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Hyperglycemia increases infection risk in older patients with AML

May 6, 2016

Hyperglycemia appears common in patients aged older than 65 years with acute myeloid leukemia and increased risk for infection, according to results of a retrospective record review presented at the Oncology Nursing Society Annual Congress.

Although hyperglycemia is a great concern for patients with AML during induction who are at risk for infection, there have been a lack of data on the prevalence and impact of hyperglycemia.

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Landmark prostate cancer screening trial may have misrepresented data

May 5, 2016
The rates of PSA screening reported in the control group of the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial may have been inaccurately reported…

Henry Ford Health System program director named Komen Scholar

May 5, 2016
Lisa A. Newman, MD, MPH, director of the breast cancer program at Henry Ford Health System, has been selected to serve as a Komen Scholar for a 3-year term.Komen…
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ABIM to offer new MOC assessment options in January 2018

May 5, 2016
The American Board of Internal Medicine plans to offer a new Maintenance of Certification examination option in January 2018, according to a press release issued by the…
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FDA extends authority over e-cigarettes, cigars, hookah tobacco

May 5, 2016
The FDA today extended its regulatory authority over all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars and hookah tobacco, prohibiting retailers from selling these…
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The Patient with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

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The management of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has evolved in the past decade, as advances are made in diagnosis…
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VIDEO: New approaches demonstrate potential to exploit immune system to treat cancer

April 30, 2016
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The Patient with Lymphadenopathy

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Castleman’s disease is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder that is characterized by enlargement of 1 (unicentric) or…
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