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Two new equations to estimate glomerular filtration rate (GFR) are better predictors of mortality and cardiovascular events in octogenarians than older equations, suggesting they could be more useful to predict outcome in these patients.
A systematic review by Alexandria Smith and colleagues highlights the need for more standardized research to accurately assess the impact of advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants in primary care cancer screening.
A machine-learning paradigm reveals a connection between autistic behavioral profiles and genetic disorders carrying an increased risk for autism spectrum disorder.
Breast cancer risk may be related to the timing of different stages of puberty, and breast duct development may be a time of heightened susceptibility to carcinogenesis.
Intermittent oral alfacalcidol administration during haemodialysis sessions is more effective than the equivalent IV dosage with a greater efficacy to reduce serum parathormone, presenting a more cost-efficient strategy over IV administration.
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