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Knowledge of individual risk did not increase colorectal cancer screening adherence

Weinberg DS. Ann Intern Med. 2014;doi:10.7326/M14-0765.
Receipt of individualized genetic and environmental risk assessments did not increase colorectal cancer screening rates, even among study…
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Panobinostat regimen extended PFS in multiple myeloma

San-Miguel JF. Lancet Oncol. 2014;doi:10.1016/S1470-2045(14)70440-1.
The addition of panobinostat to bortezomib and dexamethasone significantly extended PFS among patients with relapsed or relapsed/refractory multiple…
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Broad-spectrum antimicrobial use common across US hospitals

Magill S. JAMA. 2014;312:1438-1446.
The use of broad-spectrum antimicrobial drugs, including piperacillin-tazobactam and vancomycin, was common in US acute care hospitals, even when…
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Male pattern baldness increased risk for aggressive prostate cancer

Zhou CK. J Clin Oncol. 2014;doi:10.1200/JCO.2014.55.4279.
Men who exhibited frontal plus moderate vertex baldness by age 45 years were at increased risk for developing aggressive prostate cancer, according…
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Hydroxyurea, transfusions urged for sickle cell disease management

Yawn BF. JAMA. 2014;doi:10.1001/jama.2014.10517.
The use of hydroxyurea and transfusion therapy is “strongly recommended” for patients with sickle cell disease, according to an…
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ART beneficial for MSM with HIV reporting stimulant use

Carrico AW. J Acquir Immune DeficSyndr. 2014;doi:10.1097/WAI.0000000000000364.
Antiretroviral therapy had benefits for HIV-positive men who have sex with men reporting stimulant use compared with non-users, according to recently…
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Medicare reimbursement policy failed to significantly reduce chemotherapy cost

Hornbrook MC. J Clin Oncol. 2014;doi:10.1200/JCO.2013.52.6780.
The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003, intended to slow the skyrocketing costs of drugs the federal government…
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NDM-producing E. coli outbreak linked to duodenoscopes

Epstein L. JAMA. 2014;312:1447-1455.
An outbreak of carbapenem-resistant Escherichia coli producing the New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase among 39 patients in one hospital was linked to…
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Rapid diagnostic tests performed poorly in detecting chikungunya virus

Prat CM. Emerg Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.3201/eid2012.141269
Commercially available rapid diagnostic tests for diagnosing chikungunya virus appear to perform poorly in terms of specificity and sensitivity…
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ASCO updates survivorship care planning template

Mayer DK. J Oncol Pract. 2014;doi:10.1200/JOP.2014.001321.
ASCO today released a more user-friendly and comprehensive survivorship care planning template designed to ensure individuals who complete curative…
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Current tobacco use associated with oral HPV-16 infection

Fakhry C. JAMA. 2014;312:1465-1467.
Researchers identified a significant relationship between oral HPV-16 infection and behavioral and objective biomarkers of current tobacco use…
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Leishmaniasis outbreak in Lebanon most prevalent in Syrian refugees

Saroufim M. Emerg Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.3201/eid2010.140288.
Early detection and diagnosis, as well as collaboration with local medical personnel, are key elements in controlling an ongoing epidemic of…
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Familial pancreatic cancer increased risk for other malignancies in kindred

Humphris JL. Cancer. 2014;doi:10.1002/cncr.28863.
Patients with familial pancreatic cancer were twice as likely to have a first-degree relative with an extra-pancreatic malignancy compared with…
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ASCO: Offer EGFR, ALK testing to all patients with lung adenocarcinoma

Leighl NB. J Clin Oncol. 2014;doi:10.1200/JCO.2014.57.3055.
ASCO today endorsed a joint clinical practice guideline from three other entities that addresses questions about the appropriate use of…
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CDI incidence nearly doubled from 2001 to 2010

Reveles K. Am J Infect Control. 2014;doi:10.1016/j.ajic.2014.06.011.
The incidence of Clostridium difficile infections in the United States nearly doubled from 2001 to 2010, according to data published in the…
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