Infectious Disease
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Parit Mekaroonkamol from Emory University: Is ERCP Safe for Pediatric Patients?
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography is a common procedure in adult patients but a recent study looked at whether the procedure was safe for younger patients and whether it provided the same level of efficacy.
A recent study looked to shed light on the long-researched belief that caffeine decreases the risk of advanced hepatic fibrosis in people with hepatitis C.
A new approach to treating the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) could allow patients to temporarily stop their medication, according to a team from the University of Leuven in Belgium.
With May officially Hepatitis Awareness Month, there is an active campaign underway designed to encourage people to get tested for hepatitis C. May 19 has been designated National Hepatitis Testing Day in the US for the fifth year running.
Six-time Olympic gold medalist, Usain Bolt, is in the midst of preparing for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but the Zika virus is far from his list of concerns.
Patients suffering from celiac disease have higher odds of developing pneumonia if they haven’t received the pneumococcal vaccine.
Although Lyme disease typically impacts the skin, joints, and heart, it can also cause a variety of neurologic and psychiatric complications for which there are no current treatment guidelines.
What’s being described as a “research trifecta” is making waves in effort to find a vaccine for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

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