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Latest Pathology News

Microbes Tied to Pedicle Screw Loosening, Spinal Implant Failure

Low-virulent microorganisms frequently detected on pedicle screws may be an important cause of spinal implant loosening and failure in patients without signs of infection, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine.

Mouth Rinse for HPV DNA May Be Biomarker in Head, Neck Cancer

Human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA detected from a mouth rinse may be an effective marker for prognosis during treatment of HPV-positive head and neck cancer, according to a study recently published in JAMA Oncology.

Non-Rx Fentanyl Up in Urine Tests Positive for Other Drugs

An increasing number of urine drug test results positive for cocaine or methamphetamine are also positive for nonprescribed fentanyl, according to a study recently published in JAMA Network Open.

Computer-Based Training Studied in Children With Fragile X Syndrome

No significant difference in outcomes was observed in children and adolescents with fragile X syndrome receiving adaptive versus nonadaptive in-home cognitive training, according to a study published online April 15 in the Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders.