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Male liver anatomy

HBV Reactivation Is Concern With DAA Tx in HBV-HCV Coinfection

29 cases of HBV reactivation reported in patients with coinfection receiving direct-acting antivirals

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Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio Predicts Mortality in CAP

NLR predicts 30-day mortality for elderly adults admitted with community-acquired pneumonia

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4.1.1

Case Report Describes Adverse Reaction to Clindamycin

Patient developed acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis after vancomycin, clindamycin use

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visit mother and child to the doctor pediatrician

Next Seven Great Achievements in Pediatric Research Predicted

Achievements include more pediatric immunizations, cancer immunotherapy, genomic discoveries

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respiratory

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome Risk Up for Some Populations

American-Indians account for 18 percent of case-patients, have higher case-fatality rates than whites

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First-Void Morning Urine Not Necessary for CIN2+ Detection

First-void urine also similar to physician-taken smears or brush-based self-samples

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infectious

CDC: Salmonella Infection Prevalence Down in 2016

Tougher poultry regulations may explain 18 percent decline in food poisonings from Salmonella

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zika292

Researchers Warn of Epilepsy in Zika-Infected Infants

CDC team says up to half of infants exposed to the virus develop seizures

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Dexamethasone Found to Be of Little Benefit in Acute Sore Throat

Study seeking antibiotic alternatives found that only one-third of patients improved within 48 hours

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Doctor working on a notebook computer.

Potential Benefits, Risks of OpenNotes Discussed

Benefits include improved patient engagement, while risks include avoidance of writing candidly

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kissing_bug

Chagas Disease Presents Public Health Challenge in the U.S.

Without early treatment, Chagas disease can cause heart failure

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Increase in Prostate Needle Biopsy-Linked Infection in N.Y.

Patient race, procedure year, diabetes, transrectal approach, recent hospitalization linked to infection

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No Proof Azithromycin Ups Odds of Ventricular Arrhythmia

Patients on azithromycin no more likely to develop ventricular arrhythmia than those on amoxicillin

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SEN003MH

Long-Term Eye Health at Risk in Infants Born With Zika Infection

Study of 43 South American infants found damage to retinas and optic nerves

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4.1.1

Anthrax Cases Linked to Use of Vintage Shaving Brushes

Renewed interest in vintage and animal-hair shaving brushes may pose new risk

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Two young medical professionals looking over information on a smartphone

Doctors Need to Be Mindful of What They Post on Social Media

Investigators find many examples of unprofessional, ‘potentially objectionable’ behavior online

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AAFP: Educational Videos Created to Boost Adult Vaccine Uptake

New videos focus on influenza, zoster, and pneumococcal vaccine uptake among adults

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Asymptomatic C. difficile Ups Risk for Other Hospital Patients

Amount of exposure to asymptomatic carriers increases risk of infection

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Doctor working on a notebook computer.

Integrated E-Prescribing Can Cut Prescribing, Dispensing Errors

E-prescribing results in 52 percent decrease in median patient waiting time for Rx dispensing

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hepatitis-virus

Direct-Acting Antivirals Approved for Children 12+ With HCV

Sofosbuvir, ledipasvir previously approved only for adults with hepatitis C virus infection

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