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Patients with HIV at higher risk for developing AMD

May 6, 2015

Patients infected with HIV have a four-fold increased risk for developing intermediate stage age-related macular degeneration compared with same-aged people who are not infected, according to results of the Longitudinal Study of the Ocular Complications of AIDS.

“With HIV and AIDS patients living longer than ever before, they are at an increased risk of developing several age-related diseases at an earlier age than HIV uninfected people including cardiovascular and diabetes,” Douglas A. Jabs, MD, MBA, said in a public release from the Mount Sinai Hospital/Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, which released the study results at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology annual meeting in Denver.

'Hawthorne effect' sways hand hygiene compliance In the Journals

'Hawthorne effect' sways hand hygiene compliance

May 6, 2015
Researchers from Germany observed a marked influence of the Hawthorne effect on hand hygiene compliance among health care workers in an ICU. Direct human observation…
VIDEO: Expert discusses emerging viruses, hepatitis C treatment, HIV prophylaxis Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: Expert discusses emerging viruses, hepatitis C treatment, HIV prophylaxis

May 6, 2015
Charlene A. Flash MD, MPH, of the division of infectious diseases at Baylor College of Medicine, addresses three pressing questions facing the infectious diseases field…
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Cryptococcal antigen screening recommended for HIV patients with low CD4 counts

May 6, 2015
Patients hospitalized with HIV and low CD4 counts should receive routine cryptococcal antigen testing, according to recent data presented at ECCMID 2015. Researchers…
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Immune responses from adjuvanted pandemic flu vaccine persist into following season

May 6, 2015
Either one full dose or two half doses of the trivalent inactivated 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine, that included the AS03 adjuvant, elicited robust immune response levels…
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Regimen Selection in HIV: Considering New Options to Optimize Outcomes

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences Medical Affairs.

More than two decades into the antiretroviral therapy (ART) era, there are numerous options for HIV treatment. The goal…
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VIDEO: C-SURFER: Patients with kidney disease, HCV achieve high rates of SVR

VIDEO: C-SURFER: Patients with kidney disease, HCV achieve high rates of SVR

April 25, 2015
VIENNA — Howard Monsour Jr., MD, chief of hepatology, Houston Methodist Hospital, Texas, discussed results of…
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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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