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1 Antiviral therapy for chronic hepatitis B virus infection and development of hepatocellular carcinoma in a US population Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology , April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

2 HIV-1 drug resistance in the iPrEx pre-exposure prophylaxis trial The Journal of Infectious Diseases, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

3 HIV-1 Tat second exon limits the extent of Tat-mediated modulation of interferon-stimulated genes in antigen presenting cells Full Text Retrovirology, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

4 HCV and HIV co-infection: mechanisms and management Nature Reviews Gastroenterology and Hepatology, April 18, 2014    Review Article

5 World review of laparoscopic treatment of liver cystic echinococcosis--914 patients International Journal of Infectious Diseases, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Successful switch to rilpivirine/tenofovir/emtricitabine in HIV-1-infected patients with an isolated K103N mutation acquired during prior nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor therapy HIV Medicine, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Clinical aspects of headache in HIV Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, April 18, 2014    Review Article

8 Pathophysiological Mechanisms of Headache in Patients With HIV Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, April 18, 2014    Review Article

9 The need for a sequencing-based assay to supplement the Abbott m2000 RealTime HCV Genotype II assay: A one year analysis Journal of Clinical Virology, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Development of four sandwich ELISAs for quantitation of capsular polysaccharides from Neisseria meningitidis serogroups A, C, W and Y in multivalent vaccines Journal of Immunological Methods, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

11 Historical epidemiology of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in selected countries Journal of Viral Hepatitis, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

12 Determinants of viremia copy-years in people with HIV/AIDS after initiation of antiretroviral therapy Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

13 Effect of age on the CD4+ T-cell impairment in HIV-infected persons without and with cART Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

14 PCR for detection of oseltamivir resistance mutation in influenza A(H7N9) virus Full Text Emerging Infectious Diseases, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Considering the experiences of women living with HIV to maximize effectiveness of HIV prevention technologies Women's Health Issues, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Active injection drug-abuse offsets healthcare engagement in HIV-infected patients AIDS and Behavior, April 18, 2014    Review Article

17 Extreme elevation of ferritin and creatine kinase in primary infection with HIV-1 International Journal of STD & AIDS, April 18, 2014

18 Social-structural indices and between-nation differences in HIV prevalence International Journal of STD & AIDS, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Patient attrition between the emergency department and clinic among individuals presenting for HIV nonoccupational postexposure prophylaxis Clinical Infectious Diseases, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Human T cell lymphotropic virus 1 (HTLV-1) exposures following blood borne virus (BBV) incidents in central Australia 2002-2012 Clinical Infectious Diseases, April 18, 2014

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Clinical Pearls in Infectious Disease

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Predicting decompensation during severe acute exacerbation of hepatitis B

In a study involving 37 patients with chronic hepatitis B infections, a serum bilirubin level > 5 mg/dL was predictive of progression to hepatic failure and liver-related death.

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Three risk factors for mortality in the elderly with pneumonia identified

In a study involving 1607 patients > 65 years of age with community- or healthcare-acquired pneumonia, pre-morbid ambulation impairment (OR=2.61), hospitalization within 30 days of acquiring pneumonia (OR=1.93), and absence of cough and purulent sputum (OR=1.47) were shown to be associated with a significant increase in 30-day mortality.

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Tobacco and alcohol abuse in HPV-positive patients increase risk of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma

In a retrospective study involving 225 patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) and 224 matched controls, it was shown that patients who were HPV-positive and smoked cigarettes or smoked cigarettes plus consumed alcohol were at increased risk for ESCC than patients who were HPV-negative (OR = 2.22 and 10.31, respectively).

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1 Early impact of 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on community-acquired pneumonia in children Clinical Infectious Diseases, March 17, 2014

2 A comparison of intense pulsed light and laser treatment of telangiectases in patients with systemic sclerosis: A within-subject randomized trial Rheumatology, March 17, 2014

3 Treatment of bacterial vaginosis: what we have and what we miss Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy, March 17, 2014    Review Article

4 Reduced human herpesvirus-8 oropharyngeal shedding associated with protease inhibitor-based antiretroviral therapy Journal of Clinical Virology, March 17, 2014

5 High-risk oral HPV viral load in the U.S. population, NHANES 2009-2010 The Journal of Infectious Diseases, March 17, 2014

6 Unexpected finding of delayed-onset seizures in HIV-positive, treatment-experienced subjects in the Phase IIb evaluation of fosdevirine (GSK2248761) Antiviral Therapy , March 17, 2014

7 CD4+ T-cell recovery after initiation of antiretroviral therapy in a resource-limited setting: A prospective cohort analysis Antiviral Therapy , March 17, 2014

8 Sexual risk trajectories among MSM in the United States: Implications for pre-exposure prophylaxis delivery Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, March 17, 2014

9 Effect of vancomycin minimal inhibitory concentration on the outcome of methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus endocarditis Clinical Infectious Diseases, March 24, 2014

10 Combination antiretroviral treatment for women previously treated only in pregnancy: Week 24 results of AIDS clinical trials group protocol A5227 Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, March 17, 2014

11 Factors associated with vitamin D deficiency in a population of 2044 HIV-infected patients Clinical Nutrition, March 13, 2014

12 Does HIV infection promote early kidney injury in women? Antiviral Therapy , March 17, 2014

13 Differentiation of HIV-associated lymphoma from HIV-associated reactive adenopathy using quantitative FDG PET and symmetry European Journal of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging, March 17, 2014    Review Article

14 HIV viremia and incidence of non-hodgkin lymphoma in patients successfully treated with antiretroviral therapy Clinical Infectious Diseases, March 14, 2014

15 Safety analysis of Ziagen(abacavir sulfate) in postmarketing surveillance in Japan Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, March 17, 2014

16 Long-term mortality in HIV-positive individuals virally suppressed for >3 years with incomplete CD4 recovery Clinical Infectious Diseases, February 27, 2014

17 Severe cutaneous adverse reactions related to systemic antibiotics Clinical Infectious Diseases, March 17, 2014

18 Long-term changes in carotid intima-media thickness among HIV-infected children and young adults Antiviral Therapy , March 17, 2014

19 Prognostic value of vitamin D level for all-cause mortality, and association with inflammatory markers, in HIV-infected persons The Journal of Infectious Diseases, March 26, 2014

20 Mortality associated with seasonal and pandemic influenza and respiratory syncytial virus among children <5 years of age in a high HIV prevalence setting--South Africa, 1998-2009 Clinical Infectious Diseases, March 17, 2014

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