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MRI Measure May ID Men at Risk for Postradiation Genitourinary Toxicity

Longer prostatic urethral length independently tied to higher risk for developing late genitourinary toxicity

Ichthyosis Tied to Increased Risk for Depression, Anxiety

Authors say results suggest the need for increased screening in patients with ichthyosis

Mechanical Thrombectomy Safe, Effective for High-Risk Pulmonary Embolism

No deaths seen at 30-day follow-up in real-world cohort

High Systolic BP Tied to Higher Cardiovascular Mortality in T2DM

Similarly, very low diastolic BP increases cardiovascular mortality risk with diabetes

Clot Risk High With Oral Contraceptives for Those at Genetic Risk

Risk highest in the first two years, regardless of genetic risk, and lower for continued use

ASTRO Issues Guidance Related to Partial Breast Irradiation

Daily or every-other-day external beam PBI regimen preferred over twice-daily regimen due to late toxicity concerns

GERD Is Common Indication for Revisional Bariatric Surgery

Most patients requiring revision underwent sleeve gastrectomy as primary procedure; revisional surgery is most often RYGB

Four JAK Inhibitors Have Comparable Efficacy, Safety for RA

Baseline CRP, Clinical Disease Activity Index, glucocorticoid dose predict resistance to CDAI-low disease activity achievement

Mortality Increased for Infants, Under 5s With HIV Receiving Antiretrovirals

Higher proportion of children aged younger than 5 years living with HIV experience interruptions in treatment

Health Care Costs Lower for Patients Treated by Female Surgeons

Findings seen for 25 common surgical procedures, with lower costs persisting through 90 days