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Archive for May 15th 2012
From diagnosis to selecting therapeutics to predicting the course of the disease, everything about treating multiple sclerosis is complex. New research revealing that male MS patients are likely to suffer other chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes and coronary artery disease only makes management of the disease more difficult. The VA offers some tools to help clinicians navigate.
No one knows where or when the next influenza pandemic will begin, making immunization and surveillance important every year. At the VA, continued efforts to refine and expand the influenza vaccination program and invest in improved surveillance systems provide increasing protection for the nation’s most vulnerable veterans.
Interferon-Gamma Release Assays, revolutionary new blood tests that screen for tuberculosis are far more efficient than the old skin tests, which are notorious for inconsistencies in patient compliance and clinical interpretation as well as false positives for those vaccinated for TB. VA is beginning to expand the usage of the new tests, especially with the availability of new options.
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