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Benign thyroid disease associated with impaired sex life

Sawicka-Gutaj N, et al. Thyroid. 2018;doi:10.1089/thy.2017.0602.
Adults with benign thyroid disease are more likely to report impaired sexual quality of life vs. those without thyroid disease, especially women with…
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In newborns, two-screen approach better identifies congenital hypothyroidism

Jones DE, et al. MMWR. 2018; doi:10.15585/mmwr.mm6728a4.
A two-screen approach to diagnostic testing for congenital hypothyroidism, performed in newborns during the first 48 hours after birth and again at…
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New Endocrine Society guideline stresses regular screenings for childhood cancer survivors

Sklar CH, et al. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2018;doi:10.1210/jc.2018-01175/5046572.
Childhood cancer survivors who underwent radiation therapy should be screened regularly for growth disorders, pituitary hormone deficiencies and…
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Biomarker predicts prognosis in certain gynecological cancers

Nielsen B, et al. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2018;doi:10.1093/jnci/djy063.
Researchers identified chromatin entropy nuclei as a prognostic marker for patients with uterine sarcomas, ovarian carcinomas and endometrial…
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Nine genes may predict immune response to influenza vaccine

Avey S, et al. Sci Immunol. 2017;doi:10.1126/sciimmunol.aal4656.
Researchers studied more than 32,000 genes and identified nine that that may help predict successful human immune response to influenza vaccinations…
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B. cepacia outbreak yields pointers for multi-institutional response

Marquez L, et al. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017;doi: 10.1017/ice.2017.11.
A 2016 outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia has left clinicians with lessons on an effective response, including sharing information among facilities…
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Sitagliptin, liraglutide do not affect kidney function

Tonneijck L, et al. Diabetes Care. 2016;doi:10.2337/dc16-1371.
Renal hemodynamics were not substantially changed with treatment with sitagliptin or liraglutide in adults with type 2 diabetes. Further, no changes…
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Imatinib active in AIDS-related Kaposi’s sarcoma

Koon HB. J Clin Oncol.2013;doi:10.1200/JCO.2012.48.6365.
Imatinib demonstrated activity and appeared well tolerated in patients with AIDS-related Kaposi’s sarcoma, according to results of a phase 2…
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Co-deletion of 1p/19q associated with improved survival in glioma

Zhao J. Neuro Oncol. 2013;doi:10.1093/neuonc/not145.
Co-deletion of 1p/19q was associated with extended OS and PFS in patients with glioma, according to results of a meta-analysis.
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Most parents support school-entry HPV vaccination requirements if opt-outs exist

Calo WA, et al. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2016;doi:10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-15-1159.
A majority of parents supported laws that would make HPV vaccination mandatory for school entry if their state offered opt-out provisions, according…
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Frequently undercooked chicken liver propagates Campylobacter infection in UK

Jones AK, et al. Emerg Infect Dis. 2016;doi:10.3201/eid2207.151775.
Residents and chefs in the United Kingdom appear to prefer chicken livers cooked rare, resulting in a substantial portion of commercially served…
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Laparoscopic radical cystectomy conferred favorable long-term survival outcomes

Albisinni S. BJU Int. 2014;doi:10.1111/bju.12947.
Patients with muscle-invasive or high-risk bladder cancer experienced favorable RFS, OS and cancer-specific survival outcomes after undergoing…
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Asymptomatic bacteriuria no more prevalent in female ARD patients than healthy controls

Georgiadou SP. Clin Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.1093/cid/ciu938.
Asymptomatic bacteriuria appeared to be prevalent among immunocompromised women with autoimmune rheumatic disease, but it was no more common in…
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