Medications

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.

Medications

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 ...

Medications

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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