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Durvalumab New Standard in Stage III Unresectable Lung Cancer

Medscape Today - 2018, September 28 - 19:33
Now with data showing an overall survival advantage, the immunotherpy sets new standard of care in stage III unresectable lung cancer following concurrent chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
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Impaired Pathologist May Have Caused Three Deaths, VA Says

Medscape Today - 2018, September 28 - 19:33
A pathologist working while impaired in the Arkansas Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks gave incorrect diagnoses to three veterans who later died, according to the Veterans Administration.
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Direct From Breast Better Than Expressed Milk for Infant Weight

Medscape Today - 2018, September 28 - 19:33
Bottle-feeding breast milk leads to faster weight gain than direct nursing, but it is still beneficial compared with exclusive formula feeding or supplementation.
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Racism, Sexism, Other Forms of Discrimination Persist in Ob/Gyn

Medscape Today - 2018, September 28 - 13:23
A trilogy of new articles details the many shapes and forms of discrimination and bias experienced by ob/gyn practitioners and suggests strategies to help tackle them.
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Antibiotics Safe for Appendicitis, 5-Year Follow-up Data Show

Medscape Today - 2018, September 28 - 13:23
Antibiotics may be a feasible alternative to surgery for uncomplicated acute appendicitis, according to 5-year follow-up data from a randomized trial.
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Depression Tied to Double the Risk for Lupus in Women

Medscape Today - 2018, September 28 - 13:23
A new study adds to the growing evidence that depression may be a causal risk factor for autoimmune disease.
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Financial Toxicity Prevalent in Older Cancer Patients

Medscape Today - 2018, September 28 - 01:13
About one in five older patients with advanced cancer report financial difficulties, which in turn, take a toll on their mental well-being
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Value of Invasive Procedures for Knee, Back Pain Questioned

Medscape Today - 2018, September 27 - 19:08
A new meta-analysis provides little evidence to support use of invasive interventional procedures for chronic knee and low back pain, researchers conclude.
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New Strategy Almost Halves Opioid Use in Surgical Cancer Patients

Medscape Today - 2018, September 27 - 19:08
A two-prong approach was able to reduce opioid use by 46% in post-op surgical patients without increasing pain or anxiety.
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New Antibiotics, Emerging Disease Threats Ahead at IDWeek

Medscape Today - 2018, September 27 - 19:08
Five antibiotics in the pipeline for some of the most resistant bugs, one of which is a phage therapy, will be in the spotlight at the upcoming IDWeek meeting.
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Walking After Spinal Cord Injury Possible With Rehab Combo

Medscape Today - 2018, September 27 - 19:08
Two patients with spinal cord injuries recovered independent "over ground" walking after using intensive locomotor exercises and spinal cord stimulation, new research shows.
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Does Hypothyroidism Explain Mona Lisa's Smile?

Medscape Today - 2018, September 27 - 19:08
The unusual appearance and enigmatic smile of the Mona Lisa may be because she suffered from hypothyroidism following a pregnancy, say two experts in a new analysis of the famous painting.
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Treatable Traits in Severe Asthma Can Predict Attacks

Medscape Today - 2018, September 27 - 13:05
Patients with severe asthma were more likely to have asthma attacks when they had one or more of 10 traits identified, compared with those with nonsevere disease, a study has found.
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LEADERS FREE II Supports Biolimus Stent for High-Risk Patients

Medscape Today - 2018, September 27 - 00:59
LEADERS FREE II shows that results from the European LEADERS FREE trial apply to patients on 'both sides of the Atlantic' who have a high bleeding risk and need a coronary stent.
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QI Project Management

IHI - 2018, September 26 - 21:00
This tool describes strategies to effectively manage quality improvement projects, specific ideas to try within each strategy, and offers a workspace for you to note your next steps to implement the strategy.

QI Project Management

IHI - 2018, September 26 - 21:00
This tool describes strategies to effectively manage quality improvement projects, specific ideas to try within each strategy, and offers a workspace for you to note your next steps to implement the strategy.

QI Project Charter

IHI - 2018, September 26 - 21:00
The QI project charter provides a rationale and roadmap for the team’s improvement work that can be used to clarify thinking about what needs to be done and why. The charter helps keep the focus on a specific opportunity or problem and identifies the members of the improvement team.

QI Project Charter

IHI - 2018, September 26 - 21:00
The QI project charter provides a rationale and roadmap for the team’s improvement work that can be used to clarify thinking about what needs to be done and why. The charter helps keep the focus on a specific opportunity or problem and identifies the members of the improvement team.

More Than Half of Older Adults With Dementia Sexually Active

Medscape Today - 2018, September 26 - 18:56
A study of more than 3000 older adults with dementia shows that 59% and 51% of partnered men and women, respectively, are sexually active, with many reporting sexual problems.
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IMPERIAL: Slow-Eluting Stent Outpaces Standard for Fem-Pop Lesions

Medscape Today - 2018, September 26 - 18:56
Although the randomized head-to-head results for the investigational Eluvia stent were broadly welcomed in a field described as having a plethora of therapies but a paucity of data, caveats were raised.
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