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Catheter Related Blood Stream Infections: Incidence and Cost of Treatment Part I

Jonathan Sackier, MD, a Visiting Professor of Surgery at the University of Virginia, discusses the incidence and costs of catheter related blood stream infections (CRBSI) in hospitals in the United States. He discusses why this continues to be a problem, and references a recent survey from the Association...
Jonathan Sackier, MD, a Visiting Professor of Surgery at the University of Virginia, discusses the ongoing problem of Catheter Related Blood Stream Infections in hospitals in the United States. He discusses why this continues to be a problem, and references a recent survey from the Association for...

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Oseltamivir effective for human cases of H5N1 avian influenza

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The high case mortality rate associated with H5N1 avian influenza in humans can be significantly reduced with oseltamivir therapy, even when started a week after symptom onset, according to an analysis of a global patient registry. “While interest in avian influenza has...