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1 Treatment cessation in noncirrhotic, e-antigen negative chronic hepatitis B is safe and effective following prolonged anti-viral suppression with nucleosides/nucleotides Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, August 20, 2014    Review Article

2 Using pharmacokinetic and viral kinetic modeling to estimate the antiviral effectiveness of telaprevir, boceprevir, and pegylated interferon during triple therapy in treatment-experienced hepatitis C virus-infected cirrhotic patients Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, August 20, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Safety and efficacy of triple therapy with peginterferon, ribavirin, and boceprevir within an early access program in spanish patients with hepatitis C genotype 1 with severe fibrosis: SVRw12 Analysis Liver International, August 20, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Multicenter, double-blind, randomized, phase II trial to assess the safety and efficacy of ceftolozane-tazobactam plus metronidazole compared with meropenem in adult patients with complicated intra-abdominal infections Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, August 20, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Switching to emtricitabine, tenofovir and rilpivirine as single tablet regimen in virologically suppressed HIV-1-infected patients: A cohort study HIV Medicine, August 20, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Risk of tuberculosis among healthcare workers in an intermediate-burden country: A nationwide population study Journal of Infection, August 20, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Magnetic resonance imaging evaluation of lipodystrophy in HIV-positive patients receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy International Journal of STD & AIDS, August 20, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Changing trends in circulating rotavirus strains in Pune, western India in 2009-2012: Emergence of a rare G9P[4] rotavirus strain Vaccine , August 20, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Rotavirus infections in a community based cohort in Vellore, India Vaccine , August 20, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Insights from global data for use of rotavirus vaccines in India Vaccine , August 20, 2014    Review Article

11 Preventing tuberculosis among HIV-infected pregnant women in Lesotho: The case for rolling out active case finding and isoniazid preventive therapy Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, August 20, 2014    Clinical Article

12 HPV vaccination among lesbian and bisexual women: Findings from a national survey of young adults Vaccine , August 20, 2014    Clinical Article

13 Efficacy of vaccination against influenza in patients with multiple sclerosis: The role of concomitant therapies Vaccine , August 20, 2014    Clinical Article

14 Sequence analysis of VP7 and VP4 genes of G1P[8] rotaviruses circulating among diarrhoeic children in Pune, India: A comparison with Rotarix and RotaTeq vaccine strains Vaccine , August 20, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Effect of withholding breastfeeding on the immune response to a live oral rotavirus vaccine in North Indian infants Vaccine , August 20, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Approach to molecular characterization of partially and completely untyped samples in an Indian rotavirus surveillance program Vaccine , August 20, 2014    Clinical Article

17 The association between age and the development of respiratory syncytial virus neutralising antibody responses following natural infection in infants Vaccine , August 20, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Epidemiology of invasive meningococcal disease in the Netherlands, 1960—2012: An analysis of national surveillance data The Lancet Infectious Diseases, August 20, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Hepatitis B vaccine by intradermal route in non responder patients: An update Full Text World Journal of Gastroenterology, August 20, 2014    Review Article

20 Ischemic cardiac events and other adverse events following ACAM2000® smallpox vaccine in the vaccine adverse event reporting system Vaccine , August 20, 2014

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SIRT3 expression improves prognosis in gastric cancer

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HIV viremia associated with increased risk for NHL

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