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Corticosteroids Linked to Worse Outcome in Facial Palsy

Worse facial function outcomes for patients with Lyme disease-associated facial palsy

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U-Shaped Link for Fish Consumption, Mortality

Women only have increased mortality risk at the highest level of fish consumption

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New Anticancer Drugs Up Costs and Life Expectancy Considerably

Lifetime costs up $72,000, life expectancy up 13 months with new drug use in breast cancer

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Too Few Diabetes Patients Receiving Statins

Two in five middle-aged patients don’t get the medications, despite recommendations to do so

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Most Patients Taking Opioids Open to Receiving Naloxone Rx

More than a third of patients reported beneficial behavior changes

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Parents Often Make Dosing Errors With Liquid Medications

Parents make fewer mistakes using oral syringes compared to cups

Statin Rx May Prevent Myocardial Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury

In rat model, rosuvastatin induces phosphorylation of Akt, GSK-3β and prevents oxidative stress

Study Compares Effectiveness of Biologics in Psoriasis Treatment

Ustekinumab had highest effectiveness during five years of tx; more dose escalation for etanercept

Reports of Fatal Anaphylaxis With IV Iron Products

Seventy-nine cases of anaphylactic reactions linked to ferumoxytol, of which 18 were fatal

Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Use Up in Ovarian Cancer Treatment

NACT use up from 2003 to 2012; linked to shorter overall survival in stage IIIC but not stage IV disease

Levonorgestrel IUD Potentially Cost-Effective in Obese Women

Intrauterine device is potentially cost-effective for prevention of deaths from endometrial cancer

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Platelet-Rich Plasma, Hyaluronic Acid Improves Aging Facial Skin

Clinically visible, significant improvement noted; number of injections linked to overall satisfaction

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