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Ibrutinib with rituximab in previously untreated CLL: indication of added benefit over FCR

The new drug combination prolongs overall survival in patients in good general health. No study data are available for other patient group...


From publication bias to lost in information

In BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine, IQWiG researchers call for a central, public and worldwide portal for clinical trials


Heart transplantations: prospects of success increase with larger case volumes

The survival probabilities for patients undergoing surgery are higher in hospitals where heart transplants are performed more frequently.


Secukinumab in children with plaque psoriasis: study unsuitable for benefit assessment

Inappropriate treatment in the control arm makes fair comparison impossible

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