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Chest pain: Strict adherence to NICE guidelines may miss prognostically beneficial revascularisation

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Childhood depression: what precedes it?

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Which insulin regimen best minimizes glycemic variability?

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UK rated 15th in Europe for heart care
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UK rated 15th in Europe for heart care

The United Kingdom has been ranked 15th of 30 European countries for cardiovascular healthcare, mainly because prevention efforts are hampered by high...

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Shingles vaccination down in over 70s
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Shingles vaccination down in over 70s

The number of elderly people being vaccinated against shingles is decreasing, latest figures from the vaccination programme in England have shown.1

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Bladder cancer: cancer-specific mortality 20% higher in former smokers

This is the first systematic epidemiologic assessment of the association between smoking status and prognosis.

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Advanced gastric cancer: type-4 and diffuse-type tumors predict peritoneal spread

Use of staging laparoscopy based on preoperative clinicopathologic factors in advanced gastric cancer is controversial.

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Breast cancer: perindopril, bisoprolol may prevent trastuzumab-mediated cardiotoxicity

Randomized controlled trial shows that cardiac drugs attenuate trastuzumab-mediated decline in LVEF.

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Thyroid Disease: Monthly Essentials December 2016
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Thyroid Disease: Monthly Essentials December 2016

Thyroid cancer increasing | Thyroid levels and gestational diabetes | Hypothyroidism and sleep apnea

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Rheumatoid arthritis: 5 y of tocilizumab monotherapy can be safe and effective

Biologic monotherapy can still be effective when methotrexate or other conventional synthetic DMARDs fail.

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T-Cell Transfer Therapy Targeting Mutant KRAS in Cancer
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T-Cell Transfer Therapy Targeting Mutant KRAS in Cancer

There was regression of metastatic colon cancer followed by immune evasion of one lesion after the adoptive transfer of T cells specifically targeting mutant KRAS.

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IBS assessment important for women with fecal incontinence

IBS affects one-third of women presenting to tertiary care centers with fecal incontinence.

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Pneumococcal and influenza vaccines: coadministration is safe, effective

Concomitant administration is an efficient strategy to increase vaccine uptake.

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Rheumatoid arthritis: phase 2 response with B-cell-targeting SBI-087 is modest

B cell depletion remains an area of drug development interest.

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Cervical steroid injection: targeted epidural catheter equal to standard C7-T1 interlaminar approach

This is the first study to directly compare the two approaches.

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COPD: Bevespi Aerosphere tops single-agent MDIs

PINNACLE studies 1 and 2 served as the basis for FDA approval in April 2016.

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Tofacitinib treatment in RA leads to significant remission rates by variety of measures

In RA, gauge used to measure remission affects clinical trial analysis.

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