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High-dose influenza vaccine results in fewer hospital visits

July 24, 2017

When compared with standard-dose vaccine, high-dose influenza vaccine, which includes four times the antigen, reduced the risk for respiratory-related hospital admissions among nursing home residents aged 65 years and older, according to findings recently published in Lancet Respiratory Medicine.

According to researchers, “influenza is clinically the most important viral infection in older adults.” In the United States it affects 4 million adults aged 65 years and older and leads to more than $8 billion in medical costs each year.

Pneumococcal vaccine series uptake low despite ACIP recommendation

July 17, 2017
Two years after the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended routine use of a two-vaccine series to prevent pneumococcal infection in…
In the Journals

Drinking coffee reduces risk for death

July 10, 2017
Among people of various ethnicities and cultures, higher coffee consumption — whether caffeinated or decaffeinated — was associated with all-cause and…
In the Journals

Clinician impressions best way to diagnose Bordetella pertussis

July 7, 2017
Individual clinical signs and symptoms are of limited value in diagnosing Bordetella pertussis, and a clinician's overall impression was the most accurate way to…
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Advances in Ulcerative Colitis Management: Targeting Inflammation to Achieve Remission Across the Disease Spectrum

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Salix, A Dvision of Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America, LLC.

Although ulcerative colitis (UC) is globally one of the most common inflammatory bowel diseases, many patients continue…
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Chapter 10: Colonic Stenting

From Core Concepts in Colonoscopy
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VIDEO: Smoking cessation more beneficial than lung cancer screening

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