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1 Randomized trial of periodic presumptive treatment with high-dose intravaginal metronidazole and miconazole to prevent vaginal infections in HIV-negative women The Journal of Infectious Diseases, December 22, 2014    Clinical Article

2 Clinical risk scores and blood biomarkers as predictors of long-term outcome in patients with community-acquired pneumonia: a 6-year prospective follow-up study Journal of Internal Medicine, December 22, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

3 Reducing risk and enhancing education: U.S. medical students on global health electives American Journal of Infection Control, December 22, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Comparison of the prognostic value of liver biopsy and FIB-4 index in patients coinfected with HIV and hepatitis C virus Clinical Infectious Diseases, December 22, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Liver fibrosis, microbial translocation and immune activation markers in HIV and HCV infections and in HIV/HCV co-infection Digestive and Liver Diseases, December 22, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Lipoprotein concentration, particle number, size and cholesterol efflux capacity are associated with mitochondrial oxidative stress and function in an HIV positive cohort Atherosclerosis, December 22, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Absence of occult Hepatitis E virus infection among HIV immunosuppressed patients Journal of Infection, December 22, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Polymerase-chain reaction/electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry for the detection of bacteria and fungi in bronchoalveolar lavage fluids: A prospective observational study Clinical Microbiology and Infection, December 22, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Colonization of the upper genital tract by vaginal bacterial species in non-pregnant women American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, December 22, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Gonorrhea treatment practices in the STD surveillance network, 2010–2012 Sexually Transmitted Diseases, December 22, 2014    Clinical Article

11 Antibacterial efficacy of accelerated photoactivated chromophore for keratitis: Corneal collagen cross-linking (PACK-CXL) Journal of Refractive Surgery, December 22, 2014    Clinical Article

12 Influence of environmental factors in the adherence of an atypical enteropathogenic Escherichia coli strain to epithelial cells Full Text BMC Microbiology, December 22, 2014    Clinical Article

13 Increased resistin may suppress reactive oxygen species production and inflammasome activation in type 2 diabetic patients with pulmonary tuberculosis infection Microbes and Infection, December 22, 2014    Clinical Article

14 Transactional sex and prevalence of STIs: A cross-sectional study of MSM and transwomen screened for an HIV prevention trial International Journal of STD & AIDS, December 22, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Home remedies and diabetic foot infections Full Text Risk Management and Healthcare Policy, December 22, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Staphylococcus aureus skin infection recurrences among household members: An examination of host, behavioral, and pathogen-level predictors Clinical Infectious Diseases, December 22, 2014    Clinical Article

17 Prothymosin {alpha} variants isolated from CD8+ T cells and cervicovaginal fluid suppress HIV-1 replication through type I interferon induction The Journal of Infectious Diseases, December 22, 2014    Clinical Article

18 IL1B and DEFB1 polymorphisms increase susceptibility to invasive mold infection after solid-organ transplantation The Journal of Infectious Diseases, December 22, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Liver-related deaths in HIV-infected patients between 1995 and 2010 in France: The mortavic 2010 study in collaboration with the agence Nationale de Recherche sur le SIDA (ANRS) EN 20 mortalité 2010 survey HIV Medicine, December 22, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Research efforts to control highly pathogenic arenaviruses: A summary of the progress and gaps Journal of Clinical Virology, December 22, 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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