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1 Osteoporosis and fractures in HIV/hepatitis C virus coinfection: A systematic review and meta-analysis AIDS, August 29, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

2 Combination of SAHA and bortezomib up-regulates CDKN2A and CDKN1A and induces apoptosis of Epstein-Barr virus-positive Wp-restricted Burkitt lymphoma and lymphoblastoid cell lines British Journal of Haematology, August 29, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Coronaviruses: Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in travelers Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases, August 29, 2014    Review Article

4 Neonatal vitamin A supplementation associated with a cluster of deaths and poor early growth in a randomised trial among low-birth-weight boys of vitamin A versus oral polio vaccine at birth Full Text BMC Pediatrics, August 29, 2014    Clinical Article

5 New expensive treatments for hepatitis C infection JAMA, August 29, 2014    Review Article    Clinical Article

6 Impact of serum levels of IL-6 and adiponectin on all-cause, liver-related, and liver-unrelated mortality in chronic hepatitis C patients Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, August 29, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Novel sonographic clues for diagnosis of antral gastritis and helicobacter pylori infection: a clinical study Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, August 29, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Comparative performance of the Uni-Gold HSV-2 Rapid: A point-of-care HSV-2 diagnostic test in unselected sera from a reference laboratory Journal of Clinical Virology, August 29, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Post-liver transplant hepatitis C virus recurrence: An unresolved thorny problem Full Text World Journal of Gastroenterology, August 29, 2014    Review Article

10 Hepatitis B virus (HBV) reverse seroconversion (RS) can be prevented even in non-responders to hepatitis B vaccine after allogeneic stem cell transplantation: Long-term analysis of intervention in RS with vaccine for patients with previous HBV infection Transplant Infectious Disease, August 29, 2014    Clinical Article

11 Moxifloxacin resistance in the F15/LAM4/KZN extensively drug-resistant strain of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Full Text Infection and Drug Resistance, August 29, 2014    Clinical Article

12 Inactivation of escherichia coli and staphylococcus aureus by ultrasound Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, August 29, 2014    Clinical Article

13 Risk assessment of clinical outcomes in Asian patients with chronic hepatitis B using Enhanced Liver Fibrosis test Hepatology, August 29, 2014    Clinical Article

14 Antigen-specific B-cell response to 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in asplenic individuals with {beta}-thalassemia previously immunized with 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine Clinical Infectious Diseases, August 29, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Helicobacter pylori targets cancer-associated apical-junctional constituents in gastroids and gastric epithelial cells Gut, August 29, 2014    Clinical Article

16 A genomic and clinical prognostic index for hepatitis C-related early-stage cirrhosis that predicts clinical deterioration Gut, August 29, 2014    Clinical Article

17 An international, prospective, multi-center evaluation of the combination of the AdvanDx staphylococcus QuickFISH BC with the mecA XpressFISH for the detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from positive blood cultures Journal of Clinical Microbiology, August 29, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Editing the plasmodium vivax genome, using zinc-finger nucleases The Journal of Infectious Diseases, August 29, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Global burden of childhood diarrhea and interventions Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases, August 29, 2014    Review Article

20 Diverse forms of HIV-1 among Burmese long-distance truck drivers imply their contribution to HIV-1 cross-border transmission Full Text BMC Infectious Diseases, August 29, 2014    Clinical Article

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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).

HIV viremia associated with increased risk for NHL

As reported in Modern Pathology, CDX2 expression is associated with low-grade small intestinal adenocarcinomas, decreased nodal metastases, and decreased perineural invasion, while MUC1 expression is associated with high-grade tumors, and nodular and infiltrative tumors. The CDX2+/MUC1- immunophenotype is associated with increased survival.

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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