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HINES, IL — Receiving appropriate amounts of information from valid sources may affect adherence to infection control recommendations during pandemics.
SAN DIEGO — Trivalent influenza vaccine (TIV) and live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) were similarly effective in preventing influenza, influenza-like illness and pneumonia in active duty U.S. servicemembers, according to a new study.
SILVER SPRING, MD - Using genetic sequencing, military scientists have found new evidence that the first vaccine shown to prevent HIV infection in humans also has an effect on viruses in those already infected.
AMHERST, MA - Prior exposure to anthrax vaccine adsorbed (AVA) did not increase risk of disability separation from the Army or receipt of disability compensation from the VA, according to a consultant study.
FREDERICK, MD — Military researchers have moved a step closer to protecting humans against the deadly effects of Ebola virus.
RICHMOND, VA - Even though antibiotics may lead to an increase in international normalized ratio (INR) for older veterans on stable warfarin therapy, that may not result in clinically significant outcomes of bleeding or hospitalization, according to a new report.
TACOMA, WA - Sepsis, one of the leading causes of death in critical-care units, can progress rapidly, making early initiation of antibiotics critical.
RICHMOND, VA — The rate of serious infections is significantly increased for patients with decompensated cirrhosis who take proton pump inhibitors (PPI), according to a recent study.
By Brenda L. Mooney
BETHESDA, MD--Invasive fungal wound infections are on the increase in military personnel wounded by improvised explosive devices, leading to significant morbidity and even death in some cases where the victims initially survived.
LOS ANGELES — The approval last year of the first new drugs for treatment of hepatitis C (HCV) in 20 years substantially increased the rate of virologic cure for patients with the most common form of the disease. At the same time, the complex regime of medications has made adherence more difficult, increased the likelihood of development of treatment-resistant strains of HCV and made the role of the pharmacist in HCV management more important than ever.
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