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Whole-genome sequencing may prevent, control hospital outbreaks

Halachev MR. Genome Med. 2014;doi:10.1186/s13073-014-0070-x.
Whole-genome sequencing may be a cost-effective means of preventing and controlling nosocomial infections in a timely manner, according to recent…
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CDI burden underestimated using only hospital inpatient surveillance

Kuntz JL. Clin Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.1093/cid/ciu955.
New data suggest that a substantial number of Clostridium difficile infections may be missed if surveillance does not include outpatient settings…
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Improved HIV therapies decreased risk for ESRD

Abraham AG. Clin Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.1093/cid/ciu919.
Improvements in HIV treatment have resulted in a decreased risk for end-stage renal disease in infected adults, particularly among blacks, …
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Steroid use, red blood cell transfusion associated with CMV colitis

Ko J-H. Clin Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.1093/cid/ciu969.
Among immunocompetent adult patients, steroid use and red blood cell transfusion within 1 month of colitis diagnosis were independent risk factors…
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Current smoking linked to invasive fusariosis in patients with acute myeloid leukemia

Garnica M. Clin Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.1093/cid/ciu947.
Researchers at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro in Brazil determined that active smoking was associated with invasive fusariosis among…
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Anemia of inflammation often resolved after TB treatment

Minchella PA. Clin Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.1093/cid/ciu945.
Chemotherapy for tuberculosis resulted in significant reductions in anemia of inflammation, but had no effect on iron-deficiency anemia or…
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Patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma had high recurrence of nonmelanoma skin cancer

Brewer JD. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014; doi:10.1016/j.jaad.2014.10.028.
Patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma experienced high recurrence rates of basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma following Mohs micrographic…
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Odds of secondary complications increased for surgical patients with pneumonia, SSI

Wakeam E. JAMA Surg. 2014;doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2014.1795.
Surgical inpatients who develop pneumonia or deep space surgical site infections have increased odds of developing secondary complications…
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Indoor DDT spraying failed to add additional protection against malaria

December 8, 2014
The combined use of insecticidal bed nets and spraying insecticide inside homes was no more effective at protecting children against malaria than…
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Single clone responsible for most MenW cases in England, Wales

Ladhani SN. Clin Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.1093/cid/ciu881.
The increase of invasive meningococcal group W cases throughout England and Wales is the result of a single clone that belongs to the ST-11…
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Egg-free influenza vaccine linked to allergic reaction

Woo EJ. Clin Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.1093/cid/ciu948.
Reports on the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System indicate that patients with a self-reported egg allergy or previous allergic reaction to…
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HBV, HCV patients often lacked immunity, vaccination against HAV, HBV

Henkle E. Clin Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.1093/cid/ciu879.
Among patients with chronic hepatitis B and hepatitis C, approximately 40% had no documented immunity or vaccination against hepatitis A or…
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Improved outcomes in HNSCC may be due to HPV incidence

Das LC. Ann Oncol. 2014;doi:10.1093/annonc/mdu511.
Survival for patients with oropharyngeal head and neck squamous cell cancer improved significantly between 1993 and 2010, according to study results…
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Vancomycin-resistant S. aureus genes less prevalent since 2009

Albrecht VS. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014;doi:10.1086/678605.
Genes responsible for transferring vancomycin resistance among Staphylococcus aureus have declined since 2009, according to recent data. CDC…
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ART coverage in TB/HIV patients increased in sub-Saharan Africa

Dokubo EK. MMWR. 2014;63:1104-1107.
The percentage of reported HIV-positive patients with tuberculosis receiving ART increased from 37% in 2009 to 69% in 2013, CDC researchers…
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