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PAD risk higher for patients with HCV

March 6, 2015

Hepatitis C virus infection was associated with a greater risk for peripheral arterial disease, or PAD, in Taiwanese patients, with a nearly 12-fold increased risk in patients older than 65 years, according to study data published in the Journal of Hepatology.

“The aim of this research was to investigate the relationship between HCV infection and PAD, in a retrospective nationwide cohort, using data from a representative health insurance database,” the researchers wrote. “We hypothesized that HCV infection might be associated with an increased risk of developing PAD.”

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Infants younger than 3 months with pertussis show greater mortality risk

March 6, 2015
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Infants aged younger than 3 months exhibited the highest morbidity and mortality from Bordetella pertussis infections, according to data…
Smoking, atherosclerosis common among MSM with HIV Meeting News Coverage

Smoking, atherosclerosis common among MSM with HIV

March 6, 2015
SEATTLE — Smoking rates appeared high among men who have sex with men with HIV and were associated with subclinical coronary atherosclerosis, according to data…
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Infectious, noninfectious etiologies should be considered in diagnosis of temporal lobe encephalitis

March 5, 2015
In making the differential diagnosis of temporal lobe encephalitis, it is important to consider potential infectious and noninfectious etiologies in addition to the…
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HCWs with influenza may not present with fever

March 5, 2015
Almost half of health care workers with influenza had no fever before their diagnosis, and they may put patients and co-workers at risk for influenza as a result…
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Regimen Selection in HIV

Regimen Selection in HIV: Considering New Options to Optimize Outcomes
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This activity is supported by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences Medical Affairs.

More than 2 decades into the antiretroviral therapy (ART) era, numerous options are available for HIV treatment. The…
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Video: Action needed to reduce CVD risks in HIV patients

February 28, 2015
SEATTLE — Steven Grinspoon, MD, of the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, gives an…
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Advances in Pharmacokinetic Enhancers in HIV Treatment: What You Need to Know to Optimize Outcomes

Advances in Pharmacokinetic Enhancers in HIV Treatment: What You Need to Know to Optimize Outcomes

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Protease inhibitors (PIs) have played an instrumental role in decreasing mortality andmorbidity among HIV-infected…
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