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A. baumannii-positive cultures linked to infection in ICU patients

Latibeaudiere R. Clin Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.1093/cid/ciu847.
The presence of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii on surveillance cultures were strongly correlated with the onset of…
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Olaparib induced tumor response in patients with germline BRCA1/BRCA2 mutations

Kaufman B. J Clin Oncol. 2014;DOI: 10.1200/JCO.2014.56.2728.
Olaparib monotherapy induced responses across tumor types in patients with germline BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations, according to results of a multicenter…
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CHG-treated washcloths reduced S. aureus carriage in US jails

David MZ. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014;35:1466-1473.
Distributing washcloths treated with a skin cleanser to jail detainees significantly reduced the carriage of Staphylococcus aureus, according to…
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ASCT regimen shows promise for CNS-involved non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Chen Y. Cancer. 2014;doi:10.1002/cncr.29023.
High-dose rituximab in combination with thiotepa, busulfan and cyclophosphamide for autologous stem cell transplantation appeared safe and effective…
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Increased CV risks seen with azithromycin, moxifloxacin

Chou H-W. Clin Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.1093/cid/ciu914.
Researchers from National Taiwan University have found a small increased risk for ventricular arrhythmia and cardiovascular death associated with…
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Thoracic radiotherapy improved outcomes in extensive-stage SCLC

December 1, 2014
The addition of thoracic radiotherapy to prophylactic cranial radiation significantly extended survival among patients with extensive-stage…
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Pre-emptively updating flu vaccine strains may improve effectiveness

Fonville JM. Science. 2014;346:996-1000.
Forestalling virus evolution with pre-emptive influenza vaccine updates may improve vaccine effectiveness in people who were previously exposed…
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Upfront laryngectomy may improve survival in advanced-stage laryngeal cancer

LeBlanc BJ. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014;doi:10.001/jamaoto.2014.2998.
A single academic center that frequently performed surgical therapy for patients with advanced-stage laryngeal cancer reported a higher rate of…
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Age-related clonal hematopoiesis increased risk for hematologic malignancies

November 26, 2014
Somatic mutations that led to clonal outgrowth of hematopoietic cells occurred more frequently in older patients and were associated with an…
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Higher copayments linked to therapy nonadherence, discontinuation among women with breast cancer

Hershman DL. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2014;doi:10.1093/jnci/dju319.
Women with early-stage breast cancer who used generic aromatase inhibitors appeared more likely to continue and adhere to their hormone therapy…
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Restroom hand dryers spread more bacteria than paper towels

Best EL. J Hosp Infect. 2014;doi:10.1016/j.jhin.2014.08.002.
The use of air-powered hand dryers may spread more airborne bacteria than paper towels, according to data. Researchers from the University of Leeds…
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Researchers identify factors associated with hypocalcemia after thyroidectomy

Noureldine SI. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014;doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2014.2435.
A low postoperative intact parathyroid hormone level, female gender and presence of malignant neoplasm all independently predicted hypocalcemia after…
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HBV vaccine provides lasting protection to HCWs, with no booster needed

Gara N. Clin Infect Dis. 2014;doi:10.1093/cid/ciu867.
When vaccinated against hepatitis B virus as adults, health care workers appeared to receive robust and long-lasting vaccine protection, according…
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Combined-modality treatment effective for muscle-invasive bladder cancer

November 25, 2014
Patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer who underwent bladder-preserving combined-modality therapy experienced disease-specific survival…
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Multiple BPG doses did not improve treatment response in HIV patients with syphilis

Ganesan A. Clin Infect Dis.2014;doi:10.1093/cid/ciu888.
A single dose of benzathine penicillin G appeared to be as effective as multiple doses in the treatment of early syphilis in HIV-infected…
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