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May 25, 2017

Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Show Unique Cytokine Profiles

By Zoltan Nemeth, MD, and Dorian Bogdanovski, MPH

Both CD and UC specimens display upregulated transcript levels of IL-12, IL-18, Il-21 and IL-27 in both inflamed and non-inflamed intestinal areas when compared to non-IBD.
Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Show Unique Cytokine Profiles
May 22, 2017

Smartphone Data Accurately Predict Blood Glucose Levels

By Michael Vlessides, MDalert.com contributor.

A new personalized prediction model uses smartphone-collected patient data and aggregate population data to create personalized blood glucose predictions for individuals.
Smartphone Data Accurately Predict Blood Glucose Levels
April 24, 2017

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer from the Patient’s Perspective

By John Henry Dreyfuss, MDalert.com staff.

Non-small cell lung cancer is one of the more common cancers in the U.S. When asked about their diagnosis and experience with lung cancer, patients focused on several key aspects. Many of them reported that the most common symptoms were pain, dyspnea, and fatigue.

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer from the Patient’s Perspective
April 14, 2017

Gaming Strategies Improve Treatment Adherence Among T2DM Patients

By Annette M. Boyle, MDalert.com contributor, and MDalert.com Editorial Staff

A gaming strategy improves self-management among patients with T2DM.


Gaming Strategies Improve Treatment Adherence Among T2DM Patients
March 15, 2017

Fertility Therapy Failure Tied to Increased Risk of Heart Problems

By Marilynn Larkin, Reuters Health

Fertility treatment failure is associated with a significant increased risk of cardiovascular disease over the long term.
Fertility Therapy Failure Tied to Increased Risk of Heart Problems
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Sri Lanka's flood survivors threatened by dengue, disease - aid workers

By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of survivors of devastating floods and landslides in Sri Lanka are at risk of potentially fatal diseases such as dengue fever, Read More »

Injury rates in young female athletes may be underestimated

By Shereen Lehman (Reuters Health) - Injury rates among elite young female athletes may be higher than what’s been reported, new data suggest. “Most studies define injury as time loss from Read More »

‘Baby boxes’ help new moms stick to safer sleep practices

By Anne Harding (Reuters Health) - Providing new mothers with a “baby box” - a cardboard bassinet with a mattress and fitted cotton sheet - reduces the likelihood that they’ll adopt the unsafe habit Read More »

IGF-I assay variability might complicate classification of growth hormone disorders

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Results from six insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) commercial immunoassays vary considerably and could result in different classification of patients Read More »

Quadriceps strengthening with blood-flow restriction may reduce patellofemoral pain

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Low-load quadriceps strengthening with blood-flow restriction may be more effective than standard quadriceps strengthening for reducing patellofemoral Read More »

Cognitive decline tied to increased visual-field variability in glaucoma

By Rita Buckley NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Cognitive decline is associated with increased visual-field variability over time in patients with glaucoma, suggesting a need to screen and monitor for Read More »

Likelihood of having current CPR training declines with age

By Anne Harding (Reuters Health) - Older people are the group most likely to need cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), but they are the least likely to have training in the life-saving technique, Read More »

Post-traumatic stress contributes to cognitive dysfunction in breast cancer patients

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Post-traumatic stress following the diagnosis of breast cancer contributes to subtle cognitive dysfunction, whereas chemotherapy has only a limited impact Read More »

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A 70-Year-Old Female Presents with Epistaxis, Fatigue, and Weight Loss.

A 70-Year-Old Female Presents with Epistaxis, Fatigue, and Weight Loss.

An initial blood test reveals renal impairment and a serum calcium level of 13 mg/dL. An X-ray of her skull demonstrates numerous lytic lesions and a bone marrow biopsy is performed. What findings would you expect to see in this patient’s bone marrow aspirate?
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Clinical Trials

Use our ClinicalTrials.gov feed to find trials in which your patients could enroll. In some cases, experimental drugs are a patient’s only hope. This section will regularly report on trials in the most common disease states, as they are getting underway.