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Peer advisory-based antiretroviral salvage regimens effective in resistant HIV

Calva JJ. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.1093/ofid/ofu081
In HIV patients with significant history of ART, an optimized salvage regimen recommended by a peer advisory committee appears to yield a long-term…
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CDC: Varicella surveillance requires improvement in US

Lopez AS. MMWR. 2014;63:785-788.
Although varicella surveillance has significantly increased, some areas require improvement, such as data transmission from local jurisdictions to…
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Patient barriers, not provider knowledge, limit uptake of maternal influenza vaccine

Arao RF. MaternChild Health J. 2014;doi:10.1007/s10995-014-1569-x
Most providers of prenatal care routinely recommend the influenza vaccine to pregnant women, suggesting that barriers to vaccination may exist…
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Developed flu antibodies may be stronger with first-time exposure

.Ellebedy A. Proc Natl Acad Sci.2014;doi:10.1073/pnas.1414070111
Influenza A(H5N1) antibodies created by the body when encountering the virus for the first time could be more useful in developing a…
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Cetuximab plus radiation, cisplatin yielded little benefit in advanced head and neck cancers

Ang KK. J Clin Oncol. 2014;doi:10.1200/JCO.2013.53.5633.
The addition of cetuximab to cisplatin-based radiation therapy conferred no significant benefit with regard to PFS, OS, locoregional failure or…
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Little adherence to standardization found in ED infection prevention practices

Carter E. Am J Infect Control. 2014;doi:10.1016/j.ajic.2014.01.026.
According to data recently published in the American Journal of Infection Control, inconsistent adherence to standardization made it difficult for…
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Measles infection has substantial impact on short-term quality of life

Thorrington D. PLOS One. 2014. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0105153.
Measles infection was shown to have a substantial short-term impact on health-related quality of life at both the individual patient level as well as…
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Lexaptepid shows promise for anemia of inflammation treatment

van Eijk LT. Blood. 2014;doi:10.1182/blood-2014-03-559484.
The experimental drug lexaptepid achieved clinically relevant results in inhibiting the hepcidin production involved in anemia of inflammation…
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Enterovirus D68 identified in Midwest respiratory illness outbreak

Midgley CM. MMWR. 2014;63:1-2.
Clusters of severe respiratory illness that developed among children in Kansas City, Mo., and Chicago are associated with enterovirus D68, according…
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Genomic analysis identified favorable treatment option after prostate cancer surgery

Den RB. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014;doi:10.1016/j.ijrobp.2014.04.052.
A genomic classifier may be effective in predicting the risk of biochemical failure and distant metastasis in post-surgery radiation in patients with…
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Lab procedure breaches led to fatal meningitis in microbiologist

Sheets C. MMWR. 2014;63:770-772.
An investigation identified several breaches in laboratory practice that led to fatal serogroup B meningococcal disease in a microbiologist working…
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Prostate cancer prevention trial identified behaviors linked to biopsy adherence

Gritz ER. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2014;23:1638-1648.
Among participants in the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial, those who complied with study requirements 1 year before the end of the study were more…
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Two US cases of PADH reported after artesunate therapy

Paczkowski M. MMWR. 2014;63:753-755.
There have been 20 cases of postartemisinin delayed hemolysis since 2012, including two cases identified in the United States, according to a report…
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Higher Medicaid reimbursement linked to increased cancer screening rates

Halpern MT. Cancer. 2014;doi:10.1002/cncr.28704.
State-specific increased Medicaid reimbursement for office visits was significantly associated with a greater likelihood for breast, cervical and…
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Risk of melanoma doubled in airline pilots, cabin crew

Sanlorenzo M. JAMA Dermatol. 2014. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2014.1077.
Airline pilots and cabin crew have approximately twice the incidence of melanoma compared with the general population, according to study findings. …
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