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New HCV testing guide now available for clinicians

ACP, AAHIVM release free guide in time for national hepatitis testing day.

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ACIP updates recommendations for serogroup B meningococcal vaccine

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Differentials for respiratory viral infections recommended for diagnosis of late onset sepsis in infants

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Healthcare-associated pneumonia: does antimicrobial de-escalation pay off?

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  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Neuradiol
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Zika: neuroimaging studies first step in differential diagnosis among infants with probably congenital Zika syndrome

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Med
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Internal medicine wards often bode poorly for patients at highest mortality risk

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Intern Med
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Training and support decreased catheter-based UTIs by 75% in frail elderly

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  • Clinical Essentials from Emerg Infect Dis
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Zika: data suggest persistent neuropsychiatric, cognitive symptoms in adolescents

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  • Clinical Essentials from Open Forum Infect Dis
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Influenza-associated pneumonia: why is oseltamivir treatment uncommon?

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How can I get my kid off juice?

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Are my child’s seasonal allergies more insidious than they seem?

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Physician gets $5.4 million for whistleblowing

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Alabama internist dies climbing Mount Everest

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SC physicians unhappy about new volume-based compensation

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California considers limits on pharma gifts

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Dark chocolate linked to arterial elasticity in people with HIV

Cardiovascular disease is higher in the HIV-population than in the general public.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Hum Vaccin Immunother
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Influenza vaccine effectiveness good in high-risk groups

Findings may help public health decision-makers develop evidence-based preventive interventions against influenza.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Int AIDS Soc
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Systematic review: should you offer HIV self-tests to your patients?

People most at risk for HIV, especially young people, have not been tested for HIV.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Open Forum Infect Dis
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Pneumonia and procalcitonin levels: refining outcome prediction

Largest study in North America evaluating prognostic potential of serial PCT in hospitalized patients with CAP or HCAP.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Anesth Analg
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Sepsis: more data link bundled care to lowered mortality risk

Sepsis: compliance with bundled care initiatives may reduce in-hospital mortality by 45%.

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STD/HIV/UTI Vitals for May 2017
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STD/HIV/UTI Vitals for May 2017

Young-onset prostate cancer in African-American MSM | HIV: targeted testing vs universal screening | An HIV PEP regimen with high completion rates.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Clin Lab Anal.
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TaqMan-based multiplex PCR improves rapidity of sepsis diagnosis

The ability to more rapidly quantify/diagnose sepsis with TaqMan-based PCR may translate into better outcomes.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Open Forum Infect Dis
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Influenza vaccine in the elderly: do high-dose recipients suffer more?

Study should reassure patients and providers.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Viral Hepat
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HIV: HCV coinfection raises risk for heart attack, stroke

Results of a meta-analysis.

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  • Clinical Essentials from AIDS Behav
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A how-to for safe conception planning for HIV-positive would-be parents

Canada, the UK, and South Africa have comprehensive safe conception guidelines but the US does not.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Clin Virol
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Zika, dengue viruses cocirculate, confound diagnosis

Early testing, dengue Ns1 antigen, Zika, dengue RT-PCR in parallel is recommended.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract
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Asthma: targeting S aureus colonization may improve outcomes

S aureus colonization was associated with increased requirement for inhaled corticosteroids.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Intern Med
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MMR vaccine: 53% of US adult travelers refuse pretrip vaccination

Most measles outbreaks in the US are caused by infections acquired abroad.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Open Forum Infect Dis
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Pneumonia bacterial diagnostic tests: do antibiotics influence results?

Emphasizes need to obtain cultures as close to the time of antibiotic administration as possible.

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