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Faldaprevir yields high SVR in relapsers with HCV genotype 1

February 10, 2016

Treatment with faldaprevir plus pegylated interferon alfa-2b and ribavirin was efficacious among patients with hepatitis C virus genotype 1 infection who relapsed on a prior treatment regimen with PEG-IFN a-2b and ribavirin, according to published findings.

“These data support results from other trials with second-generation protease inhibitors, indicating that high response rates can be achieved and early measurement of on-treatment response allows modification of the regimen, which improves tolerability and cost-effectiveness,” Graham R. Foster, PhD, professor of medicine, department of Hepatology, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, and colleagues wrote.

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Oral solithromycin noninferior to oral moxifloxacin for pneumonia

February 10, 2016
Recent results from a phase 3 multicenter trial indicate a 5-day regimen of oral solithromycin may be clinically noninferior to a 7-day regimen of oral moxifloxacin for…
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IBD treatment increases children’s risk for varicella, herpes zoster hospitalization

February 10, 2016
Children who receive immunosuppressive therapy for inflammatory bowel diseases are at an increased risk for varicella- and herpes zoster-related hospitalizations…

Recent screening identifies 151 TB cases in Alabama county

February 10, 2016
Public health screening efforts during a recent tuberculosis outbreak in Perry County, Alabama, have uncovered 144 adults and seven children with the infection…
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Bexsero vaccine booster effective for waning immunity

February 9, 2016
Recent findings in a phase 2b trial showed that a booster dose for the three-dose serogroup B meningococcal vaccine can overcome waning immunity after early infant…
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The Patient with Conjunctivitis

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The Patient with HIV Infection

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