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1 Relationship of vitamin D insufficiency to AIDS-associated Kaposis sarcoma outcomes: Retrospective analysis of a prospective clinical trial International Journal of Infectious Diseases, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

2 Tuberculosis immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome in children initiating antiretroviral therapy for HIV infection: A systematic literature review Full Text The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, April 24, 2014    Review Article

3 Advantage of using colonic washouts for Blastocystis detection in colorectal cancer patients Full Text Parasites & Vectors, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Secreted mucosal antimicrobials in the female reproductive tract that are important to consider for HIV prevention American Journal of Reproductive Immunology, April 24, 2014    Review Article

5 HBsAg levels in HBeAg-positive chronic hepatitis B patients with different immune conditions Full Text World Journal of Gastroenterology, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

6 N-acylated derivatives of sulfamethoxazole and sulfafurazole inhibit intracellular growth of Chlamydia trachomatis Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

7 HIV-1 DNA levels in peripheral blood mononuclear cells and cannabis use are associated with intermittent HIV shedding in semen of men who have sex with men on successful antiretroviral regimens Clinical Infectious Diseases, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Vitamin D deficiency promotes epithelial barrier dysfunction and intestinal inflammation The Journal of Infectious Diseases, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

9 HCV core antigen and HCV-RNA in HIV/HCV co-infected patients with different HCV genotypes Full Text BMC Infectious Diseases, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Role of multivitamins, micronutrients and probiotics supplementation in management of HIV infected children Full Text The Indian Journal of Pediatrics, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

11 Lymphoma immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome in the center for AIDS research network of integrated clinical systems cohort Clinical Infectious Diseases, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

12 Intracellular effects of the hepatitis C virus nucleoside polymerase inhibitor RO5855 (mericitabine parent) and ribavirin in combination Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

13 Phase I clinical trial of O-acetylated pectin conjugate, a plant polysaccharide based typhoid vaccine Vaccine , April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

14 How common are long-lasting, intensely itching vaccination granulomas and contact allergy to aluminium induced by currently used pediatric vaccines? A prospective cohort study European Journal of Pediatrics, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Do ward and department managers know their responsibilities in relation to the management of sharps, and is this reflected in the way that they practise sharps management? Journal of Infection Prevention, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

16 On the influence of the culture conditions in bacterial antifouling bioassays and biofilm properties: Shewanella algae, a case study Full Text BMC Microbiology, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

17 Lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis prevention, treatment, and control costs across diverse settings: A systematic review Acta Tropica, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Relationship between socioeconomic status and HIV infection in a rural tertiary health center Full Text HIV/AIDS - Research and Palliative Care, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Spatial variability in HIV prevalence declines in several countries in sub-Saharan Africa Health and Place, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Analysis of Th1, Th17 and regulatory T cells in tuberculosis case contacts Cellular Immunology, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

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Clinical Pearls in Infectious Disease

Highlights in Infectious Disease

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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