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Study reveals microbiome of newly opened hospital

Study reveals microbiome of newly opened hospital
May 25, 2017

A recent study illustrates how bacteria colonize and spread between patients, staff and surfaces within a newly constructed hospital. Researchers say the findings may provide a context for future studies examining the transmission of hospital-acquired infections.

“We’ve created a detailed map, highly relevant to clinical practice, of microbial exchange and interaction in a large hospital environment,” Jack Gilbert, PhD, director of the Microbiome Center and professor of surgery at the University of Chicago, said in a press release. “This describes the ecology of a building, a thriving microbial ecosystem that regularly interacts with patients in a seemingly benign way — at least most people don’t appear to be negatively affected. It gives us a framework, something we can build on, showing how microorganisms enter and colonize a hospital environment.”

Congressional Budget Office estimates $119 billion in savings over 10 years for House-passed AHCA

May 24, 2017
The Congressional Budget Office — a non-partisan scoring agency — and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation released its cost estimate for the…
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Piperacillin not associated with adverse events among neonates

May 24, 2017
No statistically significant connections between piperacillin and adverse events, such as seizures and rashes, in infants were observed in a study of drug exposure…
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HIV drugs raltegravir, efavirenz similar in AIDS, mortality outcomes

May 24, 2017
A regimen containing the integrase inhibitor raltegravir yielded AIDS and overall mortality outcomes similar to one containing efavirenz in patients with HIV, according…
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Prescription drug prices rose nearly 10% in 2016

May 24, 2017
The cost of prescription drugs increased by 8.77% last year, the fourth consecutive year drug prices have gone up, according to data from the Truveris National Drug…
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Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome: Cause, Effect, and Solutions to Improve Patients' Quality-of-Life

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Akcea Therapeutics™ A Subsidiary of Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Endorsed by: The National Pancreas Foundation.

Familial chylomicronemia syndrome (FCS) is a rare and potentially life-threatening genetic disease. The clinical…
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WHO elects Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus first African director-general

May 23, 2017
WHO has elected former Ethiopian minister of health and minister of foreign affairs Tedros Adhanom
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Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)

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