Month: September 2008

News Story #21060

Supplement October 2008 MRSA Infections Are Problematic, But Is Screening Always a Good Idea?by Lynne Friedmann and Gary TufelTesting for nosocomial infections is growing in importance, with MRSA screening a hot topic SPONSOR

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Researchers Evaluate Genetic Screening to Guide Initial HIV Treatment

A major study from a team of researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College and Massachusetts General Hospital has found that a recent change to HIV-treatment guidelines recommending genetic screening is cost-effective under certain conditions. The new recommendation suggests conducting a genetic screening test prior to prescribing the drug abacavir, one of the preferred first-line drugs for the treatment for HIV-infected adults.

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