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Gut microbiota predicts risk for chemotherapy-related BSI

May 6, 2016

Examination of pretreatment gut microbiome could identify patients at high risk for bloodstream infection after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, according to a recently published study.

While it is unknown whether the bacteria associated with increased risk for bloodstream infection (BSI) are causative of the condition, the data suggest similar methods of flora identification could be useful for characterizing patient susceptibility to other unexplored conditions.

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C. albicans associated with mental disorders

May 6, 2016
Recent study data showed that men with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder were more likely to have a history of Candida albicans yeast infections than men without the…
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Low correlation found between CRP, PCT in patients with ARI

May 6, 2016
Results from a secondary analysis show a low correlation between C-reactive protein and procalcitonin in patients with acute respiratory infections, according to a…
In the Journals

US HIV infections decline, but fail to meet national goals

May 6, 2016
The number of annual HIV infections decreased by approximately 11% from 2010 to 2015, while the rate of HIV transmission declined by 17% during the same period…
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Outbreak of Guillain-Barré syndrome in Brazil suggests Zika association

May 5, 2016
Researchers investigating a 2015 outbreak of Guillain-Barré syndrome in Brazil found that it was much more prevalent than expected — and saw signs that it…
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Evolution of HIV Treatment: How to Start, How to Switch, How to Treat HIV/HCV Co-infection

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

Improvements in antiretroviral therapy (ART) continue to be made with the development of simplified, single-tablet…
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ABT-493, ABT-530 produce high SVR rates in HCV genotype 3

April 16, 2016
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The Patient with Conjunctivitis

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with conjunctivitis.
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