Archive for November, 2007

Perinatal Guidelines Nov.2007

Public Health Service Task Force Recommendations for Use of Antiretroviral Drugs in Pregnant HIV-Infected Women for Maternal Health and Interventions to Reduce Perinatal HIV Transmission in the United States – November 2, 2007

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Nonconsented Human Immunodeficiency Virus Testing Among Critically Ill Patients

Archives of Internal Medicine 26 Nov 2007  Vol.167  N.21 p.2323-2328

Scott D. Halpern, MD, PhD, MBioethics; Thomas S. Metkus, MD; Barry D. Fuchs, MD; Nicholas S. Ward, MD; Mark D. Siegel, MD; John M. Luce, MD; J. Randall Curtis, MD, MPH

Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine (Drs Halpern and Fuchs), Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Dr Halpern), Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (Dr Halpern), and Department of Medicine (Dr Metkus), University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia; Divisions of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island (Dr Ward), University of California, San Francisco (Dr Luce), and Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle (Dr Curtis); and Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut (Dr Siegel).


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Eltrombopag for Thrombocytopenia in Patients with Cirrhosis Associated with Hepatitis C

N Engl J Medic  Nov.29, 2007  Vol.357   N.22  p.2227-2236   

John G. McHutchison, M.D., Geoffrey Dusheiko, M.D., Mitchell L. Shiffman, M.D., Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D., Samuel Sigal, M.D., Marc Bourliere, M.D., Thomas Berg, M.D., Stuart C. Gordon, M.D., Fiona M. Campbell, B.Sc., Dickens Theodore, M.D., M.P.H., Nicole Blackman, Ph.D., Julian Jenkins, M.Sc., Nezam H. Afdhal, M.D., for the TPL102357 Study Group

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Prevention of Nosocomial Infection in Cardiac Surgery by Decontamination of the Nasopharynx and Oropharynx With Chlorhexidine Gluconate

JAMA  Nov 22, 2006  Vol.296  N.20  p.2460-2466

A Randomized Controlled Trial

Patrique Segers, MD; Ron G. H. Speekenbrink, PhD; Dirk T. Ubbink, PhD; Marc L. van Ogtrop, PhD; Bas A. de Mol, MD, PhD

Departments of Cardiothoracic Surgery (Drs Segers and de Mol) and Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Bioinformatics and Surgery (Dr Ubbink), Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam; and Departments of Cardiothoracic Surgery (Dr Speekenbrink) and Medical Microbiology (Dr van Ogtrop), Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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Does Penicillin Remain the Drug of Choice for Pneumococcal Pneumonia in View of Emerging in Vitro Resistance?

Clinical Infectious Diseases 15 Jan 2006 Vol.42 N.2 p.234-237


Christine C. Chioua

Department of Pediatrics, Veterans General HospitalKaohsiung and National Yang Ming University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

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Penicillins for Treatment of Pneumococcal Pneumonia: Does In Vitro Resistance Really Matter?

Clinical Infectious Diseases 15 Jan 2006  V.42  N.2  p.224-233

Lance R. Peterson

Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Research Institute, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Division of Microbiology, and Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois


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Outcome of Prosthetic Joint Infection in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis: The Impact of Medical and Surgical Therapy in 200 Episodes

Clinical Infectious Diseases 15 Jan 2006 Vol.42 N.2 p.216-223

Elie F. Berbari, Douglas R. Osmon, Mary C. T. Duffy, R. N. William Harmssen, Jayawant N. Mandrekar, Arlen D. Hanssen, and James M. Steckelberg

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota

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A Clinical and Microbiological Comparison of Staphylococcus aureus Toxic Shock and Scalded Skin Syndromes in Children

Clinical Infectious Diseases 15 Jan 2006 Vol.42 N.2 p.181-185

Chia-Yu Chi,1,2,a Shih-Min Wang,3,a Hui-Chen Lin,2 and Ching-Chuan Liu2,4

1Division of Clinical Research, National Health Research Institutes, Zhunan, and Departments of 2Pediatrics and 3Emergency Medicine, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, and 4Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

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2007 December AIDS Epidemic Update – UNAIDS – WHO

2007 December  AIDS Epidemic Update – UNAIDS – WHO


Global Overview

Regional Overview

Sub-Saharan Africa


Eastern Europe and Central Asia


Latin America

North America, Western and Central Europe

Middle East and North Africa



Global estimates for Adults and Children 2007

Adults and Children estimated to be living with HIV in 2007

Estimated number of Adults and Children newly infected with HIV during 2007

Estimated Adult and Child Deaths from AIDS during 2007


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Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings

MMWR Recommendations and Reports Sept 22, 2006  Vol.55 RR.14 p.1-17

Bernard M. Branson, MD1, H. Hunter Handsfield, MD2, Margaret A. Lampe, MPH1, Robert S. Janssen, MD1, Allan W. Taylor, MD1, Sheryl B. Lyss, MD1, Jill E. Clark, MPH3

1Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (proposed), 2Division of STD Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (proposed) and University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 3Northrup Grumman Information Technology (contractor with CDC)

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