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Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of school-age death, but only 17 US states have AEDs in schools

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Diabetic peripheral neuropathy: which drugs work best?

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ACP: treat substance abuse as a chronic condition

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Young indoor tanners often start with family members—often their mothers

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Combination heart failure drug could improve glycemic control

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Arthritis and cognitive impairment: no link found in large study

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Chocolate consumption linked to reduced stroke risk, but only in women

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FDA approves Zejula maintenance therapy for recurrent ovarian cancer

Niraparib is the third PARP inhibitor approved for use in the US.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Genet Med
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21-gene RS testing: racial, socioeconomic disparities among Medicare beneficiaries

Medicare coverage of the test began in 2008 and has increased by at least 23% since then.

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Stage III colon cancer: higher vitamin D may reduce recurrence, improve survival

Data from a National Cancer Institute-sponsored trial.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Pediatr Blood Cancer
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Pediatric ALL: fluconazole delivers prophylaxis without increasing vincristine toxicity

Effect on cytochrome P450 isozymes may help explain results.

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First trimester vaginal bleeding not associated with latter adverse events | RCOG
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First trimester vaginal bleeding not associated with latter adverse events | RCOG

No statistical association.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Mult Scler
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Two brief tools pick up cognitive impairment in pediatric-onset MS

BICAMS and the Cogstate computer assessment performed similarly well.

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Questionnaire identifies neurocognitive impairment in congenital heart disease | ACC
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Questionnaire identifies neurocognitive impairment in congenital heart disease | ACC

Neurocognitive domains in which high-risk patients had the worst perceived functioning were math and attention.

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Vaginal microbiome dysbiosis linked to miscarriage | RCOG
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Vaginal microbiome dysbiosis linked to miscarriage | RCOG

Reduced vaginal Lactobacillus levels and increased alpha diversity are associated with miscarriage.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med
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Does a fetus need analgesia?

How can we tell whether a fetus feels pain?

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Osteoporosis prevention: Feedback to younger women associated with long-term improvement | WCO
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Osteoporosis prevention: Feedback to younger women associated with long-term improvement | WCO

Benefits of feedback could extend to other diseases.

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EMS transport saves an hour in ST elevation myocardial infarction | ACC
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EMS transport saves an hour in ST elevation myocardial infarction | ACC

Transport by self or family/friend takes an extra 64 minutes on average.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Obstet Gynecol
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Immediate postpartum LARC: benefits outweigh risks for expulsion

Immediate postpartum insertion reduces barriers to obtaining reliable contraception.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Allergy Clin Immunol
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Neonatal BCG vaccination does not prevent recurrent wheeze in children

Prior studies have suggested an effect on general non-TB morbidity.

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HBV vaccination: 72% of children with IBD have low titers

Type of immunosuppressive therapy does not appear to influence titer.

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