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Lenalidomide plus rituximab induced high response rate in untreated indolent lymphoma

November 11, 2014
The combination of lenalidomide plus rituximab appeared highly active in patients with treatment-naive indolent non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, according to…
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Viral hemorrhagic fever case in US soldier highlights need for control measures

Conger NG. Emerg Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.3201/eid2101.141413.
Clinicians should consider the possibility of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever and take appropriate precautions for febrile travelers returning from…
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Meta-analysis identifies predictors of chronic childhood immune thrombocytopenia

Heitink-Pollé KM. Blood. 2014;doi:10.1182/blood-2014-04-570127.
Female gender, older age at presentation and the presence of antinuclear antibodies were among the characteristics that predicted chronic immune…
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Quality indicators may be useful for antibiotic stewardship

van den Bosch CMA. Clin Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.1093/cid/ciu747.
Quality indicators could help determine areas for improvement of antibiotic use among hospitalized patients, according to new data. “Our…
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FIRGEM regimen effective in metastatic pancreatic cancer

Trouilloud I. Eur J Cancer. 2014;doi:10.1016/j.ejca.2014.09.015.
Patients with metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma who received FOLFIRI.3 chemotherapy alternating with fixed-dose rate gemcitabine demonstrated…
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Nearly one-third of AYA patients do not receive adequate cancer therapy

Potosky AL. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2014. doi:10.1093/jnci/dju300.
About 30% of adolescents and young adults with cancer do not receive appropriate initial treatment, according to study results. Arnold L. Potosky
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Vaccination not associated with long-term MS risk

Langer-Gould A. JAMA Neurol. 2014;doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2014.2633.
Researchers from California found no long-term association between vaccines, including those protecting against hepatitis B and HPV, and increased…
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Chronic dental trauma potential oral cavity cancer carcinogen

Perry BJ. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014;doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2014.2620.
Patients with oral cavity cancers who were nonsmokers were more likely than smokers to have tumors in sites associated with chronic dental trauma…
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Livestock-associated MRSA strain present in hospitals

Ward M.J. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 2014;doi:10.1128/AEM.017777-14
A MRSA strain found in UK hospitals may be linked to a bacteria found in livestock, according to recently published data. Melissa Ward, PhD
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More than 8 million American women unscreened for cervical cancer

Bernard VB. MMWR. 2014;63:1-6.
An estimated 8.2 million US women have not undergone cervical cancer screening within the past 5 years, and that statistic highlights the need to…
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Universal rectal screening increased chlamydia detection in high-risk women

Gratrix J. Clin Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.1093/cid/ciu831.
New data suggest that universal rectal screening for Chlamydia trachomatis among high-risk women may be warranted to identify asymptomatic…
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Lung cancer screening would cost $81,000 per quality-adjusted life-year gained

Black WC. N Engl J Med. 2014;371:1793-1802.
The cost-effectiveness of lung cancer screening with low-dose CT — estimated to cost $81,000 for each quality-adjusted life-year gained — is highly…
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Study reveals ‘concerning’ increase in colorectal cancer incidence among young adults

November 5, 2014
Although the overall incidence of colorectal cancer has declined in the United States, the rate at which the disease is diagnosed in young adults has…
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Low-dose H7N9 vaccine with adjuvant produced greatest seroconversion

Mulligan MJ. JAMA. 2014;312:1409-1419.
Point-of-use mixing and administration of influenza A(H7N9) vaccine with MF59 adjuvant produced the highest rate of seroconversion at the lowest…
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MERS outbreak in Saudi Arabia tied to nosocomial transmission

Drosten C. Clin Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.1093/cid/ciu812.
An outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in Jeddah and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in the spring appears to have been largely…
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