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Model predicted risk for heart failure in childhood cancer survivors

Chow EJ. J Clin Oncol. 2014;doi:10.1200/JCO.2014.56.1373.
Models that included factors such as age at diagnosis, anthracycline doses, and radiation fields and doses accurately predicted risk for congestive…
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WHO: Progress towards measles elimination stalling

Perry RT. MMWR. 2014; 63(45): 1034-1038.
Based on current trends of measles vaccination and incidence, 2015 global targets to eliminate measles in four WHO regions will not be achieved on…
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Isoniazid preventive therapy reduced TB risk in adults with HIV

Golub JE. Clin Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.1093/cid/ciu849.
Patients with HIV who had positive tuberculin skin tests had a reduced risk for tuberculosis after receiving isoniazid preventive therapy…
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One-third of UK patients diagnosed with lung cancer die within 3 months

O’Dowd EL. Thorax. 2014;doi:10.1136/thoraxjnl-2014-205692.
Nearly one in three patients with lung cancer in the United Kingdom die within 3 months of diagnosis, despite consulting their primary care…
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Sickle cell trait may increase risk for renal disease in blacks

Naik RP. JAMA. 2014;doi:10.1001/jama.2014.15063.
Black individuals who carried sickle cell trait demonstrated increased risk for chronic kidney disease and were more likely to experience declines in…
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Americans visit doctors nearly 1 million times annually for eye infections

Collier SA. MMWR. 2014;63:1027-1030
Americans make nearly 1 million doctor visits for eye infections annually — causing an estimated $175 million in direct health care costs…
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PCV7, PCV13 significantly decreased risk for sinusitis, pneumonia hospitalization

Lindstrand A. Pediatrics. 2014; doi:10.1542/peds.2013-4177.
The 7- and 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccines significantly decreased risk for hospitalization due to sinusitis or pneumonia among Swedish…
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Female survivors of Wilms tumor may be at increased risk for breast cancer

November 13, 2014
Women who survived Wilms tumor, particularly those who underwent chest radiotherapy, demonstrated increased risk for invasive breast cancer by age 40…
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TB genome play role in relapse, reinfection

Guerra-Assunção JA. J Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.1093/infdis/jiu574.
New data suggest that differences in the Mycobacterium tuberculosis genome play a role in both relapse and reinfection of tuberculosis. “In…
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One-fourth of patients who undergo breast conservation surgery required additional surgery

November 12, 2014
Approximately a quarter of patients with breast cancer who underwent breast conservation surgery went on to receive subsequent surgery, according to…
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BRAF V600E mutation increased recurrence risk in papillary thyroid cancer

Xing M. J Clin Oncol. 2014; doi:10.1200/JCO.2014.56.8253.
Presence of a BRAF V600E mutation appeared to predict recurrence in patients treated for papillary thyroid cancer, according to results of a…
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KRAS status predicted time to recurrence in resected stage III colon cancer

Blons H. Ann Oncol. 2014;doi:10.1093/annonc/mdu464.
KRAS exon 2 mutations independently predicted shorter time to recurrence in patients with resected stage III distal colon cancer who received…
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Survival among HCV patients with SVR reaches that of general population

van der Meer AJ. JAMA. 2014;312:1927-1928.
The life expectancy of patients with hepatitis C virus infection and advanced hepatic fibrosis or cirrhosis who achieved sustained virologic…
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Hospice care reduced end-of-life costs, hospitalizations for Medicare beneficiaries

November 11, 2014
Medicare beneficiaries with poor-prognosis cancers who received hospice care had lower health care costs at the end of life, according to study…
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HIV associated with increased risk for age-related events

Althoff KN. Clin Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.1093/cid/ciu869.
Adults with HIV demonstrated a greater risk for age-associated events, including myocardial infarction, end-stage renal disease and…
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