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Suboptimal response in HCV genotype 4 in Egypt driven by noncompliance

April 29, 2016

Suboptimal treatment response in chronic HCV genotype 4 in Egypt was driven primarily by noncompliance as well as gaps in the health care system that lead to treatment discontinuation, according to recent findings published in Journal of Viral Hepatitis.

“In Egypt, the national program for HCV treatment has provided a rich pool of data which have led to the conduction of large population-based studies,” the researchers wrote. “This is one of the largest studies examining HCV treatment effectiveness.”

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Benznidazole more effective than posaconazole at treating T. cruzi infection in asymptomatic patients

April 29, 2016
CHICAGO — Benznidazole monotherapy or benznidazole combined with posaconazole is more effective at treating Trypanosoma cruzi infection in asymptomatic patients…
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Outpatient clinic staff skip hand hygiene 37% of the time

April 29, 2016
Recent findings published in the American Journal of Infection Control showed that physicians, nurses and medical staff skipped practicing hand hygiene 37% of the time…
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VIDEO: Researchers explore use of virus-like particles in chikungunya vaccine development

April 28, 2016
BALTIMORE — Barney S. Graham, MD, PhD, deputy director of the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, discusses a…
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C. difficile increases mortality, colectomy, complication risk in UC

April 28, 2016
Clostridium difficile infection results in a poorer prognosis among patients newly diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, as it increases their risk for colectomy…
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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: Limited knowledge about Zika poses challenge in vaccine development

April 25, 2016
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The Patient with an Upper Respiratory Infection

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Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is one of the most common infectious diseases of childhood, as it is estimated that…
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