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Ending trastuzumab treatment in patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer who are in radiological complete remission

Posted by on Oct 20, 2019 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the effect of stopping trastuzumab treatment in patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer with radiological complete remission.   This study concluded that trastuzumab may be safely stopped in selected patients with radiological complete...

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Does marine omega-3 supplementation decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease?

Posted by on Oct 20, 2019 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated whether marine omega-3 supplementation is associated with a reduction in the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Researchers suggested that omega-3 is associated with a risk reduction of CVD. Some background CVD is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the US. It refers to conditions that involve...

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Does marine omega-3 supplementation decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease?

Posted by on Oct 20, 2019 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated whether marine omega-3 supplementation is associated with a reduction in the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Researchers suggested that omega-3 is associated with a risk reduction of CVD. Some background CVD is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the US. It refers to conditions that involve...

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Selegiline improves the treatment of patients with early Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Oct 20, 2019 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the long-term effectiveness and safety of selegiline (Zelapar) in Japanese patients with early Parkinson's disease. Researchers suggested that selegiline improved the outcomes of these patients with manageable side effects. Some background Parkinson's disease (PD) is a chronic disease that affects the...

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Regular physical activity is associated with improved outcomes for advanced colorectal cancer

Posted by on Oct 20, 2019 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of physical activity (PA) on the outcomes of patients with advanced colorectal cancer. Researchers suggested that regular PA is associated with better outcomes for these patients. Some background Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer worldwide. A significant number of patients...

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Evaluating the safety and effectiveness of pembrolizumab in elderly patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer

Posted by on Oct 20, 2019 in Lung cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the safety and effectiveness of pembrolizumab (Keytruda) in patients of 75 years or older with PD-L1 positive non-small-cell-lung cancer (NSCLC). Authors concluded that pembrolizumab improved overall survival and was safer than chemotherapy in these patients. Some background Lung cancer is one of the most common...

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An update on the long-term safety and effectiveness of etanercept in juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Posted by on Oct 20, 2019 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the long-term safety and effectiveness of etanercept (Enbrel) in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA).  They found that etanercept is well tolerated and effective on the long-term in patients with JIA.  Some background Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is an inflammatory condition...

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A review of 5-year outcomes after PCI or CABG intervention for left main coronary disease

Posted by on Oct 20, 2019 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated outcomes after 2 surgical interventions to treat coronary artery disease (CAD) in the left main artery. They found no difference in outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) in these patients.  Some background Coronary artery disease (CAD) is caused by...

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