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Hand hygiene, but not census impacts MRSA colonization in NICU

July 6, 2015

Hand hygiene compliance affected MRSA colonization in single-patient and open-model rooms alike in a neonatal ICU, but average daily census only affected infants in single-patient rooms, according to research published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology.

Further, single-patient rooms did not reduce rates of MRSA colonization, late-onset sepsis or death in a retrospective cohort study conducted by Samuel Julian, MD, of the department of pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine, and colleagues in a tertiary referral center.

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Interferon monotherapy effective in patients with HCV thalassemia major

July 6, 2015
Interferon alfa-2b or pegylated interferon-alfa-2b monotherapies were effective treatment options in patients with hepatitis C virus thalassemia major, according to…

Undetected measles infection causes death of Washington woman

July 6, 2015
A woman in Clallam County, Washington has died from pneumonia due to measles, making it the first death due to measles in nearly 12 years, according to a press release…
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H. pylori, NSAID use add to risk of peptic ulcer bleeding

July 6, 2015
In a recent study, an additive interaction emerged between Helicobacter pylori infection and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in the risk of peptic ulcer bleeding…
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European swine flu may target immunocompromised

July 6, 2015
An Italian man who tested positive for swine flu may have contracted the virus in part because he was immunocompromised, according to a case study published in Emerging
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The Patient at Risk for HIV Infection

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This CME activity will focus on the utilization of PrEP in patients at risk for developing HIV infection supplemented…
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VIDEO: James A. Hoxie, MD, discusses intense energy of emerging HIV cure research

VIDEO: James A. Hoxie, MD, discusses intense energy of emerging HIV cure research

July 1, 2015
The “intense” energy felt by scientists working on HIV research comes from the relatively recent idea that…
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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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