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HCV linked to 43% increased risk for cardio-cerebrovascular disease

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Bladder cancer: urethrectomy unnecessary after negative urethral frozen section

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Osteoporosis: simple risk calculator identifies men who may not need a BMD scan

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Opioid and opioid agonist prescribing: the treatment gap

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N. gonorrhoeae: is the war between bug and drug escalating?

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Should you talk to your adolescent patients about HIV prevention drugs?

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What if I don’t want you talking to my kid about sex and sexuality?

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How can I keep my backyard chickens from making me sick?

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Study: Radiologists not more likely to die of cancer than psychiatrists

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Study: Economically vulnerable patients may be the least likely to use mHealth apps well

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Requiring Medicaid beneficiaries to work could paradoxically increase poverty levels, study suggests

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Physician-related factors affect likelihood of mastectomy for second breast cancer

Why do many patients opt for mastectomy rather than additional breast-conserving surgery?

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Multiple myeloma: is lenalidomide associated with risk for SPMs?

Study population had not received melphalan-based therapies.

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Nosocomial pneumonia: first meta-analysis weighs prolonged versus intermittent beta-lactams

Theoretical advantage of continuous infusion is optimization of dose and pharmacokinetics, without increasing exposure.

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Pneumonia: Monthly Essentials July’16

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Reduced fetal movement: current management may increase cost with unclear benefit

Further study is needed to develop management strategy.

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Increase in PrEP prescriptions to MSM could reduce HIV rates by one-third

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Cognition unaffected by estradiol therapy, regardless of time since menopause

Clinicians should not prescribe or avoid estradiol therapy based on presumptive cognitive effects.

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Smoking: model points to vaping’s anti-smoking benefits

Is the negative public health impact of vaping offset by the benefits from greater use of vaping among otherwise smokers who smoke less?

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Hospital admissions increasing among adults with single-ventricle CHD

Men, older patients, and those with comorbidities and hypolplastic left heart have highest rates of inhospital mortality.

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Osteoporosis: nitrate treatment as needed might be protective in postmenopausal women

Do nitrates help prevent osteoporosis?

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HCV: adherence highest with IFN/RBV-free DAA regimens

Use of interferon and/or ribavirin is the strongest predictor of nonadherence to HCV therapy.

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COPD: study finds glucocorticoids may be protective for osteoporosis

Glucocorticoid treatment has been thought increase risk for osteoporosis.

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Pancreatic cancer: is traveling to a high-volume center worth it?

Despite better surgical outcomes from high-volume centers, many patients still prefer local care.

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Pediatric asthma: viral detection, not steroid dose, linked to ED treatment failure

Treatment fails in almost 20% of children presenting to the ED with moderate to severe exacerbations.

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