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In the Journals

Dual therapy superior in low-income patients with type 2 diabetes

January 5, 2018
Dual therapy outperformed metformin monotherapy or transitioning therapies and may be preferred for low-income individuals with newly diagnosed type…
In the JournalsPerspective

‘Creaky knees’ can predict symptomatic OA

January 2, 2018
In patients who lack osteoarthritis symptoms, subjective crepitus — or hearing grating, cracking or popping sounds in or around a joint —…
Point/Counter

Will gene therapy, stem cell therapy or low-vision devices have a greater impact on patient care for inherited retinal dystrophies in the next 5 years?

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, December 10, 2017
Point “Inherited retinal dystrophies” is a heterogeneous group of disorders, and 5 years is a pretty short timeline. While the targeted…

High failure rate of phase 3 glioblastoma trials highlights need for greater reliability of earlier studies

December 5, 2017
Results of a study published in Neuro-Oncology indicate a high failure rate of phase 3 trials for glioblastoma, the most common primary malignant…
Point/Counter

Should children with type 1 diabetes and dyslipidemia be treated with lipid-lowering medications?

Endocrine Today, November 2017
PoinT Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of mortality in people with diabetes. This includes patients diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in…
In the Journals Plus

Men with Peyronie’s disease may have increased risk for cancer

November 2, 2017
Men with Peyronie’s disease demonstrated an increased risk for cancer, according to a large retrospective cohort study presented at the…
Meeting News

61% of anaphylactic events occur in the home

November 1, 2017
BOSTON — Although parental concern about anaphylaxis is high when children are at school or other public areas, 61% of anaphylactic events…
Cover Story

Beyond LDL: CV experts working to combat residual lipid-related risk

Cardiology Today, October 2017
In recent years, the cardiology community has made great strides in lowering the LDL in high-risk patients to prevent CV events. Many patients in…
In the Journals PlusPerspective

Virus-specific T cells attack infections after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

October 6, 2017
An “off-the-shelf” approach using virus-directed virus-specific T cells safely and effectively treated patients with severe viral…

Crohn’s MAP antibiotic trial results expected early

October 2, 2017
RedHill Biopharma announced it has reduced the number of participants it will enroll in its phase 3 trial of RHB-104, an oral antibiotic for…
In the Journals

Complete blood cell counts ineffective in detecting neonatal infection

September 28, 2017
Complete blood cell counts, whether at commonly used or highest thresholds, are inaccurate in identifying infants aged 60 days or younger with…
Clinical News

Researchers Look to Data to Shed Light on Muscle Groups in Amputee Sprinters

O&P News, September 2017
Researchers from the Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Idaho and Colorado University recently compared lower limb muscles in sprinters…
Clinical Optics 101

Should I choose distance vision in both eyes, monovision, EDOFs or multifocals?

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, August 10, 2017
Jack T. Holladay, MD, MSEE, FACS
Deciding the refractive target and IOL for cataract surgery is a daunting task for both the surgeon and patient. The first two questions that must be…

NCI, Children’s Oncology Group collaborate on trial to evaluate targeted drugs for pediatric cancers

July 24, 2017
NCI and the Children’s Oncology Group today announced enrollment opened for a phase 2 study designed to evaluate targeted therapies in children…
In the Journals Plus

Ferrous sulfate effective for pediatric iron-deficiency anemia

June 13, 2017
Infants and children aged 9 months to 4 years with nutritional iron-deficiency anemia had a greater increase in hemoglobin concentration at 12 weeks…
CEDARS/ASPENS Debates

Debate continues over immediate sequential bilateral cataract surgery

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, June 25, 2017
P. Dee Stephenson, MD, FACS; Sumitra Khandelwal, MD
Welcome to another edition of CEDARS/ASPENS Debates. CEDARS/ASPENS is a joint society of cornea, cataract and refractive surgery specialists, here to…
In the Journals

Knee crepitus linked with symptomatic osteoarthritis

June 6, 2017
Subjective knee crepitus — defined as knee grating, cracking or popping noises in or around the joint — was linked with symptomatic…
Cover Story

High-sensitivity troponin assays present opportunities, challenges for MI diagnosis

Cardiology Today, May 2017
In January, the FDA gave clearance to a next-generation troponin T assay, the first high-sensitivity troponin assay to be approved for use in the…
Meeting News

Dysplasia, length, center experience predict Barrett’s recurrence

May 7, 2017
CHICAGO — In patients with Barrett’s esophagus, baseline dysplasia, longer BE length and treatment at centers with fewer average…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: How to treat difficult patients with RA

May 4, 2017
DESTIN, Fla. — At the Congress of Clinical Rheumatology Annual Meeting, John J. Cush, MD, from the Baylor Institute, spoke about how to treat…