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Gap in Regulatory Coverage Affects 5 to 16 Percent of Trials
Human subjects protections policies do not provide regulatory coverage for all clinical trials, while up to about a quarter of trials are considered overlap trials, according to a research letter published in the March 5 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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FDA Says Unapproved Pneumonia Drug Doribax Will Undergo Label Change
After concluding a Doribax (dorpenem) study early, the FDA announced the drug will undergo label changes to reflect increased risk of death for ventilator-associated pneumonia patients.
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Injectable Drug Aveed Approved by FDA for Treatment of Adult Men with Low-T
Aveed (testosterone undecanoate), an injection drug designed to combat hypogonadism, has been approved by the FDA after being rejected 3 times.
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Finding Red Flags for Spinal Fracture, Malignancy in Low Back Pain
Older age, chronic corticosteroid use, severe trauma, abrasion, or some combination of red flags predict an increased risk of spinal fracture, but a prior history of malignancy is the only useful predictor of spinal malignancy.
Women-Specific Research is Still Inadequate
Women are still underrepresented in medical science and research, and sex differences are often ignored, according to a report published March 3 by the Brigham and Women's Hospital.
No More Delays to ICD-10 Implementation Deadline
There will be no more delays to the Oct. 1, 2014, deadline for implementation of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, according to an article published Feb. 27 in Medical Economics.
DASH Diet May Lower Risk of Recurrent Kidney Stones
The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension diet might be an effective alternative to the low-oxalate diet for reducing risk of kidney stone recurrence, according to research published in the March issue of the American Journal of Kidney Diseases.
Going Live with EHR Leads to Frustrations, Productivity Hit
Implementing an electronic health record system takes excessive physician and staff time and disrupts practice, according to survey results published Feb. 24 in Medical Economics.
Stethoscopes Contaminated After Single Physical Exam
Stethoscopes get contaminated after a single physical exam, with the contamination greater than that seen on most of the physician's dominant hand, barring the fingertips, according to a study published online Feb. 27 in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
Metabolic Changes Accelerate Cognitive Decline in Type 2 Diabetics
Examining evidence from epidemiologic, clinical, and animal studies, a team of researchers discussed the connection between neural dysfunction and metabolic disorders related to type 2 diabetes in the February 2014 issue of Current Diabetes Reports.
The 35th Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress
The Society of Gynecologic Oncologists 41st Annual Meeting on Women's Cancer
American Society of Clinical Oncology 2009
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