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1 Narcolepsy and influenza A(H1N1) pandemic 2009 vaccination in the United States Neurology┬«, October 24, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

2 Alcohol consumption and prevalence of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection among US men in the HPV in Men (HIM) study Sexually Transmitted Infections, October 24, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Association of chronic hepatitis C infection with T-cell phenotypes in HIV-negative and HIV-positive women Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, October 24, 2014    Clinical Article

4 A case study of the New York City 2012-2013 influenza season with daily geocoded Twitter data from temporal and spatiotemporal perspectives Full Text Journal of Medical Internet Research, October 24, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Cost-effectiveness analysis of sofosbuvir-based regimens for chronic hepatitis C Gut, October 24, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Effectiveness of a dental care intervention in the prevention of lower respiratory tract nosocomial infections among intensive care patients: A randomized clinical trial Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, October 24, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Prevention of anti-tumor necrosis factor associated tuberculosis: A 10-year longitudinal cohort study Clinical Infectious Diseases, October 24, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Transurethral intraprostatic injection of botulinum toxin type a for the treatment of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome: Results of a prospective pilot double-blind and randomized placebo-controlled study BJU International, October 24, 2014    Clinical Article

9 EBV-positive mucocutaneous ulcer in organ transplant recipients: a localized indolent posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder American Journal of Surgical Pathology , October 24, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Drug-resistant Candida glabrata infection in cancer patients Full Text Emerging Infectious Diseases, October 24, 2014    Clinical Article

11 Randomized, double-blind study of the pharmacokinetics and safety of palivizumab liquid formulation compared with lyophilized formulation Full Text Infectious Diseases and Therapy, October 24, 2014    Clinical Article

12 Detection and quantification of EBV, HHV-6 and CMV DNA in the gastrointestinal tract of HIV-positive patients Infection, October 24, 2014    Clinical Article

13 Pharmacokinetics of meropenem in critically ill patients receiving continuous venovenous haemofiltration: A randomised controlled trial of continuous infusion versus intermittent bolus administration International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, October 24, 2014    Clinical Article

14 The validity of self-reported medication adherence as an outcome in clinical trials of adherence-promotion interventions: findings from the mach14 study AIDS and Behavior, October 24, 2014

15 Factors associated with retention among non-perinatally HIV-infected youth in the HIV research network Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, October 24, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Hepatitis B (HB) immunoglobulin plus HB vaccine for intrauterine HB virus infection Pediatrics International, October 24, 2014    Clinical Article

17 Adverse effects of isoniazid preventative therapy for latent tuberculosis infection: a prospective cohort study Full Text Drug, Healthcare and Patient Safety, October 24, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Cytomegalovirus pneumonia as the first manifestation of severe combined immunodeficiency Central European Journal of Immunology, October 24, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Migrant workers in Kazakhstan: gender differences in HIV knowledge and sexual risk behaviors AIDS and Behavior, October 24, 2014

20 Systems biological analyses reveal the HCV-specific regulation of hematopoietic development Hepatology, October 24, 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).

Hospital readmission rate in patients discharged on parenteral antibiotics

As reported in Clinical Infectious Diseases, the hospital readmission rate for patients (n=782) discharged on parenteral antibiotics was 26%. The mean patient age was 58 years. The leading diagnoses were bacteremia, osteomyelitis, and pyelonephritis. The indications for readmission included non-infection related (30%), worsening symptoms (29%), and new infections (19%). The ORs for readmission factors were as follows: each decade increase in age, 1.09; aminoglycoside use, 2.33; resistant organism, 1.57; and number of hospital discharges in prior 12 months, 1.20.

Chronic HCV infections are under-reported

As reported in Clinical Infectious Diseases, of 12M death certificates only one-fifth of the 0.5% of patients with HCV had HCV listed on the death certificate. Moreover, two-thirds of the patients had pre-mortem signs of chronic liver disease.

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