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2 Minute Medicine | April 21, 2014

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Interpartum HIV viral load suppression improves outcomes

April 19, 2014 |

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1. Women who maintained viral load suppression between pregnancies were less likely to vertically transmit HIV to their infant. 

2. Women who maintained viral load suppression between pregnancies were more likely to have greater viral load suppression at … Read More

Doxepin rinse reduces pain of oral mucositis during radiotherapy

April 18, 2014 |

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1. Oral doxepin rinse significantly reduces the incidence of painful oral mucositis (OM) during radiotherapy for head and neck cancers.

Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent)

Study Rundown: Painful oral mucositis is commonly associated with radiotherapy for head and … Read More

Quadrivalent HPV vaccine in young women [Classics Series]

April 18, 2014 |

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1. Prophylactic use of a quadrivalent vaccine against HPV strains 6, 11, 16, and 18 significantly reduced the incidence of HPV infection and HPV-associated genital disease 30 months after vaccination

2. No significant adverse effects were observed to … Read More

Initial kidney transplant factors may provide insight into retransplant success

April 18, 2014 |

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1. Retransplant patients that experienced acute rejection, hospitalization, or delayed graft function after their first kidney transplant were more likely to experience such negative outcomes post-retransplant. 

2. Relisting of patients was found to be statistically dependent on outcomes … Read More