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Intensive Blood Pressure Lowering Benefits Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

• In individuals with chronic kidney disease, targeting a systolic blood pressure to <120 mm Hg resulted in lower risks of cardiovascular events and premature death, compared with standard targeting to <140 mm Hg. • There was a slightly faster decline in kidney function in the intensive group, but no increase in rates of kidney failure or serious adverse events.

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Wolters Kluwer and European Hematology Association Launch Hemasphere

Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, and the European Hematology Association (EHA) are pleased to announce the launch a new open access journal, HemaSphere. Part of the Lippincott portfolio, the journal was launched today at the 22nd Annual Congress of the European Hematology Association in Madrid.

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HIV, AIDS, Cytomegalovirus, Mother To Child Transmission, Infant, CMV, brain damage infants, Fetal Growth, Liver Damage, lung damage, spleen damage, Hearing Loss, HIV Positive Women

HIV-Positive Women with Cytomegalovirus Likelier to Pass Virus That Causes AIDS to Infant

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HIV-positive women with CMV in their urine at the time of labor and delivery are more than five times likelier than HIV-positive women without CMV to transmit HIV to their infants. The research also found that they are nearly 30 times likelier to transmit CMV to their infants.

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Underused Cancer Test Could Improve Treatment for Thousands, Mayo Clinic Study Finds

A simple blood test could improve treatment for more than 1 in 6 stage 2 colon cancer patients, suggests new Mayo Clinic research. The researchers also discovered that many patients who could benefit from the test likely aren’t receiving it. The findings were published in the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery.

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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Launches OncoKidsSM – a Comprehensive DNA and RNA Pediatric Cancer Panel

Today, a team of investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles launched OncoKidsSM, a next-generation sequencing-based panel specifically designed for pediatric cancers.

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Pediatric Oncology, infant leukemia, treatment-related leukemia, Translocations, TOP2, TOP2 poisons, DNA cleavage

Research on Crucial Cutting Enzyme Maps Site of DNA Damage in Leukemias and Other Cancers

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Researchers studying a DNA-cutting enzyme with a crucial role in regulating the structure of genes have discovered a broad role for its cutting activity in driving abnormal genetic rearrangements called translocations that cause cancer, including leukemias and solid tumors. The findings open possibilities for new clinical approaches.

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New Magnet Technology Creates Easy Blood Access for Hemodialysis Patients

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A new, minimally invasive system which uses radiofrequency energy instead of open surgery to create access for patients needing hemodialysis, is reliable, with minimal complications, according to data published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases.

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Low Levels of Vitamin a May Fuel TB Risk

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At a glance: People with low levels of vitamin A living in households with people who have TB were 10 times more likely to develop the disease themselves. The study findings suggest that vitamin A supplementation may offer powerful protection against the deadly disease among high-risk individuals. TB, one of the top infectious disease killers globally, hits especially hard in low- and middle-income countries, where vitamin A deficiencies are common.







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