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Empliciti (elotuzumab)

FDA Approves Empliciti for Multiple Myeloma

Monoclonal antibody works with another approved therapy to provide additional benefit
The first seasonal influenza vaccine with an adjuvant has been approved for use in seniors

FDA Approves First Flu Vaccine Containing an Adjuvant

Adjuvant can enhance or direct the immune response of the vaccinated individual
Long periods of exposure to air pollution -- including dust and car exhaust -- heightens cardiovascular risks for women with diabetes

Air Pollution Raises CVD Risks in Women With Diabetes

Long-term study showed prolonged exposure linked to cardiovascular disease
Taking progesterone supplements in the first trimester of pregnancy may not improve pregnancy outcomes for women with a history of miscarriage

Progesterone May Not Help Prevent Repeat Miscarriage

Live birth rate 65.8 percent for vaginal progesterone, versus 63.3 percent for placebo
Guidance is offered for the pediatric perioperative anesthesia environment in a policy statement published online Nov. 30 in Pediatrics.

AAP Provides Guidance on Pediatric Peri-Op Anesthesia

Guidance relates to care team, resources committed to patient care, pediatric-specific techniques
Reconstruction of scalp defects including application of Integra bilayer wound matrix followed by delayed split-thickness skin grafting results in low morbidity

Novel Technique Described for Full Thickness Scalp Defects

Application of Integra bilayer wound matrix followed by grafting has low morbidity
For patients with type 2 diabetes

Basal Insulin Peglispro Beats Glargine for Glycemic Control

In T2DM, also tied to increased triglycerides, aminotransferases, and liver fat content
Pricing and availability strategies can improve nutritional quality of purchases from vending machines

Review: Changes in Vending Machines Can Promote Health

Reducing prices and increasing availability increases sales of healthier choices
For patients undergoing laryngotracheoplasty

Shorter Duration of Dysphagia Symptoms Without Stent

Findings in adult patients who underwent open airway reconstruction
For patients without diabetes with ST-segment myocardial infarction treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Predicts MACE in STEMI

Patients with moderate to severe fatty liver disease more likely to have impaired myocardial infusion