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1 Vitamin D levels and obstructive sleep apnoea in children Full Text Sleep Medicine, April 17, 2014    Clinical Article

2 Low vitamin D as a risk factor for the development of myalgia in patients taking high-dose simvastatin: A retrospective review Clinical Therapeutics, April 17, 2014    Review Article

3 Panitumumab versus cetuximab in patients with chemotherapy-refractory wild-type KRAS exon 2 metastatic colorectal cancer (ASPECCT): A randomised, multicentre, open-label, non-inferiority phase 3 study The Lancet Oncology, April 17, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Expression of HLA class I antigen, aspirin use, and survival after a diagnosis of colon cancer JAMA Internal Medicine, April 17, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Cost-effectiveness analysis of hip fracture prevention with vitamin D supplementation: A Markov micro-simulation model applied to the French population over 65 years old without previous hip fracture Osteoporosis International, April 17, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Irradiation stents: a clever, and maybe costly, fusion The Lancet Oncology, April 17, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Adjuvant bevacizumab in patients with melanoma at high risk of recurrence (AVAST-M): preplanned interim results from a multicentre, open-label, randomised controlled phase 3 study The Lancet Oncology, April 17, 2014    Clinical Article

8 The CAM-S: Development and validation of a new scoring system for delirium severity in 2 cohorts Annals of Internal Medicine, April 17, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

9 Novel roles of holocarboxylase synthetase in gene regulation and intermediary metabolism Nutrition Reviews, April 17, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Prognostic value of CpG island methylator phenotype among colorectal cancer patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis Annals of Oncology, April 17, 2014    Review Article

11 Chronicle: Results of a randomised phase III trial in locally advanced rectal cancer after neoadjuvant chemoradiation randomising postoperative adjuvant capecitabine plus oxaliplatin (Xelox) versus control Annals of Oncology, April 17, 2014    Clinical Article

12 The color of poop: Stool guide, mobile app to speed up diagnoses of life-threatening liver condition in newborns Johns Hopkins Medicine, April 17, 2014

13 Prediction of treatment-related toxicity and outcome with geriatric assessment in elderly patients with solid malignancies treated with chemotherapy: a systematic review Annals of Oncology, April 17, 2014    Review Article

14 Hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy with cisplatin before radical local treatment of early hepatocellular carcinoma (JIS Score 0/1) improves survival Annals of Oncology, April 17, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Influence of histological subtypes on the risk of an invasive recurrence in a large series of stage I borderline ovarian tumor including 191 conservative treatments Annals of Oncology, April 17, 2014    Review Article

16 Controversial issues in early-stage breast cancer: a global collaborative survey, supported by the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Annals of Oncology, April 17, 2014    Clinical Article

17 Adjuvant chemotherapy for bladder cancer—why does level 1 evidence not support it? Annals of Oncology, April 17, 2014    Review Article

18 Final results from PRIME: randomized phase 3 study of panitumumab with FOLFOX4 for first–line treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer Annals of Oncology, April 17, 2014    Clinical Article

19 A phase I dose escalation study of oral c-MET inhibitor tivantinib (ARQ 197) in combination with gemcitabine in patients with solid tumors Annals of Oncology, April 17, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Metabolomics in nutritional epidemiology: identifying metabolites associated with diet and quantifying their potential to uncover diet-disease relations in populations American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, April 17, 2014    Clinical Article

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Statins do not increase risk of malignant melanoma in postmenopausal women

In a study headed by researchers at Wayne State University involving 119,726 postmenopausal women enrolled in the Women’s Health Initiative, there were 1099 incident cases of malignant melanoma over an average follow-up of 11.6 y. At the time of enrollment, 7.4% of the participants used statins. The annualized rate of malignant melanoma in the statin users and non-users was 0.09% (HR=1.14). Thus, statin use does not increase the risk of malignant melanoma in postmenopausal women.

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Simple, safe, effective, low-cost treatment for cancer-related anorexia/cachexia syndrome

A phase III trial conducted at the University of Cagliari showed that either of two regimens were effective in the treatment of cancer-related anorexia/cachexia syndrome (CACS). Sixty patients were randomized to receive one of the following treatment interventions for 4 months: 1) L-carnitine (4 g/d) + celecoxib (300 mg/d); or 2) L-carnitine + celecoxib + megestrol acetate (320 mg/d). All patients also received polyphenols (300 mg/d), lipoic acid (300 mg/d), carbocysteine (2.7 g/d), and vitamins A, C, and E. Lean body mass (dual energy X-ray absorptiometry and L3 computed tomography) and physical activity (6-min walk test) increased in both groups.

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HPA axis, metabolic impairment, and pediatric obesity

As published in BMC Medicine, elevated ACTH levels are associated with hypertriglyceridemia and hyperglycemia, and elevated cortisol levels are associated with hypertension and high LDL-C in obese children and adolescents (n=450).

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1 Empirical validation of the information–motivation–behavioral skills model of diabetes medication adherence: a framework for intervention Diabetes Care, March 26, 2014

2 Evidence-informed frameworks for cost-effective cancer care and prevention in low, middle, and high-income countries The Lancet Oncology, March 10, 2014

3 Beta blockers in hypertension: studies and meta-analyses over the years Canadian Journal of Cardiology, March 21, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

4 Vitamin D and cardiovascular disease Circulation Research, February 3, 2014    Review Article

5 Genetic markers of toxicity from capecitabine and other fluorouracil-based regimens: Investigation in the QUASAR2 study, systematic review, and meta-analysis Journal of Clinical Oncology, March 19, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

6 Tea consumption and prostate cancer: An updated meta-analysis World Journal of Surgical Oncology, February 24, 2014    Free full text    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

7 Statin treatment, new-onset diabetes, and other adverse effects: a systematic review Current Cardiology Reports, February 12, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

8 The antithrombotic effects of statins Annual Review of Medicine, March 20, 2014    Review Article

9 Effect of citalopram on agitation in Alzheimer disease: The CitAD randomized clinical trial JAMA, February 19, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

10 Current evidence on physical therapy in patients with adhesive capsulitis: What are we missing? Clinical Rheumatology, January 10, 2014    Review Article

11 Tea consumption and the risk of five major cancers: A dose-response meta-analysis of prospective studies BMC Cancer, March 18, 2014    Free full text    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

12 U.S. physicians perspective of adult vaccine delivery Annals of Internal Medicine, February 4, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

13 Comparison of pregabalin with pramipexole for restless legs syndrome New England Journal of Medicine, February 14, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

14 Portion sizes for children are predicted by parental characteristics and the amounts parents serve themselves American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, February 13, 2014

15 Is ginger effective for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome? A double blind randomized controlled pilot trial Complementary Therapies in Medicine, March 4, 2014

16 Prevalence of childhood and adult obesity in the United States, 2011-2012 JAMA, February 26, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

17 An inactivated enterovirus 71 vaccine in healthy children New England Journal of Medicine, February 28, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

18 Coffee consumption and prostate cancer risk: An updated meta-analysis Cancer Causes and Control, March 3, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

19 Clevidipine in acute heart failure: results of the a study of blood pressure control in acute heart failure—a pilot study (PRONTO) American Heart Journal, March 27, 2014

20 Diet-induced weight loss: the effect of dietary protein on bone Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, January 6, 2014

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