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Volume 20—2014

Volume 20, Number 10—October 2014

Medscape CME Activity
Risk Factors for Human Lice and Bartonellosis among the Homeless, San Francisco, California, USA PDF Version [PDF - 521 KB - 7 pages]
D. L. Bonilla et al.
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Results suggest that body lice disproportionately affect certain demographic groups and those who sleep outdoors.

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Rapidly Growing Mycobacteria Associated with Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Australia, 2005–2011 PDF Version [PDF - 683 KB - 8 pages]
H. L. Wright et al.
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Device removal seems to be vital to successful therapy.

Volume 20, Number 9—September 2014

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Pneumocystis jirovecii Pneumonia in Patients with or without AIDS, France PDF Version [PDF - 517 KB - 8 pages]
A. Roux et al.
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Immunosuppressed patients without AIDS had longer time to treatment and a higher rate of death than did patients with AIDS.

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Confirmed Bacillus anthracis Infection among Persons Who Inject Drugs, Scotland, 2009–2010 PDF Version [PDF - 736 KB - 12 pages]
M. Booth et al.
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Patients who died had an increased sequential organ failure assessment score and need for vasopressors.

Volume 20, Number 8—August 2014

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Leptospirosis-Associated Hospitalizations, United States, 1998–2009 PDF Version [PDF - 394 KB - 7 pages]
R. M. Traxler et al.
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Average cost and duration of hospitalizations were significantly greater than for other infectious diseases.

Volume 20, Number 7—July 2014

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Epidemiology of Influenza Virus Types and Subtypes in South Africa, 2009–2012 PDF Version [PDF - 546 KB - 8 pages]
A. L. Cohen et al.
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Patient age and co-infections, but not disease severity, were associated with virus type and subtype.

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Lessons for Control of Heroin-Associated Anthrax in Europe from 2009–2010 Outbreak Case Studies, London, UK PDF Version [PDF - 449 KB - 8 pages]
A. Abbara et al.
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Serologic surveillance should be implemented to identify the prevalence of this disease in persons who inject drugs.

Volume 20, Number 6—June 2014

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Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes and Coxiella burnetii Antibodies in Pregnant Women, Denmark PDF Version [PDF - 417 KB - 7 pages]
S. Nielsen et al.
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Complications were identified in only 9 pregnancies during 2007–2011.

Volume 20, Number 5—May 2014

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Outbreaks of Kingella kingae Infections in Daycare Facilities PDF Version [PDF - 501 KB - 8 pages]
P. Yagupsky
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Improved methods for identifying infected children and carriers are needed to adequately investigate outbreaks of K. kingae.

Volume 20, Number 4—April 2014

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Travel-associated Antimicrobial Drug–Resistant Nontyphoidal Salmonellae, 2004–2009 PDF Version [PDF - 669 KB - 9 pages]
R. S. Barlow et al.
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Providers should evaluate patient travel history and bacterial serotype when considering antimicrobial therapy.

Volume 20, Number 3—March 2014

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Use of Drug-Susceptibility Testing for Management of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis, Thailand, 2004–2008 PDF Version [PDF - 522 KB - 9 pages]
E. Lam et al.
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In selected areas, test results were rarely used for management of MDR TB.

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Invasive Fungal Infections after Natural Disasters PDF Version [PDF - 539 KB - 7 pages]
K. Benedict and B. J. Park
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Fungal infections in persons affected by natural disasters are a potentially overlooked public health problem.

Volume 20, Number 2—February 2014

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Peer Reviewed Report Available Online Only
Medscape CME Activity
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Expert Panel Meetings on Prevention and Treatment of Anthrax in Adults
K. A. Hendricks et al.
Peer Reviewed Report Available Online Only
Medscape CME Activity
Special Considerations for Prophylaxis for and Treatment of Anthrax in Pregnant and Postpartum Women
D. Meaney-Delman et al.
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Clinical recommendations for the prevention and treatment of anthrax among pregnant women are updated.

Volume 20, Number 1—January 2014

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Raw Milk Consumption among Patients with Non–Outbreak-related Enteric Infections, Minnesota, USA, 2001–2010 PDF Version [PDF - 580 KB - 7 pages]
T. J. Robinson et al.
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The risk for illness associated with raw milk consumption is far greater than previously realized.

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