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#MDLinkUp Twitter Chat Summary: Flu Vaccine

Posted on Sep 26, 2016 3:39:46 PM

Since our first live #MDLinkUp Twitter Chat went so well we decided to hold a second session on flu vaccines at @MDLinx on September 22, 2016. With the flu season quickly approaching, many patients have similar questions for their physicians. We wanted to address some of them by going straigh to the medical community.

For those who aren’t aware, a Twitter Chat is a live, public Twitter conversation centered on one unique topic and a related hashtag. This hashtag allows users to follow the discussion and participate in the conversation. Using the #MDLinkUp hashtag we facilitated a conversation with our followers to tackle some basic questions about flu vaccines, taking into account the latest research and prevention methodologies. Take a look at some of our featured participant’s responses below!

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In Case You Missed It: Early vs Delayed Use of Antiretroviral Therapy to Reduce Transmission of HIV-1 in Serodiscordant Couples

Posted on Sep 20, 2016 12:21:07 PM

A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reported that in 2014 there were more than 2 million new HIV-1 infections worldwide, most of which occurred via sexual transmission. Effective HIV-1 prevention strategies are required to reduce the risk of viral transmission from infected persons to their sexual partners. Other studies involving serodiscordant couples have suggested that antiretroviral therapy (ART) in those with HIV-1 infection reduces the risk of sexual transmission.

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#MDLinkUp Twitter Chat Summary: The Zika Virus

Posted on Sep 9, 2016 11:35:38 AM

Recently, @MDLinx kicked off our inaugural #MDLinkUp Twitter Chat. For those who aren’t aware, a Twitter Chat is a live, public Twitter conversation centered on one unique topic and a related hashtag. This hashtag allows users to follow the discussion and participate in the conversation.

Our first chat was focused on the Zika Virus, a topic that has been trending recently in the medical community and beyond. Using the #MDLinkUp hashtag we facilitated a conversation with our followers to tackle some basic questions about Zika, taking into account the latest research and prevention methodologies. Take a look at some of our featured participant’s responses below!

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In Case You Missed It: Daratumumab demonstrates significantly longer progression-free survival in multiple myeloma

Posted on Sep 2, 2016 11:37:47 AM

Recently, results of a phase 3 trial performed by Antonio Palumbo, MD and other CASTOR investigators was published in the New England Journal of Medicine (N Engl J Med. 2016; 375:754-766) demonstrating the efficacy of daratumumab (16 mg/kg), an anti-CD38 monoclonal antibody, with bortezomib (1.3 mg/m2) plus dexamethasone (20 mg) in treatment of patients with relapses or relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma (n=498).

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MDLinx Conference Coverage - July 2016

Posted on Aug 30, 2016 9:55:00 AM

The MDLinx editors covered 4 interesting medical conferences during the month of July with a focus on dermatology, AIDS, ENT, cancer, and gastrointestinal cancer. Some of the highlights follow.

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See What You Missed at the June Medical Conferences

Posted on Jul 22, 2016 3:44:19 PM


In the month of June, the MDLinx editors covered a number of interesting conferences in a number of specialties, including neurology, oncology, rheumatology, and endocrinology. Here are some of the studies that were presented at those conferences.

The 2016 Annual Meeting of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers was held in Baltimore, MD June 1-4, 2016. The OPERA I and II investigators presented findings on the effect of ocrelizumab (OCR), an anti-CD20+ B cell monoclonal antibody, on specific humoral immunity in two identical phase 3, randomized, double-blind, double-dummy, interferon beta-1a (IFNβ-1a)-controlled trials involving patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis. The article was titled: Treatment

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MDLinx Conference Coverage - May 2016

Posted on Jun 21, 2016 10:34:47 AM

The MDLinx editors had a busy month in May, covering a total of 11 medical conferences with a focus on endocrinology, oncology, gastroenterology, psychiatry, obstetrics & gynecology, pulmonology, pain, urology, and ophthalmology. Here is a review of some of the highlights.

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May is National Asthma Awareness Month

Posted on May 15, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Some interesting facts about Asthma from the World Health Organization –

  • WHO estimates show that 235 million people currently suffer from asthma.
  • Asthma deaths will increase in the next 10 years if urgent action is not taken. Asthma cannot be cured, but proper diagnosis, treatment and patient education can result in good asthma control and management.
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Weekend Review - March 14, 2016

Posted on May 14, 2016 8:00:00 AM

What can you find on MDLinx this weekend?

What is a weekend without a little intrigue? This weekend is no exception with a number of interesting articles and features on MDLinx.

Featured Articles

Scientists are looking at a new approach to design a small-molecule drug that targets the specific cancer-causing RNA of one of the hardest to treat cancers. Find out which one it is. Discover what the latest research is showing about the use of proton pump inhibitors in this video from Houston Methodist Research Institute. How can retinal scans help detect Alzheimer’s disease? Take a look at the latest data from ARVO. Find out how the opioid epidemic is affecting hospitalizations and overall healthcare costs in this current report. A group of researchers from Australia asked the question: Are dementia and Alzheimer's actually due to an immune response? Find out what they found.

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Weekend Review

Posted on May 8, 2016 8:00:00 AM

What can you find on MDLinx this weekend?

This weekend, MDLinx has a number of things going on.

Conference Coverage

For example, we have conference coverage of the American Urological Association conference going on in San Diego, CA from today (May 6th) until next Tuesday (May 10th). You can also take a look at other conference coverage you may have missed from the 13th International Conference on Obesity (ICO) from Vancouver, BC, Canada; the Oncology Nursing Society 41st Annual Congress, which took place in San Antonio, TX; as well as coverage from the American Association of Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2016 from New Orleans, LA, which also features more than a dozen video interviews.

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