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The Contagion® Prevention specialty page provides infection prevention-specific clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.

PREVENTION NEWS - Page 8

Addressing Pharmacokinetic Alterations That Occur in Patients Who Are in Acute Kidney Failure
Bruce A. Mueller, PharmD, shares some of the pharmacokinetic alterations that occur in patients who are in acute kidney failure in the intensive care unit.
HIV Prevention and Treatment Efforts Go High-Tech in New York
Primary care physicians are using an innovative heatmap, customized web-based software, and an extensive survey to reduce the number of new HIV diagnoses and increase viral suppression rates in patients with HIV.
Junin Virus Vaccine Antibodies Can Also Fight Machupo Virus
Researchers have found that a vaccine for Junin virus, a South American hemorrhagic fever virus, protects against another virus in the same family, opening up the possibility for universal vaccines for virus families.
Comparing Nitrofurantoin and Fosfomycin in the Treatment of UTIs
Comparing 2 commonly prescribed treatments for urinary tract infections, an international team of researchers discovers that 1 is clearly superior.
WHO Releases First-Ever Essential Diagnostics List: Special Public Health Watch
With limited access to state-of-the-art technology in much of the world, the organization hopes the new list will draw attention to the importance of diagnostics.
Iclaprim Proves Safe, Effective, & Well-Tolerated in REVIVE-2 Trial for Treatment of ABSSSI
The drug met its primary endpoint of noninferiority to vancomycin at both 48 to 72 hours after drug initiation and test of cure.
FDA Recalls That Should Be on Your Radar
In case you missed them, we’ve compiled a list of the latest recalls posted this week.
Early ART Treatment Key to Halting HIV-Related Brain Damage
Brain damage caused by HIV can begin soon after infection, according to new research, but initiating antiretroviral therapy drugs can halt the damage.
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