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Could my favorite cocktail give me more than alcohol poisoning?

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CMS policy spurs outpatient knee replacement

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NPs, PAs boost productivity: survey

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Physician must stop marketing 3-parent baby technique

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Adams confirmed as surgeon general

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Most Americans pleased with their provider

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Clin Virol
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Influenza and RSV point-of-care vs lab testing

cobas Liat Influenza A/B and RSV Assay offers high sensitivity and specificity.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Intern Med
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HIV: maraviroc-containing PrEP appears promising for at-risk women

Phase 2 data demonstrate that MVC PrEP appears to be safe for women at risk for HIV infection.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet Infect Dis
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Risk score stratifies TB risk in exposed contacts

Newly-validated tool provides an effective strategy for identifying secondary TB-infected contacts.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Intensive Care Med
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Infection linked to hospital readmissions in younger sepsis patients

Sepsis readmissions in younger patients due mostly to infection.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J. Gastroenterol. Hepatol
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HCV-1b: 3D regimen achieves 98% clearance rate

Data from a real-world Taiwanese study.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet
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GLE/PIB yields 99% clearance rate in HCV with compensated cirrhosis

Data from the phase 3 Expedition-1 trial.

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  • Clinical Essentials from MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep
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Counseling recommended for mixed HIV status couples planning conception

HIV+ men should be aware of the need for virologic suppression.

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  • Clinical Essentials from PLoS One
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Bacteremic CAP: early positive blood culture is ominous

First study addressing the issue of early TTP in pneumococcal pneumonia.

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Respiratory Infection Vitals for August 2017
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Respiratory Infection Vitals for August 2017

Influenza vaccination in nursing homes | High-valency vaccine effect | Diagnostic cornerstones of pediatric pneumonia.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol
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Zika: neurologic manifestations in adolescence remain unclear

Data are sparse on how Zika affects neurologic development in children and adolescents.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis
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Ischemic stroke: clinical factors predict risk after septicemia

7 factors predict long-term risk for ischemic stroke after hospitalization for septicemia.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Aliment Pharmacol Ther
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Zoster vaccine may be safe for IBD patients on anti-TNF drugs

No cases in a 189-patient retrospective study.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J. Viral Hepat
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HCV-1b with cirrhosis: extending LDV/SOF duration tops adding RBV

ITAL-C network study also shows EU-recommended regimen is suboptimal.

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  • Clinical Essentials from AIDS
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HIV disease, not treatment, tied to congenital defects

ARV-untreated pregnant women have a higher risk for major congenital malformations.

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