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Vosoritide aids bone growth in children with dwarfism

(HealthDay)—Vosoritide increases bone growth velocity in children with achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism, according to a study recently published in The Lancet.

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Antifungal meds cut risk for death after lung transplant

(HealthDay)—Preventive antifungal medications cut the risk for death following a lung transplant by more than half, according to a study published online Sept. 23 in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

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COVID-19: Dexamethasone discovery carries treatment implications

A new discovery about how the body transports dexamethasone, a drug that can increase the survival chances of patients with severe COVID-19, suggests diabetes and other factors may reduce its potentially lifesaving effectiveness. ...

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Dasatinib and blinatumomab active for ph-positive ALL in adults

(HealthDay)—Chemotherapy-free induction and consolidation first-line treatment with dasatinib and blinatumomab is associated with a high incidence of molecular response and survival in adults with Philadelphia chromosome ...

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New drug that can prevent drug resistance and adverse effects

Among diverse treatment methods developed to effectively treat cancer, chemotherapy using anticancer agents has been proven especially effective in many clinical applications. Above all, it is more affordable than other treatment ...

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Anti-VEGF therapy may aid visual acuity in some nAMD patients

(HealthDay)—For about 20 percent of patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD), useful visual acuity (VA) is preserved with anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) treatment, according to a ...