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Rates of S. aureus Antibiotic Resistance Down in United States

June 15, 2017. 12:00 PM EST. Rates of susceptibility to certain antibiotics have increased over time Read article

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ADA: Glucose Self-Monitoring Often Lacks Benefit in T2DM

June 12, 2017 No significant improvements in hemoglobin A1c levels, HRQOL seen in non-insulin-treated cases

ASCO: Industry Perks Influence Physicians’ Choice of Cancer Rx

June 06, 2017 Even relatively small payments appear to make a difference, researchers say

ASCO: SWOG Trials Have Had Considerable Impact on Cancer

June 06, 2017 Estimated 3.34 million life-years gained through 2015 from 23 positive SWOG treatment trials

ASCO: Novel Meds Show Promise in Advanced NSCLC

June 06, 2017 Results presented from two phase III trials

ASCO: Agreement Lacking With ESMO on Most Effective Drugs

June 06, 2017 Negative correlation identified for ASCO benefit score with monthly incremental drug costs

ASCO: Abiraterone Extends Survival in Metastatic Prostate CA

June 05, 2017 Side effects noted with use of abiraterone similar to those already found in patients taking the drug

ASCO: Gene-Targeted Drug Shows Efficacy for Child, Adult Cancers

June 05, 2017 Larotrectinib targets tropomyosin receptor kinase fusion proteins

ASCO: Survival Up With Patient-Reported Outcomes During CA Tx

June 05, 2017 Improved survival with patient-reported outcomes for symptom monitoring in metastatic cancer

ASCO: Olaparib Efficacious in BRCA-Related Breast Cancer

June 05, 2017 May offer a new treatment for women with advanced BRCA-related disease, researchers say

ATS: Bronchial Thermoplasty Has Lasting Benefits for Asthma

May 24, 2017 Reduction in severe exacerbations, hospitalizations, ER visits in first and second year of follow-up

ATS: Angiotensin II Improves BP in Vasodilatory Shock

May 23, 2017 Angiotensin II effective for vasodilatory shock in patients not responding to conventional vasopressors

ATS: Benralizumab Reduces Glucocorticoid Doses in Asthma

May 23, 2017 Significant 75 percent reduction in median final oral glucocorticoid doses from baseline

ATS: First Abx Rx Doesn’t Work for ~25% of Pneumonia Cases

May 22, 2017 One in four adult patients do not respond to initial prescription of antibiotic treatment

Substantial Variation in Opioid Rx for Minor Injuries Across U.S.

May 22, 2017 Laws limiting new opioid prescriptions to no more than a five-day supply could be beneficial

Lower-, Higher-Dose Elagolix Beneficial for Endometriosis

May 22, 2017 Higher percentage of women have clinical response for dysmenorrhea, non-menstrual pelvic pain