Findings from a small study suggest it could be an effective, safe, and attractive alternative to fluoroquinolones, bacterial resistance to which is becoming increasingly prevalent.
1,000 deaths of kidney failure patients each year in US may be attributable to seasonal influenza.
Large proportion of participants with newly diagnosed cancer learned of infection through study.
Higher incidence seen for in-hospital mortality, acute respiratory failure, acute kidney injury.
After adjustment for confounders, vaccine linked to lower all-cause, cardiovascular death
The use of direct-acting antiviral agents to treat chronic HCV could allow for transplantation from donors HCV to recipients without the disease.
Meta-analysis reveals a 39% decreased risk of any infection among patients on long-term dialysis who have high or normal vitamin D levels.
Delaying treatment until after transplant doesn't adversely impact kidney allograft or survival.
Findings among adults undergoing kidney transplantation in Finland 1990 to 2010
Antiretroviral therapies have prolonged the survival of HIV patients, but the drugs can have adverse effects on the kidneys.
Researchers report a high rate of sustained virologic response after 12 weeks of treatment with a ribavirin-free co-formulation of glecaprevir and pibrentasvir.
Human semen contains 27 different viruses.
Modifying the penile microbiome could potentially reduce HIV acquisition in both men and women.
The number of suspected Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo has risen to 37.
The HPV vaccine has the potential to reverse the epidemic and prevent thousands of cancers in the US.
The researchers found that all patients treated for 12 and 24 weeks achieved sustained virologic response at 12 weeks after therapy ended.
Investigators examined semen samples under a microscope and found Zika present in spermatoza as well.
And virus is more likely to be found in male survivors older than 40, researchers report
Second report highlights ties between Zika and Guillain-Barr syndrome.
Know the signs of extreme response to infection; consider it a medical emergency.
The availability of direct-acting antiviral drugs may enable eradication of hepatitis C virus and improve outcomes.
Patient history, including assessment of travel, necessary to assess risk.
Significantly lower rates of admission for stroke, heart failure, pneumonia/influenza, all-cause-death.
While mosquitoes are by far the most common form of transmission, cases of sexual transmission can occur.
CDC statistics for 2013 to 2014 show troubling increase in resistant strains.
The link was discovered after an elderly cruise ship patient fell ill with the Zika virus.
Men returning from a Zika-infected area should abstain from sex or use a condom.
These factors include lower serum albumin levels and vascular access other than an arteriovenous fistula at dialysis initiation.
Overall one- and ten-year survival rates of the transplanted organs in commercial recipients compared with controls were 91% and 22% vs. 98% and 44%.
Two studies describe sexual transmission from survivor, persistence of Ebola virus RNA in semen.
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