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Dried blood spots a poor screening target for neonatal CMV

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis of dried blood spots is an insensitive means of neonatal screening for cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, a large study shows. “Real-time dried blood spot PCR assays are not...

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Infliximab plus azathioprine effective for stubborn Crohn’s disease

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In adults with moderate-to-severe active Crohn’s disease, treatment with infliximab plus azathioprine, or infliximab alone, led to significantly higher rates of corticosteroid-free clinical remission and mucosal...

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Deadly fungal infections often occur late after organ transplantation

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Solid organ recipients often develop invasive fungal infections months or even years after transplant, according to registry data from the U.S. Depending on the organism, one-year mortality ranges up to 40%, investigators...