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1 Incidence of natural resistance mutations in naïve chronic hepatitis B patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, October 21, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

2 The estimated lifetime probability of acquiring human papillomavirus in the United States Sexually Transmitted Diseases, October 21, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Did CDC's 2006 revised HIV testing recommendations make a difference? evaluation of HIV testing in the US household population, 2003-2010 Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, October 21, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Protection against gastroenteritis in US households with children who received rotavirus vaccine The Journal of Infectious Diseases, October 21, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Sofosbuvir with peginterferon-ribavirin for 12 weeks in previously treated patients with hepatitis C genotype 2 or 3 and cirrhosis Hepatology, October 21, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Increased coronary vessel wall thickness in HIV-infected young adults Clinical Infectious Diseases, October 21, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Acute HIV infection is beneficial for controlling chronic hepatitis B Clinical Infectious Diseases, October 21, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Syphilis infection, sexual practices and bisexual behaviour among men who have sex with men and transgender women: A cross-sectional study Sexually Transmitted Infections, October 21, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Response-guided boceprevir-based triple therapy in HIV/HCV-coinfected patients: The HIVCOBOC–RGT study The Journal of Infectious Diseases, October 21, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies on flurbiprofen 8.75 mg lozenges in patients with/without group A or C streptococcal throat infection, with an assessment of clinicians' prediction of ‘strep throat’ International Journal of Clinical Practice, October 21, 2014    Clinical Article

11 Interactions between ageing and NeuroAIDS Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS, October 21, 2014    Review Article

12 Cholesterol-dependent membrane fusion induced by the gp41 membrane-proximal external region–transmembrane domain connection suggests a mechanism for broad HIV-1 neutralization Journal of Virology, October 21, 2014    Clinical Article

13 A cross sectional study of how people diagnosed with a bacterial sexually transmitted infection inform their partners Sexually Transmitted Infections, October 21, 2014    Clinical Article

14 Gender inequalities in the response to combination antiretroviral therapy over time: The Swiss HIV Cohort Study HIV Medicine, October 21, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Renal epithelial cells produce and spread HIV-1 via T-cell contact AIDS, October 21, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Relationship between Helicobacter pylori infection and psoriasis Full Text Annals of Saudi Medicine, October 21, 2014    Clinical Article

17 Concordance of sustained virologic response 4, 12, and 24 weeks post-treatment with sofosbuvir-containing regimens for hepatitis C virus Hepatology, October 21, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Near-elimination of otitis media caused by 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) serotypes in southern Israel shortly after sequential introduction of 7-valent/13-valent PCV Clinical Infectious Diseases, October 21, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Serum galactomannan-based early detection of invasive aspergillosis in hematology patients receiving effective antimold prophylaxis Clinical Infectious Diseases, October 21, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Symptomatic and asymptomatic respiratory viral infections in the first year of life: Association with acute otitis media development Clinical Infectious Diseases, October 21, 2014    Clinical Article

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Hospital readmission rate in patients discharged on parenteral antibiotics

As reported in Clinical Infectious Diseases, the hospital readmission rate for patients (n=782) discharged on parenteral antibiotics was 26%. The mean patient age was 58 years. The leading diagnoses were bacteremia, osteomyelitis, and pyelonephritis. The indications for readmission included non-infection related (30%), worsening symptoms (29%), and new infections (19%). The ORs for readmission factors were as follows: each decade increase in age, 1.09; aminoglycoside use, 2.33; resistant organism, 1.57; and number of hospital discharges in prior 12 months, 1.20.

Short-term valacyclovir therapy does not reduce HIV acquisition risk in HSV-2 infected women

As reported in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, short-term treatment of HSV-2 infected, HIV non-infected women (n=30) with valacyclovir (1 g qd x 2 months) had no effect on cervical CD4+ T cells, dendritic cells, or pro-inflammatory cytokines, but increased CCR5 (HIV co-receptor) and CD69 (activation marker).

Chronic HCV infections are under-reported

As reported in Clinical Infectious Diseases, of 12M death certificates only one-fifth of the 0.5% of patients with HCV had HCV listed on the death certificate. Moreover, two-thirds of the patients had pre-mortem signs of chronic liver disease.


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