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MRD? We’re Aware of It, Say Oncologists, But We Don’t Use It for Decisions

August 14, 2020

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Most oncologists in a recent survey said they lack the knowledge and data to use measurable, or minimal, residual disease (MRD) as a decision-making tool in the treatment of multiple myeloma.

Experts Argue COVID-19 Provides Opportunity to Implement Value-Based Care Practices

August 13, 2020

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In a webinar, experts outlined challenges providers face amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and the benefits of increased access to high-value care during the outbreak and beyond.

Neurofeedback for Pain Relief: Not Enough Data Yet, Review Says

August 13, 2020

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High-quality research is needed to generate evidence to back neurofeedback for pain management, a recent review says.

Short-Term, Higher Dose Acetazolamide Shown to Improve OSA, CSA

August 13, 2020

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Short-term use of acetazolamide was shown to improve both obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and central sleep apnea (CSA), with significantly greater reductions in the apnea-hypopnea index observed with higher doses.

Saliva May Be a Reliable Alternative to Blood for HIV Antibody Testing

August 13, 2020

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HIV-specific antibodies of 3 immunoglobulin isotypes are readily found in human saliva, providing a potential second reliable method of detecting the virus that may be used as a painless alternative to a blood draw.

Amid Effort to Shrink Cancer Disparities, Authors Say COVID-19 Will Widen Them

August 13, 2020

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As the American Society of Clinical Oncology calls for more aggressive efforts to bring equity to cancer care, authors in JAMA Oncology say COVID-19 is creating wider gaps.

What We’re Reading: Thousands Quarantined After In-Person School; Missed Vaccines Prompt Concern; CDC Warns of Fall Outbreaks

August 13, 2020

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Thousands have been told to quarantine after outbreaks in schools; children are missing scheduled vaccines; CDC's Robert Redfield, MD, warns of the worst fall in US public health history.

Kaiser Study: Severe Obesity Boosts Risk of COVID-19 Death, Especially for the Young

August 12, 2020

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A study in Annals of Internal Medicine shows severe obesity presents a greater risk of death from COVID-19 than related factors such as diabetes or hypertension.

Is Heart Failure Care Affected by Socioeconomic Status? Danish Study Indicates Yes

August 12, 2020

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To reduce poor outcomes from heart failure care disparities, Danish researchers probed the link between individual socioeconomic factors and care quality for patients with reduced ejection fraction.

Fatigue Is Prevalent and Corresponds to Disease Severity in Asian Patients With Psoriatic Arthritis

August 12, 2020

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Most studies have evaluated PsA-associated fatigue in western populations. A new study has highlighted that PsA-associated fatigue is also prevalent in an Asian population and correlates with disease activity, impact, and chronicity.