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Primary prevention ICDs: why replace them if they haven't been used?

from Heart - 08 Jun 14

Primary prevention ICDs: why replace them if they haven't been used? Heart. 2014 Jun 6; Authors: Roberts PR PMID: 24906507 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]



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Survey on moving toward quality patient-centered care conducted by GW Cancer Institute

from MNToncology - 07 Jun 14

In order to meet new cancer program accreditation standards, institutions have placed new focus on patient navigation, psychosocial distress screening, and survivorship care plans.



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Simulations deem new diagnostic imaging techniques to be safe

from MNToncology - 07 Jun 14

Gamma and neutron imaging offer possible improvements over existing techniques such as X-ray or CT, but their safety is not yet fully understood.



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Bariatric surgery not only helps reduce weight, but lowers cancer risk among obese people

from MNToncology - 07 Jun 14

Weight loss surgery might have more value than simply helping morbidly obese people to shed unhealthy extra pounds.



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Genes behind food preferences 'may aid weight loss and disease prevention'

from MNTcvs - 07 Jun 14

Italian researchers have conducted a number of studies that help determine the genetic mechanisms behind food preferences, which they say could lead to personalized diet plans.



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Acute bacterial skin infections treated effectively by new antibiotic

from MNTderm - 07 Jun 14

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reports that the antibiotic dalbavancin is as effective as vancomycin, the current standard-of-care antibiotic used to treat serious bacterial...



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Loyola achieves 68 percent decrease in central line bloodstream infections

from MNThaem - 07 Jun 14

Thanks to the simple use of an alcohol-impregnated cap, Loyola University Medical Center achieved a 68 percent decrease in the overall number of central line-associated bloodstream infections...



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Lemierre's disease: a case with bilateral iliopsoas abscesses and a literature review.

from Lancet - 07 Jun 14

Lemierre's disease: a case with bilateral iliopsoas abscesses and a literature review. World J Emerg Surg. 2014;9:38 Authors: Bird NT, Cocker D, Cullis P, Schofield R, Challoner B, Hayes A, Brett M Abstract Lemierre's disease is characterized by sepsis, often with an oropharyngeal source, secondary septic emboli and internal jugular vein thrombosis (Lancet 1:701-3, 1936. Clin Microbiol Rev 20(4):622-59, 2007). Septic emboli affecting many bodil



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ETV6 and signaling gene mutations are associated with secondary transformation of myelodysplastic syndromes to chronic myelomonocytic leukemia.

from Lancet - 07 Jun 14

ETV6 and signaling gene mutations are associated with secondary transformation of myelodysplastic syndromes to chronic myelomonocytic leukemia. Blood. 2014 Jun 5;123(23):3675-7 Authors: Padron E, Yoder S, Kunigal S, Mesa T, Teer JK, Al Ali N, Sekeres MA, Painter JS, Zhang L, Lancet J, Maciejewski JP, Epling-Burnette PK, Sotomayor E, Komrokji RS, List AF PMID: 24904105 [PubMed - in process]



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Can exposing newborns to more dirt and germs lower allergy, asthma risk?

from MNTallergy - 06 Jun 14

Infants who are exposed to allergens and bacteria during their first year of life are less likely to experience wheezing and allergies, compared with those in cleaner environments.



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Prolonged fasting 're-boots' immune system

from MNToncology - 06 Jun 14

Fasting not only protects against damage from chemotherapy but also induces regeneration of the immune system, shifting stem cells from dormant to active states, says new study.



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Immune system ‘friendly fire’ triggers HPV-linked cancer

from Cancer Research News - 06 Jun 14

News report Genes that usually help the body fight off viral infections could actually be involved in the development of certain cancers, UK research has shown. "It's intriguing to see that the APOBEC genes may actually be hitting the wrong target" - Dr Sally Roberts, Cancer research UK A collection of genes called the ‘APOBEC family’ normally slow the spread of viruses by attacking their DNA, preventing them from replicating. They do this by causing changes to the virus’s DNA – known as muta




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Synthetic small molecule may help chemo get into brain

from MNToncology - 06 Jun 14

A synthetic peptide carrier that crosses the blood-brain barrier in lab mice offers potential as a vehicle to deliver chemotherapy and other drugs into the brain.



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Basis of allergic reaction to birch pollen identified

from MNTallergy - 06 Jun 14

In Austria alone around 400,000 people are afflicted by a birch pollen allergy and its associated food intolerances.



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Shisha smoking could carry similar risk of cardiovascular disease as cigarettes

from MNTcvs - 06 Jun 14

People who smoke shisha regularly could have a significantly increased risk of developing long-term high blood pressure, which increases the risk of a heart attack or stroke.



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Elucidating the pathogenic mechanism of meningococcal meningitis

from MNThaem - 06 Jun 14

Neisseria meningitidis, also called meningococcus, is a bacterium responsible for meningitis and septicemia[1]. Its most serious form, purpura fulminans, is often fatal.



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Our own treacherous immune genes can cause cancer after viral infection

from MNToncology - 06 Jun 14

HPV (human papillomavirus) infection is widely known to induce cancer. Many of the mutations that cause this virally-induced cancer are caused by a family of genes that normally combats viral...



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Tailored light treatment can improve sleep, depression and agitation in people with Alzheimer's disease and dementia

from MNTdementia - 06 Jun 14

A new study suggests that light treatment tailored to increase circadian stimulation during the day may improve sleep, depression and agitation in people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia.



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Naloxegol may be the answer to opioid-induced constipation

from MNTarthritis - 06 Jun 14

Pain medicines often lead to constipation for patients seeking long-term pain relief, but an investigational once-daily drug may help, according to study led by the University of Michigan Health...



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Call for comprehensive inclusion of patient reported outcomes in cardiovascular clinical trials in Europe

from MNTcvs - 06 Jun 14

Patient reported outcomes (PROs) should be comprehensively included in cardiovascular clinical trials using the best available tools, according to leading cardiologists and industry representatives...



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Challenges faced by courts when linking genetics to criminal behavior

from MNTneuro - 06 Jun 14

Studies suggest that some people may be at increased risk of criminal behavior due to their genes.



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Stem cells have the potential to repair brain damage

from MNTneuro - 06 Jun 14

A QUT scientist is hoping to unlock the potential of stem cells as a way of repairing neural damage to the brain.



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Researchers decode how the brain miswires, possibly causing ADHD

from MNTneuro - 06 Jun 14

Neuroscientists at Mayo Clinic in Florida and at Aarhus University in Denmark have shed light on why neurons in the brain's reward system can be miswired, potentially contributing to disorders such...



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Genome experts show value of 'next-generation sequencing' in diagnosing infection, save life of critically ill boy

from MNTneuro - 06 Jun 14

A 14-year-old boy's turnaround and quick recovery after mysteriously being stricken by brain-inflaming encephalitis -- which led to him being hospitalized for six weeks and put into a medically...


 

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