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1 Sofosbuvir, a new nucleotide analogue, for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C infection Journal of Pharmacy Technology, September 19, 2014    Clinical Article

2 HIV status and viral loads among men testing positive for rectal gonorrhoea and chlamydia, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA, 2011-2013 HIV Medicine, September 19, 2014    Review Article

3 Challenges of hepatitis C treatment in Native Americans in two North Dakota medical facilities Full Text Rural and Remote Health, September 19, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Early initiation of combination antiretroviral therapy in HIV-1-infected newborns can achieve sustained virologic suppression with low frequency of CD4+ T cells carrying HIV in peripheral blood Clinical Infectious Diseases, September 19, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Daily associations between alcohol use and unprotected anal sex among heavy drinking HIV-positive men who have sex with men AIDS and Behavior, September 19, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Dramatic decline of respiratory illness among US military recruits after the renewed use of adenovirus vaccines Clinical Infectious Diseases, September 19, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Syphilis predicts HIV incidence among men and transgender women who have sex with men in a preexposure prophylaxis trial Clinical Infectious Diseases, September 19, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Diagnosis and treatment of severely malnourished children with diarrhoea Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, September 19, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

9 Advances in therapy for HIV-HCV coinfected patients in the liver transplant setting Clinical Infectious Diseases, September 19, 2014

10 Propofol increases preload dependency in septic shock patients Journal of Surgical Research, September 19, 2014    Clinical Article

11 Infectious involvement in a tertiary center pediatric uveitis cohort British Journal of Ophthalmology, September 19, 2014    Clinical Article

12 Lactic acid bacterial symbionts in honeybees - An unknown key to honey's antimicrobial and therapeutic activities International Wound Journal, September 19, 2014    Clinical Article

13 High plasma erythropoietin levels are associated with prolonged coma duration and increased mortality in children with cerebral malaria Clinical Infectious Diseases, September 19, 2014    Clinical Article

14 Extraintestinal manifestations of Helicobacter pylori: A concise review Full Text World Journal of Gastroenterology, September 19, 2014    Review Article

15 Previous antibiotic exposure and antimicrobial resistance in invasive pneumococcal disease: Results from prospective surveillance Clinical Infectious Diseases, September 19, 2014    Review Article

16 A recombinant modified vaccinia ankara vaccine encoding Epstein–barr virus (EBV) target antigens: A phase I trial in UK patients with EBV-positive cancer Clinical Cancer Research, September 19, 2014    Clinical Article

17 Staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec elements in methicillin-resistant coagulase-negative staphylococci from a Brazilian neonatal care unit The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, September 19, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Group B streptococcal infection in a tertiary hospital in India—1998–2010 The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, September 19, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Rapid diagnosis of cryptococcal meningitis using the lateral flow assay on CSF samples: the influence of the high dose “hook” effect. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, September 19, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Body mass index and the risk of incident noncommunicable diseases after starting antiretroviral therapy HIV Medicine, September 19, 2014    Clinical Article

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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).

Intermittent ?-lactam bolus therapy less effective than prolonged infusion

Based on a meta-analysis (n=29 studies [2206 patients]) published in the Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, intermittent β-lactam therapy was less effective than prolonged infusion with respect to mortality rate (RR = 0.66) and clinical success (RR = 1.12).

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%.


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