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HLA, KIR frequencies indicate risk for Kaposi sarcoma, KSHV

August 28, 2015

Researchers have acquired a new understanding of the disease pathogenesis of Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus infection through evaluating the interactions between human leukocyte antigen and killer-cell immunoglobulin-like receptor ligand pairs.

“Human leukocyte antigen (HLA) and related genes are centrally involved in immunological response to infectious diseases and thus would be expected to affect the risk of developing [Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV)] infection or Kaposi sarcoma,” the researchers wrote. “Only tenuous support for this hypothesis has been reported.”

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Vaccine coverage for kindergartners remains high; exemptions stay low

August 27, 2015
Nationwide vaccination coverage of children entering kindergarten in the 2014-2015 school year remained high, while exemption rates for medical, philosophical and…
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FDA issues draft guidance on nonproprietary naming of biologics, biosimilars

August 27, 2015
The FDA today announced the availability of a draft guidance describing its proposal on the nonproprietary naming of biological products.According to an FDA blog post by…
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Merrem plus Cubicin effective against nosocomial spontaneous bacterial peritonitis

August 27, 2015
Researchers from the University of Padova in Italy found that an antibiotic combination regimen of Merrem and Cubicin was more effective in treating nosocomial…
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Cytokines influence impaired cognitive function in children with HCV

August 27, 2015
Researchers in Egypt found a significant correlation between various endogenous cytokines and cognitive impairment among a cohort of Egyptian children with hepatitis C…
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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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VIDEO: Cure is ‘next frontier’ of HIV

VIDEO: Cure is ‘next frontier’ of HIV

July 1, 2015
Timothy Brown – the Berlin patient – has led researchers to the next frontier of HIV research, according to…
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Infectious Disease Case Consults

The Patient at Risk for HIV Infection

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This CME activity will focus on the utilization of PrEP in patients at risk for developing HIV infection supplemented…
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