Benjamin Patterson, MBBS

Infectious Diseases Specialist

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A Pan-Tuberculosis Regimen: The Debate Continues

A Pan-Tuberculosis Regimen: The Debate Continues

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Last month the South Africa National Tuberculosis Program decided to make oral bedaqualine available for all rifampin-resistant TB (RR-TB) in place of — the often more toxic — injectable drugs.

The Uncertain Association Between Abacavir and the Risk for Acute Myocardial Infarction

The Uncertain Association Between Abacavir and the Risk for Acute Myocardial Infarction

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A higher prevalence of traditional cardiovascular risk factors may be partially responsible for the increased incidence of cardiovascular disease in people living with HIV.

Can Direct-Acting Antivirals Finally Achieve Hepatitis C Elimination?

Can Direct-Acting Antivirals Finally Achieve Hepatitis C Elimination?

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Unrestricted use of DAAs may be an invaluable component of preventing HCV transmission by reducing the infectious pool of individuals.

Could a New Universal Tuberculosis Regimen Help End the TB Pandemic?

Could a New Universal Tuberculosis Regimen Help End the TB Pandemic?

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The Lancet Respiratory Medicine staged a debate between proponents and opponents of pan-TB regimens to tackle the current suboptimal worldwide management of TB resistance.

How Important Is the Timing of Antibiotics for Surviving Sepsis?

How Important Is the Timing of Antibiotics for Surviving Sepsis?

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Early antibiotic administration in treating infection has evident biological plausibility, however, time-sensitivity to outcomes appears to be most relevant in septic shock.

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