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FDA expands Isentress indication for HIV-1 exposed full-term newborns

November 22, 2017

The FDA has approved expanded indication of Isentress to include HIV-1 exposed full-term neonates, from birth to 4 weeks of age.

Isentress (raltegravir, Merck) is now indicated in combination with other antivirals for treating HIV-1 in pediatric patients weighing at least 2 kg, according to a statement from the FDA.

Surge in human H7N9 cases caused by poultry, not people

November 22, 2017
“Reassuring” study findings indicate that the recent surge in human influenza A(H7N9) cases in China is probably due to increased spread from poultry to…
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Patients often change behavior after recurrent C. difficile infection

November 22, 2017
Many patients who have had repeated Clostridium difficile infections change their behaviors in hopes of preventing future infection, according to findings recently
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Diclofenac inferior to norfloxacin for symptom relief in patients with UTIs

November 22, 2017
Although the NSAID diclofenac decreased antibiotic use among women with uncomplicated lower UTI, it increased the median duration of symptoms and may elevate the risk…
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Homemade alcoholic drink causes mass poisoning in Mozambique

November 22, 2017
On the evening of Jan. 9, 2015, 51 patients arrived at a health center in rural Mozambique with similar symptoms, including sudden weakness, abdominal pain and diarrhea…
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HIV Curbside Consults – Volume II: First-line Antiretroviral Therapy

This activity is supported by an educational grant from ViiV Healthcare.

In this case-based video, Eric S. Daar, MD and Paul E. Sax, MD discuss issues related to first-line antiretroviral…
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FDA expands Isentress indication for HIV-1 exposed full-term newborns

November 22, 2017
The FDA has approved expanded indication of Isentress to include HIV-1 exposed full-term neonates, from birth to 4…
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