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Paul S. White, Michael Dennis, Eric A. Jones, Janice M. Weinberg and Shayna Sarosiek

-institution retrospective study, we sought to identify the prevalence of hypocalcemia and determine the risk factors for development of hypocalcemia in a diverse, multiracial population of patients with cancer receiving treatment with BMAs. Patients and Methods We performed

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Mikkael A. Sekeres

be an overestimate, a rate of 60,000 people likely underestimates the impact of the disease. Risk Factors for Developing MDS The greatest risk factor for developing MDS is advanced age, with yearly incidence rates increasing 10-fold for

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Adam J. Olszewski, Kalyan C. Mantripragada and Jorge J. Castillo

risk factors for death and hospitalization during the first month of rituximab-based immunochemotherapy using population-based data from Medicare beneficiaries. Patients and Methods Data Source and Cohort Selection This study used

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Alok A. Khorana

.medscape.org/journal/jnccn ; (4) view/print certificate. Release date: July 5, 2011; Expiration date: July 5, 2012 Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: Describe clinical risk factors for VTE in cancer, based on a review Describe

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Jeremy Lund, Angela Pearson and Georgia Keriazes

call for a multidisciplinary, coordinated effort to identify potential risk factors for readmission. 2 With the recent changes to repayment structures by CMS for selected diagnoses and the prospect of that list growing, it is imperative for

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Mohammad Abu Zaid, Wambui G. Gathirua-Mwangi, Chunkit Fung, Patrick O. Monahan, Omar El-Charif, Annalynn M. Williams, Darren R. Feldman, Robert J. Hamilton, David J. Vaughn, Clair J. Beard, Ryan Cook, Sandra K. Althouse, Shirin Ardeshir-Rouhani-Fard, Paul C. Dinh Jr, Howard D. Sesso, Lawrence H. Einhorn, Sophie D. Fossa, Lois B. Travis and for the Platinum Study Group

disease (CVD) compared with controls. 8 – 13 In the general population, metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a major risk factor for CVD. 14 MetS is a constellation of interrelated CVD risk factors, including insulin resistance, hypertension, elevated

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Grace L. Smith, Maria A. Lopez-Olivo, Pragati G. Advani, Matthew S. Ning, Yimin Geng, Sharon H. Giordano and Robert J. Volk

and intervention in vulnerable patients, 18 a comprehensive synthesis of the risk factors for and outcomes of financial burdens is needed. We therefore conducted a systematic review of these risk factors and outcomes across studies of US patients with

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Derek Weycker, Xiaoyan Li, Rich Barron, Hongsheng Wu, P.K. Morrow, Hairong Xu, Maureen Reiner, Jacob Garcia, Shivani K. Mhatre and Gary H. Lyman

-stimulating factor (CSF) when risk, based on the chemotherapy regimen and patient risk factors, is “high” (>20%) (to view the most recent version of these guidelines, visit NCCN.org ). For patients whose risk is high based on the chemotherapy regimen alone, the

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Leila Family, Yanli Li, Lie Hong Chen, John H. Page, Zandra K. Klippel and Chun Chao

of a given patient's FN risk depends on knowledge of key FN risk factors. The performance of currently available FN prediction models in the literature indicated room for improvement in clinical FN risk prediction. 18 , 19 Thus, the objective of this

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Fangwen Zou, Hamzah Abu-Sbeih, Weijie Ma, Yuanzun Peng, Wei Qiao, Jianbo Wang, Amishi Y. Shah, Isabella C. Glitza Oliva, Sarina A. Piha-Paul, John A. Thompson, Hao Chi Zhang, Anusha S. Thomas and Yinghong Wang

the risk factors for chronic IMDC or its effects on the overall cancer outcome. We attempted to bridge this knowledge gap in a retrospective study of patients with advanced malignancies at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC