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Lymphocytic thyroiditis yields high prevalence of benign cervical lymph nodes

July 25, 2016

Fewer central neck compartment metastatic lymph nodes and more reactive benign cervical lymph nodes were found in patients with lymphocytic thyroiditis compared with those without the autoimmune disorder, according to recent study findings.

It is unclear whether the link indicates a protective role of thyroid autoimmunity on lymph node spreading, according to the researchers.

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Orphan drug status granted for therapy to prevent post-transplantation pancreatic islet loss

July 25, 2016
The FDA granted an orphan drug designation to Araim Pharmaceuticals for its Innate Repair Receptor activator ARA 290, according to a press release. ARA 290 is intended…
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HPS2-THIRVE analysis: Adding niacin with laropiprant to statin reduced survival, increased costs

July 25, 2016
Quality of life-adjusted survival was reduced and hospital costs rose due to the addition of extended-release niacin with laropiprant to statin-based therapy, according…

Denosumab reduces cortical porosity in women with postmenopausal osteoporosis

July 25, 2016
Cortical porosity of the proximal femur shaft was reduced in women treated with denosumab therapy, study data show. The reduced cortical porosity results in increased…

Mixed-meal tolerance, arginine stimulation tests reproducible

July 25, 2016
Standardized mixed-meal tolerance and arginine stimulation tests are useful for providing measurements of beta-cell function that are reproducible and complementary…
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CME

Managing Obesity in 2015: Setting the Framework and Assessing All of the Options

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk.

This CME activity is based on the slides and lectures presented by the faculty at the symposium, Managing Obesity in…
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VIDEO: Combination therapy is ‘the wave of the future’ for diabetes treatment

June 30, 2016
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Diabetic Retinopathy: The Importance of Early Screening, Referral, and Management

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

Diabetic eye disease is one of the most common causes of vision loss in the United States. As the rates of diabetes…
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