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Recently, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) updated its recommendations for gonorrhea and chlamydia screening based on a systematic review of the studies published since the previous recommendations in 2005/2007. The USPSTF recommended screening for chlamydia and gonorrhea in sexuall...(Read More)
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As the Ebola epidemic in West Africa deepens, U.S. healthcare organizations are working to have appropriate procedures and systems in place to handle suspected or confirmed cases of this highly infectious disease that cross American shores. To support the clinical laboratory community in this effor...(Read More)
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In 2001, a single-center randomized trial showed that early goal-directed therapy (EGDT) reduced mortality rates for septic shock, a high-mortality condition. The trial outcome earned EGDT an endorsement from the Surviving Sepsis Campaign as the go-to treatment for patients presenting to emergency ...(Read More)
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The federal government has recently taken action on what it is calling a “growing national health concern and a national security issue.” President Barack Obama recently signed an executive order​ calling for a government task force to develop a 5-year National Action Plan that outlines specific st...(Read More)
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