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Autologous osteoblast injection hastens fracture healing

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – An injection of autologous cultured osteoblasts can accelerate the healing of long-bone fractures, according to a report in the February 12th online issue of BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. "While fractures generally will eventually heal, bone union can frequently be delayed...

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B-cell clones seen years before leukemia diagnosis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – New research suggests that B-cell clones may be a useful early marker for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) since they are found in nearly all patients years before the diagnosis is made. In The New England Journal of Medicine for February 12, Dr. Ola Landgren, from the...

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Rituximab safe for systemic sclerosis, but efficacy open to question

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - In patients with diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis (dcSSc), treatment with rituximab depletes B cells in the peripheral circulation and in skin, with few adverse events. On the other hand, results of a 6-month pilot study failed to show any clear beneficial effect on skin...