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Statin decreases arterial inflammation, immune activation in patients with HIV

July 28, 2016

Pitavastatin resulted in greater reductions of markers of arterial inflammation and immune activation compared with pravastatin among patients with HIV and dyslipidemia, according to study results presented at ASM Microbe 2016.

Pitavastatin (Livalo, Kowa Pharmaceuticals), which has previously been shown to reduce low-density lipoprotein, does not appear to have significant interactions with ART. The presentation at ASM Microbe focused on changes in markers of arterial inflammation and immune activation, including soluble CD14, oxidized low-density lipoprotein and lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2.

CDC, WHO look to eliminate viral hepatitis through strategic plans

July 28, 2016
World Hepatitis Day is today, and to date, nearly 5.7 million people in the United States are living with hepatitis B or C virus infection, according to the CDC. On a…
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Risk score accurately predicts acute HCV risk in MSM with HIV

July 28, 2016
Researchers from the Netherlands developed a new risk score that accurately predicted the risk for acute HCV infection in men with HIV who have sex with men, according…

Guest Commentary: Preventing and treating recurrent Clostridium difficile infections

July 28, 2016
In this guest commentary, Ciaran Kelly, MD, discusses treatment and prevention of recurrent Clostridium difficile infections following presentations on the topic
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Delaying pregnancy by 9 to 24 months reduces incidence of prenatal Zika virus infections

July 28, 2016
Delaying pregnancy can reduce cases of microcephaly, but insufficient duration of the delay may worsen the Zika virus outbreak in the Americas, according to findings in…
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Rapid Response from Barcelona: New Data in HCV Treatment

This activity is supported by an educational grant from AbbVie and Merck & Co., Inc.

Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a leading cause of cirrhosis, end-stage liver disease, hepatocellular…
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Chapter 53: Nutritional Support Of Obese And Bariatric Patients

From Clinical Nutrition in Gastrointestinal Disease
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