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Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease: bi-allelic EIF2AK4 mutations carriers show similar disease severity compared to non-carriers
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Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease: bi-allelic EIF2AK4 mutations carriers show similar disease severity compared to non-carriers

EIF2AK4 mutation carriers are characterised by younger age at diagnosis

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Prevention of acute respiratory infections: “a major new indication for vitamin D supplementation”

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Addiction specialists argue for more thoughtful opioid restrictions

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Can eating fruits and vegetables reduce COPD risk?

Data from a population-based cohort study.

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ASIPP: new opioid guidelines for chronic noncancer pain

The American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians has issued updated opioid prescribing guidelines.

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Multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in children on the rise

Over the course 8 years, multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriacae in hospitalized children has increased as much as 700% in the US.

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Can liraglutide prevent type 2 diabetes?

It is already approved for diabetes treatment and weight loss.

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Pregnancy: is routine screening for chlamydia cost-effective?

Over 1.3 million US cases of C trachomatis infection were reported in 2010.

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Genes linked to rare epilepsies also contributes to common epilepsies
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Genes linked to rare epilepsies also contributes to common epilepsies

Emerging paradigm of targeted therapy in rare epilepsies might also extend to common epilepsies

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FDA clears first procalcitonin test for lower respiratory infections and sepsis

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Elderly women not receiving osteoporosis-related services after first hip fracture

About 1 in 5 got recommended screening and treatment within a year.

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LVADs linked to false-positive HCV antibody tests

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Breast cancer: 1-y of adjuvant trastuzumab confirmed as standard of care

Final analysis of the phase 3 HERA trial.

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Teen suicide attempts drop in states with same-sex marriage laws

Effect driven by teens self-identifying as sexual minorities.

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GOLD B COPD: does symptom burden predict disease progression?

Patients with more severe disease characteristics are more likely to progress to GOLD D at 2 y.

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Blacks, Hispanics, women and ‘stroke belters’ are less likely to get tPA | ISC
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Blacks, Hispanics, women and ‘stroke belters’ are less likely to get tPA | ISC

tPA is the only treatment approved by the FDA for ischemic stroke.

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Epilepsy in the elderly linked to increased ischemic stroke | ISC
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Epilepsy in the elderly linked to increased ischemic stroke | ISC

The study suggests that epilepsy in the elderly might signify disease of blood vessels in the brain.

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