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Asthma: increased risk for severe pneumonia with inhaled corticosteroids

Findings contradict conclusions of the only other study to offer direct risk assessment.

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Early antibiotic use doubles risk for childhood asthma

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Pneumonia-related ARDS: the significance of coinfection

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Congenital Zika syndrome linked to severe ocular abnormalities

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HIV: IADL disability common among middle-aged, older adults receiving ART

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Vaccine Vitals for April 2017

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Single dexamethasone dose helps sore throat sufferers by day 2

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HIV: white matter structure correlates with cognitive impairment

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Patients flashing physicians during video visits

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HCV without cirrhosis: GLE + PIB highly effective across all genotypes

Data from SURVEYOR-1 and SURVEYOR-2.

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Pediatric sepsis on the rise in the United States

Familiarity with risk factors for severe pediatric sepsis is warranted.

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HCV: DAAs slash HCC recurrence risk

Findings contradict that of recent studies.

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  • Clinical Essentials from BMC Gastroenterol
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HBV and pregnancy: telbivudine completely blocks vertical transmission

Similar outcomes with treatment initiated in early or middle pregnancy.

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  • Clinical Essentials from BMC Infect Dis
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CRE prevalence rising in community-acquired infections

Although uncommon, CRE is increasing in urinary tract infections, pneumonia, and sepsis.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis
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Influenza and the protective effect of neuraminidase inhibitors: unproven?

Prior meta-analysis showed a remarkable reduction in mortality, but was criticized for methodology issues.

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Measuring influenza vaccine efficacy: what is the comparator?

Pan-negative controls may be less valid due to prevalence of noninfectious ILI or ARI.

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HCC: HBV etiology linked to improved OS

Multicenter study shows improved survival vs HCV or nonviral etiology.

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Acute HCV: LDV/SOF short-course effective in HIV-infected patients

6-wk regimen best for patients with moderate or low viremia.

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Enterovirus D68: consider in children presenting to ED with respiratory, neurologic complaints

EV-D68-associated acute flaccid paralysis risk warrants differential diagnosis.

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Influenza vaccination: postmarketing study pits live attenuated vs inactivated

In 2014-2015, there was widespread circulation of antigenically distinct A(H3N2) viruses.

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PCV-13 more effective in patients with diabetes

A post-hoc analysis of the CAPiTA randomized controlled trial.

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Sepsis: saving lives with institution-wide education, bundled care, and designated response teams

Improved sepsis care relies on organizational and cultural changes.

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An update on chikungunya virus: epidemiology, pathogenesis and treatment
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An update on chikungunya virus: epidemiology, pathogenesis and treatment

Current outbreak of arboviruses highlight the importance of understanding the epidemiology, pathogenesis and control measures

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