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New Insight into Antibiotics-Type 2 Diabetes Link

Researchers have found patients with type 2 diabetes used more antibiotics in the years prior to diagnosis compared to healthy individuals according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Daratumumab Monotherapy Promising for Multiple Myeloma

Daratumumab monotherapy has a favorable safety profile and encouraging efficacy in patients with heavily pretreated and refractory myeloma in a phase 1-2 trial.

Are Sleepy Surgeons Putting Patients at Risk?

The risk of death, hospital readmission, or complications following surgery is no more likely if the surgeon worked a midnight shift before a daytime operation.

Blood Test Promising in Detecting Cancer Relapse Early

An experimental blood test may one day detect the return of early-stage breast cancer months before it is revealed by computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging.

Autoimmune Diseases Common With Wheat Sensitivity, Celiac Disease

More patients with nonceliac wheat sensitivity (NCWS) and celiac disease (CD) than irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) develop autoimmune diseases (ADs), according to a study published in Gastroenterology.

Nonlinear Link for LDL, HDL With MACE Similar in RA, Non-RA

The nonlinear relationships for low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol with major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) seen in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients do not differ from those in non-RA controls.

Dulaglutide vs. Exenatide: Patient Satisfaction Compared

For patients with type 2 diabetes, treatment satisfaction is improved with once-weekly dulaglutide, according to a study published in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism.

Psoriasis Patients at Higher Risk for Arrhythmia

Patients with psoriasis are at higher risk of developing arrhythmia, even after controlling for other risk factors.

ERCC1 SNP May Identify Good Prognosis in Nasopharyngeal CA

Excision repair cross-complementing group 1 (ERCC1) genotype for the single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) cytosine-to-thymine substitution at codon 118 (C118T) interacts with post-radiotherapy plasma Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) DNA (pEBV) to identify favorable prognosis for a subgroup of patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC).

Edurant Label Updated With New Pediatric Indication, Warning

The Food and Drug Administration announced that the Edurant (rilpivirine; Janssen) labeling has been updated to include a new pediatric indication and changes in the Warnings and Precautions and Adverse Reactions sections.