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Hospitals that use reusable sharps containers have higher rates of C. difficile infection

July 1, 2015

A new study showed acute care hospitals that use reusable sharps containers have higher rates of Clostridium difficile infection, according to a press release.

These findings were recently presented at the 42nd Annual Conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology in Nashville, Tenn., the release said.

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TE accurate in diagnosing subclinical cirrhosis in patients at risk for HBV-related HCC

June 29, 2015
Researchers in Korea used transient elastography and found it to be useful in identifying subclinical cirrhosis among patients at risk for hepatitis B virus…

Bristol-Myers Squibb discontinues research for HBV, HIV drugs

June 26, 2015
As their company expands, Bristol Myers-Squibb will be discontinuing its research efforts in virology, which includes early research of certain drugs for hepatitis B…
HBV may lead to more aggressive form of HCC than HCV Meeting News Coverage

HBV may lead to more aggressive form of HCC than HCV

June 25, 2015
CHICAGO — Patients with hepatitis B virus infection were more likely to develop hepatocellular carcinoma at a younger age and have a more aggressive form of the…
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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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Hospitals that use reusable sharps containers have higher rates of C. difficile infection

July 1, 2015
A new study showed acute care hospitals that use reusable sharps containers have higher rates of Clostridium difficile infection, according to a…
In the Journals

TE accurate in diagnosing subclinical cirrhosis in patients at risk for HBV-related HCC

June 29, 2015
Researchers in Korea used transient elastography and found it to be useful in identifying subclinical cirrhosis among patients at risk for hepatitis…

Bristol-Myers Squibb discontinues research for HBV, HIV drugs

June 26, 2015
As their company expands, Bristol Myers-Squibb will be discontinuing its research efforts in virology, which includes early research of certain drugs…
HBV may lead to more aggressive form of HCC than HCV Meeting News Coverage

HBV may lead to more aggressive form of HCC than HCV

June 25, 2015
CHICAGO — Patients with hepatitis B virus infection were more likely to develop hepatocellular carcinoma at a younger age and have a more…
In the Journals

HDV risk found to be prevalent in IDUs in Taiwan

June 22, 2015
Injection drug users in Taiwan, including those with HIV, were found to have an increased risk of hepatitis D virus infection, despite the…
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Data highlight need for support of HBV immunization programs overseas

June 19, 2015
Active and past hepatitis B virus infection was identified among refugee groups from Bhutan, Burma, Iraq and other countries — the rates varied…

Arrowhead initiates phase 2b trial for potential HBV drug in Germany

June 18, 2015
Arrowhead Research Corporation received regulatory clearance to begin a multiple-dose phase 2b clinical study of ARC-520 for the treatment of chronic…
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Hand washing, nail clipping reduce intestinal reinfection rates

June 18, 2015
Hand washing and nail clipping significantly reduced the spread of infectious diseases caused by intestinal parasites in children from…
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HBV antiviral therapy improves liver function, LT-free survival rate

June 17, 2015
In a prospective cohort study, antiviral treatment for hepatitis B virus infection led to improved liver function and increased 5-year…
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HEV risk prevalent in Nepal; experts call for protective measures

June 16, 2015
The population of Nepal are at serious risk of hepatitis E virus infection as the new monsoon season approaches, according to a new report published…
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