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Prostate-specific antigen levels three months after radiotherapy are strong markers of prostate cancer outcomes for patients with intermediate- and high-risk disease

PSA Level Three Months After Radiation Tx May Predict Outcome

Findings for men with intermediate- and high-risk prostate cancer
There is an inverse association for plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration with diabetes risk

Inverse Link for Plasma 25(OH)D Concentration, Risk of T2DM

Each 10 ng/mL higher 25(OH)D concentration associated with hazard ratio of 0.64 for diabetes

E-Cigarette Flavoring Agent May Impair Airway Defense System

Flavoring commonly used in e-cigarettes suppresses cilia beat frequency, lasting for 60 minutes
Fewer men are being screened for

From 2008 to 2014, Prostate Cancer Testing, Treatment Down

Sharpest decrease seen in privately insured men after 2011
There is a significantly increased risk of Parkinson's disease in patients with inflammatory bowel disease

IBD Associated With Increased Risk of Parkinson’s Disease

Association seen in patients with ulcerative colitis but not those with Crohn's disease

CDC: No Change in Level of Uninsured in U.S. in 2017

Five percent of children uninsured in 2017, 41.3 and 55.0 percent had public and private coverage
For patients with suspected lower respiratory tract infection

Procalcitonin Assay Doesn’t Cut Antibiotic Use in Lower RTI

Provision of assay doesn't result in less antibiotic use for suspected lower respiratory tract infection
Airway bioengineering appears feasible for tracheal and bronchial reconstruction

Bioengineering Feasible for Airway Reconstruction

Bioengineered tracheal and bronchial reconstruction reported using stented aortic matrices
Two novel immune-response clusters have been identified to respiratory syncytial virus

Two Novel Immune-Response Clusters Identified to RSV

Cluster characterized by higher type-2 and type-17 cytokines tied to first-, second-year recurrent wheeze
Breath analysis shows potential for noninvasive diagnosis of esophagogastric cancer

Breath Test Shows Promise for Diagnosis of Esophagogastric CA

Good diagnostic accuracy with area under the curve of 0.85, sensitivity and specificity of 80, 81 percent