Category Archives: Journals

Gene therapy for transfusion-dependent beta thalassemia patients?

Can gene therapy eliminate the need for blood transfusions for patients with transfusion-dependent β thalassemia? This article reports the results of two phase 1-2 studies studied on the use of a gene therapy.  In these studies, patients with transfusion-depenent β-thalassemia received gene … Continue reading

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2018 Faculty Journal Survey – Respond Now!

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Is multimedia part of your clinical knowledge plan?

Himmelfarb Library provides access to the latest clinical information via sources such as DynaMed Plus, ClinicalKey, and Lexicomp which complement our extensive journal collection.   To enhance learning, users can also take advantage of multimedia content designed to help clinicians, residents … Continue reading

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Research highlight: EGFR mutations in NSCLC

  This month, the Genetics Journal Club features a double-blind randomized clinical trial which compared the use of a third-generation irreversible EGFR-TKI (osimertinib) versus standard therapy (gefitinib or erlotinib) to treat non small-cell lung cancer.  You can read the results of this study in the New England … Continue reading

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Is a cure for hemophilia within reach?

 That is the question now being considered in light of a new research article in the New England Journal of Medicine in which a new gene therapy drug was given to men with hemophilia B.  After receiving the new drug, the patients … Continue reading

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What is clinical pharmacogenomics?

Is this drug more effective for individuals with a specific genetic profile?   Are some people at increased risk of a serious drug reaction from a specific drug?   How is pharmacogenomic information being used clinically right now? Pharmacogenomics: Precision Medicine and … Continue reading

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What’s the future of women’s health care? 

How will proposed changes to health care law affect women’s health in the United States? A new article in Women’s Health Issues explores this issue.  In The Risk of Remaining Silent: Addressing the Current Threats to Women’s Health, the authors … Continue reading

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