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Losing Ground Against Gonorrhea – The Rising Antibiotic Resistance | Medical Blog

The following was originally posted to the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Division of Infectious Diseases Blog.   April is Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Awareness month  and there

CME/CE: The Merits of the MERIT Protocol | Medical Blog

Researchers have devised a modified, accelerated allergen immunotherapy (AIT) protocol (MERIT) that combines rapid and safe build-up to the maintenance AIT dose. Most systemic reactions seen with use of MERIT appear to be mild and rapidly reversed with treatment.

Polypharmacy More Likely for Cancer Survivors | Medical Blog

More cancer survivors prescribed five or more unique medications, including those with abuse potential

New Drug Combo Ups Survival in HER2/neu Uterine Serous Cancer | Medical Blog

Adding intravenous trastuzumab to carboplatin-paclitaxel increased progression-free survival

Cellular Biomedical Tattoo Can ID Hypercalcemia-Linked Cancer | Medical Blog

Hypercalcemia linked to cancer can be detected in murine model using cell-based diagnostic system

Marital Status Tied to Earlier Presentation of Melanoma | Medical Blog

Being married also tied to likelihood of undergoing SLNB in lesions with Breslow thickness >1 mm

Males With BRCA Mutations Have Increased Risk of Certain Cancers | Medical Blog

Increased incidence of malignant disease, specifically prostate, melanoma, pancreas, breast cancers

Calcium Channel Blockers May Up Pancreatic Cancer Risk in Women | Medical Blog

Increased hazard ratios for pancreatic cancer among postmenopausal users of short-acting CCBs

Russian woman “embalmed alive”? | Feature

  No, she wasn’t, but it was just as bad. Early this month, 28-year-old Ekaterina Fedyaeva died three weeks after what was supposed to have been a

Nonoptimized Drug Therapy Costs More Than $500 Billion Annually | Feature

After initial Rx use, average cost of individual having treatment failure, new medical problem over $2,000

Volumetric Laser Endomicroscopy Helps ID Barrett’s Regions | Feature

High agreement among reviewers seen in 80 percent of quadrants

TFs Operate Across Gene Loci Within Disease Phenotypes | Feature

Epstein-Barr virus EBNA2 protein binds to multiple loci of genome, increasing risk of 7 serious diseases

Adjuvant Pembrolizumab Beneficial in Stage III Melanoma | Feature

Pembrolizumab linked to significantly longer recurrence-free survival at 15-month follow-up

Recommendations Developed on Gender Equity in Medicine | Feature

ACP supports equitable physician compensation based on comparable work at each stage of career

Adjuvant Pembrolizumab Beneficial in Metastatic NSCLC | Feature

And, nivolumab plus ipilimumab linked to better survival in NSCLC with high tumor mutational burden

The Merits of the MERIT Protocol | Feature

Researchers have devised a modified, accelerated allergen immunotherapy (AIT) protocol (MERIT) that combines rapid and safe build-up to the maintenance AIT dose. Most systemic reactions seen with use of MERIT appear to be mild and rapidly reversed with treatment.

2018 Physician Compensation Report Released | Feature

The MedScape Physician Compensation Report, the most comprehensive physician salary survey in the United States, was recently published using data from more than 200,000 physicians from over

Conference Highlights: HM18 | Feature

New research was presented at HM18, the Society of Hospital Medicine’s Annual Conference, from April 8-11 in Orlando. The features below highlight some of the studies emerging from the conference that focused on emergency medicine.

No Higher Cancer Risk Seen for Heart Failure Patients | Feature

After a median 20 years of follow-up, heart failure not associated with cancer incidence

Cigarette Price Hike Would Provide More Gains for the Poor | Feature

More average life years gained from cessation, and more treatment costs averted for poorest 20 percent

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