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Patients of older doctors have higher inpatient mortality rates

But treating high volumes of patients seems to have a protective effect.

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Platinum-sensitive SCLC: second-line pazopanib shows promise

Data from a multicenter phase 2 study.

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ALK+ NSCLC: microRNAs may predict crizotinib response

3 microRNAs also identified as diagnostic markers.

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Study supports illegal darbepoetin marketing claim

Settlements, fines, and repayments have amounted to $1.1 billion.

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Pneumonia and procalcitonin levels: refining outcome prediction

Largest study in North America evaluating prognostic potential of serial PCT in hospitalized patients with CAP or HCAP.

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EGFR+ NSCLC: what predicts poor outcomes with gefitinib?

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Can this cancer drug treat refractory non-eosinophilic asthma?

Proof-of-concept study uses imatinib for refractory non-eosinophilic asthma.

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Adenotonsillectomy leads to behavioral benefits for children with ASD and OSA

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EU leaders call for funding to end TB threat

Europe has the highest rates of drug-resistant TB in the world.

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ALK+ NSCLC: alectinib tops crizotinib in head-to-head trial

Phase 3 data show superior PFS with a favorable safety profile.

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Smartphones speed up discharge from ED

On average, patients were discharged 26 minutes sooner when their results were sent directly to a smartphone.

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Deprescribing medicines at end of life

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COPD: pulmonary rehab does not reduce GP visits, hospitalizations

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ADHD-related sleep problems aren’t associated with treatments

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