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Replacement of recipient hematopoietic cells with donor cells may be a major factor in...

1. Allo-HSCT treatment resulted in significant prolonged reduction in HIV-1 viral reservoirs. 2. Mouse models showed adoptive transfer of peripheral CD4+ T cells to immunosuppressed...

ICU admissions among Medicare beneficiaries on a decade-long downward trend

1. Intensive care unit (ICU) admission rates decreased from 2006 to 2015. 2. No association was found between percentage change in ICU beds and admissions...

Quick Take: Association between physician US News and World Report medical school ranking and...

Association between physician US News and World Report medical school ranking and patient outcomes and costs of care: observational study Variations in practice patterns among...

Superwarfarin contaminants found in synthetic cannabinoid-associated coagulopathy outbreak

1. During one month at a single medical center in Illinois in 2018, 34 cases of synthetic cannabinoid associated coagulopathy were identified. 2. Of...

Southern diet may be largest factor leading to higher rates of hypertension in US...

1. In this prospective cohort study, the higher rate of hypertension in black patients than white patients was most strongly influenced by a Southern...

Estimated costs of clinical trials for FDA approval of novel therapeutics

1. In this evaluation of clinical trial cost of newly FDA-approved therapeutics, trials without control arms and with small numbers of patients had the...

Symptoms of burnout and career regret prevalent among U.S. resident trainees

1. In this prospective cohort study, trainees in specialties such as urology, neurology, emergency medicine, and general surgery were all associated with a higher...

Use of piperacillin-tazobactam (Zosyn) likely less effective than meropenem for ceftriaxone-resistant gram-negative bacteremia

1. In this randomized controlled trial, piperacillin-tazobactam was not found to be non-inferior to meropenum for all-cause mortality at 30 days among patients with...

Lower patient satisfaction reported at for-profit dialysis centers

1. Patient reported experience has recently been incorporated into Quality Incentive Programs for dialysis centers across the United States. Lower patient experience scores were...

Baloxavir reduces influenza viral load and duration of symptoms

1. The antiviral agent baloxavir (baloxavir marboxil) decreased duration of influenza symptoms significantly more than in patients treated with either placebo or oseltamivir. 2. Baloxavir...
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