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1 Emerging epidemic of hepatitis C virus infections among young nonurban persons who inject drugs in the United States, 2006-2012 Clinical Infectious Diseases, October 1, 2014    Clinical Article

2 Ribavirin and interferon alfa-2a for severe Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus infection: A retrospective cohort study The Lancet Infectious Diseases, October 1, 2014    Clinical Article

3 The immunological effects of oral polio vaccine provided with BCG vaccine at birth: A randomised trial Vaccine , October 1, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Clinical management of staphylococcus aureus bacteremia: a review JAMA, October 1, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article    Clinical Article

5 Infrequent development of resistance in genotype 1 through 6 HCV-infected subjects treated with sofosbuvir in phase 2 and 3 clinical trials Clinical Infectious Diseases, October 1, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Type 2 diabetes: A risk factor for liver mortality and complications in hepatitis B cirrhosis patients Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, October 1, 2014    Review Article

7 Assessment of the features of serum apolipoprotein profiles in chronic HCV infection: difference between HCV genotypes 1b and 2 Hepatology International, October 1, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Plasma and cerebrospinal fluid concentrations of linezolid in neurosurgical critically ill patients with proven or suspected central nervous system infections International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, October 1, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Service evaluation of selected risk factors for extended-spectrum beta-lactamase urinary tract infections: A case-control study Journal of Hospital Infection, October 1, 2014    Clinical Article

10 A systematic review of the effects of behavioral counseling on sexual risk behaviors and HIV/STI prevalence in low- and middle-income countries AIDS and Behavior, October 1, 2014    Review Article

11 Establishing an online HIV peer helping programme: A review of process challenges and lessons learned Health Education Journal, October 1, 2014    Review Article

12 Use of linezolid susceptibility test results as a surrogate for the susceptibility of Gram-positive pathogens to tedizolid, a novel oxazolidinone Full Text Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials, October 1, 2014    Clinical Article

13 Effects of polymorphisms in interferon λ 3 (interleukin 28b) on sustained virologic response to therapy in patients with chronic hepatitis D virus infection Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology , October 1, 2014    Clinical Article

14 Efficacy of combined jejunal and colonic fecal microbiota transplantation for recurrent infection Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology , October 1, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Impact of infectious disease consultation on the clinical and economic outcomes of solid organ transplant recipients admitted for infectious complications Clinical Infectious Diseases, October 1, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Association between recent use of proton pump inhibitors and nontyphoid salmonellosis: A nested case-control study Clinical Infectious Diseases, October 1, 2014    Clinical Article

17 Using CD4 percentage and age to optimize pediatric antiretroviral therapy initiation Pediatrics, October 1, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) env recombinants are common in natural infections Full Text Retrovirology, October 1, 2014    Clinical Article

19 A population-based spatio-temporal analysis of Clostridium difficile infection in Queensland, Australia over a 10-year period Journal of Infection, October 1, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Experience in care, burden, and hope of the family members of HIV patients with and without a history of injecting drug use in Indonesia: An exploratory case Mental Health and Substance Use, October 1, 2014    Clinical Article

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SIRT3 expression improves prognosis in gastric cancer

As reported in Clinical Microbiology & Infection, among 158 adults with community-acquired respiratory failure, nasopharyngeal swabs revealed a RSV infection rate of 4% and an influenza virus infection rate of 15%.

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.

Pre-treatment with EPA decreases incidence of IFN-?-induced depression

As reported in Biological Psychiatry, pre-treatment of HCV-infected patients (n=162) with EPA for 2 weeks resulted in a decreased incidence of IFN-α-induced depression at 24 weeks compared to placebo (10% vs. 30%), and a delayed onset of depression (12.0 weeks vs. 5.3 weeks).


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