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1 Consumption of fruit and vegetable and risk of coronary heart disease: a meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies International Journal of Cardiology, January 29, 2015    Evidence Based Medicine   Review Article

2 The effects of Tai-Chi in conjunction with thera-band resistance exercise on functional fitness and muscle strength among community-based older people Journal of Clinical Nursing, January 29, 2015    Clinical Article

3 Diet in the pathogenesis and treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases Gastroenterology, January 29, 2015    Review Article

4 Major dietary patterns and risk of frailty in older adults: a prospective cohort study Full Text BMC Medicine, January 29, 2015    Clinical Article

5 Identifying critically-ill patients who will benefit most from nutritional therapy: Further validation of the modified NUTRIC nutritional risk assessment tool Clinical Nutrition, January 29, 2015    Clinical Article

6 Factors influencing the degree of eating ability among people with dementia Journal of Clinical Nursing, January 29, 2015    Clinical Article

7 Use of the nutritional risk score by surgeons and nutritionists Clinical Nutrition, January 29, 2015    Clinical Article

8 Prospective study of catheter-related central vein thrombosis in home parenteral nutrition patients with benign disease using serial venous doppler ultrasound Clinical Nutrition, January 29, 2015    Clinical Article

9 Eating disorder psychopathology, brain structure, neuropsychological correlates and risk mechanisms in very preterm young adults European Eating Disorders Review, January 29, 2015    Clinical Article

10 Diagnostic accuracy of single baseline measurement of Elecsys Troponin T high-sensitive assay for diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction in emergency department: systematic review and meta-analysis BMJ, January 29, 2015    Evidence Based Medicine   Review Article

11 Penn Medicine study shows menopause does not increase or create difficulty sleeping Penn Medicine, January 29, 2015

12 Extensive acute axonal damage in pediatric multiple sclerosis lesions Annals of Neurology , January 29, 2015    Clinical Article

13 Recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator plus eptifibatide versus recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator alone in acute ischemic stroke Stroke, January 29, 2015    Clinical Article

14 Successful anti-viral treatment improves survival of patients with advanced liver disease due to chronic hepatitis C Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, January 29, 2015    Clinical Article

15 High sensitivity troponin: does the 50% delta change alter clinical outcomes in chest pain presentations to the emergency room International Journal of Cardiology, January 29, 2015    Clinical Article

16 Statin therapy lowers the risk of new-onset atrial fibrillation in patients with end-stage renal disease International Journal of Cardiology, January 29, 2015    Clinical Article

17 Application of the european society cardiology, adult treatment panel iii and american college of cardiology/american heart association guidelines for cardiovascular risk management in a french cohort of rheumatoid arthritis International Journal of Cardiology, January 29, 2015    Clinical Article

18 Deep endometriosis infiltrating the recto-sigmoid: Critical factors to consider before management Human Reproduction Update, January 29, 2015    Clinical Article

19 Artificial gametes: A systematic review of biological progress towards clinical application Human Reproduction Update, January 29, 2015    Evidence Based Medicine   Review Article

20 Potential consequences of clinical application of artificial gametes: A systematic review of stakeholder views Human Reproduction Update, January 29, 2015    Review Article

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Sclerostin associated with bone turnover in elderly women

As reported in the Journal of American Geriatrics Society, sclerostin levels are associated with osteocalcin, C-termial telopeptide of type I collagen, and PTH levels in elderly women (≥ 70 y) in nursing homes, but not mortality.

YKL-40 predicts poor prognosis for bladder cancer

As reported in Urologic Oncology, the gene expression and serum level of YKL-40 are higher in patients with bladder cancer than healthy controls. Serum YKL-40 levels predict poor prognosis in patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer (HR=1.75).

Belimumab safe and effective in childhood-onset SLE

As reported in Arthritis and Rheumatology, belimumab (a human monoclonal antibody targeting soluble B-lymphocyte stimulator) is effective and well-tolerated in children with SLE (n=7). The mean follow-up was 9.3 months. The SLEDAI decreased from 6.4 to 4 and 57% of recipients were able to taper steroids. Clinical response was evident by 3 months.

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