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Physical activity recommendations for patients with OA and inflammatory arthritis published

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EULAR has issued evidence-based recommendations for physical activity in patients with osteoarthritis and inflammatory arthritis.

Asthma

Asthma risk prediction score accounts for early treatment response

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Researchers have developed a measure for predicting future asthma risk based on patient characteristics and current level of asthma control.

HBV

Updated AASLD guidance released on HBV prevention, diagnosis, and treatment

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The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases has issued a guidance statement for chronic hepatitis B virus, covering topics ranging from screening and prevention through to the clinical management of patients.

Oncology

Four-drug chemotherapy regimen for metastatic PDAC warrants further investigation

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The PAXG regimen comprising cisplatin, nab-paclitaxel, capecitabine, and gemcitabine shows promising efficacy and tolerability relative to the standard combination of nab-paclitaxel plus gemcitabine in chemotherapy-naïve patients with metastatic pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, say the PACT-19 investigators.

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19-07-2018 | Rheumatology | News | Article

Modifiable risk factors for gout confirmed in meta-analysis

Obesity, hypertension, and diuretic use are all independently associated with a doubling in the risk for gout, results of a systematic review and meta-analysis suggest.

19-07-2018 | Prostate cancer | Main feed | News

Enzalutamide receives FDA approval for nonmetastatic CRPC

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18-07-2018 | Rheumatology | News | Article

Obesity, body fat percentage linked to RA risk in women

Higher BMI, waist circumference, and body fat percentage are all associated with a significantly increased risk for developing rheumatoid arthritis among women, researchers report.

17-07-2018 | Oncology | News | Article

Alcohol use, physical inactivity after cancer diagnosis linked to poor survival

US researchers stress the need for effective interventions to reduce alcohol use and increase physical activity in patients with advanced cancer.

17-07-2018 | Rheumatology | News | Article

EMA backs new adalimumab biosimilar

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17-07-2018 | Melanoma | News | Article

‘Dramatically improved’ OS with checkpoint inhibitor use for melanoma brain metastases

Melanoma patients with brain metastases can expect to live longer following the incorporation of checkpoint inhibitors and BRAF-targeted therapies into standard care than their counterparts treated prior to the approval of these agents, suggests an analysis of the US National Cancer Database.

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