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Newswise: Ivacaftor May Reduce Common Infections in Patients with CF
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Ivacaftor May Reduce Common Infections in Patients with CF

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Patients with cystic fibrosis who take ivacaftor appear to have fewer respiratory infections over time than those not taking the drug, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

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Lancet Series on Oral Health, Co-authored by NYU Dentistry’s Habib Benzian, Calls for “Radical Reform” of Oral Healthcare

New York University

A special Lancet Series on Oral Health, published today in The Lancet, presents an “urgent need for radical reform” of oral healthcare to prioritize prevention and integrate dentistry into primary care. The series is comprised of two papers, both co-authored by Habib Benzian, DDS, MScDPH, PhD, the associate director of global health and policy for NYU College of Dentistry’s World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for Quality-improvement, Evidence-based Dentistry—the only WHO Collaborating Center on oral health in the Americas.

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Higher Kidney Function at Dialysis Initiation Linked with Greater Risk of Death in Children

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• In an analysis of information on children with kidney failure who began dialysis in the United States between 1995 and 2015, the risk of death was 1.36 times higher among children with higher kidney function at dialysis initiation. • The risk of death was even greater for children with higher kidney function who initiated treatment with hemodialysis rather than peritoneal dialysis. • In more recent years, children have been started on dialysis with higher kidney function.

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Study Examines Differences Over Time in Home Dialysis Initiation by Race and Ethnicity

American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Among U.S. patients who started dialysis in 2005 to 2013, racial/ethnic differences in initiating home dialysis decreased over time, although in the most recent era, Blacks were still less likely to use home dialysis as the initial modality than other groups.

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Findings from CARE Consortium added to global repository for brain injury data

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Data from the world’s most comprehensive concussion study are now publicly available in a repository aimed at providing traumatic brain injury researchers access to a wealth of new knowledge.

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18-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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Sperm may offer the uterus a “secret handshake”

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)

Before they reach the egg, sperm have to make it through bombardment by the female immune system. Researchers have discovered an interaction with the endometrium that may help sperm evade this attack--or may help it target the weakest.

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