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Mavyret Labeling Updated With Dosing for Liver, Kidney Transplant Patients

Mavyret Labeling Updated With Dosing for Liver, Kidney Transplant Patients

The Dosage and Administration section has been revised to state that Mavyret is recommended for 12 weeks in liver or kidney transplant recipients.

Safety and Immunogenicity of Tdap Vaccine Immunization During Pregnancy

Safety and Immunogenicity of Tdap Vaccine Immunization During Pregnancy

Immunization with Tdap vaccine during pregnancy results in higher levels of antibodies early in infancy but lower levels after the primary vaccine series.

Urine-Based Strongyloides-Specific ELISA Comparable to Serological Assay

Urine-Based Strongyloides-Specific ELISA Comparable to Serological Assay

A urine-based assay for strongyloidiasis had a diagnostic accuracy comparable to the serological assay, and both perform better than coprological assays.

Measles Case Reported in Minnesota

Measles Case Reported in Minnesota

A Somali-American child in Minnesota has been diagnosed with the measles after returning from a trip to Africa.

Delays in Seeking Care, a Major Cause of Costly 2013 NYC Measles Outbreak

Delays in Seeking Care, a Major Cause of Costly 2013 NYC Measles Outbreak

Vaccine refusals and delays, particularly in young children, fueled a large measles outbreak following importation of a case into the United States.

CDC: Salmonella Outbreaks in 44 States Linked to Backyard Poultry

CDC: Salmonella Outbreaks in 44 States Linked to Backyard Poultry

At least 212 people in 44 states have been sickened in Salmonella outbreaks linked to contact with live poultry in backyard flocks.

Several Invasive Procedures Linked to Infective Endocarditis

Several Invasive Procedures Linked to Infective Endocarditis

Several invasive medical procedures, including cardiovascular procedures and procedures of the skin and management of wounds, are associated with increased risk of infective endocarditis.

Some Bacteria Now More Tolerant of Alcohol-Based Sanitizers

Some Bacteria Now More Tolerant of Alcohol-Based Sanitizers

Some types of bacteria are developing tolerance of alcohol-based hand sanitizers used in hospitals.

Ciprofloxacin May Increase Likelihood of Aortic Dissection, Rupture

Ciprofloxacin May Increase Likelihood of Aortic Dissection, Rupture

In a mouse model of moderate, sporadic aortic aneurysm and dissection (AAD), ciprofloxacin increases susceptibility to aortic dissection and rupture.

Integrating Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder and Infectious Diseases

Integrating Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder and Infectious Diseases

All healthcare providers have a role in combating the opioid use disorder epidemic and its infectious disease consequences.

Continuing, Switching TNFi After Serious Infection Reduces Likelihood of Recurrent Infection

Continuing, Switching TNFi After Serious Infection Reduces Likelihood of Recurrent Infection

Patients who continued or switched their TNF inhibitor after a serious infection had a lower risk for recurrent infection compared with those who stopped the drug.

Infective Endocarditis More Common With Bicuspid Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve Prolapse

Infective Endocarditis More Common With Bicuspid Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve Prolapse

Individuals with bicuspid aortic valve and mitral valve prolapse have a higher risk of developing infective endocarditis (IE) than the general population.

Safety and Immunogenicity of Group A Streptococcus Vaccine Candidate MJ8VAX

Safety and Immunogenicity of Group A Streptococcus Vaccine Candidate MJ8VAX

Intramuscular administration of a novel group A streptococcus vaccine candidate (MJ8VAX) was demonstrated to be safe and immunogenic.

No Higher Risk of Autoimmune Disorders After HPV4 Vaccination

No Higher Risk of Autoimmune Disorders After HPV4 Vaccination

Following quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV4) vaccination, girls age 12 to 17 years do not have increased risk of autoimmune disorders.

HPV Vaccine Eliminates Advanced Skin Cancer in 97-Year-Old

HPV Vaccine Eliminates Advanced Skin Cancer in 97-Year-Old

The 9-valent HPV vaccine could be a therapeutic option for patients with cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma when surgical management is not an option.

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