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Sepsis: What you should know

January 31, 2015

Patients battling any type of infection such as influenza, pneumonia, urinary tract infection or even food poisoning are at additional risk for sepsis — a serious complication that may lead to multiple organ failures and death, according to a recent sepsis overview published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

Physicians should know the symptoms, risk factors, prevention measures, the difference between severe sepsis and septic shock and the various treatment options available. So, what is known about sepsis?

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FDA approves Prezcobix for treatment of HIV-1

January 30, 2015
The FDA has approved an antiretroviral combination drug for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults, according to a press release. Darunavir/cobicistat (Prezcobix…
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The Liver Meeting 2014: The Take Home

January 30, 2015
Every year at The Liver Meeting, an international group of experts convene to discuss the latest in hepatology. HCV Next had the opportunity to sit down with leading…
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Blood transfusions during CABG increased risk for pneumonia

January 30, 2015
Patients had a greater risk for developing postoperative pneumonia if they received red blood cell transfusions during or after isolated CABG surgery, according to data…
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CDC: 956 MERS cases confirmed since September 2012

January 30, 2015
As of Jan. 23, there have been 956 laboratory-confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, coronavirus, including 351 deaths since it was first…
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Critical Issues in HBV
HBV Management in Complex Populations: Volume 1, Number 2

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences Medical Affairs.

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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Regimen Selection in HIV: Considering New Options to Optimize Outcomes

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences Medical Affairs.

More than two decades into the antiretroviral therapy (ART) era, there are numerous options for HIV treatment. The goal…
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