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Treatment effects of low dose theophylline combined with an inhaled corticosteroid in COPD

Combination therapy with an inhaled corticosteroid and low dose theophylline may
attenuate airway inflammation in COPD patients.

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Population-Based Study of Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy and Survival Outcomes of Breast Cancer Patients

Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy is associated with a small improvement in 5-year breast cancer–specific survival mainly in young women with early-stage ER-negative breast cancer. This effect is related to a higher baseline risk of contralateral breast cancer.

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Marijuana craving in the brain

Cue-elicited craving for marijuana activates the reward neurocircuitry associated with the neuropathology of addiction, and the magnitude of activation of these structures is associated with severity of cannabis-related problems.

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Multicenter Phase II Trial of Sunitinib in the Treatment of Nongastrointestinal Stromal Tumor Sarcomas

Sunitinib demonstrated notable evidence of metabolic response in several patients with non-GIST sarcoma. The relevance of disease control observed in subtypes with an indolent natural history is unknown, however, the durable disease control observed in DSRCT, solitary fibrous tumor, and giant cell tumor of bone suggests that future evaluation of sunitinib in these subtypes may be warranted.

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Efficacy and Safety of Exercise Training in Patients With Chronic Heart Failure

After adjustment for highly prognostic
predictors of the primary end point, exercise training was associated with modest
significant reductions for both all-cause mortality or hospitalization and cardiovascular
mortality or heart failure hospitalization.

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Heparin-Bonded Central Venous Catheters Do Not Reduce Thrombosis in Infants With Congenital Heart Disease: A Blinded Randomized, Controlled Trial

Infants with congenital heart disease are at significant risk of both silent and clinically identified thrombosis. There seems to be no advantage in using heparin-bonded catheters in infants ≤1 year of age.

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Impact of Obesity and Knee Osteoarthritis on Morbidity and Mortality in Older Americans

The number of quality-adjusted life-years lost owing to knee osteoarthritis and obesity seems to be substantial, with black and Hispanic women experiencing disproportionate losses. Reducing mean body mass index to the levels observed a decade ago in this population would yield substantial health benefits.
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Green and Black Tea Consumption and Risk of Stroke A Meta-Analysis

Individuals consuming 3 cups of tea per day had a 21% lower risk of stroke than those consuming 1 cup per day (absolute risk reduction, 0.79; CI, 0.73 to 0.85). The proportion of heterogeneity not explained by chance alone was 23.8%.

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Contralateral Breast Cancer Risk in BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutation Carriers

Contralateral breast cancer risk depends on age at first breast cancer and on the affected BRCA
gene, and this risk should be considered in treatment planning.

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Red Yeast Rice for Dyslipidemia in Statin-Intolerant Patients

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Red yeast rice and therapeutic lifestyle change decrease
LDL cholesterol level without increasing CPK or pain levels
and may be a treatment option for dyslipidemic patients who
cannot tolerate statin therapy.

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