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Anti-CD73 antibody agent appears safe, shows promise in advanced cancers

November 8, 2019
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — An investigational anti-CD73 antibody appeared safe and demonstrated promising antitumor activity among patients with…

Study lays groundwork for understanding RA-ILD/RA-IPF overlap

October 17, 2019
Comparative serum protein biomarker profiling may allow researchers to identify patients with rheumatoid arthritis-associated interstitial lung…
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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…
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Hospital choice could affect pediatric mortality during emergencies

August 23, 2019
Findings published in Pediatrics suggest that a child’s chance of survival in an emergency may depend on the hospital where they receive care…
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Risk for kidney scarring spikes with two or more febrile UTIs

August 13, 2019
Children with more than one febrile UTI are at a significantly increased risk for kidney scarring, according to findings published in JAMA
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HemOnc Today honors Next Gen Innovators

HemOnc Today, July 25, 2019
HemOnc Today held a reception at ASCO Annual Meeting to honor its third class of Next Gen Innovators. The publication’s 111 Next Gen…
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Smoking increases STEMI risk in women more than men

June 24, 2019
Women who smoke had a significantly increased risk for STEMI compared with men who smoke, according to a study published in the Journal of the
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Infrarenal endograft for AAA confers favorable results at 5 years

June 20, 2019
Among patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm, treatment with an infrarenal endograph was safe and effective at 1 year and continued to show…

Boston Children’s tops U.S. News & World Report’s list for 6th year

June 18, 2019
Boston Children’s Hospital has been ranked the No. 1 children’s hospital for 2019-2020 by U.S. News & World Report. This marks the…
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CABG confers mortality benefit over PCI in multivessel CAD

May 2, 2019
There was a significant mortality benefit in patients with multivessel CAD who underwent CABG compared with those who underwent PCI, according to a…
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VIDEO: Head and neck cancer landscape changing as incidence of HPV-positive disease increases

April 18, 2019
NEW YORK — Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD, director of UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, spoke at HemOnc Today New York about management of HPV-positive…
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Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association honors 2019 fellows

April 3, 2019
FORT WORTH, Texas — Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association honored the eight members of its 2019 fellows class during the opening ceremony of…
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Most clinician-family conferences do not consider patient values, preferences

April 1, 2019
Most conferences between clinicians and family members about prognosis and goals of care for patients in the ICU lack crucial communication about…
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Stereotactic ablative radiation therapy safely improves survival in oligometastatic cancer

March 27, 2019
Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy safely extended long-term survival for some patients with oligometastatic cancer, according to results from a…
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Use of NSAIDs improves survival in head and neck cancer subset

March 25, 2019
Regular use of NSAIDs significantly improved OS and disease-specific survival among patients with PIK3CA-altered head and neck squamous cell…
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Blended treatment for depression, heart failure improves quality of life

March 23, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Care composed of treating depression and HF may improve health-related quality of life in the 12 months after hospitalization…
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One approach does not fit all in ACL reconstruction

Orthopedics Today, March 2019
The ACL is reportedly one of the most commonly injured knee ligaments among professional- and recreational-level athletes, with a high risk for…

What should orthopedic practices and departments do to eliminate sexual harassment?

Orthopedics Today, February 2019
While the faces of orthopedic providers now more closely reflect the diverse patient populations they serve, continued efforts must be made to…
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The ‘broken’ antimicrobial market: A ‘looming cloud’ over medicine

Infectious Disease News, January 2019
Modern medicine may face dangerous setbacks if the antimicrobial market does not see a positive shift soon, experts agree. According to a recent…
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Accredited hospitals vary in quality of head, neck cancer care

December 26, 2018
Pervasive variations exist in the quality of head and neck cancer care across