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Treating diabetes with statins/triglyceride-specific therapy reduces CV risk and costs

Triglyceride reduction of 30% or greater was particularly cost-reducing.

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New recommendations on addressing psychosocial needs in patients with diabetes

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Poorer cognitive function in HF without dementia linked to reduced adherence

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HCV-1: triple-DAA regimen yields 100% clearance rate in advanced cirrhosis

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Microbial DNA in bloodstream predicts higher mortality rates in acute sepsis

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ACOG committee opinion on disclosure of adverse events updated

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Glycemia, functional decline unrelated in nursing home residents

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Fate of ACA Medicaid expansions remains unclear, particularly in Republican-led states

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Prices for prescription drugs continue to rise for Medicare beneficiaries

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Personalized medicine may soon make strides in psychiatry

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Wearable devices have yet to make a major impact among older Americans

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Bipolar disorder: Is structured group psychoeducation effective than unstructured peer support?

Large, multicentre, randomised superiority trial

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Clin Oncol
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NSCLC: ERCC1, XPF antibodies not useful for chemotherapy selection

Chemotherapy selection using the 8F1 or XPF antibody for ERCC1 did not predict OS or PFS in patients with advanced disease.

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Prostate cancer: no association between ADT, dementia risk

Findings were consistent regardless of duration or type of androgen deprivation therapy.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Surg
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Breast cancer mortality: does hospital volume matter?

This is the largest study to date establishing that hospital volume does matter specifically for breast cancer.

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HNSCC: what is the best CRT schedule?

Platinum-based CRT is generally given every 3 wk, but toxicity is a concern.

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Esophageal cancer: EUS-guided paclitaxel injection fails to show benefit

The potent radiosensitizer had showed promise in a prior phase 2a study.

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Rheumatoid arthritis: links to periodontal disease require more probing

Mechanisms linking periodontal disease and RA are poorly understood.

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Dienogest relieves endometriosis-related dysmenorrhea, pelvic pain

Dienogest, a newly available progestin, does not have the adverse effect profile of most current treatments.

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Provider-led partner services yield more HIV diagnoses, link to care

People who are living with HIV and not receiving treatment have worse health outcomes and are more likely to transmit the virus to others.

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Seminoma: RT, surveillance yield similar survival in stage I disease

Study finds no significant difference in 10-y OS and risk for SMN.

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Diabetes: Monthly Essentials November 2016
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Diabetes: Monthly Essentials November 2016

Microvascular dysfunction in prediabetes | Medicare and diabetes prevention | Diabetes screening in Asian Americans

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Influenza vaccine: uptake low in patients with T2DM

Patients with diabetes are more likely to die or be hospitalized from influenza than healthy people.

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Myomectomy increases risk for uterine rupture

Uterine rupture may be difficult to diagnose due to diverse clinical signs.

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Robotic thyroidectomy: IV lidocaine relieves chronic postsurgical pain, sensory disturbance

Robot-assisted thyroidectomy has superior oncological outcomes, but leaves patients with chronic pain and sensory disturbance.

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