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AMHERST, MA - Prior exposure to anthrax vaccine adsorbed (AVA) did not increase risk of disability separation from the Army or receipt of disability compensation from the VA, according to a consultant study.
FREDERICK, MD — Military researchers have moved a step closer to protecting humans against the deadly effects of Ebola virus.
RICHMOND, VA - Even though antibiotics may lead to an increase in international normalized ratio (INR) for older veterans on stable warfarin therapy, that may not result in clinically significant outcomes of bleeding or hospitalization, according to a new report.
TACOMA, WA - Sepsis, one of the leading causes of death in critical-care units, can progress rapidly, making early initiation of antibiotics critical.
RICHMOND, VA — The rate of serious infections is significantly increased for patients with decompensated cirrhosis who take proton pump inhibitors (PPI), according to a recent study.
By Brenda L. Mooney
BETHESDA, MD--Invasive fungal wound infections are on the increase in military personnel wounded by improvised explosive devices, leading to significant morbidity and even death in some cases where the victims initially survived.
LOS ANGELES — The approval last year of the first new drugs for treatment of hepatitis C (HCV) in 20 years substantially increased the rate of virologic cure for patients with the most common form of the disease. At the same time, the complex regime of medications has made adherence more difficult, increased the likelihood of development of treatment-resistant strains of HCV and made the role of the pharmacist in HCV management more important than ever.
Rural veterans with hepatitis C (HCV) could live hours from a medical center that provides specialty treatment for the disease. Through the VA Connecticut Healthcare System’s telemedicine initiative, however, specialists are training primary-care practitioners to deliver high quality HCV care close to home for patients.
Since its discovery in the early 1980s, hepatitis E has been a potent threat to military forces around the world.
WASHINGTON — Sexually-transmitted diseases are on the rise in troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a study which recommends more screening and health education.
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