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Monthly Archives: May 2015

An immune checkpoint inhibitor

ASCO: PD-1 Immunotherapy Benefits Patients With NSCLC

Fewer side effects, longer survival for nivolumab versus docetaxel
Soft tissue fillers used in cosmetic procedures can be unintentionally injected into blood vessels in the face and cause serious harm

FDA Warns of Soft Tissue Filler Injection Into Blood Vessels

When injections accidentally enter blood vessels, blockages and damage can occur
Patients with HIV should start antiretroviral therapy as soon as they're diagnosed

Greater Benefit for Early Antiretroviral Tx Initiation in HIV

NIH-funded trial results appear likely to impact global treatment guidelines
Rapamune (sirolimus) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat lymphangioleiomyomatosis

FDA Approves Rapamune for Lymphangioleiomyomatosis

Rare, progressive lung disease affects mostly women of child-bearing age
Low physician spending is contributing to an overall slowing of health care costs

AMA: Physicians Driving the Slowing of Health Care Costs

Physicians' spending grew more slowly over 2003 to 2013 than hospital and clinical spending
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery attenuates markers of oxidative stress in subcutaneous adipose tissue

RYGB Cuts Markers of Oxidative Stress in Subcutaneous Tissue

Fifty percent decrease in oxidative stress; no change in inflammatory markers in subcutaneous tissue
Fruit and vegetable intake is associated with hip fracture

Fruit, Vegetable Intake Linked to Hip Fracture

Dose-response association noted with increased fracture rates for intake below five servings/day
For women with abnormal uterine bleeding and hysteroscopically diagnosed endometrial polyps

Outpatient Uterine Polypectomy More Cost-Effective

Slightly less effective than inpatient treatment, but outpatient treatment is less expensive
Insulin resistance does not appear to be a significant factor in post-adolescent acne

Insulin Resistance Not Linked to Post-Adolescent Acne

No differences in fasting blood glucose, fasting insulin, HOMA-IR index for post-teen acne, controls
Celecoxib seems safe and effective for treatment of depression due to acute brucellosis

Celecoxib Safe, Effective for Brucellosis-Associated Depression

Greater response to treatment in celecoxib versus placebo group at study end