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ST2 levels predicted acute GVHD, mortality after double-unit cord blood transplantation

December 19, 2014

High levels of the biomarker suppressor of tumorigenicity 2 at 28 days post-cord blood transplantation independently predicted acute graft-versus-host disease, according to study results.

High levels of tumorigenicity 2 (ST2) also predicted transplant-related mortality, results showed.

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Stressful duties increased sudden cardiac death risk for police officers

December 19, 2014
Police officers engaged in stressful law enforcement duties such as suspect pursuits or rescue operations had a greater risk for sudden cardiac death compared with…
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Anticoagulant, antiplatelet medications carry rare dermatologic surgery hemorrhage risks

December 19, 2014
Dermatologists and dermatologic surgeons should be aware of the bleeding risks of anticoagulant and antiplatelet drugs used for cardiovascular diseases, according to…
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FDA approves Viekira Pak for treatment of HCV

December 19, 2014
The FDA today approved a treatment for patients with hepatitis C virus genotype 1 infection, including those with cirrhosis, according to a press release. A…
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Lower risk for type 2 diabetes among people with type O blood

December 19, 2014
People with the blood types A, B and AB have a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes than those with type O, according to recent study findings published in…
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Changing Perspectives on HCV: What Gastroenterologists Need to Know

Changing Perspectives on HCV: What Gastroenterologists Need to Know

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from AbbVie.

Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a leading cause of cirrhosis, end-stage liver disease, liver transplant…
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Eyelid Basal Cell Carcinoma in a Healthy Child

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Volume -2147483648
Online Only, December 12, 2014
Basal cell carcinoma is rare in children and usually is associated with genetic or immune predisposing factors. A…
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VIDEO: Vitreoretinal surgery update for the anterior segment surgeon

December 19, 2014
NEW YORK — John W. Kitchens, MD, discusses misconceptions people have about retina surgery at OSN New York.
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