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Urological conditions common but underrecognized in CKD

July 9, 2019
Considering urological diseases — prevalent in patients with CKD but frequently undiagnosed — during kidney disease assessments could…
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Same-day PrEP initiation a favorable option for patients at risk for HIV

July 9, 2019
Same-day initiation of pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, for HIV prevention was found to be safe, feasible and well-received among patients at a…
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Less than 30% of high-risk adults protected from HBV

July 9, 2019
National survey data showed that, as of 2014, less than one in three U.S. adults at high risk for hepatitis B infection were protected against the…
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Mavyret cures 100% of adolescents with HCV in first of two-part pediatric study

July 9, 2019
The pangenotypic direct-acting antiviral Mavyret demonstrated 100% sustained virologic response in adolescent patients aged 12 years to 17 years with…

Judge stops Trump’s plan to put drug prices in TV ads

July 9, 2019
A district judge recently blocked the HHS rule that certain drugs prices be included in TV ads, saying HHS overstepped its authority in issuing such…
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21% of patients in three EDs got antibiotics despite viral diagnosis

July 9, 2019
Researcher found that approximately one-fifth of patients diagnosed with a viral respiratory infection during a 6-month period in three California…
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More than 20% of adults uninsured, nearly 10 years after Affordable Care Act signed into law

July 8, 2019
About one in five adults treated at community health centers in 11 states that expanded Medicaid eligibility did not have health insurance during a…
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82 cases of rat lungworm disease reported in Hawaii over 10 years

July 8, 2019
Over a 10-year period in Hawaii, health officials identified 82 cases of rat lungworm disease, two of which were fatal, according to findings…
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Bednet monitor shows families’ irregular use of malaria prevention strategy

July 8, 2019
A remote electronic monitoring device sewn into the fabric of long-lasting insecticide bednets, or LLINs, allowed researchers to track bednet use…
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HEV in pigs a ‘permanent zoonotic disease risk’

July 8, 2019
Hepatitis E virus circulates in domestic pigs and represents a “permanent zoonotic disease risk,” particularly among occupationally…
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Loop ileostomy may offer ‘viable surgical alternative’ for fulminant C. diff colitis

July 8, 2019
Since its introduction in 2011, adoption of diverting loop ileostomy for fulminant Clostridioides difficile colitis has more than doubled, and the…
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Interventions for patients with pneumonia may be ineffective, lead to gastrointestinal bleeding

July 8, 2019
A variety of interventions that were deemed effective based on clinical trials were not useful for treating patients hospitalized with pneumonia and…
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AAP, ACOG group B strep guidelines replace CDC recommendations

July 8, 2019
A clinical report recently published in Pediatrics on the management and prevention of neonatal group B streptococcal disease affirmed the…

Work absenteeism during 2017-2018 higher than in previous five flu seasons

July 8, 2019
Workplace absenteeism increased significantly during the 2017-2018 influenza season in the United States, according to study results published in…
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Nursing facilities experience decrease in MRSA, increase in VRE

July 7, 2019
Since 2003, rates of MRSA colonization have “steadily decreased,” whereas rates of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus, or VRE, almost…
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Procalcitonin levels should not guide CAP diagnosis, treatment

July 6, 2019
Serum procalcitonin levels do not have sufficient sensitivity or specificity to distinguish bacterial from viral community-acquired pneumonia…
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Infants ‘naturally immunized’ against toxigenic C. difficile

July 5, 2019
Findings from a prospective cohort study of healthy infants suggest with toxigenic Clostridiodes difficile, or TCD, immune response against the…
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Proactive MRSA surveillance with whole genome sequencing reduces cases, costs

July 5, 2019
Proactive genomic surveillance of MRSA is clinically valuable and likely cost-effective, according to findings published in Clinical Infectious
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First pediatric case of rare gram-positive coccus infection reported

July 5, 2019
A case report recently published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society highlighted the first pediatric case of Enterococcus
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ART stewardship optimizes HIV care, saves money

July 5, 2019
ART stewardship teams helped identify and correct ART-related errors, resulting in improved care for patients with HIV, according to findings…