Liver transplant prolongs life in metastatic colorectal cancer

Image: PD/Colon cancer mortality rates.  1. Patients with hepatic metastases from colorectal cancer (CRC) have similar rates of survival post-liver transplant to patients undergoing repeat...

Emergency department use of radiography in asthma increasing

Image: PD 1. Emergency Department (ED) use of radiography in asthma increased significantly between 1995 and 2009.  2. Pediatric-focused EDs have significantly lower rates of radiography...

E. coli in mid-stream urine highly sensitive for cystitis

Image: PD  1. Detection of E. coli at concentrations as low as 10 CFU/ml in mid-stream urine specimens was strongly predictive of E. coli detection...

Periodontitis therapy not improving HbA1C levels in type II diabetes patients

Image: CC/Wiki 1. At 6 months, nonsurgical therapy of periodontitis was not shown to improve HbA1c  levels in type II diabetes patients.  2. Although non-surgical periodontal treatment...

Immunotherapy shows efficacy for pediatric allergic asthma and rhinitis

Image: PD 1. Subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT) and sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) both show efficacy in treatment of pediatric allergic asthma and rhinitis.  2. While SCIT is FDA-approved,...

Hamstring graft for ACL reconstruction achieves semitendinosus and gracilis tendon regeneration, but with functional...

Image: CC Key study points:     Semitendinosus and gracilis tendons are able to achieve regeneration and regain near normal points of insertion and cross sectional areas.  ...

Severe acne linked to endometriosis

1. Women who reported a history of severe acne were more likely to be diagnosed with endometriosis.  2. A history of severe acne was independently...

[Policy Statement] New guidelines for pediatric acute otitis media released

Image: PD In a released statement: 1. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated recommendations for diagnosis and treatment of acute otitis media (AOM) for...

Low diastolic blood pressure associated with higher mortality in chronic kidney disease

Image: PD 1.  Among US veterans with non-dialysis dependent chronic kidney disease, diastolic blood pressure lower than 70 mm Hg was associated with higher mortality...

Adjusted neonatal care coincides with decreased morbidity and mortality

Image: PD 1. From 2000 to 2009, neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) increased use of antenatal steroids, cesarean delivery, surfactant in the delivery room, and...

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