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Surveillance algorithm identified onset of influenza outbreaks

Reich NG. Clin Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.1093/cid/ciu749.
The use of an automated surveillance algorithm could more accurately determine the beginning of influenza season, according to recent data…
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Small percentage of MSM with gonorrhea had persistent disease DNA after therapy

Bissessor M. Clin Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.1093/cid/ciu873.
At 14 days after treatment for pharyngeal and rectal gonorrhea, DNA of the disease was detected in 8% of men who have sex with men, according to…
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Twitter data reduced influenza forecasting error

Paul MJ. PLoS Curr. 2014;doi:10.1371/currents.outbreaks.90b9ed0f59bae4ccaa683a39865d9117.
An influenza forecasting model that includes Twitter data could reduce errors in models that rely solely on historical records, according to recent…
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Trastuzumab plus adjuvant chemotherapy improved OS, DFS in HER-2–positive positive breast cancer

Perez EA. J Clin Oncol. 2014;doi:10.1200/JCO.2014.55.5730.
The addition of trastuzumab to adjuvant chemotherapy conferred “substantial and durable improvement in survival” among women with…
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Pathogens causing skin, soft tissue infections found in hidradenitis suppurative lesions

Guet-Revillet H. Emerg Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.3201/eid2012.140064.
Hidradenitis suppurativa lesions appeared to contain bacterial pathogens known to cause skin and soft tissue infections, according to researchers…
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Endoscopists regularly overuse colonoscopy screenings for colorectal cancer

Kruse GR. J Gen Intern Med. 2014;doi:10.1007/s11606-014-3015-6.
Endoscopists commonly recommended more frequent colonoscopy screenings and surveillance for colorectal cancer than current recommended guidelines…
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HIV, STIs prevalent among male sex workers in Mexico City

Galárraga O. J Int AIDS Soc. 2014;doi:10.7448/IAS.17.1.19218.
HIV and other sexually transmitted infections were common among Mexican male sex workers, according to recent data. Omar Galárraga, PhD
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Vector-borne, zoonotic diseases pose threat to soldiers in Afghanistan

Newman ENC. Emerg Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.3201/eid2012.131830.
Southern Afghanistan faces a potential reemergence of vector-borne and zoonotic diseases endemic to the region, possibly posing public health…
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Dracunculiasis cases continue to decline

Hopkins DR. MMWR. 2014;63:1050-1054.
The number of worldwide dracunculiasis cases has greatly declined during the past few years, according to recent findings in MMWR. Also known as…
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Women eligible for breast conservation surgery increasingly choose to undergo mastectomy

November 20, 2014
The percentage of women with early-stage breast cancer who are eligible for breast conservation surgery but still opt to undergo mastectomy has…
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PCPs chose inappropriate antibiotics based on cure rate beliefs, patient pressure

Sanchez GV. Emerg Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.3201/eid2012.1340331.
Among primary care practitioners in the United States, inappropriate selection of antibiotics is not due to lack of knowledge of guideline…
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Coding variations may have resulted in discrepancy in sepsis trends

Rhee C. Clin Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.1093/cid/ciu750.
A discrepancy may exist between trends in the incidence of hospitalizations coded for sepsis and hospitalizations with corresponding objective…
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Factor IX gene therapy safe, effective in severe hemophilia B

Nathwani AC. N Engl J Med. 2014;371:1994-2004.
Gene therapy with a novel AAV8 vector safely elevated Factor IX coagulation activity and reduced bleeding episodes in patients with severe hemophilia…
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Adjuvant regimen improved outcomes in gastric cancer after D2 gastrectomy

Noh SH. Lancet Oncol. 2014;doi:10.1016/S1470-2045(14)70473-5.
Adjuvant treatment with capecitabine and oxaliplatin extended survival compared with observation among patients with stage II to stage IIIb gastric…
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Novel, resilient antibiotic discovered in fungus

Essig A. J Biol Chem. 2014;doi:10.1074/jbc.M114.599878.
A novel peptide-based antibiotic agent has been identified as naturally occurring in a common fungi, according to recent data. Researchers at
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