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Atazanavir associated with higher triglycerides, fat levels vs. darunavir

Martinez E. Clin Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.1093/cid/ciu898.
Although there was no difference in efficacy between atazanavir/ritonavir and darunavir/ritonavir, the atazanavir regimen was linked to higher…
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HIV transmission linked to shared manicure instruments

Matsuda EM. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2014;30:1150-1153.
Transmission of HIV-1 virus may be possible through the shared use of manicure instruments, according to recently published data. Elaine Monteiro
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Allogeneic transplantation achieved graft-versus-myeloma effect

November 18, 2014
Allogeneic transplantation induced sustained remissions in patients with multiple myeloma, with the greatest survival benefit observed among those…
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HAV hospitalization rate decreased in US from 2002 to 2011

Collier M. Hepatology. 2014;doi:10.1002/hep.27537.
Hospitalizations caused by hepatitis A virus infection declined in the United States from 2002 to 2011, recent study data show. “While HAV…
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Emtricitabine yielded better virologic outcomes than lamivudine in first-line ART

Rokx C. Clin Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.1093/cid/ciu763.
The use of emtricitabine as part of combination ART in treatment-naive patients with HIV was associated with better virological responses than…
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ASCO: Medicaid reform necessary to improve access to quality cancer care

Polite BN. J Clin Oncol. 2014;doi:10.1200/JCO.2014.56.3452.
Medicaid reform is vital in order to close coverage gaps and improve access to cancer prevention, screening and treatment for low-income individuals…
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Wikipedia page views used to forecast disease outbreaks

Generous N. PLoS Comput Biol. 2014;doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003892.
Monitoring Wikipedia page views could lead to accurate and timely outbreak forecasts, according to recently published data. Researchers from Los…
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Patients with lung, colon cancers often not informed about clinical trials

November 17, 2014
The majority of patients with newly diagnosed lung or colorectal cancers do not have discussions with their care team about clinical trial…
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Most diarrhea cases in transplant recipients had no infectious etiology

Echenique IA. Clin Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.1093/cid/ciu880.
The most frequent infectious etiologies of diarrhea identified among solid organ transplant recipients included Clostridium difficile, norovirus…
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Dabrafenib–trametinib combination extended survival in metastatic melanoma

Robert C. N Engl J Med. 2014;doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1412690.
The combination of dabrafenib and trametinib significantly extended OS compared with vemurafenib monotherapy in patients with treatment-naive…
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Comprehensive care coordination improved HIV outcomes

Irvine MK. Clin Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.1093/cid/ciu783.
Among patients with HIV who have major barriers to care, a comprehensive care coordination program may significantly improve short-term outcomes…
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Outcomes in primary myelofibrosis varied greatly based on mutation status

Rumi E. Blood. 2014;doi:10.1182/blood-2014-05-578435.
Driver mutations of JAK2, MPL and the calreticulin gene further divided primary myelofibrosis into distinct subtypes, and outcomes such as disease…
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Nivolumab superior to dacarbazine for untreated metastatic melanoma

Robert C. N Engl J Med. 2014;doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1412082.
Patients with treatment-naive, BRAF wild-type metastatic melanoma treated with nivolumab demonstrated longer OS and PFS than those treated with…
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Psychological stress did not increase herpes zoster risk

Harpaz R. Clin Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.1093/cid/ciu889.
Psychological stress caused by the death or catastrophic health event of a previously healthy spouse did not result in an increased risk for herpes…
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S-1 plus oxiliplatin may be new first-line standard for advanced gastric cancer

Yamada Y. Ann Oncol. 2014;doi: 10.1093/annonc/mdu472.
Patients with advanced gastric cancer who underwent first-line treatment with S-1 plus oxaliplatin demonstrated comparable survival outcomes with…
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