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Adjuvant radiation improves survival in advanced squamous cell carcinoma with certain features

Harris BN, et al. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018;doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2018.3650.
Adjuvant radiation therapy improved survival outcomes among patients with advanced cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma that included perineural…
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Exenatide enhances in-hospital glycemic control

Fayfman M, et al. Diabetes Care. 2019;doi:10.2337/dc18-1760.
For general medicine and surgery patients, glycemic control can be improved with the use of the short-acting GLP-1 receptor agonist exenatide both…
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Low testosterone persists after HCV clearance

Chaudhury CS, et al. Clin Infect Dis. 2019;doi:10.1093/cid/ciy965.
Low levels of free testosterone are common among men with chronic hepatitis C infection following SVR and persist after HCV clearance, according to…
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Dalbavancin works as secondary therapy for S. aureus in patients who use drugs

Bryson-Cahn C. et al. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2019;doi:10.1093/ofid/ofz028.
A study evaluating the use of dalbavancin as secondary therapy for serious Staphylococcus aureus infections in people who use drugs found that most…
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Ceftaroline fosamil successfully treats gram-positive infective endocarditis

Destache CJ, et al. Int J Antimicrob Agents 2019;doi:10.0116/j.jijantimicag.2019.01.014.
Researchers found that patients with gram-positive infective endocarditis, including those with infections caused by MRSA, were successfully treated…
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Increased awareness, unchanged behavior follow prediabetes diagnosis in Hispanic women

Strodel RJ, et al. Diabetes Educ. 2019;doi:10.1177/0145721719826578.
Hispanic women with diagnosed prediabetes were no more likely to report making lifestyle changes to prevent the development of type 2 diabetes vs…
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Low odds for full recovery from hip fracture found among older adults

Borhan S, et al. J Bone Miner Res. 2019;doi:10.1002/jbmr.3666.
Among older adults, hip fractures are associated with a significant, persistent negative impact on health-related quality of life over 10 years…
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'Aggressive' breast cancer risk elevated with type 2 diabetes

Overbeek JA, et al. Diabetes Care. 2019;doi:10.2337/dc18-2146.
The risk for developing a “more aggressive” form of breast cancer is higher among women with type 2 diabetes compared with women without…
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Drug-resistant bacteria prevalent in sinks close to hospital toilets

Buchan BW, Am J Infect Control. 2019;doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2018.06.021.
In medical ICU rooms, drug-resistant bacteria are four times more prevalent in sinks located next to toilets than in sinks located farther away…
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Undiagnosed CAD prevalence elevated in long-term type 1 diabetes

Holte KB, et al. J Diabetes Complications. 2019;doi:10.1016/j.jdiacomp.2019.01.006.
LDL cholesterol and HbA1c levels in adults with type 1 diabetes may be associated with coronary artery disease, which is highly prevalent in older…
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UV devices decontaminate CT tables

Cadnum JL, et al. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019;doi:10.1017/ice.2018.296.
Study findings showed that UV devices can capably reduce pathogens on CT patient tables, and researchers said the devices “could provide an…
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Progesterone level not associated with endometrial hyperplasia in bioidentical HT

Lobo RA, et al. Menopause. 2019;doi:10.1097/GME.0000000000001306.
An oral dose of 100 mg progesterone in a bioidentical hormone therapy combination that includes estradiol is sufficient to counteract potential…
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Bone cancer found on femur of 240 million-year-old stem-turtle

Haridy Y, et al. JAMA Oncol. 2019;doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2018.6766.
The fossilized femur of a 240 million-year-old reptile showed evidence of osteosarcoma, according to a research letter published in JAMA
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Roux-en-Y gastric bypass associated with diabetes remission for most adults

Madsen LR, et al. Diabetologia. 2019;doi:10.1007/s00125-019-4816-2.
Among adults with obesity and type 2 diabetes undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, 74% experienced diabetes remission after 1 year, whereas 27% had…
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Consistent payments from drug companies influence physician prescribing practices

Mitchell, A et al. Oncologist. 2019;doi:10.1634/theoncologist.2018-0423.
Physicians treating certain types of cancers appeared more likely to prescribe a specific drug over other treatments if they received yearly payments…
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