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1Single-dose nevirapine exposure does not affect response to antiretroviral therapy in HIV-infected African children aged below 3 yearsAIDS, July 31, 2015  Clinical Article
2Long-term trends in esophageal candidiasis prevalence and associated risk factors with or without HIV infection: lessons from an endoscopic study of 80,219 patientsPLOS ONE, July 31, 2015  Clinical Article
3Using hepatitis C prevalence to estimate HIV epidemic potential among people who inject drugs in the Middle East and North AfricaAIDS, July 31, 2015  Clinical Article
4Increasing use of ‘party drugs’ in people living with HIV on antiretrovirals: a concern for patient safetyAIDS, July 31, 2015  Clinical Article
5Increased risk of hepatocellular carcinoma in chronic hepatitis C patients with new onset diabetes: a nation-wide cohort studyAlimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, July 31, 2015  Clinical Article
6Treatment of fungal urinary tract infectionUrologic Clinics of North America, July 31, 2015  Clinical Article
7Comparison between polymicrobial and fungal keratitis: Clinical features, risk factors and outcomeAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology, July 31, 2015  Clinical Article
8Hepatitis B virus sero-profiles and genotypes in HIV-1 infected and uninfected injection and Non-injection drug users from coastal KenyaBMC Infectious Diseases, July 31, 2015  Full Text  Clinical Article
9Is COPD associated with increased mortality and morbidity in hospitalized pneumonia?: A systematic review and meta-analysisRespirology, July 31, 2015  Evidence Based Medicine  Review Article
10HIV vasculopathy: role of mononuclear cell-associated Krüppel-like factors 2 and 4AIDS, July 31, 2015  Clinical Article

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We have Ranked, Sorted and Summarized the Latest Clinical Articles.

1One provider in ten prescribes antibiotics for 95% of acute respiratory infectionsEuropean Respiratory Society News, July 31, 2015
2New treatment principle for tuberculosis activates the body's own defence systemKarolinska Institutet, July 30, 2015
33D image of malaria conductor aids search for antimalarial drugsThe Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research News, July 30, 2015
4MSU scientists set sights on glaucoma medication to treat TBMichigan State University Health News, July 29, 2015
5Fighting mosquito resistance to insecticidesCentre National de la Recherche Scientifique News, July 29, 2015
6Cystic fibrosis microorganisms survive on little to no oxygenAmerican Society for Microbiology News, July 29, 2015
7Iron regulators join fight against pathogensGerman Cancer Research Center News, July 28, 2015
8Study shows targeting bacteria causing ulcers may prevent stomach cancerMcMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences News, July 28, 2015
9Launch of a nationwide hepatitis C elimination program - Georgia, April 2015Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, July 28, 2015
10Viral hepatitis surveillance - India, 2011-2013Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, July 28, 2015

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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).

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.

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.

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