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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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Sensory and diet therapies for autism lack strong evidence

By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - There is little or no evidence to support many popular therapies that aim to help children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), according to two new reviews Read More »

"Heat-not-burn" cigarettes still release cancer-causing chemicals

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - A new type of "heat-not-burn" cigarette releases some of the same cancer-causing chemicals found in traditional cigarette smoke, a recent experiment suggests. Read More »

Tremors tied to recreational drugs can linger in former users

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Recreational drugs like “MDMA” and amphetamines have long been linked to a variety of movement disorders, and a new study suggests that basic motor skill Read More »

REFILE-RSV illness often severe in preemies not receiving immunoprophylaxis

(Corrects meeting location in paragraph 2 to San Francisco, California) By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) illness is often severe, requiring intensive Read More »

No latent effects of malaria chemoprophylaxis seen in Peace Corps returnees

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Malaria chemoprophylaxis appears safe, according to a new long-term study of health outcomes in Peace Corps volunteers. “This large survey of Returned Read More »

Several non-drug options help with fatigue during, after cancer treatment

By Carolyn Crist (Reuters Health) - Non-drug approaches that work best at relieving cancer-related fatigue may differ during and after cancer treatment, according to an analysis of past trials. Read More »

More BRCA mutations in African women with triple-negative breast cancer

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - BRCA mutations are more common in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) than in non-TNBC among Ghanaian women with breast cancer, researchers report. "Our Read More »

Surgeons in Lebanon offer hope to wounded Syrian refugees

By Ayat Basma TRIPOLI, Lebanon (Reuters) - Six operations have failed to cure the constant pain that Ismael Moustafa suffers since he was wounded in an airstrike on his village in Syria three years 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.