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HCV linked to post-LT chronic renal failure, particularly in women

First study to report a multiplicative effect for female sex and HCV in post-LT CRF.

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Measles vaccine: risk factors for fever at 7-10 d

Almost 1% of recipients have a medically-attended clinic or ED visit within 7-10 d.

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First medical contact among most modifiable risk factors in community-acquired sepsis mortality.

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Diagnosis, management of neonatal sepsis optimized by molecular testing "add-ons."

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Influenza vaccine effectiveness: early European results for 2016-17

Findings underscore recommendations for antiviral therapy in vulnerable infected populations irrespective of vaccination status.

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HCV: SOF-based regimens show high efficacy in Asian Americans

Asians represent one of the fastest-growing ethnic groups in the United States.

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HCV: pharmacy-led DAA management yields 94% clearance rate

A real-world VA medical center program lowers cost per cure.

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Zika-positive blood donors detected outside transmission areas

Some donors may still be seroconverting despite testing ZIKA-negative.

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New algorithm helps identify burn patients at critical risk for septic shock/organ failure

The algorithm is simple but still requires validation.

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Natalizumab-associated PML: plasmapheresis fails to improve outcomes

Risk for death was higher for patients in the US vs European countries.

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HCV-1: SOF/VEL/VOX highly effective after DAA failure

Efficacy independent of cirrhosis, NS5A inhibitor exposure, and number of prior DAA classes.

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Pregnancy: is routine screening for chlamydia cost-effective?

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Acute respiratory infections: cutting risk by treating gastroesophageal reflux

This study highlights importance of educating patients on treating GERD.

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Multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in children on the rise

Over the course 8 years, multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriacae in hospitalized children has increased as much as 700% in the US.

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