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ST2 levels predicted acute GVHD, mortality after double-unit cord blood transplantation

Ponce DM. Blood. 2014;doi:10.1182/blood-2014-06-584789.
High levels of the biomarker suppressor of tumorigenicity 2 at 28 days post-cord blood transplantation independently predicted acute…
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Cryptosporidiosis outbreak linked to calves involved in rollover accident

Webb LM. MMWR. 2014;63:1185-1188.
An outbreak of six cases of cryptosporidiosis was identified among emergency responders to a rollover accident involving a tractor-trailer carrying…
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CD4 counts lower in occasional heroin users with HIV

Edelman EJ. AIDS Behav. 2014;doi:10.1007/s10461-014-0948-z.
Occasional heroin use, as opposed to persistent or no use, could lead to lower CD4 counts in people with HIV, according to recent data…
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Addition of monoclonal antibody to reduced-intensity conditioning regimen effective in advanced B-cell lymphoma

Bouabdallah K. Ann Oncol. 2014;doi:10.1093/annonc/mdu503.
The addition of the CD20-directed monoclonal antibody 90Y-Ibritumomab tiuxetan to a reduced-intensity fludarabine-based conditioning regimen followed…
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Ado-trastuzumab emtansine significantly extended OS in HER-2–positive breast cancer with CNS metastases

Krop IE. Ann Oncol. 2014;doi:10.1093/annonc/mdu486.
Patients with HER-2–positive advanced breast cancer treated with ado-trastuzumab emtansine experienced similar rates of central nervous system…
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HCV coinfection did not impair mental function in HIV patients

Clifford DB. Neurology. 2014;doi:10.1212/WNL.0000000000001156.
Neurocognitive performance did not appear to be associated with HCV coinfection among people with HIV, according to recently published data…
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Global life expectancy increasing; HCV-related liver cancer deaths up 125%

December 17, 2014
Data from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 suggest that global life expectancy has increased by 5.8 years among men and 6.6 years among…
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More studies urged in managing posttreatment fatigue in thyroid cancer

To J. Thyroid. 2014;doi:10.1089/thy.2014.0418.
A paucity of reliable trials exists to guide evidence-based management of posttreatment fatigue in thyroid cancer survivors, according to a…
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Diagnostic lineage test differentiated independent primary NSCLC tumors from metastatic disease

Murphy SJ. J Clin Oncol. 2014;doi:10.1200/JCO.2014.56.7644.
An analysis of genomic rearrangements detected by a diagnostic lineage test helped determine whether multiple non–small cell lung cancer tumors…
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Cryptococcal meningitis incidence high among US individuals with AIDS

McKenney J. Clin Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.1093/cid/ciu937.
New data suggest that the prevalence of cryptococcal meningitis among individuals with AIDS in the United States is high and routine screening for…
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Contaminated household fomites may cause recurrence of S. aureus skin infections

Miller LG. Clin Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.1093/cid/ciu943.
Patients with Staphylococcus aureus skin infection were more likely to experience a recurrence if the household fomites were contaminated with…
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Observation most common adjuvant management for stage I testicular seminoma

Gray PJ. Cancer. 2014;doi:10.1002/cncr.29094.
The use of observation after orchiectomy has significantly increased and is now the most common form of adjuvant management for patients with stage I…
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Active HCV infection common among seropositive patients in sub-Saharan Africa

Layden JE. Clin Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.1093/cid/ciu965.
Viremic hepatitis C infection was frequent among individuals in sub-Saharan Africa who were serologically positive for the virus, according to new…
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New treatment effectively inhibited bacterial growth

Deslouches B. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2014;doi:10.1128/AAC.03937-14.
A novel treatment using engineered effector molecules demonstrated greater activity against drug-resistant bacteria than existing antibiotics, …
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Second-line SBRT plus erlotinib extended survival in advanced NSCLC

December 15, 2014
Treatment with stereotactic body radiation therapy and erlotinib appeared highly effective in patients with metastatic stage IV non–small cell…
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