursing…
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HBV Management in Complex Populations: Volume 1, Number 2

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Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a global epidemic with a worldwide burden. Physicians must address the importance…
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Student education, immunization requirements necessary to prevent outbreaks on college campuses

November 28, 2014
NEW YORK — James C. Turner, MD, executive director of the department of student health and the National Social…
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Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

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