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Oncology

Expansion of USPSTF lung screening criteria warranted

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Results from two studies suggest that the current US Preventive Services Task Force lung cancer screening criteria may exclude certain individuals who could benefit from screening.

Respiratory

Monocyte counts could predict IPF outcome

Monocyte

Elevated monocyte counts are associated with poor outcomes among patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, suggest study findings published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine.

Rheumatology

SELECT COMPARE: Upadacitinib outperforms placebo and adalimumab in RA

Rheumatoid arthritis medication

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients treated with the JAK1 selective inhibitor upadacitinib experience greater improvement in the signs and symptoms of disease than those given placebo or adalimumab, indicate findings from the SELECT COMPARE trial.

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16-07-2019 | Oncology | News | Article

Phase I data support dual VEGFR2, PD-1 inhibition

Phase I study data suggest that ramucirumab plus pembrolizumab is a feasible treatment option for patients with previously treated advanced non-small-cell lung cancer, urothelial carcinoma, and gastric or gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma.

16-07-2019 | Diabetes | News | Article

Early hypoglycemia common after starting basal insulin therapy

Almost one in 10 people with type 2 diabetes who begin basal insulin therapy through the Medicare health program experience hypoglycemia within 6 months, US research suggests.

15-07-2019 | Diabetes | News | Article

Second-line type 2 diabetes therapies vary globally

Second-line therapy choices for people with type 2 diabetes vary widely throughout the world and are influenced not only by clinical characteristics but also non-medical factors such as affordability and availability, results from the DISCOVER study show.

15-07-2019 | Rheumatology | News | Article

Vitamin D has potential benefits for people with osteoarthritis

Vitamin D intake is inversely associated with cartilage degeneration among patients with osteoarthritis, and supplementation may have a protective effect, suggests an analysis of data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative.

12-07-2019 | Diabetes | News | Article

CGM measures have variable correlation with HbA1c

Glycated hemoglobin levels correlate strongly with continuous glucose monitoring-measured average blood glucose and hyperglycemia, but poorly with hypoglycemia, say researchers.

12-07-2019 | Oncology | News | Article

Low-dose CT provides superior screening for lung cancer death in high-risk smokers

Findings from an extended follow-up of the National Lung Screening Trial maintain that low-dose computed tomography screening significantly reduces risk for lung cancer death versus chest radiography screening among high-risk current and former smokers.

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