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Fake patients test NYC emergency preparedness for measles, MERS

September 18, 2017

Officials tested the preparedness of EDs in New York City to handle potential infectious disease threats by using patients who faked having contagious diseases.

Dozens of EDs were subjected to simulated drills in which a “mystery patient” presented with signs or symptoms and travel histories consistent with measles or Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) infection.


Travel medicine and ID: Partners in an era of frequent global movement

Infectious Disease News, September 2017
Lin H. Chen, MD, FACP, FASTMH, FISTM; Mary Elizabeth Wilson, MD, FIDSA, FACP, FASTMH, FISTM
Travel history has a profound and essential role for the infectious disease clinician and for promoting public health priorities. The patient’s lifetime of…
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Early miscarriage potentially linked to influenza vaccination

September 14, 2017
Researchers discovered a potential link between miscarriage early in pregnancy and receipt of the influenza A(H1N1)pdm09-containing vaccine in the preceding 28 days…
In the Journals

PrEP safe, effective for teens at risk for HIV, yet adherence remains low

September 13, 2017
Although preexposure prophylaxis was found to be safe and well tolerated among adolescent men who have sex with men at increased risk of HIV, rates of medication
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Integrating New Options Into Guideline-Directed Management of Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction

This activity is supported by educational funding provided by Amgen, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation and St. Jude Medical, Inc.

Heart failure (HF) is a chronic condition that requires long-term commitment on the part of the patient in adhering to…
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Question 26: Which Patients With Fatty Liver Disease On Ultrasound Require A Liver Biopsy?

From Curbside Consultation of the Liver: 49 Clinical Questions
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American Association of Nurse Practitioners National Conference

American Association of Nurse Practitioners National Conference

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VIDEO: When does preoperative intraarticular hip injection impact infection risk after THA?

December 9, 2015
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