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Age-related clonal hematopoiesis increased risk for hematologic malignancies

November 26, 2014

Somatic mutations that led to clonal outgrowth of hematopoietic cells occurred more frequently in older patients and were associated with an increased risk for hematologic malignancies, according to results of two studies published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

The first analysis — conducted by Siddhartha Jaiswal, MD, PhD, clinical fellow in pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital, and colleagues — included 17,182 adults who were unselected for hematologic phenotypes (median age, 58 years). A majority of these participants (n=15,801) were enrolled in type 2 diabetes association studies, and 1,381 were enrolled in the Jackson Heart Study.

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VIDEO: Wound closure with new technologies

November 26, 2014
NEW YORK — At OSN New York, John A. Hovanesian, MD, discusses corneal wounds, leak rates and the challenges associated with wound closure and the use of hydrogel…
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VIDEO: Distinguishing asthma from COPD in elderly poses challenge to clinicians

November 26, 2014
ATLANTA — In this video, Stephen P. Peters, MD, PhD, FAAAAI, FCCP, FACP, FCPP, discusses his presentation on differentiating asthma from COPD in the aging…
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Physical activity program did not prevent CV events in older adults

November 26, 2014
CHICAGO — A structured physical activity program had no effect on CV events in older adults compared with a health education program, according to new data from…
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In Focus: Advances in AMD – Clinical Case: Starting therapy in a patient newly diagnosed with wet AMD

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

Successful early treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration offers the best odds for maintaining visual acuity…
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Interprofessional Teaching Project With Nursing and Physical Therapy Students to Promote Caregiver and Patient Safety

Journal of Nursing Education, December 2014, Volume 53 Issue 12
Nurse educators must adjust curricula to meet the dynamic and critical changes in the health care environment, and to…
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VIDEO: Distinguishing asthma from COPD in elderly poses challenge to clinicians

November 26, 2014
ATLANTA — In this video, Stephen P. Peters, MD, PhD, FAAAAI, FCCP, FACP, FCPP, discusses his presentation on…
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