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FDA clears rapid Campylobacter tests

January 23, 2018

WHO prequalifies assay for HIV diagnosis, treatment monitoring

January 23, 2018
Hologic Inc. recently announced that WHO has prequalified the company’s Aptima HIV-1 Quant Dx assay — the first viral load assay with a dual claim for HIV…

CHIP funding renewed for 6 years

January 23, 2018
After 4 months without a permanent solution for funding, the Children’s Health Insurance Program received monetary support for the next 6 years on Monday, Jan…
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Chronic kidney disease stage G3 correlates with lower SVR rate

January 23, 2018
Sovaldi with ribavirin was safe and effective among a cohort of Japanese patients with hepatitis C genotype 2, according to a recently published study. However, renal…
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Most infection specialists do not advise shortest course of antibiotics

January 23, 2018
Most infection specialists appear to be ignoring a key component of antimicrobial stewardship. In a survey of more than 800 health care professionals — including…
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HIV Curbside Consults – Volume II: Switching Antiretroviral Therapy in the Setting of Virologic Suppression

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

In this case-based video, Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD and Eric S. Daar, MD discuss simplifying antiretroviral therapy in a…
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Rapid diagnosis of invasive candidiasis and application to antifungal stewardship

Infectious Disease News, January 2018
Evan Abrass, PharmD; Leah Molloy, PharmD
Candida spp. are among the most common pathogens in nosocomial bloodstream infections. Crude mortality rates remain…
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VIDEO: ‘Great need’ for new antivirals to combat H7N9

October 17, 2017
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