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Zika: Full Disclosure, Expert Says He Was Also a Patient
Not only is Brazilian AIDS and infectious disease specialist Mauro Schecter, MD, PhD, an expert in Zika, he was also a patient. In the opening session of ID Week, he described what that was like.
Noninvasive technology can accurately measure liver stiffnesss and track progress in liver disease cure.
Researchers calculate that more than 300,000 people in the US are now affected by the parasitic illness Chagas Disease, once limited to Latin and South America.
Antibiotics known to disrupt the microbiome appear to send more patients back to the hospital, CDC researchers found.
Hookworms aren't the common affliction that they once were, at least in the developed world, but asthma prevalence is growing. A new study winks at a correlation, suggesting that a protein in the pesky parasites may treat asthma.
A review of studies concludes that switching psoriatic arthritis patients who have stopped responding to one tumor necrosis factor inhibitor (TNFi) to another will likely reduce their symptoms, but the effectiveness of each new medication will likely be less than each former medication.
At IDWeek 2016, Mark Murphy, DO, Advocate Children's discussed his team's quality improvement project to improve the HPV vaccine completion rates in pediatric patients, which is an "ongoing national issue".
In a sign of the growing global problem of drug resistance, researchers from Ohio reported a steady increase in the percentages of cases of gonorrhea that did not respond to the usual antibiotics.
A large registry study has found that short bouts of atrial fibrillation (AF) are not associated with any adverse events and, therefore, may not require anticoagulation or any other treatment.

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