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For children born in 2015 to 2016

CDC: Vaccination Coverage Generally High for Those Born in 2015-16

Uninsured children, those insured by Medicaid had lower coverage than those with private insurance
Tesamorelin reduces liver fat content in patients with HIV and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Tesamorelin May Aid Patients With HIV, Fatty Liver Disease

Tesamorelin significantly reduced hepatic fat fraction compared with placebo
After one year of therapy with lumacaftor-ivacaftor in a real-world setting

Lumacaftor-Ivacaftor Aids Cystic Fibrosis in Real-World Setting

Improved lung function, increased BMI, reduced need for IV antibiotics seen after one year of therapy
Patient portal use has a positive impact on preventive health behaviors

Patient Portal Use Has Positive Impact on Preventive Health Behaviors

Portal users more likely to be younger, white, have commercial insurance, higher annual income
The risk for hospitalization with pandemic influenza is higher for patients with type 2 diabetes than for those without type 2 diabetes

Patients With T2DM Who Have Flu More Likely to Be Hospitalized

Mortality risk for flu-related hospitalizations lower for those with versus without type 2 diabetes
Potential anaphylactic or anaphylactoid reactions have been associated with insertion of peripherally inserted central catheters using the Sherlock tip locating system

Anaphylactic Reactions Tied to PICC Insertion With Magnetic Tip

Anaphylactic, anaphylactoid reactions linked to PICC insertion using Sherlock tip locating system
Seasonal influenza viruses are circulating widely in the Southern Hemisphere

CDC: Seasonal Influenza Viruses Circulating in Southern Hemisphere

Influenza A(H3) predominating in many regions in Southern Hemisphere; influenza activity low in U.S.
Active acute respiratory illness surveillance can be implemented among patients and staff in an adult long-term care facility

Acute Respiratory Viral Illness Surveillance Possible in Long-Term Care

Data revealed many health care personnel who reported an illness said they worked when sick
Medicare graduate medical education payments increased significantly from 2000 to 2015

2000 to 2015 Saw Increase in Medicare GME Payments

Increase mainly due to indirect payments, primarily inpatient costs rather than resident-to-bed ratio

Infectious Diseases Society of America, Oct. 2-6

The Infectious Diseases Society of America Annual Meeting (ID Week 2019) The annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America was held...