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HIV: LATTE-2 trial demonstrates efficacy of injectable, long-acting cabotegravir/rilpivirine

Injectable HIV therapy may be a viable alternative for boosting treatment adherence.

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On-demand PrEP efficacious, safe for individuals at high risk for HIV

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HCV-3: dual-DAA regimens are best

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Respiratory Infection Vitals for July 2017

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What’s the best imaging technique for detecting diabetic foot osteomyelitis?

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HCV: FDA greenlights triple-DAA salvage therapy

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Acute stroke: elevated head position does not reduce disability

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Influenza vaccination in nursing homes: high dose or standard?

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Demand for primary care physicians is increasing their pay

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New standardized form eases patient record requests

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Community-acquired pneumonia: why do some patients get nonrecommended antibiotics?

Current guidelines recommend narrower spectrum antibiotics as first-line.

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Pneumonia mortality: the link with white blood cell count

Very low or high WBC counts linked to increased mortality in pneumococcal pneumonia.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Intensive Care
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Severe sepsis: what factors predict escalation to ICU upgrade?

Unexpected ICU upgrade linked to serum lactate, hospital staffing.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Trop Med Hyg
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Zika: misconceptions, stigma high among US-born women

Intensive education remains an important priority in Zika prevention.

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Diabetes Vitals for July 2017
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Diabetes Vitals for July 2017

Care managers may improve obesity, diabetes outcomes | Clearing HCV is good for type 2 diabetes control | Ask your patients if they can afford their diabetes medications | Switch to degludec may help T2D patients battling hypoglycemia on insulin glargine.

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Cirrhosis: anemia included among predictors of ACLF

Four factors identified in patients with HCV, HBV, and alcoholic cirrhosis.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Emerg Infect Dis J
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Powassan virus: minimal febrile illness often mimics Lyme disease

As incidence rises, familiarity with differential diagnosis is essential.

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  • Clinical Essentials from PLoS One
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HCV-3: clearance rates top 90% with SOF-based regimens

Data from a real-world study show higher than expected clearance in cirrhotic patients.

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Liver Disease Vitals for July 2017
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Liver Disease Vitals for July 2017

Cochrane review of DAAs under fire | Eradicating HCV linked to better T2D control | Recommendations for managing hematologic malignancies and HBV | Decreased HCC risk after 5 y of entecavir/tenofovir.

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Should you vaccinate psoriasis patients for herpes zoster?

Psoriasis patients on tofacitinib at higher risk for herpes zoster

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Childhood colds and vitamin D supplementation: what’s the evidence?

Findings do not support routine use of high-dose vitamin D supplementation in children.

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HCV: FDA greenlights Vosevi salvage therapy

Second-line pangenotypic SOF/VEL/VOX approved for patients with mild/no cirrhosis.

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Congenital Zika Syndrome: screening for ocular damage advised

Ophthalmic abnormalities may be the sole initial evidence of infection.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet HIV 2017.
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HIV: neurocognitive declines notable in older patients

Intensive neuropsychological, neurocognitive screening is recommended.

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