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Infant rotavirus vaccination program reduces hospitalizations by 70%

Infant rotavirus vaccination program reduces hospitalizations by 70%
May 25, 2016

Implementation of a rotavirus vaccination program in Ontario resulted in significant decreases in hospitalizations and ED utilization, according to results published in PLoS One.

In 2011, Ontario launched a provincewide rotavirus immunization program for infants at ages 2 and 4 months. In their analysis, the researchers reviewed more than 860,000 hospitalization and ED records over 8 years, both before vaccinations started and then from the start of the program in August 2011 through March 31, 2013.

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Harvoni leads to high real-world virologic response rates in HIV/HCV coinfection

May 24, 2016
SAN DIEGO —  Harvoni, with or without ribavirin, yielded a 97% sustained virologic response rate in a real-world cohort of patients with genotype 1 hepatitis…
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Video on pneumococcal vaccination increases immunization rates

May 24, 2016
Patients who viewed at least a portion of a 2-minute video on pneumococcal vaccination before a primary care visit were three times more likely to receive the vaccine…
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Baclofen fails to reduce alcohol use in VA patients with HCV

May 24, 2016
SAN DIEGO —  Baclofen failed to best placebo in controlling metrics of alcohol use in a cohort of veterans with hepatitis C virus, according to findings…

PCORI awards $7 million for research on HCV care via telemedicine

May 24, 2016
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute announced it has awarded a grant worth $7 million to the State University of New York to support research that will…
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Evolution of HIV Treatment: How to Start, How to Switch, How to Treat HIV/HCV Co-infection

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Improvements in antiretroviral therapy (ART) continue to be made with the development of simplified, single-tablet…
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VIDEO: Researchers explore use of virus-like particles in chikungunya vaccine development

April 28, 2016
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The Patient with Otitis Media

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Acute otitis media (AOM), a common disease of childhood, is diagnosed by careful otoscopy with an understanding of…
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