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AHA president suffers heart attack at AHA meeting

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AMA seeks simpler e-prescribing

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Physicians favor research from rich countries

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Physicians behaving badly: what are grounds for termination?

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How a practice can go green

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Patients Will Be Asking: Is my heart healthy enough to have sex?

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  • Clinical Essentials from World J Urol
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Localized PCa: RP, RT extend survival in older men

Survival benefit observed for Gleason grade II-V, but not I.

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NSCLC: add-on dulanermin boosts PFS in phase 3 trial

Data show synergistic effect with chemotherapy, favorable toxicity profile.

  • Clinical Essentials from World J Surg Oncol
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PTC: which factors predict BRAF V600E false-negative on FNA?

Factors include old age, indeterminate pathology results, and subtype.

BP control improved by gastric bypass | AHA
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BP control improved by gastric bypass | AHA

Many patients were able to meet aggressive SPRINT target of <120 mmHG.

Empagliflozin reduces CV death in adults with T2DM and PAD | AHA
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Empagliflozin reduces CV death in adults with T2DM and PAD | AHA

Added to standard of care, empagliflozin reduced the risk of CV death by 43%.

  • Clinical Essentials from Gastroenterology
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No insurance: a key factor for higher CRC mortality in blacks

Five-year survival is over 9% lower in blacks vs whites.

Diabetes Vitals for November 2017
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Diabetes Vitals for November 2017

Suboptimal diabetes screening for the severely mentally ill | Antidepressants linked to pediatric T2DM risk | Language guidelines for diabetes encounters | Diabetes specialists underestimate NAFLD burden.

  • Clinical Essentials from Pediatrics
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Tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy: some children still getting codeine

The FDA warned against prescribing codeine to this patient group 4 y ago.

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Radiofrequency ablation is effective as first-line therapy for heavy menstrual bleeding

No need for an attempt at medical management prior to surgical therapy.

  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Dermatol
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Pediatric dermatology: parent-submitted photos >80% accurate for diagnosis

Teledermatology can improve access to care and reduce time to treatment in a cost-effective manner.

  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet Respir Med
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Eosinophilia of sputum, not blood, is a COPD biomarker

Blood counts do not predict sputum values.

  • Clinical Essentials from Diabetes Res Clin Pract
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Stress hyperglycemia signals elevated diabetes risk

It may not be just a transient condition.

  • Clinical Essentials from Diabetes Obes Metab
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Intensive diabetes control may increase mortality, depending on medications

Lower HbA1c levels associated with higher mortality in hypoglycemia-prone regimens.

  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Gastroenterol
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Weekend admission worse than weekday for some patients with GI bleed

Higher mortality found in meta-analysis.