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Benefits of Azithromycin Outweigh Risks in Elderly Hospitalized with Pneumonia
By Jackie Syrop
Among patients aged 65 years or older who are hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia, azithromycin lowers the risk of 90-day mortality in exchange for slightly increased odds of myocardial infarction compared to other antibiotic regimens.
Two Americans Infected with Ebola Virus Treated with the Experimental Medication ZMapp
By Adam Hochron
While hundreds of people have died in Africa from the latest outbreak of the Ebola virus, two infected Americans appear to be recovering after receiving doses of an experimental serum that has never been tested in human subjects
CDC Provides More Answers About ZMapp
By Adam Hochron
Now that the two American patients infected with Ebola have arrived safely in Atlanta, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released more information about ZMapp, the experimental medication the patients were treated with before being flown back to the US.
Intervention Remedies Racial Disparities in HIV Research
By Jacquelyn Gray
While half of all HIV/AIDS patients are African American, they only comprise 30% of those enrolled in clinical trials on the disease.
Temple Research Team Claims Success in HIV Removal
By Adam Hochron
Researchers at Temple University believe they have found a way to help remove any traces of HIV-1 from a person’s body as work continues toward a cure for the virus.
Recommendations to Improve Liver Health in Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C Patients
By Jacquelyn Gray
Although it is widely understood that hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) are the leading causes of liver cirrhosis and liver cancer, an alarming number of HBV and HCV carriers have unhealthy habits that result in poor liver health.
Are Hospital-acquired Conditions Inherent in Bariatric Surgery?
By Jeannette Wick
The patients who are most likely to develop a hospital-acquired condition after bariatric surgery are precisely those who stand to benefit the most from undergoing the procedure