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Dapivirine vaginal ring safe, acceptable for HIV prevention in teens

July 25, 2017

A monthly vaginal ring containing the antiretroviral dapivirine has demonstrated efficacy in girls younger than 18 years, according to phase 2a study results presented at the IAS Conference on HIV Science.

“If the ring is approved for women older than age 18, it’s imperative that we have the data in hand to show that the ring is safe to use in younger women as well,” Sharon Hillier, PhD, professor and vice chair of the department of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, said in a press release. “HIV doesn’t distinguish between a 16-year-old and an 18-year-old. Access to safe and effective HIV prevention shouldn’t either. Young women of all ages deserve to be protected.”

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Experts revise PANS/PANDAS treatment guidelines

July 25, 2017
A panel of clinicians and researchers recently published revised treatment recommendations for management of Pediatric Acute Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome and…
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Less than half of children immediately receive epinephrine for anaphylaxis

July 25, 2017
Less than 50% of children who experience anaphylaxis receive epinephrine before treatment in an ED or urgent care center, despite the medication being the first line of…
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Statewide quality improvement initiatives improve pediatric asthma

July 24, 2017
The use of statewide quality improvement learning collaboratives can improve asthma care, with the amount of physician rated well-controlled asthma increasing from 59%…
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Rapid Response from Austin: Expanding Options in Type 2 Diabetes Management

This activity is supported by educational grants from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Lilly USA, LLC.

Approximately 150 million people worldwide have diabetes mellitus and this number is expected to double by 2025…
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Chapter 29: Management of Crohn’s Disease in the Ileal-Pouch Anal Anastomosis

From Crohn's Disease: The Complete Guide to Medical Management
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Maternal immunization confers needed infant protection against influenza, pertussis

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