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 •  December 8, 2017

1. Patients with proximal deep venous thrombosis (DVT) experience similar rates of post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) when treated with pharmacomechanical catheter-directed thrombolysis (PCDT) plus anticoagulation versus anticoagulation alone. 2. Although treatment with PCDT and anticoagulation was associated with reduced severity of PTS compared to...

2 Minute Medicine

 •  April 5, 2015

1. In a small, prospective trial of nine patients with metastatic cervical cancer, three patients demonstrated complete or partial response after a single infusion of T-cells reactive to HPV oncoproteins.
Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average)
Study Rundown: Although the use of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and screening programs may ...

2 Minute Medicine

 •  January 20, 2015

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1. In this study, daily bathing with chlorhexidine did not decrease the rates of hospital-acquired infections in ICU patients.
2. The hospital-acquired infections that were assessed in this study included central line associated blood stream infections (CLABSI), catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), ventilator associated ...

2 Minute Medicine

 •  December 16, 2014

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1. Postdischarge oral antibiotic therapy for acute osteomyelitis in children did not result in more treatment failure as compared to intravenous antibiotics.
2. Children treated with intravenous antibiotics through a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) line had a higher risk of requiring an emergency department visit or ...