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Is pembrolizumab better than the standard of care in unresponsive Hodgkin’s Lymphoma?

Posted by on Jun 11, 2018 in Hodgkin's lymphoma | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if pembrolizumab (Keytruda) was more effective than the standard of care in Hodgkin's lymphoma patients unresponsive to brentuximab vedotin (Adcetris). The main finding was that pembrolizumab was more effective than the standard of care in these patients Some background Hodgkin's Lymphoma is...

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What anti-diabetic drugs are safe and effective in treating gestational diabetes?

Posted by on Oct 6, 2017 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the safety and effectiveness of different drugs used to treat gestational diabetes. They found that metformin (Glucophage) is associated with fewer pregnancy complications than glyburide (Glynase), however it is less effective at managing blood sugar levels.  Some background Gestational diabetes...

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Does dapagliflozin reduce the risk of cardiovascular complications in patients with type 2 diabetes?

Posted by on Sep 21, 2017 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if dapagliflozin reduces the risk of developing cardiovascular complications in patients with type 2 diabetes. They found that dapagliflozin was associated with a lower risk of non-fatal heart attack and stroke compared to dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors (DPP-4i). Some background Cardiovascular (CV, heart...

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Does bariatric surgery improve disease management in obese patients with type 2 diabetes?

Posted by on Aug 21, 2017 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if combining bariatric surgery with medical therapy was more effective in treating type 2 diabetes in obese patients. The authors concluded that bariatric surgery in combination with medical therapy was more effective in improving diabetes symptoms in these patients. Some background Bariatric surgery is a...

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Continuous glucose monitoring improves glycemic control in patients with type 1 diabetes

Posted by on Jul 15, 2017 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) in managing blood sugar levels in patients with type 1 diabetes treated with multiple daily insulin injections. They found CGM resulted in a clinically meaningful improvement in glycemic (blood sugar) control. Some background Glycemic control is critical for...

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Angiosarcoma Awareness: Bridging Barriers Online

Angiosarcoma Awareness: Bridging Barriers Online

Posted by on Jul 6, 2015 in Blog | 12 comments

An Unstoppable Force Lauren knew that we all have a common, overarching goal….We all want to live. More importantly, we all want each other to live.  Scientists offer science. People with similar presentations compare notes. And always with great affection and love. What may have started as a simple support group is becoming an unstoppable force,...

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The Empowered Patient: Radio Interview

The Empowered Patient: Radio Interview

Posted by on Mar 10, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

When Karen Jagoda asked Tal Givoly to explain Medivizor to the audience of “The Empowered Patient” radio program and podcast, accepting was a no-brainer. He told her, “I love the name of your program…as you will see…that is what we [at Medivizor] are trying to create.”   Listen and learn more. Here’s the...

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Thanks & Happy New Year 2015

Thanks & Happy New Year 2015

Posted by on Dec 31, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Hi, As 2014 comes to a close we wanted to take a moment and thank you for contributing to the outstanding achievements we are so proud of at Medivizor. Yes – we couldn’t have done any of this without you! So, first, thanks!!! Your support and feedback is what is keeping us going and improving the service for all involved. We wish you health and...

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