Data from multiple sources - Curated by Toby Galbraith - Last updated 06 June 2017

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FDA approves Solana RSV + hMPV Assay as a diagnostic for infectious disease.- Quidel Corp.

Quidel Corporation announced that it has received clearance from the FDA to market its Solana respiratory syncytial virus (“RSV”) +...

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CHMP recommends approval of change of indication for Cubicin (daptomycin) in infection.- Merck Inc.

The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) adopted a positive opinion recommending a change to the terms of...

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FDA grants accelerated approval for benznidazole as a treatment for Chagas disease.-Chemo Research S.L.

Benznidazole was approved by the FDA to treat Chagas disease, using the Accelerated Approval pathway. The Accelerated Approval pathway allows...

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UK national guidelines on the management of syphilis 2015

These guidelines are an update for 2015 of the 2008 UK guidelines for the management of syphilis. The writing group...

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Fever in under 5s: assessment and initial management

This guideline is designed to assist healthcare professionals in the initial assessment and immediate treatment of young children with fever...

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Journal articles

Effects of vasodilators on haemodynamic coherence.

Vasodilators are a potential therapeutic option for patients with persisting microcirculatory disorders despite adequate cardiac output and mean arterial pressure due to conventional haemodynamic...

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Clinical presentation and risk factors of serious infections in children with Down syndrome treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in children with Down syndrome (DS) is associated with a higher incidence of life-threatening infections compared to the overall pediatric population. 

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Isavuconazole treatment for mucormycosis: a single-arm open-label trial and case-control analysis.

Background: Mucormycosis is an uncommon invasive fungal disease with high mortality and few treatment options. Isavuconazole is a triazole active...

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