November 28, 2020
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NuVasive receives FDA clearance for thoracolumbar interbody portfolio

NuVasive Inc. has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its portfolio of static and expandable thoracolumbar interbody implants for the treatment of sagittal malalignment and deformities of the spine, according to a press release.

November 25, 2020
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A decade of success: CAR-T pioneers reflect on past, look toward future

Ten years ago, researchers at NCI reported use of CD19-directed chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy that successfully induced remission in a patient with follicular lymphoma.

November 25, 2020
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VIDEO: McCabe discusses data for new IOL

VIDEO: McCabe discusses data for new IOL

In this Healio Video Perspective from the virtual AAO annual meeting, Cathleen M. McCabe, MD, discusses study data for the AcrySof IQ Vivity lens (Alcon), a nondiffractive presbyopia-correcting IOL.

November 25, 2020
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Investigational agents receive fast track designation for hematology/oncology indications

The FDA granted fast track designation to several agents under investigation for the treatment of patients with certain solid tumors or hematologic malignancies.

November 25, 2020
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Educating APPs to provide primary palliative care improves integration into practice

Educating APPs to provide primary palliative care improves integration into practice

Palliative care is an important piece of cancer care that improves the quality of life for patients with cancer.

November 25, 2020
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Out of the dark age

Out of the dark age

On Oct. 25, 2016, HemOnc Today published an editorial titled “Animal Farm, 1984 and The Hunger Games,” which warned members of the electorate to be thoughtful about their imminent decisions and predicted a time of dystopia, contingent on the outcome.

November 25, 2020
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Is the FDA’s guidance on FDAAA 810 adequate to ensure compliance?

Is the FDA’s guidance on FDAAA 810 adequate to ensure compliance?

I agree that there is a need for enforcement and compliance, which historically has not happened. However, I don’t think rigid enforcement ultimately helps patients.

November 25, 2020
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Unpublished clinical trial results a ‘violation of the covenant’ with participants

Unpublished clinical trial results a ‘violation of the covenant’ with participants

The goal of most clinical trials — including those that test a medication, assess a diagnostic device or evaluate a surgical technique — is to gather and share information about the efficacy and safety of an intervention.

November 25, 2020
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Air pollution linked to depressive symptoms, episodic memory decline among older women

Air pollution linked to depressive symptoms, episodic memory decline among older women

Late-life air pollution exposure among women aged 80 years or older appeared associated with increased risk for depressive episodes and episodic memory declines, according to study results published in Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

November 25, 2020
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Future developments in CLL reside in testing, CAR T-cell therapy

Future developments in CLL reside in testing, CAR T-cell therapy

In this video, Ryan W. Jacobs, MD, discussed next-generation treatments for novel targets and other developments on the horizon for chronic lymphocytic leukemia, including perfecting CAR T-cell therapy.

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Game On! – Conundrums in HIV Management

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Cytomegalovirus in the Transplantation Setting: Assessing the Evidence in Real-world Applications

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Ace the Case: A 59-Year-Old Man With Multiple Myeloma Relapsing While on Lenalidomide Maintenance

Support for this activity has been provided through educational grants from Adaptive Biotechnologies; Amgen; Bristol Myers Squibb; Janssen Biotech, Inc., administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC; Karyopharm Therapeutics; Oncopeptides; and Sanofi Genzyme.

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HIV Management: Clinical Case Conundrums

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Ace the Case: A 27-Year-Old Female With Diarrhea

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"Best of" Second Annual Rheumatology Summit for Fellows: Optimizing Therapy While Reducing Risk

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Ace the Case: A 60-Year-Old Woman With Sudden-Onset Dysarthria and Left-Sided Weakness

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Ace the Case: A 58-Year-Old Man With Swollen Left Knee

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Postoperative Compliance and Return to Work After Rotator Cuff Repair: Value of an Interactive Online Rehabilitation Program Among Patients Treated Under Workers' Compensation

Orthopedics Online Advanced Release, November 25, 2020

Outcomes after rotator cuff repair (RCR) typically are poorer for workers' compensation (WC) than for patients with private insurance. This study examined…

Volar and Dorsal Blood Supply to the Lunate: A Cadaveric Study

Orthopedics Online Advanced Release, November 25, 2020

Although various studies have proposed vascular and mechanical factors, the etiology of Kienböck disease is unknown. Kienböck theorized that lunatomalacia…

Relative Value Unit Compensation Rates for Hospital-Based Shoulder/Elbow Surgery Versus Hand Surgery

Orthopedics Online Advanced Release, November 25, 2020

Upper extremity surgeons perform diverse operations, including hand surgery, microsurgery, and shoulder/elbow arthroscopy and arthroplasty. Declining…

Short-term Clinical Outcomes of Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Pair-Matched Controlled Study

Orthopedics Online Advanced Release, November 25, 2020

Advances have made robotic assistance a viable option in total hip arthroplasty (THA). However, the clinical outcomes of this procedure relative to manual…

Patient-Reported Outcomes Are Equivalent in Patients Who Receive Vertebral Body Tethering Versus Posterior Spinal Fusion in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Orthopedics Online Advanced Release, November 25, 2020

Anterior vertebral body tethering (AVBT), or spinal growth tethering, is an emerging technology that recently received Food and Drug Administration (FDA)…

Acetabular Exposure Is Enhanced With Self-Retaining Retractors During Direct Anterior Total Hip Arthroplasty

Orthopedics Online Advanced Release, November 25, 2020

Acetabular exposure for direct anterior (DA) total hip arthroplasty (THA) can be performed using hands-free, self-retaining retractors. No current study…

A Single Sugar-Tong Splint Can Maintain Pediatric Forearm Fractures

Orthopedics Online Advanced Release, November 25, 2020

Displaced pediatric forearm fractures often are treated with closed reduction and immobilization. Recent literature demonstrates no difference in…

Heterotopic Ossification After Elbow Fractures

Orthopedics Online Advanced Release, November 25, 2020

Heterotopic ossification (HO), a complication after surgical repair of elbow fractures, can result in pain, decreased range of motion, or complete…

Tibia Stress Fracture and Subsequent Nonunion Associated With High Morbidity Following Vascularized Fibula Graft Harvest

Orthopedics Online Advanced Release, November 25, 2020

There is little in the literature about tibial stress fracture after partial fibulectomy. As fibula strut grafting and vascularized fibula flap grafting…

Increase in Operative Time Is Associated With Postoperative Complications in Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty

Orthopedics Online Advanced Release, November 25, 2020

Given the growing rate of revision total knee arthroplasties (TKAs), it is important to understand the potential risk factors associated with…