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26 November 2014    Infectious Diseases
Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate treatment results in viral suppression in Asian or Pacific Islander patients with hepatitis B virus infection, even if they have a high viral load, an analysis shows.
26 November 2014    General respiratory
Researchers call for high-quality studies investigating the relationship between physical activity and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease after their systematic review found the level of evidence to be poor.
26 November 2014    Psychiatry
The risk of altered thyroid function does not increase with duration of lithium treatment in patients with bipolar disorder, research suggests.
26 November 2014    Psychiatry
Most of the benefits of a specialised early intervention for psychosis have disappeared by 8 years after its completion, shows follow-up of the OPUS trial.
25 November 2014    General respiratory
The prevalence of childhood asthma in Sweden appears to have stabilised, with no increase seen between 1996 and 2006, researchers report.
25 November 2014    General respiratory
Serum levels of vitamin D, copper and zinc could help identify infants with recurrent wheezing who are at risk of developing asthma, Turkish researchers suggest.
25 November 2014    General respiratory
Inhaled corticosteroid adherence among adolescents with asthma is low and is associated with a lack of knowledge about treatment and patients’ perceptions about their medicines, show findings of a study published in the Journal of Asthma.
24 November 2014    General oncology
Dacomitinib, an irreversible, pan-epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor, does not improve outcomes compared with the first-generation EGFR–TKI erlotinib in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer, irrespective of their KRAS mutation status, finds the ARCHER 1009 study.
24 November 2014    General oncology
An interim analysis of the NELSON study reveals the significance of nodule size and volume doubling time for the risk of cancer in patients who have undergone low-dose computed tomography lung cancer screening.
21 November 2014    General oncology
A treatment strategy designed to minimise the effects of accelerated repopulation using hypofractionated radiotherapy with chemotherapy is feasible for patients with stage III non-small-cell lung cancer, according to UK researchers.

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