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HCV: SOF/VEL shows high efficacy, PRO benefit in HIV coinfection

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

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Zika: disease severity does not influence birth outcomes

Clinical suspicion warranted for women with possible ZIKV exposure, regardless of symptoms.

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Linkage to care? Link to family support to improve depression in people with HIV

Addressing depression and stress in people with HIV can improve ART adherence and outcomes.

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Influenza vaccination reduces disease severity even in those hospitalized for it

Reduced mortality, ICU admissions among those who were vaccinated.

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Common cold? Zinc lozenges may speed recovery 3-fold

Zinc acetate has been proposed as the optimal salt for lozenges.

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Zika: neuroimaging studies first step in differential diagnosis among infants with probably congenital Zika syndrome

Congenital Zika virus syndrome presents with differing levels of severity.

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

Clinicians are encouraged to include respiratory viral infection in infants with potential late-onset sepsis.

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Internal medicine wards often bode poorly for patients at highest mortality risk

Sepsis, mortality risk often greater for patients admitted to internal medicine wards vs ICU.

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Training and support decreased catheter-based UTIs by 75% in frail elderly

Infections including UTIs are the leading cause of death in nursing homes.

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Zika: data suggest persistent neuropsychiatric, cognitive symptoms in adolescents

As data continue to evolve with regard to Zika, an unusual case in an adolescent raises concerns.

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Enterovirus D68 ups circulation in U.S.; heightened surveillance recommended in late Summer-early Fall

As the Summer months approach, clinicians should heighten surveillance for enterovirus D68 in children

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ACIP updates recommendations for serogroup B meningococcal vaccine

2 doses of MenB-FHbp vaccine will suffice in the absence of certain risk factors.

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Influenza-associated pneumonia: why is oseltamivir treatment uncommon?

Guidelines recommend influenza testing for hospitalized patients with CAP.

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HCV: retreatment with SOF/VEL may be an option

Phase 2 study shows 91% clearance rate.

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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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