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ART for mothers eradicates HIV transmission risk in breast-fed infants

July 29, 2016

Study findings from a large clinical trial conducted in sub-Saharan Africa and India indicated healthy HIV-infected mothers assigned a triple-drug ART regimen nearly eradicated disease transmission to their babies by breast milk, according to a news release.

The analysis, reported at AIDS 2016 in Durban, South Africa, is a part of the Promoting Maternal and Infant Survival Everywhere (PROMISE) study. The ongoing study, funded by the NIH, supports 2015 WHO guidelines that recommend lifelong ART for all pregnant and breast-feeding women infected with HIV.

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Use of EHRs, CPOE associated with physician burnout, dissatisfaction

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Physicians reported low satisfaction with their electronic health records and computerized physician order entry, according to findings published in Mayo Clinic
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Specialty Practice and Cost Considerations in the Management of Uveitis Associated With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, July/August 2016, Volume 53 Issue 4
To evaluate whether cost, prior insurance authorization concerns, and subspecialty practice influence therapeutic…
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