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Vitamin A supplementation may improve outcomes after pediatric bone marrow transplant

May 22, 2017

Lower levels of vitamin A promoted gastrointestinal graft-versus-host disease in children following hematopoietic stem cell transplant, according to results of a prospective cohort study.

Thus, vitamin A supplementation may improve transplant outcomes for these patients, according to the researchers.

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Thyroid surgery complications more common than previously believed

May 22, 2017
Thyroid surgery-specific complications developed within 1 year of thyroid surgery in 12% of adults with differentiated or medullary thyroid cancer, and 6% developed…

Cybersecurity expert: 5 things physicians should consider to help protect data

May 22, 2017
In this guest commentary, Zuly Gonzalez, co-founder and CEO of Light Point Security and former cybersecurity expert at the National Security Agency, discusses what

Q&A: Why health care remains a target to cyberattacks like WannaCry

May 22, 2017
Earlier this month, hackers executed a worldwide ransomware attack that has impacted more than 100 countries and infected tens of thousands of computers. More than 30…
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Elderly black patients more likely to develop colorectal cancer

May 22, 2017
The risk for interval colorectal cancer was 31% greater in elderly black patients enrolled in Medicare than in white patients, with a more noticeable difference seen in…
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Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors for Advanced Bladder Cancer: Applying Clinical Advances and Elucidating Best Practices

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co, Inc.

Advances in immunology and the advent of immune checkpoint blockade inhibition for advanced bladder cancer are poised…
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VIDEO: Managing immune-related adverse events requires multidisciplinary approach

April 13, 2017
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Polycythemia Vera: Aligning Real World Practices With Current Best Practices

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Incyte Corporation.

Ruben A. Mesa, MD, provides practical insights into treating polycythemia vera in this video series. In addition to…
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