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Plan for health workers with "moral objections" to opt out of procedures

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Trump passes physical, cognitive tests

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Beware of compliance in home health work

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Younger physician-researchers get less funding

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Patients Will Be Asking: Do app-based contraceptives work?

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Insurers pay up to 3 times Medicare prices: study

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med
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Postpartum perineal pain: cream or infiltration?

Infiltration is the recommended route, but cream may work just as well.

  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet Oncol
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Elderly AML: results with venetoclax + hypomethylating agents

Phase 1b results in elderly patients.

  • Clinical Essentials from PLoS One
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NSCLC: metformin boosts OS in patients with diabetes

Earlier studies had yielded conflicting evidence.

  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet Respir Med
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Oral prednisolone shortens hospital time for toddlers with viral wheeze

Data reinforce utility of oral corticosteroids in children aged 2-3 years with wheeze.

  • Clinical Essentials from Pediatrics
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Aggregate urinalysis proves useful for UTI screening in febrile infants

A new tool for clinicians screening very young infants with fever and possible UTI.

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FDA warns of anaphylaxis with rolapitant infusion

Rolapitant is used to prevent delayed chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.

  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Cardiol.
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High-risk plaque detection by coronary CTA in stable chest pain: useful or not?

Findings suggest utility, but the editorial demurs.

  • Clinical Essentials from Mayo Clin. Proc.
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Warfarin for Afib: dementia risk drops with increasing TTR

A population-based cohort study of 2800 patients with Afib.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Clin Oncol
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Early HCC: radiofrequency ablation tops SBRT for survival

National Cancer Database analysis of stage I-II nonsurgically managed HCC.

  • Clinical Essentials from Eur J Cancer
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ABC: PFS benefit of add-on PI3K inhibitors limited by toxicity

Results of a meta-analysis.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry
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Parkinson’s disease: multidisciplinary rehab boosts quality of life

An RCT of an intensive rehabilitation program among 250 patients.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Acad Dermatol
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AAD releases new guidelines for basal cell carcinoma

New expert guidelines for stratification, biopsy, and treatment of BCC.

  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Psychiatry
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PTSD: propranolol weakens memory permanently when combined with reactivation

Reduction in symptoms seen at 6 months following treatment.

  • Clinical Essentials from Eur Psychiatry
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Depression: problem-solving therapy is comparable to other treatments

Meta-analysis crunches data from a growing number of trials, includes bias adjustment.