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Treatment of eye disease in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis – a guideline.

Posted by on May 21, 2019 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reviewed the treatment of uveitis (a form of eye wall inflammation) in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA).  Some background Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a condition caused by inflammation. It affects children and leads to painful swelling in the joints. Children with JIA may also develop uveitis....

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Expert recommendations for the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma.

Posted by on Apr 30, 2019 in Multiple Myeloma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article provided recommendations for the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma (MM). Some background Multiple myeloma is a type of cancer of the bone marrow that can lead to abnormal immune cells. High-dose chemotherapy followed by a stem cell transplant (SCT) remains a key part of treatment for patients with MM. There are two...

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Small cell lung cancer: guidelines for treatment

Posted by on Mar 22, 2019 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This paper provides an update on the current guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of small-cell lung cancer. The paper summarized updates to immune therapy, systemic therapy, and radiotherapy. Some background Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) accounts for about 14% of all lung cancers. Nearly all of these cases are directly caused by...

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Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma

Posted by on Feb 25, 2019 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study was a review of the most recent guidelines of diagnosis and treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) that has transformed into aggressive lymphoma. Some background Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is a cancer of the bone marrow and immune system. Over time, it may develop into a cancer of the immune tissues called a...

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Treating non-small cell lung cancers that have spread.

Posted by on Dec 11, 2018 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This paper is about how to diagnose, treat, and follow up on non-small cell lung cancer cases that have spread through the body. The paper overall noted that non-small cell lung cancer which has spread is often very aggressive and hard to treat, and that methods of treatment are still being developed.   Some background Non-small...

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Current guidelines for care and management of skin melanoma

Posted by on Nov 19, 2018 in Melanoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study wanted to give an outline on what the current guidelines are for treating skin melanoma. The study overall said that surgery is the best way to remove the melanoma. Removing wide area around the melanoma is a good idea to make sure all the cancer cells are removed. Some background Skin melanoma can sometimes be...

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Guidelines for hypofractionated radiation therapy for localized prostate cancer

Posted by on Nov 10, 2018 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reviewed the current recommendations for treatment doses of radiation therapy for different stages of prostate cancer.  Some background Hypo-fractionated radiation therapy (HFRT) for early-stage prostate cancer is a safe and effective treatment option. It involves a shorter course of treatment with larger doses...

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NEW: Clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia

Posted by on Oct 30, 2018 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the best clinical practice guidelines in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). The study found that management of CML should be guided by patient age, medical conditions, and side effects of the chosen drug. Some background Chronic myeloid leukemia is a cancer of the bone marrow. It results...

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2018 recommendations for managing high blood sugar in Type 2 diabetes

Posted by on Oct 24, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article provided guidelines for the management of hyperglycemia (high blood glucose levels) in patients with Type 2 diabetes (T2D). Some background The goals of T2D treatment are to prevent or delay complications and maintain a patient’s quality of life. Management of hyperglycemia and cardiovascular (heart and blood vessels)...

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