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CDC: influenza vaccine 48% effective this season

Results of an interim analysis in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Pharmacokinet
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New insulin aspart formulation works faster, clears out sooner

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Does ICU admission improve outcomes in COPD, HF, or acute MI?

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The forearm is not a good substitute for upper arm in BP measures for large patients

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  • Clinical Essentials from PLoS One
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Isolated tricuspid regurgitation should sound warning bells for heart failure

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Pediatr
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Pediatric lipid treatment practices "largely at odds" with guidelines

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Clin Oncol
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Renal cancer: cabozantinib tops sunitinib as first-line treatment

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  • Clinical Essentials from N Engl J Med
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Physician opioid prescribing habits linked to risk for long-term patient use

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  • Clinical Essentials from BMJ
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Prevention of acute respiratory infections: “a major new indication for vitamin D supplementation”

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Physician rating websites too limited to be of use: study

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MACRA help for small practices: CMS funding new hotline

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Family physician wins NASA space poop design contest

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Medical residency: Balancing the tension between education and cheap labor

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How do I keep the weight off?

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Should I try this fasting-mimicking diet?

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CML: smoking identified as an unfavorable prognostic factor

Patients aged <60 y have more to gain from quitting.

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Opioid abuse: CDC finds increase among black MSM and those of low SES | CROI
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Opioid abuse: CDC finds increase among black MSM and those of low SES | CROI

MSM have higher rates of drug use and are at increased risk of contracting HIV.

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  • Clinical Essentials from MMWR
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Influenza activity in the US thus far: what you need to know

Early antiviral treatment is recommended for patients with severe, complicated, or progressive influenza illness and those at higher risk, including adults aged ≥65 y.

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Abnormal vaginal microbiota not a bar to effective oral PrEP | CROI
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Abnormal vaginal microbiota not a bar to effective oral PrEP | CROI

PrEP efficacy did not differ among women with detected versus undetected Gardnerella/Bacteroides and Lactobacillus.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Obstet Gynecol
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Can we predict cesarean delivery?

CD prediction may help prevent maternal morbidity.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Urol
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Refractory IC/BPS: intravesical lipotoxin fails to show benefit

Results of a multicenter, randomized controlled clinical trial.

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Neurol
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MS: stem cell transplant nets good long-term outcomes

Most patients were alive 5 y later, and nearly half were free of progression.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Aliment Pharmacol Ther
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HCV: study supports DAA-related risk for HBV reactivation

Modest flares often occur early and without clinical effect.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Diabetes Care
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Lixisenatide may benefit older adults with type 2 diabetes

The highest prevalence of T2D is among those aged 70-79 y.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr
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HIV: markers of inflammation remain elevated despite early ART initiation

Early ART has been proposed as a strategy to prevent persistent HIV-associated inflammation.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet
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After hip or knee replacement, younger patients far likelier to need eventual revision

And revision often happened within 5 y in this large population-based study.

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  • Clinical Essentials from PLoS One
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Atopic dermatitis patients likelier to develop osteoporosis

A strong, corticosteroid-independent association showed up in this large population-based study.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Heart Assoc
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Of the NOACs, apixaban is linked to lower bleeding risk, especially in women

Also associated with a lower risk for nonpersistence in nonvalvular Afib.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Adolesc Health
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Girls with overweight/obesity who misperceive weight have better BP as adults

The results fit with a trend to associating weight misperception with better health outcomes.

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