Presymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infections and Transmission in a Skilled Nursing Facility

coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection can spread rapidly within skilled nursing facilities. After identification of a case of Covid-19 in a skilled nursing facility, we assessed transmission and evaluated the adequacy of symptom-based screening to identify infections in residents.. ..Twenty-three days after the first positive test result in a resident at this skilled nursing facility, 57 of 89 residents (64%) tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. Among 76 … Continue reading Presymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infections and Transmission in a Skilled Nursing Facility

Clinical characteristics of chronic hepatitis B cured by peginterferon in combination with nucleotide analogs

The purpose of this study was to analyze the clinical characteristics of chronic hepatitis B (CHB) cured by antiviral therapy.. ..The combined treatment time for all participants was 124.7 ± 58.8 weeks, and the average Peg-IFN treatment time was 102.6 ± 56.1 weeks. At 24 weeks, Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and Hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg) had decreased more than 50% from baseline. Multivariate logistic regression analysis of … Continue reading Clinical characteristics of chronic hepatitis B cured by peginterferon in combination with nucleotide analogs