Medications

Rituximab noninferior to cyclosporine in membranous nephropathy

(HealthDay)—In patients with membranous nephropathy at high risk for progressive disease, rituximab is noninferior to cyclosporine in inducing complete or partial remission of proteinuria at 12 months and is superior in ...

Oncology & Cancer

Q&A: PET scans important in assessing some forms of lymphoma

Dear Mayo Clinic: My father just started chemotherapy for lymphoma, and he is scheduled for a positron emission tomography or PET scan after his first three treatments. How do doctors decide when to perform a PET scan, and ...

HIV & AIDS

A cure for HIV? Feasible but not yet realized

This week a team of scientists and physicians from the U.K. published news of a second HIV positive man, in London, who is in long-term (18-month) HIV remission after undergoing treatment for Hodgkins lymphoma. The unexpected ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Recommendations developed for ulcerative colitis management

(HealthDay)—Recommendations have been developed for management of adults with ulcerative colitis (UC); the American College of Gastroenterology clinical guideline was published online Feb. 21 in the American Journal of ...

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