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Medical practices hard-hit by Hurricane Harvey

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California gender can now be nonbinary

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Jail for 3 NY physicians in lab bribery scheme

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Physicians can help patients avoid treatment-choice regret

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Patients go online first, but trust physicians

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For acute migraine, IV prochlorperazine far outperforms IV hydromorphone

A randomized controlled trial among patients seeking ED care for migraine.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Coll Cardiol
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Mitral regurgitation: new consensus recommendations from ACC

Suggestions on when to consider medical therapies, device therapies, and surgery.

  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg
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Database analysis supports use of primary RT in T3N0M0 glottic larynx SCC

RT-based organ preservation approaches do not compromise survival.

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MRI-estimated fetal weight is more accurate vs 2D u/s in twin gestations

Accurate diagnosis of size discrepancies may reduce risk for iatrogenic preterm delivery.

Lactulose breath testing predicts response to rifaximin in patients with IBS-D | WCG
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Lactulose breath testing predicts response to rifaximin in patients with IBS-D | WCG

Response rate in patients whose breath test results normalized after rifaximin treatment was 76.5%.

Sleep-positioning device reduces esophageal acid exposure | WCG
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Sleep-positioning device reduces esophageal acid exposure | WCG

GERD is an independent and modifiable risk factor for the development of transplant rejection.

Mental Health Vitals for October 2017
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Mental Health Vitals for October 2017

Lithium as suicide defense | Less pessimism about first-episode psychosis | Antidepressant continuation when anxiety remits.

  • Clinical Essentials from Obstet Gynecol
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Obstetrical delivery options in super obese patients: what's optimal?

Planned cesarean delivery vs induction of labor: no easy answer.

  • Clinical Essentials from Obstet Gynecol
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Salpingectomy for sterilization increasing

Long-term studies needed to validate prophylactic salpingectomy to reduce ovarian cancer rates.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Invest Dermatol
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Psoriasis: British registry study nixes link between biologics, serious infection

Risk for serious infection should not affect treatment selection.

  • Clinical Essentials from Circulation
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New LDL-C estimation method performs well in nonfasting patients

Results may have immediate clinical relevance.

  • Clinical Essentials from Arthritis Res Ther
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Antirheumatic therapy linked to improved cardiovascular function

Results of a small study.

  • Clinical Essentials from Epilepsia
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Epilepsy: newer AEDs carry lower risk for SJS/TEN

A case-control study of 2400 patients from the UK-based Clinical Practice Research Datalink.

  • Clinical Essentials from Pediatr Allergy Immunol
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Obesity is a risk factor for repeat hospitalizations in pediatric asthma

Obesity is also a factor in length of stay.