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VA shares its best practices to achieve HCV ‘cascade of cure’
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) cares for more patients with hepatitis C virus than any other care provider in the country, and has achieved a rapid and sharp reduction in hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among veterans over the past 3 ......(full story)
Study shows childhood IBD increased cancer risk in adulthood
who had developed inflammatory bowel disease had an 18-fold greater risk of gastrointestinal cancers in later life, a new study suggests.The cohort study found that the risk of all cancers was elevated in individuals with childhood-onset inflammatory bowel disease, but particularly in ......(full story)
Robot-assisted prostatectomy providing better outcomes
radical prostatectomy shows better early postoperative outcomes than does laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, but the differences between the two surgical approaches disappeared by the 6-month follow-up.Dr. Hiroyuki Koike and his colleagues at Wakayama (Japan) Medical University Hospital conducted a study of two groups ......(full story)
Retrospective review: No difference in PFS, OS with radiation before PD-1/PD-L1 inhibition
– Exposure to radiation therapy prior to PD-1/PD-L1 therapy was not associated with improved outcomes in a retrospective review of 66 lung cancer patients.The patients had stage IIIB or IV non–small cell lung cancer, median age of 64 years, received at least ......(full story)
When is it really recurrent strep throat?
– When a child is sitting in your exam room with recurrent strep pharyngitis, the first question to ask yourself is “Is it real?”According to pediatric infectious disease specialist John Bradley, MD, the answer to that question comes with careful attention to ......(full story)
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