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1 Dairy products, calcium, and prostate cancer risk: A systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, November 26, 2014    Clinical Article

2 Calcium and phosphorus intake and prostate cancer risk: A 24-y follow-up study American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, November 26, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Carbohydrate intake, glycemic index and prostate cancer risk The Prostate, November 26, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Fiber intake and risk of subsequent prostate cancer in Japanese men American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, November 26, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Post-traumatic stress disorder, coping strategies and type 2 diabetes: psychometric assessment after L’Aquila earthquake Acta Diabetologica, November 26, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Pathological characteristics of low risk prostate cancer based on totally embedded prostatectomy specimens The Prostate, November 26, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Transcranial electric stimulation and neurocognitive training in clinically depressed patients: A pilot study of the effects on rumination Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, November 26, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Detection of significant prostate cancer with MR-targeted biopsies: Should TRUS-MRI fusion guided biopsies alone be a standard of care? The Journal of Urology, November 26, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Predicting pathologic outcomes in patients undergoing robot-assisted radical prostatectomy for high risk prostate cancer: A preoperative nomogram BJU International, November 26, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Depression in advanced cancer – Assessment challenges and associations with disease load Journal of Affective Disorders, November 26, 2014    Clinical Article

11 Prostato-symphyseal fistula after photoselective vaporization of the prostate: Case series and literature review of a rare complication Urology, November 26, 2014    Clinical Article

12 Cerebral metabolism in major depressive disorder: A voxel-based meta-analysis of positron emission tomography studies Full Text BMC Psychiatry, November 26, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

13 The relationship between parental mediation and Internet addiction among adolescents, and the association with cyberbullying and depression Comprehensive Psychiatry, November 26, 2014    Clinical Article

14 Predictors of post-natal depression are shaped distinctly by the measure of ‘depression’ Journal of Affective Disorders, November 26, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Disparities in antidepressant use in pregnancy Journal of Perinatology, November 26, 2014    Clinical Article

16 An early Phase II randomised controlled trial testing the effect on persecutory delusions of using CBT to reduce negative cognitions about the self: The potential benefits of enhancing self confidence Schizophrenia Research, November 26, 2014    Clinical Article

17 The impact of eszopiclone on sleep and cognition in patients with schizophrenia and insomnia: A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial Schizophrenia Research, November 26, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Functional gastrointestinal disorders in eating disorder patients: Altered distribution and predictors using ROME III compared to ROME II criteria Full Text World Journal of Gastroenterology, November 26, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Light and intermittent smoking among California Black, Hispanic/Latino, and non-Hispanic White men and women Nicotine & Tobacco Research, November 26, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Association between fatty acid supplementation and prenatal stress in African Americans: A randomized controlled trial Obstetrics and Gynecology, November 26, 2014    Clinical Article

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s-H-FABP levels predict outcome in ICU patients

As reported in Clinical Research in Cardiology, the level of serum heart-type fatty acid-binding protein (s-H-FABP) is higher in ER patients admitted to the ICU than ER patients admitted to other departments. The s-H-FABP level was also higher in ICU non-survivors than ICU survivors. A s-H-FABP level of 20.95 ng/ml had a 81.1% and 66.0% sensitivity and specificity, respectively, for in-hospital mortality.

Triple therapy superior to dual therapy in HCV

As reported in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, treatment of hepatitis C virus-infected patients with triple therapy (pegylated-interferon, ribavirin, and teleprevir) is more effective than dual therapy (pegylated-interferon and ribavirin). Specifically, a sustained virologic response was achieved in 51% of treatment-naïve patients, 67% of patients with a prior non-response and 56% of patients with a prior relapse of patients treated with triple therapy compared to 37%, 11%, and 27% of patients treated with dual therapy, respectively.

Green tea reduces BP and improves lipid profile

As reported in Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases, a meta-analysis involved 20 RCTs and 1536 participants showed that consumption of green tea (Camellia sinensis) is associated with a reduction in systolic blood pressure (-1.94 mmHg) and improved lipid profile (TC, -0.13 mmol/l; LDL-C, -0.19 mmol/l). Additional studies quantifying the association are needed.

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