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'Immunology boot camp' emphasizes role of chronic stress in autoimmune disease

February 15, 2019
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Among the most important research in rheumatology over the past two decades has been the role of stress in the onset and…

Protein-targeting vaccine extends survival in glioblastoma

February 8, 2019
A vaccine that targets the protein survivin appeared safe and extended survival among patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma, according to…
In the Journals PlusPerspective

Detection of JAK2 V617F mutations linked to myeloproliferative neoplasms

January 30, 2019
JAK2 V617F mutations detected by solid tumor sequencing appeared associated with coexistent myeloproliferative neoplasms, according to a…
The Take Home

The Take Home: VIVA

Cardiology Today's Intervention, January/February 2019
The annual VIVA conference, featuring a variety of hot topics in vascular intervention, was held from Nov. 5 to 8 in Las Vegas. Cardiology

Rheumatology and Burnout: Causes, Concerns and Hope

Healio Rheumatology, January 2019
Leonard H. Calabrese
The topic of burnout in medicine is certainly at the top of everyone’s list of critical issues. Consequently, we thought it timely that Healio
FDA News

FDA panel: Febuxostat benefits outweigh CV risks, but reduce use

January 14, 2019
A joint panel of the FDA’s Arthritis Advisory Committee and Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee voted 19-2 with one abstention…
Cover Story

Checkpoint inhibition and rheumatic events: ‘Many more questions than answers’

HemOnc Today, January 10, 2019
It may seem silly to use Whac-A-Mole to illustrate a key challenge in cancer treatment. But the popular arcade game’s basic premise — use…
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VIDEO: AIBD offers attendees ‘real-world’ approach to managing IBD

December 21, 2018
ORLANDO — In this exclusive video from Advances in IBD 2018, Miguel Regueiro, MD, chair of the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and…
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Cell therapy fails to improve cardiac recovery in advanced HF

December 20, 2018
CHICAGO — Among patients with advanced HF designated for left ventricular assist device therapy, mesenchymal precursor cells did not improve…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Expert offers ‘pearls’ of advice for GI fellows on building a clinical practice

December 15, 2018
ORLANDO — Health economics and the business behind what it takes to develop a medical practice are rarely taught to medical students, residents…

Social Media as a Creative/Disruptive Force in Rheumatology (or Why I Now Tweet)

Healio Rheumatology, December 2018
Leonard H. Calabrese, DO
I have been reflecting on the amazing American College of Rheumatology meeting held in Chicago — also known as #ACR18, a hashtag that those of…
Cover Story

Checkpoint Checkmate: Adverse Event Management for Checkpoint Inhibitors

Healio Rheumatology, December 2018
Although it might seem silly to use the game Whack-A-Mole to illustrate a point about health care — knock one down and another pops up —…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Whole-breast radiation reduces local recurrence in favorable-risk ductal carcinoma in situ

December 5, 2018
Whole-breast radiation significantly decreased local recurrence and invasive local recurrence among a subset of women with favorable-riskductal…
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Once-weekly, conventional breast radiotherapy yield similarly low long-term adverse effects

December 5, 2018
Women with early breast cancer who received once-weekly, hypofractionated radiotherapy exhibited low rates of normal tissue effects comparable to…
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Rivaroxaban effective as thromboprophylaxis during anticancer treatment

December 4, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Rivaroxaban prophylaxis significantly reduced thromboembolic events among patients receiving systemic cancer therapy, according to…
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Bisphosphonates underused among older patients with myeloma

December 3, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Only about half of Medicare beneficiaries with myeloma received recommended treatment with bone-modifying agents, according to…
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Novel risk stratification model outperforms standard prediction tools for myelodysplastic syndrome

December 3, 2018
SAN DIEGO — A personalized risk prediction model developed using machine learning showed utility as a predictive and prognostic tool among…

Obesity and Arthritis: Science and Realpolitik

Healio Rheumatology, November 2018
Leonard H. Calabrese
In the cover story this month, we are again fortunate to have assembled an esteemed faculty — this time to discuss the intersection of obesity…

Recapping the ACR Review Course: What You May Have Missed This Year

November 8, 2018
I always look forward to the ACR yearly review course for an engaging way to get updates on various topics in the field of rheumatology. It’s…
Meeting News

Cleveland Clinic appoints new chair of orthopedic surgery

November 5, 2018
Brendan M. Patterson, MD, has been named chair of the department of orthopedic surgery at Cleveland Clinic. According to a press release, Patterson…