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Patients Will Be Asking: Why should I get a flu shot if it's only 10% effective?

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"Die-in" protests guns in hospitals

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UK surgeon accused of "branding" livers

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Are new hypertension guidelines realistic?

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FDA tool helps with antibiotic prescribing

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Quality reporting efforts may be counterproductive

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Respiratory Infection Vitals for December 2017
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Respiratory Infection Vitals for December 2017

Lung ultrasound for CAP diagnosis in ED | Imaging alternative for pediatric pneumonia.

  • Clinical Essentials from Eur J Neurol
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Some immunomodulators may reduce flu vaccine efficacy in MS

Small study suggests fingolimod and natalizumab may prevent immunogenicity.

  • Clinical Essentials from Gastrointest Endosc
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Delayed H pylori treatment after ulcer diagnosis is strongly linked to worse outcomes

The longer the wait, the more ulcers and cancers.

  • Clinical Essentials from Cancer
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Ovarian cancer: US survival rates remain at least 10% lower in black women

CONCORD-2 data show modest improvement in survival since 2001-2003.

  • Clinical Essentials from Breast Cancer Res Treat
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Breast cancer: soy, cruciferous vegetables reduce side effects

Study links higher intake to fewer menopausal symptoms and fatigue.

RBC transfusion in anemia outpatients improves walk test performance | ASH
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RBC transfusion in anemia outpatients improves walk test performance | ASH

On average, walk test distance and QoL scores were higher after transfusion.

  • Clinical Essentials from Cancer
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Prostate cancer: US data show shrinking racial disparity in survival

CONCORD-2 study covered 80% of the US population: 37 states, 1.5 million men.

  • Clinical Essentials from Breast Cancer Res Treat
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Breast cancer: phase 3 data favor approval of pegylated rhG-CSF

Once-per-cycle prophylactic agent tops traditional daily rhG-CSF.

  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Prev Med
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How successful are US OB/GYNs in immunization of pregnant women?

Improved delivery of some vaccines, but barriers remain.

  • Clinical Essentials from Curr Med Res Opin
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Type 2 diabetes: DPP-4 inhibitor label recommendations often not followed in CKD patients

Some dipeptidyl-peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors require dosage adjustments with declining renal function.

  • Clinical Essentials from Cephalalgia
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Cluster headache: latest results of trial examining vagus nerve stimulation

The current results are similar to the initial clinical trial.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Oral Maxillofac Surg
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Submandibular gland cancer: nodal stage predicts survival

Study identifies prognostic factors for patients with this rare disease.

  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Med
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Patent foramen ovale and stroke: closure has tradeoff

An updated meta-analysis of 5 randomized controlled trials.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract
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Asthma: more variable peak expiratory flow predicts loss of control after steroid dose reduction

Childhood-onset asthma patients, by contrast, tended to maintain control.