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Polio eradication within reach

April 28, 2015

Wild polio virus cases have declined considerably since the 1988 World Health Assembly resolution to eradicate polio, and the final goal appears within reach, according to a recent literature review published in Future Microbiology.

“Poliovirus transmission has been wiped out from more than 99% of the world with the successful use of OPV [live attenuated oral polio vaccine] and IPV [inactivated polio vaccine] over the past several decades,” Ananda S. Bandyopadhyay, MPH, of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and colleagues wrote.

Receipt of indomethacin did not affect risk for bronchopulmonary dysplasia, death in preterm infants Meeting News Coverage

Receipt of indomethacin did not affect risk for bronchopulmonary dysplasia, death in preterm infants

April 27, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Prophylactic indomethacin did not reduce risk for bronchopulmonary dysplasia or death among extremely preterm infants, according to data presented at…
Medicare’s new payment system gives physicians two options Health Care Legislative and Regulatory Update

Medicare’s new payment system gives physicians two options

April 27, 2015
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, signed into law on April 16, will make major changes in Medicare payments for physician services. Things start out…
In the Journals

Nitrofurantoin less effective than other antibiotics for UTI patients

April 27, 2015
Patients with urinary tract infection who were treated with nitrofurantoin appeared to experience greater incidence of treatment failure, regardless of kidney…

Weight-based vancomycin dosing could improve MRSA treatment in rural areas

April 27, 2015
In a rural setting, high rates of invasive MRSA bacteremia combined with limited antibiotic choices in the field may contribute to shorter courses of vancomycin…
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Conjuctivitis

Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Alcon Research, LTD.

Acute bacterial conjunctivitis affects approximately 1 of every 8 children each year, and 5 million cases occur in the…
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VIDEO: Effectiveness of inactivated vs. live flu vaccine currently unclear

VIDEO: Effectiveness of inactivated vs. live flu vaccine currently unclear

April 24, 2015
BETHESDA, Md. — Richard K. Zimmerman, MD, of the University of Pittsburgh, explains the results of his study…
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HCV VOICE

HCV VOICE II: Optimizing Virological Outcomes with Integrated HCV Education

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Janssen Therapeutics, Division of Janssen Products, LP.

Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a leading cause of cirrhosis, end-stage liver disease, hepatocellular…
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