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HIV Tropism — Next Generation Genotypic Testing to Predict Virologic Response

The identification of HIV tropism has led to the introduction of a class of HIV drugs, CCR5 coreceptor antagonists, which are effective in patients with the CCR5 coreceptor-using viral variant. An HIV-1 tropism test is required before initiating CCR5 antagonist... Read more 

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Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak — Guidance For Physicians

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that, as of October 22, there have been 304 cases of fungal meningitis and 23 deaths related to epidural injections of a contaminated steroid product.1 Dr. Jay M. Lieberman, Medical Director... Read more 

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Vitamin D - Achieving and Maintaining 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Sufficiency

There has been growing evidence over recent years of the health benefits of vitamin D and the detrimental effects of vitamin D deficiency. A clinical practice guideline (CPG) published in 2011 by The Endocrine Society1, provides recommendations for the evaluation,... Read more 

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Prostate Cancer: Current Considerations for Screening and Treatment

Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in men in the United States, accounting for nearly 30,000 deaths per year.1 Incidence of prostate cancer peaked in the early 1990s, corresponding to the increased use of PSA testing for... Read more 

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The Use of Genetic Markers to Improve Outcomes in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Despite advances in surgical technique and drug therapy, lung cancer remains as one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths.1 While reductions in tobacco use provide the largest single opportunity for preventing deaths due to lung cancer­,2 recent developments in... Read more 

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Rheumatoid Arthritis — Intervening Early to Improve Outcomes

An estimated 1.5 million adults suffer from rheumatoid arthritis in the United States, with the incidence two to three times higher in women than men.1 It is a condition that significantly compromises quality of life, and can increase the risk... Read more