December 03, 2021
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FDA approves Rituxan plus chemotherapy for pediatric lymphoma, leukemia

The FDA approved rituximab in combination with chemotherapy for several pediatric cancer indications.

December 03, 2021
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Top in rheumatology: Vaccine hesitancy, chloroquine‘s potential for cardiac toxicity

Top in rheumatology: Vaccine hesitancy, chloroquine‘s potential for cardiac toxicity

New insight into the top reasons for COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among underrepresented populations with rheumatic diseases was the top story in rheumatology last week.

December 03, 2021
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TBI experience, recovery different in women, men

Most studies on traumatic brain injury, particularly when it comes to military populations and blast injuries, have enrolled men, either primarily or exclusively.

December 03, 2021
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Addition of darolutamide to ADT, docetaxel extends survival in prostate cancer subset

The addition of darolutamide to docetaxel and androgen deprivation therapy significantly prolonged OS among men with metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer, according to topline results of the randomized phase 3 ARASENS trial.

December 03, 2021
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FDA classifies intraoperative orthopedic strain sensors for class II assignment

The FDA has announced a final amendment to classify intraoperative orthopedic strain sensors into class II with special controls, which will allow for increased patient access to innovative implant strain devices, according to a release.

December 03, 2021
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Roswell Park appoints chair in gynecologic oncology

Roswell Park appoints chair in gynecologic oncology

Emese Zsiros, MD, PhD, has been promoted to lead the department of gynecologic oncology at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.

December 03, 2021
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Initiative improves antibiotic prescribing for community-acquired pneumonia

Initiative improves antibiotic prescribing for community-acquired pneumonia

An initiative launched in dozens of Michigan hospitals more than doubled the rate of appropriate antibiotic prescribing for patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia, researchers reported.

December 03, 2021
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The Rome Foundation translates clinical diagnostic criteria

The Rome Foundation translates clinical diagnostic criteria

Modification of the Rome criteria into the new clinical practice model may reduce unnecessary diagnostics and enhances the patient-provider relationship, according to research published in Gastroenterology.

December 03, 2021
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Ticagrelor-aspirin DAPT reduces risk for different types of MI

Ticagrelor-aspirin DAPT reduces risk for different types of MI

Ticagrelor added to low-dose aspirin reduced the risk for spontaneous MI, MI related to stent thrombosis and STEMI compared with placebo in patients with diabetes and CAD, according to a new analysis of the THEMIS trial.

December 03, 2021
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FDA grants priority review to Reblozyl for beta-thalassemia subset

The FDA granted priority review to luspatercept-aamt for treatment of anemia among adults with non-transfusion-dependent beta-thalassemia.

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Checkpoint Inhibitors in Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer

This activity is supported by an independent medical education grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Sanofi Genzyme.

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Genetic Dyslipidemias: Familial Hypercholesterolemia and Beyond

This activity is supported by educational funding provided by Alexion Pharmaceuticals and Amryt Pharma DAC.

Genetic Dyslipidemias: Familial Hypercholesterolemia and Beyond
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Cytomegalovirus: Confronting Complications in the Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Setting

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

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Targeting Angiopoietin-2 in Retinal and Choroidal Vascular Diseases: A New Approach to Treatment

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.

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Curbside Consults: Severe Posterior Uveitis as a Spectrum of Disease

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Curbside Consults: Improving Long-term Post-Vitrectomy Outcomes With an Eye on Inflammation

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Curbside Consults: Achieving Sustained Reduction of Ocular Inflammation due to Noninfectious Uveitis

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Emergence of Novel Therapies for the Management of HFrEF

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

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