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In the Journals

Researchers suggest adding U. parvum to differential diagnosis for immunocompromised kids

August 20, 2019
A case report published in Pediatrics recently detailed the illness of a girl aged 12 years with leukemia who developed hyperammonemic…
In the Journals

PCV13 serotypes cause nearly 25% of invasive pneumococcal disease in kids

August 16, 2019
Serotypes included in the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, or PCV13, continued to cause nearly 25% of invasive pneumococcal disease, or IPD…
Cover Story

BCG: a real-world example of health care rationing

HemOnc Today, August 10, 2019
Bacillus Calmette-Guérin, or BCG, is highly effective at treating and preventing recurrence of early-stage bladder cancer. BCG is a strain of…
Cover Story

New steroid options allow surgeons to better tailor postoperative treatment

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, July 25, 2019
With four new steroid options on the market to treat pain and inflammation after ocular surgery, ophthalmologists can now better tailor their…
Meeting News

Nonengineered T-cells may be ‘clinically meaningful’ for pancreatic cancer

July 19, 2019
More than half of patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma showed clinical responses when treated with an investigational multiantigen-specific T-cell…
In the Journals

Genetic study shows high Lp(a) levels increase ischemic stroke risk

July 1, 2019
High plasma levels of lipoprotein(a) were associated observationally and causally with elevated risk for ischemic stroke, according to a genetic…
In the Journals

Birth defects linked to increased risk for childhood cancer

June 24, 2019
Certain birth defects appeared significantly associated with increased risk for childhood cancer, according to results of a population-based cohort…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Pediatric tumor-sequencing trial finds higher rate of targetable alterations than expected

May 17, 2019
Genetic sequencing of tumors among children with refractory cancer led to about a quarter of those tested being matched with therapies targeting…
Meeting NewsPerspective

HER2-targeted CAR T cells safely induce responses in advanced HER2-positive sarcoma

March 31, 2019
ATLANTA — Adults and children with advanced HER2-positive sarcoma safely tolerated and derived clinical benefit from lymphodepletion…
Point/Counter

Would it be more beneficial to promote a pneumococcal vaccine that includes all or most serotypes to prevent disease or a ‘custom’ vaccine based on serotype prevalence?

Infectious Disease News, March 2019
Click here to read the Cover Story, “PCV13 vaccination highly effective but complicated by serotype replacement”. Point
Cover Story

PCV13 vaccination highly effective but complicated by serotype replacement

Infectious Disease News, March 2019
Research has shown that bacteremic pneumococcal pneumonia may peak in late winter. According to the CDC, the populations at greatest risk for…
Meeting News

Vaping with e-cigarettes raises odds of CV events, depression

March 19, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Adults who reported using electronic cigarettes had increased odds of MI, CAD and depression or emotional problems compared with…
CEDARS/ASPENS Debates

Monovision via LASIK or inlay: A presbyopia debate

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, March 25, 2019
Sumitra Khandelwal, MD; Priyanka Sood, MD
Welcome to another edition of CEDARS/ASPENS Debates. CEDARS/ASPENS is a joint society of cornea, cataract and refractive surgery specialists, here to…
Meeting News

Gender, work status influences mental health in veterans with IBD

February 10, 2019
LAS VEGAS — While depression and anxiety are common in veterans with inflammatory bowel disease, data from a longitudinal study presented at…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: The important questions about toric IOL selection

January 17, 2019
NEW YORK — From OSN New York 2018, Mitchell P. Weikert, MD, associate professor at the Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine,
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: What’s new in IOL calculations

January 11, 2019
NEW YORK — From OSN New York 2018, Mitchell P. Weikert, MD, associate professor at the Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine,
CEDARS/ASPENS Debates

Lower energy surgery delivered with and without femtosecond laser

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, December 25, 2018
Kendall E. Donaldson, MD, MS; Sumitra S. 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…
Cover Story

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…
Meeting NewsPerspective

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…
Cover Story

‘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…