Use of elotuzumab with conventional therapy linked to improved survival in multiple myeloma patients

1. Adding elotuzumab to the conventional lenalidomide and dezamethasone was associated with a 30% reduction in the risk of disease progression or death in...

Dietary doses of resveratrol may inhibit development of colorectal cancer [PreClinical]

1. On a high-fat diet (HFD), mice genetically predisposed to colorectal cancer (ApcMin mice) developed fewer and smaller tumors when maintained on a diet-relevant...

Variation noted across pre- and post-marketing studies for FDA approved devices

1. This study found that in addition to the pivotal study required for approval, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved high-risk medical devices...

Mindfulness-based therapy associated with improvement in quality of life for PTSD patients

1. In this study, mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) therapy resulted in a greater reduction in self-reported post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and improved quality...

Applicants given extra time on MCAT have lower USMLE pass rates

1. Individuals with extra time testing accommodations on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) had comparable scores and medical school admissions outcomes to those...

Preschoolers not offered sufficient physical activity time

1. Preschool children did not have opportunities to engage in active play time for the majority (88%) of their time spent at childcare facilities. 2....

Paracetamol ineffective for the pain relief of lower back pain and hip/knee osteoarthritis

1. Paracetamol (acetaminophen) was found to be ineffective at significantly reducing pain symptoms in patients with lower back and hip/knee osteoarthritis pain. 2. While...

Use of CT for adult fall patients is rising in the emergency department

1. Between 2001 and 2010, a 2.5-fold increase in CT utilization has occurred among adult fall patients visiting the emergency department, yet the proportion...

Sedentary time associated with poor health independent of physical activity

1. Prolonged sedentary time was associated with increased risk for all-cause mortality, cardiovascular disease incidence and mortality, cancer incidence and mortality, and type-2 diabetes,...

2 Minute Medicine Rewind December 1 – December 7, 2014

In this section, we highlight the key high-impact studies, updates, and analyses published in medicine during the past week. Twelve or 30 Months of Dual...
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