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PCV13 vaccination highly effective but complicated by serotype replacement

Infectious Diseases in Children, December 2018
The winter holidays bring generations of families together. The season also brings a heightened risk for respiratory infections, such as influenza…
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Exercise during adjuvant breast cancer treatment may improve cardiovascular function

December 7, 2018
SAN ANTONIO — A supervised 12-month exercise program improved cardiovascular function among women undergoing adjuvant breast cancer treatment…
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‘It’s complicated’: Nasal spray or flu shot for pediatric vaccination?

Infectious Diseases in Children, November 2018
After recommending against the live-attenuated influenza vaccine, or LAIV, for 2 years in a row, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization…
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Bariatric surgery linked to increased mortality risk in cirrhosis

November 13, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO — Individuals with decompensated cirrhosis who underwent bariatric surgery experienced poorer survival outcomes than those with…
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VIDEO: PTK: Uses and abuses

October 17, 2018
NEW YORK — From OSN New York 2018, Sumitra Khandelwal, MD, assistant professor of ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine, gives her…
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Hispanic children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at higher risk for neurotoxicity

October 11, 2018
Hispanic children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia appeared more likely than non-Hispanic patients to develop neurotoxicity during methotrexate…
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Surgeons meet challenges of removing rock-hard cataracts

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, October 10, 2018
Whether in a senior citizen with diabetes or in a young patient who suffered a traumatic injury, rock-hard cataracts pose a challenge to remove and…

Prostate Cancer Foundation presents Young Investigator Awards

September 2, 2018
The Prostate Cancer Foundation granted $6 million to 29 early-career scientists through its Young Investigator Awards program. “We are honored…

Study reveals nonmedical vaccine exemption ‘hotspots’ in US

Infectious Disease News, July 2018
Data show that nonmedical vaccine exemptions have increased in 12 of the 18 states that allow exemptions for philosophical beliefs, with high rates…
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Can a manual capsulotomy be as effective as a laser-assisted capsulotomy during cataract surgery?

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, July 10, 2018
Point With femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery now, my answer is no. Even in routine cases, we observe a shift of the pupil center with…

Cancer centers join forces to eliminate HPV-related cancers

June 7, 2018
The nation’s 70 NCI-designated cancer centers issued a joint statement today calling for increased gender-neutral HPV vaccination and…
Clinical Optics 101

Cataract outcomes: Getting the best results, now and in the near future

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, June 10, 2018
Jack T. Holladay, MD, MSEE, FACS
Patient expectations to be less dependent or free of spectacles have become increasingly important with premium IOLs. In this article, I will explain…
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Prosthetic scleral lens can improve visual acuity as conservative measure

April 16, 2018
WASHINGTON — The prosthetic replacement of ocular surface ecosystem scleral lens can improve vision in patients seeking a conservative…
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Nonchromosomal birth defects linked to higher risk for some childhood cancers

April 15, 2018
CHICAGO — Children with nonchromosomal birth defects such as congenital heart disease and central nervous system defects demonstrated…
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VIDEO: ODYSSEY Outcomes presents new possibilities, challenges

March 27, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — In this Cardiology Today video exclusive, Christie M. Ballantyne, MD, professor of medicine, chief of the sections of…
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Icosapent ethyl reduces inflammatory markers in high-risk patients

March 16, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — Icosapent ethyl safely reduced atherogenic and inflammatory parameters without increasing LDL in patients with high…
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Zika virus: Down, but not out

Infectious Diseases in Children, March 2018
Zika virus has largely disappeared from the Americas. No additional countries have reported active local transmission of Zika since late 2016…
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Minimizing liver cold ischemia time protects against mortality, hospital stay

March 1, 2018
Cold ischemia time in liver transplantation increased the risk for prolonged length of hospital stay with nearly every additional hour of cold…
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Small aperture IOLs will be helpful in patients with significant corneal higher-order aberrations

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, January 25, 2018
Jack T. Holladay, MD, MSEE, FACS
The pinhole is well-known to the practitioner to determine the potential vision of a patient without having to perform a refraction. A 1.2-mm pinhole…
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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…