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Symptomatic treatment of lower urinary tract infection: NSAID or antibiotic?
  • UK Medical News
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Symptomatic treatment of lower urinary tract infection: NSAID or antibiotic?

Results from a randomised controlled trial.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Ann Intern Med
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New HBV guidelines from ACP and CDC

Reducing HBV prevalence and transmission is a public health priority.

Taking lessons from dengue vaccines to develop safe, effective, and durable zika virus vaccines
  • The Lancet Infectious Diseases
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Taking lessons from dengue vaccines to develop safe, effective, and durable zika virus vaccines

Similarity of zika and dengue viruses may result in analogous outcomes in some vaccine designs

Respiratory Disease: Monthly Essentials November 2017
  • Global Monthly Essentials
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Respiratory Disease: Monthly Essentials November 2017

Probiotics decrease VAP | Probiotics and prebiotics boost flu vaccine response | Saunas may reduce pneumonia risk.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Am J Infect Control
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Influenza: booster vaccine extends protection in very elderly patients

Booster shots can attenuate innate, age-related declines in seroprotection.

Bismuth quadruple regimen an effective rescue therapy against multiresistant H pylori
  • UK Medical News
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Bismuth quadruple regimen an effective rescue therapy against multiresistant H pylori

Metronidazole resistance does not alter efficacy of the regimen.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Clin Microbiol Rev
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Human parechoviruses mimic sepsis, severe CNS infection in young infants

Early diagnosis is key to prevent long-term complications.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Hepatol.
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HCV-1 in real-world practice: 8-wk LDV/SOF highly effective

Data from the German Hepatitis-C registry.

Can non-rifamycin antibiotics alter the efficacy of hormonal contraceptives?
  • UK Medical News
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Can non-rifamycin antibiotics alter the efficacy of hormonal contraceptives?

Results from a systematic review.

Caregivers’ knowledge, attitudes, and experiences, threaten their commitment to OPV in Afghanistan
  • The Lancet Infectious Diseases
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Caregivers’ knowledge, attitudes, and experiences, threaten their commitment to OPV in Afghanistan

Study provides insights into threats to OPV commitment in high-priority areas of Afghanistan

  • Clinical Essentials from Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol
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HCV-3: LDV/SOF + RBV yields 94% clearance rate

12 wk course does well in a real-world setting.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr
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HIV: BMD decline more rapid in older women vs men

Femoral neck BMD declines twice as fast, even after adjusting for confounders.

ECDC reports increasing rates of resistance to last-line antibiotics
  • Global Medical News
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ECDC reports increasing rates of resistance to last-line antibiotics

In advance of the 10th European Antibiotic Awareness Day, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control had released new data on antibiotic resistance.

SMC accepted new drugs for HCV and multiple myeloma in October
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SMC accepted new drugs for HCV and multiple myeloma in October

Drugs are now available routinely under NHS Scotland.