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CRE outbreak at Cedars-Sinai linked to duodenoscopes

March 6, 2015

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center reported that four patients were infected with carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, and 71 patients may be been exposed to the bacteria from duodenoscopes that were used during endoscopic procedures, according to a hospital press release.

Officials linked the same duodenoscope to all four patients who were infected after they underwent endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) between August 2014 and January. One of the patients died due to an unrelated disease, according to the release.

Legislation aims to ensure Medicare covers six categories of medications

March 6, 2015
U.S. Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) introduced legislation this week that would require Medicare prescription drug plans to cover six…
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iPrEx investigators identify predictors of PrEP adherence

March 6, 2015
SEATTLE — Results from the iPrEx open-label extension trial show several key patient characteristics that predicted engagement with pre-exposure prophylaxis…
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PAD risk higher for patients with HCV

March 6, 2015
Hepatitis C virus infection was associated with a greater risk for peripheral arterial disease, or PAD, in Taiwanese patients, with a nearly 12-fold increased risk in…
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Infants younger than 3 months with pertussis show greater mortality risk

March 6, 2015
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Infants aged younger than 3 months exhibited the highest morbidity and mortality from Bordetella pertussis infections, according to data…
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Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

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Video: Action needed to reduce CVD risks in HIV patients

February 28, 2015
SEATTLE — Steven Grinspoon, MD, of the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, gives an…
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Critical Issues in HBV
HBV Management in Complex Populations: Volume 1, Number 2

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Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a global epidemic with a worldwide burden. Physicians must address the importance…
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