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High numbers of HIV-positive MSM not being tested for syphilis

de Voux A, et al. Clin Infect Dis. 2018;doi:10.10.1093/cid/ciy571.
Nearly one-third of sexually active HIV-positive men who have sex with men are not tested for syphilis at least annually, researchers reported in a…
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Among ESBL-producing organisms, K. pneumoniae may be deadlier than E. coli

Burnham JP, et al. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018;doi:10.1017/ice.2018.142.
Scheuerman O, et al. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018;doi:10.1017/ice.2018.63.
In a retrospective evaluation of patients at a St. Louis hospital, extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing — or ESBL-producing —…
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MGMT promoter methylation prognostic biomarker for low-grade glioma

Bell EH, et al. JAMA Oncol. 2018;doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2018.1977.
O6-methylgaunine-DNA-methyltransferase, or MGMT, promoter methylation appeared to be significantly associated with PFS and OS among patients with…
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Emergency colon cancer surgery conducted over weekend has poorer outcomes

Huijts DD, et al. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2018;doi:10.6004/jnccn.2018.7016.
Patients who underwent weekend emergency surgery for colon cancer appeared to have greater mortality and more severe complication rates than patients…
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Population-level decreases in alcohol, tobacco use could reduce cancer mortality

Jiang H, et al. JAMA Network Open. 2018;doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.0713.
Population-level reductions in tobacco and alcohol consumption could lower cancer mortality, according to findings from a population-based cohort
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For transgender youths, delay in cross-sex HT initiation increases risk for smoking

Menino DD, et al. Transgend Health. 2018;doi:10.1089/trgh.2018.0002.
Among transgender adolescents, a longer delay between the recognition of transgender identity and the initiation of cross-sex hormone therapy is…
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Citizen scientists discover disease-carrying ticks in 83 new US counties

Nieto NC, et al. PLoS One. 2018;doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0199644.
Researchers discovered that ticks capable of carrying Lyme and other tick-borne diseases were found in 83 counties where they had previously never
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TB vaccines ineffective against initial infection

Nemes E, et al. N Engl J Med. 2018;doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1714021.
In a recent phase 2 trial, an investigational tuberculosis vaccine, H4:IC31, and the bacille Calmette-Guérin, or BCG, vaccine both lacked efficacy…
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Substantial variation exists in surgeon acceptance of more limited breast cancer surgery

Morrow M, et al. JAMA Oncol. 2018;doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2018.1908.
Javid SH and Anderson BO. JAMA Oncol. 2018;doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2018.1939.
Surgeon acceptance of findings recommending against axillary lymph node dissection for breast cancer varied widely and appeared more common among…
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Pancreatic adenocarcinoma mortality risk outweighed by other causes after 9 years

Swords DS, et al. JAMA Oncol. 2018;doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2018.2442.
Patients who survived 8.75 years after being diagnosed with pancreatic adenocarcinoma were more likely to die of other causes than of their cancer…
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Fasting glucose plus physical performance may predict diabetes risk

Zhang W, et al. J Diabetes. 2018;doi:10.1111/1753-0407.12816.
Among older Chinese adults with impaired fasting glucose, elevated glucose level together with reduced muscle strength was associated with glycemic…
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Checkpoint inhibitors improve survival for metastatic melanoma with brain metastases

Iorgulescu JB, et al. Cancer Immunol Res. 2018;doi:10.1158/2326-6066.CIR-18-0067.
Treatment with checkpoint blockade immunotherapy more than doubled the rate of 4-year OS among patients with melanoma and metastatic brain…
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Delay in bottle-feeding may reduce early childhood obesity risk

Ortega-Garcia JA, et al. Child Obes. 2018;doi:10.1089/chi.2017.0335.
Among children whose introduction to bottle-feeding is delayed, the longer duration of breastfeeding may confer protection against obesity at age 6…
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HCV vaccine could reduce transmission in people who inject drugs

Major N, e al. Sci Transl. Med. 2018;doi:10.1126/scitranslmed.aao4496.
A vaccine that would provide incomplete immunity against hepatitis C virus could still reduce the spread of the virus among drug users sharing…
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Grapes pressed with infected mice caused tularemia outbreak at German winery

Burckhardt F, et al. N Engl J Med. 2018;doi:10.1056/NEJMc1800353.
The consumption of grape must from fruit that had been accidentally pressed with infected mice appeared to be the cause of a small 2016 outbreak of…
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