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Allopurinol not linked to worsening kidney function in gout patients

Kidneys

Study findings published in JAMA Internal Medicine suggest that allopurinol use is not associated with renal function decline among patients with gout.

Neurology

Anticoagulants could stave off increased risk of dementia associated with AF

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Study findings show an increased risk of dementia in older people with atrial fibrillation and support the use of anticoagulants to reduce the likelihood.

Respiratory

Long-term safety, efficacy profiles of nintedanib characterized in IPF patients

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Results of the INPULSIS-ON extension study suggest that nintedanib has a manageable long-term safety profile and may slow the progression of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Oncology

Endocrine therapy impacts cardiovascular risk in women with breast cancer

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Long-term use of adjuvant endocrine therapy by women with a history of nonmetastatic breast cancer can significantly alter their risk for some types of cardiovascular disease, a meta-analysis shows.

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15-10-2018 | Rheumatology | News | Article

Response to canakinumab sustained for up to 5 years in children with sJIA

Response to canakinumab therapy is sustained or even improved for up to 5 years in children with systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis, with no new safety signals, according to the results of a long-term extension study published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.

15-10-2018 | Oncology | Main feed | News

HPV vaccination age expanded in the USA

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12-10-2018 | Rheumatology | News | Article

Substantial role for diet in gout refuted

A meta-analysis published in The BMJ suggests that diet only explains a small proportion of variation in serum uric acid levels, with genetic variation making a much larger contribution to hyperuricemia risk.

11-10-2018 | Asthma | News | Article

Changing inhaler device does not compromise asthma treatment effectiveness

Results of a real-world study suggest that changing from a dry powder inhaler to a pressurized metered-dose inhaler is not associated with compromised treatment outcomes among patients with asthma.

11-10-2018 | Ophthalmology | Main feed | News

Intralesional MA common in anti-VEGF treated nAMD

Intralesional macular atrophy is common in individuals with neovascular age-related macular degeneration undergoing treatment with vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitors, study findings indicate.

11-10-2018 | Oncology | Main feed | News

Screen-detected colon cancer patients experience fewer complications

Patients whose colon cancers are detected by routine screening have fewer postoperative complications than individuals whose cancers are diagnosed outside of a national programme, study findings indicate.

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