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Goal to eliminate HCV by 2030 will be ‘narrowly missed’

Heffernan A, et al. Lancet 2019;doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(18)32277-3.
Wiktor S. Lancet. 2019:doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(18)32750-8.
As defined by WHO targets, the goal to eliminate hepatitis C virus globally by 2030 will be “narrowly missed,” but is possible by 2032…
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TSH lower, free T4 higher during pregnancy in women with thyroid nodules

Ollero MD, et al. Thyroid. 2019;doi:10.1089/thy.2018.0324.
Thyroid nodules may be associated with lower thyroid-stimulating hormone values and higher free thyroxine levels in iodine-sufficient pregnant women…
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Few adults with prediabetes referred to, participating in diabetes prevention programs

Venkataramani M, et al. Am J Prev Med. 2019;doi:10.1016/j.amepre.2018.10.005.
Only a minority of U.S. adults with prediabetes who are eligible to participate in a national diabetes prevention program are doing so, with just 4%…
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Baseline HbA1c, weight loss after bariatric surgery predict type 2 diabetes relapse

Souteiro P, et al. Int J Obes. 2019;doi:10.1038/s41366-019-0320-5.
Among adults with obesity and type 2 diabetes who underwent bariatric surgery and experienced diabetes remission at their first follow-up…
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Marijuana use increases risk for lung disease in patients with HIV

Lorenz DR, et al. EClinicalMedicine. 2019;doi.org/10.1016/j.eclinm.2019.01.003.
In patients with HIV, long-term marijuana smoking is associated with lung disease independent of tobacco smoking, according to study findings…
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Frequent ED visits common for older adults with diabetes

Castillo EM, et al. Ann Emerg Med. 2019;doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2018.12.013.
Diabetes is the most common disease classification for adults aged at least 65 years who are frequently admitted to hospital EDs, according to…
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Oral suspension sulfonylurea safe, effective in children with neonatal diabetes

Beltrand J, et al. Pediatr Diabetes. 2019;doi:10.1111/pedi.12823.
Children with neonatal diabetes switched from glibenclamide tablets to an oral suspension sulfonylurea therapy for 4 months experienced only mild…
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Thyrotropin suppression may not improve survival in certain differentiated thyroid cancers

Klubo-Gwiezdzinska J, et al. JAMA Netw Open.. 2019;doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.7754.
Patients with intermediate or high-risk differentiated thyroid cancer may not benefit from thyrotropin suppression with levothyroxine, according to…
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ASCO publishes new standards for safe handling of hazardous drugs

Celano P, et al. J Clin Oncol. 2019;doi:10.1200/JCO.18.01616.
Health and safety management systems should include, at a minimum, a list of all hazardous drugs on the premises, facility and engineering controls…
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Vitamin D trajectory associated with body composition measures in men, women

Zhu K, et al. J Endocr Soc. 2019;doi:10.1210/js.2018-00349.
Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D trajectory from childhood through early adulthood was associated with lean body mass in men and fat body mass in both men…
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Docetaxel with ADT fails to improve PSA-PFS in high-risk prostate cancer

Oudard S, et al. JAMA Oncol. 2019;doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2018.6607.
Vogelzang NJ. JAMA Oncol. 2019:doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2018.6604.
The addition of docetaxel to androgen deprivation therapy did not significantly improve PSA-PFS in men with high-risk prostate cancer, rising PSA…
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Intensified insulin therapy education slows retinopathy development in type 1 diabetes

Hatz K, et al. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2019;doi:10.1016/j.diabres.2019.01.016.
Adults with long-term type 1 diabetes who received education for intensified insulin therapy self-management beginning at diagnosis had improved…
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Shared type 2 diabetes care noninferior to usual care for HbA1c outcomes

Munch L, et al. Diabet Med. 2019;doi:10.1111/dme.13896.
Combining management of type 2 diabetes between a primary care physician and a specialized outpatient clinic may be just as effective for achieving…
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Endocrinologists more likely to prescribe brand-name thyroid hormone drugs

Ross JS, et al. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2019;doi:10.1210/jc.2018-02197.
Endocrinologists are more likely to prescribe brand-name thyroid hormone drugs vs. general practitioners, despite an overall increase in the…
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Pregnant women at higher risk for flu-related hospitalization

Prasad N, et al. J Infect Dis. 2019;doi:10.1093/infdis/jiz035.
Pregnant women in any trimester, but not during the postpartum period, are at a higher risk for influenza-related hospitalization compared with…
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