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Orthopedics Today Grand Rounds

53-year-old woman with continued pain after first metatarsophalangeal arthroplasty

Orthopedics Today, November 2019
H. Paco Kang, MD; Dushawn Harley, BS; Eric W. Tan, MD
A 53-year-old woman with rheumatoid arthritis on oral prednisone presented to a podiatric surgeon after a lifelong history of hallux valgus and…

Novel software could improve treatment accuracy for children with cancer

September 25, 2019
New, specialized software has shown potential for improving accuracy of pediatric cancer treatment. “This software may be the missing link in…
Cover Story

Out for Blood: Biomarkers Paving the Road to Personalized Medicine for Rheumatic Diseases

Healio Rheumatology, September 2019
There are endless idioms about blood. It is thicker than water, but one cannot get it from a stone. Truman Capote wrote about the cold version, rock…
Orthopedics Today Grand Rounds

A 75-year-old woman with constitutional symptoms, precipitous functional decline

Orthopedics Today, September 2019
Bayard C. Carlson, MD; Douglas W. Bartels, MD; Joshua D. Johnson, MD; Peter S. Rose, MD
A 75-year-old woman with a medical history significant for obesity, diabetes mellitus type 2 and coronary artery disease presented with a 6-month…
Meeting News

Research explores electrical fields to stimulate optic nerve regeneration

August 28, 2019
COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — The application of electrical fields to direct growth of retinal ganglion cell axons is an avenue of research…
Orthopedics Today Grand Rounds

Man with posterior knee mass

Orthopedics Today, August 2019
George F. Hatch III, MD; Harrison F. Kay, MD; Jihoon T. Choi, MD; Moé R. Takeda, MD
A 36-year-old man was referred for the management of ongoing posterior right knee pain and discomfort following a complicated surgical history for…
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…
Meeting News

Serum-based biomarker test yields positive diagnostic accuracy for Crohn’s disease

July 10, 2019
SAN DIEGO — The Mucosal Healing Index, a serum-based biomarker assay, demonstrated efficacy in identifying mucosal inflammation and similar…
In the Journals

Colorectal cancer subtypes could help predict best initial treatment option

July 3, 2019
Consensus molecular subtype classification demonstrated potential clinical utility as an independent prognostic factor for patients with metastatic…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Laparoscopy as safe, effective as open surgery for colorectal liver metastases

June 13, 2019
CHICAGO — Laparoscopic surgery for colorectal liver metastases nearly equaled or surpassed open surgery for almost all outcomes, according to…
Meeting NewsPerspective

National Lung Screening Trial publication yet to impact mortality rates

June 10, 2019
CHICAGO — Publication of the National Lung Cancer Screening Trial in 2011 has had no impact on lung cancer mortality or incidence rates among…
Meeting NewsPerspective

BLU-667 active, safe in RET fusion-positive non-small cell lung cancer

June 7, 2019
CHICAGO — BLU-667 induced durable antitumor responses with manageable toxicity among patients with advanced RET fusion-positive non-small cell…
Meeting News

Conquer Cancer Foundation presents Merit Awards at ASCO

June 6, 2019
CHICAGO — The Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO presented ASCO Annual Meeting Merit Awards to more than 100 oncology professionals. The awards…
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Medicaid expansion reduces racial disparities in access to timely cancer care

June 4, 2019
CHICAGO — States that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act appeared to eliminate disparities in timely treatment for black patients…

Socioeconomic factors linked to multiple myeloma survival

June 3, 2019
CHICAGO — Having private insurance, living in a higher-income region and receiving treatment at an academic institution all appeared associated…
In the JournalsPerspective

New CAR T-cell Therapy Shows No Severe Toxic Side Effects

Cell Therapy Next, May 2019
A novel version of CAR T-cell therapy has shown no severe toxic side effects in patients with recurrent lymphoma, according to a study published in…
In the Journals

Lentiviral gene therapy with busulfan conditioning safe, effective in infants with SCID-X1

April 17, 2019
Infants with newly diagnosed X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency, or SCID-X1, demonstrated multilineage engraftment of transduced cells after…
In the Journals

Failure to achieve intramural hematoma-free proximal seal zone in TEVAR increases risk for retrograde dissection

April 12, 2019
Patients who underwent thoracic endovascular aortic repair for complicated type B aortic dissections and did not achieve 2 cm of intramural…
In the Journals

Machine learning framework ‘much-needed advancement’ in prostate cancer risk assessment

April 11, 2019
A new machine-learning framework enabled researchers to assess prostate cancer risk with more accuracy than the current standard methods, according…
Meeting NewsPerspective

CardioMEMS: Pulmonary artery sensor decreases hospitalizations in HF

March 18, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Patients with HF who were treated with pulmonary artery pressure-guided therapy through ambulatory hemodynamic monitoring with an…