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Miller JL, Silverstein JH. Management Approaches for Pediatric Obesity.Jeffery DR. Managing Multiple Sclerosis at an Early Stage.

Aguilar EJ, Siris SG. Do Antipsychotic Drugs Influence Suicidal Behavior in Schizophrenia?.

Kavanaugh A. Reducing Progression of Rheumatoid Arthritis: New Biologic Therapies — Mechanism of Action and Safety Considerations.

Rex DK. New Approaches to Endoscopic Sedation.

DeMaria EJ, Murr M, Byrne TK, Blackstone R, Grant JP, Budak A, Wolfe L. Validation of the Obesity Surgery Mortality Risk Score in a Multicenter Study Proves It Stratifies Mortality Risk in Patients Undergoing Gastric Bypass for Morbid Obesity.

Terkeltaub R, Fox RI, Kavanaugh A. Advances in Inflammatory Diseases.

Journal Watch: Infectious Diseases for November 21, 2007


The Effects of HIV Infection on TB

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Genotypic clusters of TB including ≥1 HIV-infected person were larger, lasted longer, and had shorter periods between cases than did those involving only HIV-uninfected persons.

By Neil M. Ampel, MD

November 21, 2007

Covering: DeRiemer K et al. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2007 Nov 1; 176:936

The Quantiferon TB Test in Immunocompromised Patients

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The Quantiferon TB-2G was more accurate than the standard tuberculin skin test for diagnosing active TB in immunocompromised patients.

By Thomas Glück, MD

November 21, 2007

Covering: Kobashi Y et al. Eur Respir J 2007 Nov 30:945

Short-Course Nitrofurantoin for Uncomplicated Cystitis in Women

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A 5-day course of nitrofurantoin is equivalent to 3 days of TMP-SMX for uncomplicated cystitis in women, providing another alternative to fluoroquinolone use.

By Daniel J. Diekema, MD, MS

November 21, 2007

Covering: Gupta K et al. Arch Intern Med 2007 Nov 12; 167:2207

Fungal Infections in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Recipients

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Invasive fungal infections occurred in 3.7% of transplant recipients; incidence and mortality were significantly higher with allogeneic than with autologous transplants.

By Neil M. Ampel, MD

November 21, 2007

Covering: Pagano L et al. Clin Infect Dis 2007 Nov 1; 45:1161

Polio-Like Outbreaks Caused by Enterovirus Type 71

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Incidence of neurologic EV71 disease, which clinically resembles poliomyelitis but is caused by a different enterovirus, seems to be increasing.

By Stephen G. Baum, MD

November 21, 2007

Covering: Pérez-Vélez CM et al. Clin Infect Dis 2007 Oct 15; 45:950

Multiple Sclerosis: An EBV Connection?

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Persistence and reactivation of Epstein-Barr virus in the central nervous system may play a role in MS immunopathogenesis.

By Larry M. Baddour, MD

November 21, 2007

Covering: Serafini B et al. J Exp Med 2007 Nov 5;

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