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Antibiotics: managing patient expectations
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Antibiotics: managing patient expectations

A new study suggests patient expectations often influence the decision to prescribe antibiotics.

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Online pharmacies selling antibiotics without prescription

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CDC: influenza vaccine 48% effective this season

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Influenza activity in the US thus far: what you need to know

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr
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HIV: markers of inflammation remain elevated despite early ART initiation

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Global antibiotic stewardship collaboration in five countries

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European Commission warns of health risks with UV-C hospital equipment sterilisation process

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Stroke risk higher within 3 months of herpes zoster infection

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Influenza vaccination in pregnancy: large study supports safety

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GPs told to ration stop smoking services

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NHS at ‘breaking point’, warns BMA

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Researchers blame health care cuts for mortality rise

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Ten million GP appointments wasted each year

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Thousands of new mothers have no access to midwives

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Researchers call for vitamin D food fortification

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Abnormal vaginal microbiota not a bar to effective oral PrEP | CROI
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Abnormal vaginal microbiota not a bar to effective oral PrEP | CROI

PrEP efficacy did not differ among women with detected versus undetected Gardnerella/Bacteroides and Lactobacillus.

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Infection site, urinary catheter insertion prognostic for severe sepsis

Caution, care bundle approach recommended for bacteremic patients with urinary tract infections.

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Opioid abuse: CDC finds increase among black MSM and those of low SES | CROI
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Opioid abuse: CDC finds increase among black MSM and those of low SES | CROI

MSM have higher rates of drug use and are at increased risk of contracting HIV.

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Sexual frequency declines after OSCC diagnosis, regardless of HPV status

HPV causes OSCC and is sexually transmitted.

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Herpes zoster linked to increased risk for Parkinson's disease in seniors

Elevated risk was most marked in the first 3 mo after herpes zoster diagnosis.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Aliment Pharmacol Ther
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HCV: study supports DAA-related risk for HBV reactivation

Modest flares often occur early and without clinical effect.

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Human endogenous retroviruses further implicated in MS risk

Expression of human endogenous retroviruses was associated with elevated odds of MS.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Transl Pediatr
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HIV: fetal/neonatal NRTI exposure linked to developmental delay, behavioral disorders

ART is commonly used to reduce maternal HIV transmission.

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The EuSCAPE study to predict the occurrence of Klebsiella pneumoniae and E coli
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The EuSCAPE study to predict the occurrence of Klebsiella pneumoniae and E coli

A prospective, multinational surveillance of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae

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Vitamin D supplements may have protective effect against acute respiratory tract infections
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Vitamin D supplements may have protective effect against acute respiratory tract infections

Experts caution however that the clinically useful effect of the supplements remains uncertain and needs confirmation.

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Point-of-care early infant diagnosis enables earlier and increased ART initiation | CROI
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Point-of-care early infant diagnosis enables earlier and increased ART initiation | CROI

Novel point-of-care assays may increase access to EID and positively affect clinical care.

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Specific ART regimens used in pregnancy may affect adverse birth outcomes | CROI
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Specific ART regimens used in pregnancy may affect adverse birth outcomes | CROI

Among infants exposed to ART from conception, TDF/FTC/EFV was associated with the fewest adverse birth outcomes.

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Sepsis associated with increased stroke risk up to 365 d postadmission

Patients with sepsis remain at risk for stroke for up to a year after admission.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Gastroenterology
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HCV: 6-trial analysis confirms EBR/GZR efficacy in compensated cirrhosis

An integrated analysis of data from 6 international phase 2/3 trials.

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