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Boston physician denies harassment allegations

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A physician regrets choosing work over his own family's medical crisis

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Does your practice website pose a privacy risk?

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Selling supplements in your office can be lucrative

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Physicians should get political, MD argues

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Surgeon general's brother a cautionary tale

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  • Clinical Essentials from Brachytherapy
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Stage II EC: is brachytherapy sufficient adjuvant treatment?

Yes, says a large retrospective study.

  • Clinical Essentials from N Engl J Med
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Hormonal contraceptives raise risk for breast cancer

Despite higher relative risk, absolute increase is only 1 extra case per 7690 female users.

  • Clinical Essentials from Blood
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AML: anti-CD33 ADC demonstrates activity and tolerability

Half of the responders achieved MRD negativity.

  • Clinical Essentials from Cancer
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Rectal cancer: 16 states claim over 90% of cases

CONCORD-2 also shows only slight decrease in mortality between 2001 and 2009.

Both rivaroxaban and apixaban safe and effective for UE-DVT | ASH
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Both rivaroxaban and apixaban safe and effective for UE-DVT | ASH

Patients with UE-DVT were excluded from the large clinical trials leading to drug approval for rivaroxaban and apixaban.

Primary Care Oncology Vitals for December 2017
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Primary Care Oncology Vitals for December 2017

Enrollment expansion for 4 cancer types in TAPUR study | Breast cancer can re-emerge 20 years later | Intermittent letrozole in breast cancer | Implications of negative screening results history.

  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Obstet Gynecol
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Calculator to estimate success of IOL with unfavorable cervix created

Calculators are for estimates to be used in counseling, but should not be used in isolation.

  • Clinical Essentials from Obstet Gynecol
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ACOG updates practice bulletin on VBACs

Most women with 1 prior cesarean delivery should be counseled about, offered a trial of labor.

  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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Can lifestyle modification prevent or delay type 2 diabetes?

Both diet and exercise appear necessary.

  • Clinical Essentials from Pediatrics
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Rotavirus vaccine: study highlights missed opportunities in hospitalized infants

Unnecessary delay until discharge renders many infants age-ineligible.

  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Oncology
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Ovarian cancer: multimodal screening may be cost-effective in the US

Markov model was based on data from the UKCOCS trial.

  • Clinical Essentials from Diabetes Care
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Is intensive blood pressure lowering beneficial in type 2 diabetes?

Similar benefits seen in those with and without type 2 diabetes.

  • Clinical Essentials from Obstet Gynecol
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Opioid prescribing knowledge lacking among OB/GYNs

OB/GYNs perform 2 common surgeries and are important prescribers of opioids.

  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Dermatol
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Dermatology: trends in malpractice claims

The highest number of claims were due to procedural errors and misdiagnoses.