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SABCS: Two Years of Anastrozole Sufficient in HR+ Early Breast CA

December 07, 2017. 7:00 PM CST. No significant difference in DFS for women receiving anastrozole for two, five years after endocrine tx Read article

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ASHP: Joint Commission Impact on Pain Management Discussed

December 05, 2017 Session outlines current issues with drug prescribing and effect of revised standards

ASHP: Key Role for Pharmacists in Natural, Man-Made Disasters

December 05, 2017 Session describes how to prepare, respond, and evaluate natural and man-made disasters

ASHP Addresses Small-Volume Parenteral Solution Shortages

December 04, 2017 Fact sheet developed to provide outline of potential actions for health care organizations

Non-Drug Options Provide Seizure Relief in Children

December 04, 2017 And, slow initiation of the ketogenic diet shows good outcomes in children with epilepsy

RSNA: IV-SUD Complications Prevalent in Emergency Radiology

November 30, 2017 Mortality significantly higher for patients with positive imaging diagnosis of IV-SUD complications

Osimertinib Tops Standard EGFR-TKI for EGFR+ NSCLC

November 20, 2017 Significantly longer median progression-free survival for osimertinib in previously untreated NSCLC

AHA: Statins Cut Risk of MACE in Patients With ASCVD Event

November 15, 2017 Reduced frequency of MACE for patients receiving statins, especially high-intensity statins

AHA/ACA Present New Blood Pressure Guidelines

November 14, 2017 New guidelines lower the diagnostic threshold for stage 1 hypertension to 130/80

AHA: Acetylcysteine, Sodium Bicarbonate Don’t Cut Renal Risk

November 13, 2017 No benefit among patients at high risk for renal complications scheduled to undergo angiography

AAO: No Visual Acuity Change With Dexamethasone in DME

November 13, 2017 Visual acuity no better with dexamethasone added to ranibizumab in persistent diabetic macular edema

ACR: Successful Tapering of DMARDs in RA Explored

November 06, 2017 Low level of serum CRP at baseline linked to successful down-titration in multivariate analysis

Tezacaftor-Ivacaftor, Ivacaftor Alone Effective in CF

November 06, 2017 And tezacaftor-ivacaftor effective for cystic fibrosis patients homozygous for CFTR Phe508del mutation

ACR: Opioids, SSRIs Tied to Higher Fracture Risk in RA

November 06, 2017 Increased risk of osteoporotic fracture with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, opioids of any strength

ACR: Temporary Cessation of MTX Ups Flu Shot Immunogenicity

November 06, 2017 Findings in patients with rheumatoid arthritis taking a stable dose of methotrexate

ASN: Tolvaptan Slows eGFR Decline in Later-Stage ADPKD

November 06, 2017 Reduction in decline in eGFR for patients with later-stage autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease