The Latest Clinical Articles in Internal Medicine & General Medicine

1Human infection with a zoonotic orthopoxvirus in the Country of GeorgiaNew England Journal of Medicine, March 30, 2015  Review Article
2Review of twitter for infectious diseases clinicians: Useful or a waste of time?Clinical Infectious Diseases, March 30, 2015  Review Article
3Darunavir-based dual therapy of treatment-experienced HIV-infected patients: Analysis from a national multicenter databaseInfection, March 30, 2015  Clinical Article
4Enhancing resident safety by preventing healthcare-associated infection: A national initiative to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections in nursing homesClinical Infectious Diseases, March 30, 2015  Clinical Article
5Survival and digestibility of orally-administered immunoglobulin preparations containing IgG through the gastrointestinal tract in humansNutrition Journal, March 30, 2015  Full Text  Review Article
6Meta-analyses of randomised controlled trials show suboptimal validity of surrogate outcomes for overall survival in advanced colorectal cancerJournal of Clinical Epidemiology, March 30, 2015  Clinical Article  Evidence Based Medicine  Review Article
7Lisdexamfetamine for binge eating disorder in adults: a systematic review of the efficacy and safety profile for this newly approved indication – what is the number needed to treat, number needed to harm and likelihood to be helped or harmed?International Journal of Clinical Practice, March 30, 2015  Clinical Article
8Most participate in faecal immunochemical test-based colorectal cancer screening out of curiosity about their chances of developing cancerEuropean Journal of Cancer Prevention, March 30, 2015  Clinical Article
9The association of percentage energy from fat and colon cancer risk among members of the US militaryEuropean Journal of Cancer Prevention, March 30, 2015  Clinical Article
10Improving employee health: evaluation of a worksite lifestyle change program to decrease risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular diseaseJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, March 30, 2015  Clinical Article
1Study may explain low blood oxygen levels for cystic fibrosis patients with infected lungsSt. Michael's Hospital, March 30, 2015
2Yale team defines genetic subtypes of asthmaYale School of Medicine News, March 30, 2015
3Researchers reverse type 2 diabetes and fatty liver diseaseUniversity of Copenhagen Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences News, March 30, 2015
4Structure of genetic messenger molecules reveals key role in diseasesUniversity College London New, March 30, 2015
5How our DNA may prevent bowel cancerUniversity of Melbourne News, March 30, 2015
6Combination therapy boosts antiviral response to chronic infectionYale School of Medicine News, March 30, 2015
7Yale med student finds link between weight gain after HIV treatment and mortalityYale School of Medicine News, March 30, 2015
8Danish Researchers' breakthrough identification of important proteinUniversity of Copenhagen Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences News, March 30, 2015
9Stem cells make similar decisions to humansUniversity of Copenhagen Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences News, March 30, 2015
10UTMB scientists use immunotherapy to reduce memory problems with Alzheimer's DiseaseUniversity of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, March 30, 2015

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Soluble TNF receptor II increased in MS patients

As reported in the Journal of Neuroimmunology, soluble tumor necrosis factor receptor II levels are increased in patients with untreated multiple sclerosis (n-161) compared to healthy controls (n=46), and the levels increased over a 2-year follow-up, but were not associated with the severity of disability.

Relationship benefit in women with IHD

As reported in Clinical Infectious Diseases, HIV-infected patients are at increased risk for non-Hodgkin‘s lymphoma (NHL). Of 6036 patients with 21607 person-years of follow-up, there were 37 incident cases of NHL. Compared to patients with ≤ 50 copies/mL, patients with 51-500 and > 500 copies/mL had HRs of 1.66 and 2.39 for NHL, respectively.

Mean platelet volume predicts silent cerebral infarction

As reported in the Internal Medicine Journal, the mean platelet volume is increased in patients with a silent cerebral infarction than in those without (10.4 vs. 9.2 fL). The OR for silent cerebral infarction was 7.822 in patients in the highest mean platelet volume quartile compared to the lowest quartile.

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