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TV Ads for ACA Enrollment Linked to Decline in Uninsured Rates

March 28, 2017. 7:00 PM EST. Counties exposed to higher volumes of local insurance ads had larger drop in uninsurance Read article

OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES

Perinatal HIV Infection Down in U.S. From 2002 to 2013

March 23, 2017 37.5% of mothers had HIV infection diagnosed pre-pregnancy in 2002-2005, vs 51.5% in 2010-2013

Black, Asian Medical Students Less Likely to Be AΩA Members

March 21, 2017 After adjustment, black, Asian medical students are less likely than white students to be AΩA members

Review: Multiple DAA Regimens Effective for HCV Genotype 1

March 21, 2017 Six DAA regimens show high SVR in HCV genotype 1 without cirrhosis, even with HIV co-infection

Patient, Physician Co-Washing May Increase Hand Washing

March 21, 2017 Patients endorsed importance of hand washing 98.7 percent of the time

Los Angeles eConsult Program Can Reduce Wait Times

March 17, 2017 eConsult program rapidly adopted; used by more than 3,000 primary care providers by 2015

Women Underrepresented Among Grand Rounds Speakers

March 15, 2017 Women presented a median of 28.3 percent of the total sessions

Immune Responses to Ebola Vaccines Persist at One Year

March 15, 2017 All active vaccine recipients maintained Ebola virus-specific immunoglobulin responses at day 360

Visceral Fat Differentiates Crohn’s From Intestinal Tuberculosis

March 14, 2017 High sensitivity, specificity for differentiation with cut-off of 0.63 for visceral fat/subcutaneous fat ratio

Higher Spending by Physicians Not Tied to Better Outcomes

March 13, 2017 No difference in patient outcomes when physicians order more -- or more pricey -- tests, treatments

Post-PCV13 Drop in Streptococcus pneumoniae Bacteremia

March 13, 2017 As pneumococcal rates dropped, rates of E. coli, Salmonella spp, Staphylococcus aureus increased

Chorioretinal Lesions Secondary to Zika Virus Observed

March 13, 2017 Acute-onset, self-resolving, placoid, or multifocal non-necrotizing chorioretinal lesions reported

Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission Low, but More Progress Possible

March 13, 2017 ID of missed opportunities can provide insight to improve existing strategies, researchers say

HBV Reactivation Seen With DAA Treatment of Chronic Hep C

March 13, 2017 HBV virological reactivation in four of seven patients with current HBV infection; none with past infection

Warm Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia ID’d After Babesiosis

March 10, 2017 WAHA developed in six patients at two to four weeks after babesiosis diagnosis; all six patients asplenic

Recent Outbreak of Yellow Fever in Brazil

March 09, 2017 Yellow fever has potential to be fifth mosquito-borne infection to appear in U.S. since 1990s