Benefits of protection with 2 doses administered over 1 month make the vaccine an important option for prevention of HBV.
Future studies might focus on the use of electronic medical record warning systems or other prompts to improve diagnostic test use in at-risk individuals.
Metabolic syndrome also associated with higher alanine aminotransferase levels longitudinally
Screening prevalence 11.5 to 12.8%; similar rate for cohort born from 1966 to 1985
Zika virus shown to be of moderate to high efficacy in eliminating prenatal infections.
In this large, real-world cohort of patients with chronic hepatitis C virus infection, equivalent sustained virologic response rates were found with both 8-week and 12-week treatment.
End-of-treatment HBsAg levels may be a clinically useful biomarker to predict HBV relapse in patients with chronic hepatitis B regardless of HBeAg status.
A 25-year-old woman presents to the emergency department with a chief complaint of headache, back pain, and fever, while also experiencing some vaginal itching and discharge.
Antibiotic resistance is a nationwide issue that affects every state, so how do we combat it?
Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, is an inflammation of the conjunctiva.
Recommendations for daily doses of emtricitabine (FTC)/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) resulted in protective drug concentrations for men and transgender women.
TDF did not reduce mother-to-child HBV transmission in mothers taking hepatitis B Ig and HBV vaccine.
Elbasvir and grazoprevir, taken in combination for 12 weeks, successfully treated virologic response in patient with hepatitis C genotype 1b.
The first set of blood screening tests for the tickborne parasite Babesia microti have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.
A new antiretroviral HIV treatment, Trogarzo (ibalizumab-uiyk), has been approved by the FDA for patients with HIV who have not have success with past HIV medications.
Increasing awareness of and access to newer HIV testing options such as free or reduced price on home and self-tests and couples HIV testing and counseling can facilitate increased levels of consistent testing among young, Black MSM, and transgender women.
Among patients admitted to the hospital for a provisional diagnosis of cellulitis, early dermatologic consultation was associated with improved recognition of pseudo-cellulitis, decreased antibiotic use, and earlier discharge.
Undergoing cardiac surgery during the influenza season is associated with increased likelihood of development of acute respiratory distress syndrome.
The risk of invasive pneumococcal disease is correlated with the prescription opioid use.
The 2017 to 2018 influenza vaccine reduces the chance of getting the disease by about 33%, but is only 25% effective against H3N2, otherwise known as influenza A.
These tips, recommended by pediatrician Shilpa Patel, MD, include keeping children home from school if they develop flu-like symptoms and monitoring your child's reaction to a fever.
Patients with chronic HCV with a sustained virologic response were more likely to have a reduced progression of liver fibrosis.
Influenza infections are independently compartmentalized in the upper and lower airways.
Hydrocortisone treatment does not effectively reduce mortality in sepsis.
Herpes zoster subunit vaccine more effective, less expensive than live attenuated herpes zoster vaccineJanuary 24, 2018
The adjuvanted herpes zoster subunit vaccine is more effective and less expensive than the live attenuated herpes zoster vaccine at all ages.
One third of HIV patients in the United States remain unvaccinated against hepatitis B.
An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 have been reported in 13 states in the US as well as Canada.
A new report from the CDC finds that HIV is being diagnosed sooner after initial infection than in previous years.
Nivolumab treatment for non-small-cell lung cancer may induce successful depletion of HIV reservoir.
The importance of male vaccination cannot be overemphasized, because the risk of male-to-female HPV transmission is significant.