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Consistent payments from drug companies influence physician prescribing practices

Mitchell, A et al. Oncologist. 2019;doi:10.1634/theoncologist.2018-0423.
Physicians treating certain types of cancers appeared more likely to prescribe a specific drug over other treatments if they received yearly payments…
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Lenalidomide maintenance improves PFS, not OS, in newly diagnosed multiple myeloma

Jackson GH, et al. Lancet Oncol. 2018;doi:10.1016/S1470-2045(18)30687-9.
Mateos MV and de la Calle VG. Lancet Oncol. 2018;doi:10.1016/S1470-2045(18)30764-2.
Lenalidomide maintenance therapy significantly improved PFS compared with observation among patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma, according…
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Antibiotic-resistant genes found in one of the most remote places on Earth

McCann CM, et al. Environ Int. 2019;doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2019.01.034
Researchers found antibiotic-resistant genes in Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean and one of the most remote places on Earth…
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Low vitamin D level may influence glycemic profile

Valladares T, et al. Menopause. 2019;doi:10.1097/GME.0000000000001308.
Women with an insufficient or deficient level of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D are more likely to have a fasting blood glucose level of at least 100…
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Adults with thyroid disease lack knowledge of ophthalmologic threats

Edmunds MR, et al. Thyroid. 2019;doi:10.1089/thy.2018.0665.
Adults with thyroid eye disease or Graves’ disease without orbitopathy have greater understanding of thyroid eye disease than the general…
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Osimertinib shows 'consistent improvement' in post-progression endpoints for non-small cell lung cancer

Planchard D, et al. Clin Cancer Res. 2019;doi:10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-18-3325.
First-line osimertinib compared favorably to standard-of-care epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors in patients with untreated…
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Diet high in vitamin C could protect against gestational diabetes

Liu C, et al. Clin Nutr. 2019;doi:10.1016/j.clnu.2019.01.015.
Pregnant women who incorporate more vitamin C into their diets are at lower risk for developing gestational diabetes than those with insufficient or…
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Flu vaccine was 38% effective last season, 22% effective against H3N2

Neuzil KM, Fitzpatrick MC. Clin Infect Dis. 2019;doi:10.1093/cid/ciz078.
Rolfes MA, et al. Clin Infect Dis. 2019;doi:10.1093/cid/ciz075.
The influenza vaccine was 38% effective overall during the 2017-2018 influenza season in the United States, and 22% effective against the predominant…
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'Oncogenetics' improves management of rare neuroendocrine tumors

Buffet A, et al. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2019;doi:10.1210/jc.2018-02411.
Adults with paraganglioma or pheochromocytoma who received genetic testing early after diagnosis were more likely to receive better follow-up care…
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Hypertension speeds diabetes progression, increases CVD risk

Li X, et al. J Diabetes. 2018;doi:10.1111/1753-0407.12887.
Adults with impaired glucose tolerance and hypertension are at greater risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease events than those without…
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New platform delivers same-day AST data for ‘virtually all’ antibiotics

Flentie K, et al. Sci Rep. 2019;doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-35916-0.
A new platform for antibiotic susceptibility testing, or AST, “has the potential to revolutionize clinical practice” by rapidly providing…
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Type 1 diabetes status not associated with reading, math scores in children

Skipper N, et al. JAMA. 2019;doi:10.1001/jama.2018.21819.
Danish public school children with and without type 1 diabetes performed similarly on standardized reading and math tests, with minor score…
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Vegan meals increase satiety in type 2 diabetes, obesity

Klementova M, et al. Nutrients. 2019;doi:10.3390/nu11010157.
Satiety hormone secretion in men may be increased after eating a plant-based meal compared with a meal consisting of processed meat and cheese…
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Hand hygiene compliance ‘remarkably low’ among EMS providers

Vikke HS, et al. BMJ Emerg Med J. 2019;doi:10.1136/emermed-2018-207872.
Study findings showed that hand hygiene compliance among EMS providers is “remarkably low,” with an “over-reliance” on gloves…
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Oral HIV self-testing kit demonstrates 100% specificity, 99.5% sensitivity

Belete W, et al. PLoS One. 2019;doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0210866.
An oral fluid-based HIV self-testing kit demonstrated high diagnostic performance during a facility-based cross-sectional study in Ethiopia, and…
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