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Patients Will Be Asking: Was there any point in getting the flu shot this year?

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Patients Will Be Asking: Should I be worried about scarlet fever?

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Patients Will Be Asking: How can I protect myself from makeup-store herpes?

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Can I get tested for HPV?

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Could my favorite cocktail give me more than alcohol poisoning?

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Physician must stop marketing 3-parent baby technique

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New in Infectious Disease

  • Clinical Essentials from Oncotarget
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Meta-analysis links HPV, lung cancer

Data show strong association for HPV 16 and HPV 18.

  • Clinical Essentials from Aliment. Pharmacol.
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HCV: SOF+DCV less effective in decompensated liver disease

Delay to post-transplant may be better when MELD score is 20 or above

  • Clinical Essentials from J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med
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Routine voiding cystourethrogram unnecessary in most neonatal UTI

With the exception of neonates with persistently abnormal renal ultrasound or at high risk, VCUG are unnecessary.

  • Clinical Essentials from Pediatr Infect Dis
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Pediatric ear infection: amoxicillin remains first-line treatment of choice

French study shows very low rate of penicillin-resistant S. pneumoniae carriage.

  • Clinical Essentials from Aliment Pharmacol Ther
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How do fecal-transplant patients do years later?

As well as or better than antibiotic-treated patients, 1 study finds.

  • Clinical Essentials from PLoS ONE
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HIV: ARV combo tied to increased risk for CKD

Risk is higher when TDF is combined with ritonavir-boosted PI vs NNRTI.

  • Clinical Essentials from HIV Med
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HCV/HIV: non-cART DAA interactions often missed

Data from a Dutch nationwide prospective study.

  • Clinical Essentials from Pediatrics
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Rotavirus vaccine: study highlights missed opportunities in hospitalized infants

Unnecessary delay until discharge renders many infants age-ineligible.

  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Microbiol Infect
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Multiplex PCR tests to detect respiratory viruses: a meta-analysis

They generally perform well—especially for influenza A.

  • Clinical Essentials from Aliment Pharmacol Ther
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Many drugs, not just antibiotics, alter gut flora

Proton pump inhibitors, metformin among those linked to concerning changes.

  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Infect Dis
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Elizabethkingia infections in children: sporadic but often severely chronic

Elizabethkingia cases in US children surpass numbers in other countries.

  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Transplant
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Post-LT HCV: extended DCV+SOF±RBV delivers high SVR12

Multicenter Italian study of patients with severe fibrosis, cirrhosis.

  • Clinical Essentials from Cliin Infect Dis
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HIV: data confirm long-term benefits of early cART

Immediate initiation during primary infection yields sustained clinical benefits.

Liver Disease Vitals for December 2017
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Liver Disease Vitals for December 2017

New ACP/CDC HBV guidelines | First 2-dose Hep B vaccine approved | Alcohol and metabolic defects raise liver disease risk | Cirrhosis risk with PPIs in chronic HCV.