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HBV vaccine provides lasting protection to HCWs, with no booster needed

November 25, 2014

When vaccinated against hepatitis B virus as adults, health care workers appeared to receive robust and long-lasting vaccine protection, according to researchers from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

Moreover, rapid and strong response to a booster in this population suggested the vaccine provided a long-term immunologic memory to hepatitis B virus (HBV) surface antigen and that booster vaccination may not be necessary, they said.

John K. DiBaise, MD In the Journals

Long-term PPI use reduced microbial diversity, increased risk for CDI

November 25, 2014
Proton pump inhibitors decreased species diversity in patients’ gut microbiota, increasing their risk for Clostridium difficile infection and other complications…
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FDA greenlights clinical trials of SYN-004 for preventing C. diff infection

November 24, 2014
The FDA has determined that the developer of SYN-004 for the prevention of Clostridium difficile infection is safe to proceed with clinical trials under its…
HBV/HCV in mothers led to increased risk for neurological outcomes in infants In the Journals

HBV/HCV in mothers led to increased risk for neurological outcomes in infants

November 24, 2014
Hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus infections in mothers were associated with an increased risk for neonatal neurological outcomes in infants, according to study data. …
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Pediatric Perspectives on the Management of Diarrhea in Infants and Children - Monograph

Pediatric Perspectives on the Management of Diarrhea in Infants and Children - Monograph

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

An estimated 1.2 million cases of giardiasis and 750,000 cases of cryptosporidiosis occur in the United States…
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Infection is 'No. 1 cause' for acute on chronic liver failure in western countries

November 9, 2014
BOSTON – Jasmohan S. Bajaj, MD, associate professor of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at Virginia…
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In the Journals

HBV vaccine provides lasting protection to HCWs, with no booster needed

November 25, 2014
When vaccinated against hepatitis B virus as adults, health care workers appeared to receive robust and long-lasting vaccine protection, according…
John K. DiBaise, MD In the Journals

Long-term PPI use reduced microbial diversity, increased risk for CDI

November 25, 2014
Proton pump inhibitors decreased species diversity in patients’ gut microbiota, increasing their risk for Clostridium difficile infection and…
FDA News

FDA greenlights clinical trials of SYN-004 for preventing C. diff infection

November 24, 2014
The FDA has determined that the developer of SYN-004 for the prevention of Clostridium difficile infection is safe to proceed with clinical trials…
HBV/HCV in mothers led to increased risk for neurological outcomes in infants In the Journals

HBV/HCV in mothers led to increased risk for neurological outcomes in infants

November 24, 2014
Hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus infections in mothers were associated with an increased risk for neonatal neurological outcomes in infants…
Wouter Hollander, MD Meeting News Coverage

Associations between H. pylori, asthma, related diseases in children differed across ethnic groups

November 21, 2014
Helicobacter pylori positivity was associated with physician-diagnosed asthma in children up to age 6 years, but had an inverse association with…
HAV hospitalization rate decreased in US from 2002 to 2011 In the Journals

HAV hospitalization rate decreased in US from 2002 to 2011

November 18, 2014
Hospitalizations caused by hepatitis A virus infection declined in the United States from 2002 to 2011, recent study data show. “While HAV…
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Early liver transplantation could improve survival rates for patients with alcoholic hepatitis

November 17, 2014
BOSTON — Ibrahim A. Hanouneh, MD, hepatologist at Cleveland Clinic, discussed results of a study that compared patients with alcoholic…
In the Journals

Most diarrhea cases in transplant recipients had no infectious etiology

November 17, 2014
The most frequent infectious etiologies of diarrhea identified among solid organ transplant recipients included Clostridium difficile, norovirus…
Maria Buti, MD Meeting News Coverage

Long-term efficacy, safety of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate for chronic HBV confirmed

November 13, 2014
BOSTON — Long-term results from two phase 3 trials of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate for chronic hepatitis B demonstrated safety and efficacy of…
Zachary J. Kastenberg, MD In the Journals

High-level, high-volume centers linked to lower mortality in VLBW infants

November 12, 2014
Very low-birth-weight infants not born in high-level, high-volume centers had poorer outcomes than their peers born in such centers, according to…
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