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September 20, 2020
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Radiotherapy fails to extend DFS after complete resection in NSCLC

Radiotherapy fails to extend DFS after complete resection in NSCLC

Radiotherapy after complete resection and neoadjuvant chemotherapy failed to significantly improve 3-year DFS among certain patients with non-small cell lung cancer, according to study results presented during ESMO Virtual Congress 2020.

September 20, 2020
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Addition of abemaciclib to endocrine therapy extends invasive DFS in breast cancer subset

Addition of abemaciclib to endocrine therapy extends invasive DFS in breast cancer subset

The addition of abemaciclib to endocrine therapy significantly extended invasive DFS for patients with high-risk hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer, according to findings presented during ESMO Virtual Congress 2020.

September 20, 2020
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Data reinforce adjuvant osimertinib as ‘practice-changing treatment’ in NSCLC subset

Data reinforce adjuvant osimertinib as ‘practice-changing treatment’ in NSCLC subset

Adjuvant osimertinib induced clinically meaningful reductions in central nervous system disease recurrence and death among patients with EGFR-mutated non-small cell lung cancer, according to data presented at the ESMO Virtual Congress 2020.

September 20, 2020
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Study shows similar hospitalization, ICU admission rates among kids with COVID-19, flu

Study shows similar hospitalization, ICU admission rates among kids with COVID-19, flu

In a single-center study, researchers observed no significant differences in mechanical ventilator use, hospitalization or ICU admission rates among children with COVID-19 compared with children with influenza.

September 20, 2020
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September’s top five retina articles

Recent retina/vitreous articles discuss study results and new trials. Here are five popular items from the first half of September on Healio/OSN:

September 20, 2020
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Spartalizumab-based combination fails in BRAF-mutated advanced melanoma

Spartalizumab-based combination fails in <i>BRAF</i>-mutated advanced melanoma

The addition of spartalizumab to dabrafenib and trametinib failed to prolong PFS among patients with BRAF-mutated advanced melanoma, according to results from the randomized phase 3 COMBI-i trial presented at ESMO Virtual Congress 2020.

September 20, 2020
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Top news from AHA Hypertension: Trends in BP control, hypertension in COVID-19 and more

Top news from AHA Hypertension: Trends in BP control, hypertension in COVID-19 and more

Healio and Cardiology Today have compiled a list of the top-read news from the American Heart Association Hypertension Scientific Sessions.

September 20, 2020
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Medacta releases 2020 half-year financial results

Despite decreases in revenue and gross profit compared with the same period in 2019, Medacta reported good backlog recovery in June, July and August in its 2020 half-year financial results, according to a press release.

September 19, 2020
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Sacituzumab govitecan improves survival in pretreated triple-negative breast cancer

Sacituzumab govitecan improves survival in pretreated triple-negative breast cancer

Sacituzumab govitecan significantly improved PFS and OS compared with single-agent chemotherapy among patients with pretreated metastatic triple-negative breast cancer, according to findings presented during ESMO Virtual Congress 2020.

September 19, 2020
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First-line nivolumab-cabozantinib superior to sunitinib for advanced renal cell carcinoma

First-line nivolumab-cabozantinib superior to sunitinib for advanced renal cell carcinoma

Nivolumab plus cabozantinib conferred superior PFS, OS and response rates compared with sunitinib as a first-line treatment for advanced renal cell carcinoma, according to results of a phase 3 study presented at ESMO Virtual Congress 2020.

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Expert Recommendations for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Axial Spondyloarthritis

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A 58-Year-Old Man With COVID-19, Sudden-Onset Weakness, and Altered Mental Status

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The Importance of Concordance Between Patients and Their Subspecialists

Orthopedics, September/October 2020, Volume 43 Issue 5

Concordance, the concept of patients having shared demographic/socioeconomic characteristics with their physicians, has been associated with improved…

Complications, Additional Surgery, and Joint Survival Analysis After Medial Open-Wedge High Tibial Osteotomy

Orthopedics, September/October 2020, Volume 43 Issue 5

The reported incidence of complications following medial open-wedge high tibial osteotomy (MOWHTO) varies. The authors sought to assess the complications,…

Patient Risk Profile for Unplanned 90-Day Emergency Department Visits Differs Between Total Hip and Total Knee Arthroplasty

Orthopedics, September/October 2020, Volume 43 Issue 5

Numerous studies have explored 90-day readmissions following total joint arthroplasty; however, there is a paucity of literature concerning 90-day…

Creating Health Literate Consumer Resources: Insights from a Professional Development Program

HLRP: Health Literacy Research and Practice, Summer 2020, Volume 4 Issue 3

The Rauemi Atawhai (RA) Program, delivered at Counties Manukau Health by Health Literacy New Zealand (Limited), is a professional development program that…

Investigation of Health Literacy Status in Beijing, China

HLRP: Health Literacy Research and Practice, Summer 2020, Volume 4 Issue 3

The Chinese government uses health literacy as an evaluation to estimate population health status in national strategic planning. A health literacy survey…

Pediatric Care in the Age of COVID-19

Pediatric Annals, September 2020, Volume 49 Issue 9

Two pediatricians share perspectives on patient experience and delivery, future health care encounters, and social implications during the coronavirus…

Radiologic Evaluation of the Child with a Limp

Pediatric Annals, September 2020, Volume 49 Issue 9

A child presenting with a limp can present a diagnostic challenge to pediatricians. Clinical presentation, age, and history all contribute to the initial…

Imaging of Headaches: Appropriateness and Differential Diagnosis

Pediatric Annals, September 2020, Volume 49 Issue 9

Headache is prevalent among children, but practitioners may not be familiar with the numerous clinical and imaging guidelines that intend to foster…

Imaging of Acute Abdominal Pain in the Pediatric Population

Pediatric Annals, September 2020, Volume 49 Issue 9

Acute abdominal pain is a common complaint in pediatrics. Although age and location of pain can help focus differential diagnosis, imaging plays an…

Imaging of the Infant with Vomiting

Pediatric Annals, September 2020, Volume 49 Issue 9

Infants with vomiting is a common problem for which families seek pediatric advice or treatment. Determining which children need testing versus…