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Patients Will Be Asking: Can hunting deer kill me?

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More choose medicine as second career

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Twin physicians face similar sex allegations

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Physicians question blood pressure target

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White House physician challenged on Trump health

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Younger physician-researchers get less funding

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  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Obstet Gynecol
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Ovarian cancer: guideline adherence reduces referral time

Direct pelvic mass guidelines to primary care too.

  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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Cochrane review: patient reminders improve vaccination uptake

Data show up to 20% higher uptake among adults, adolescents and children.

  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Oncol
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Chemoprevention of ovarian and endometrial cancer with OCs

Long-term OC users had 40% reduced ovarian cancer risk, 34% reduced endometrial cancer risk.

  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Oncol
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Recurrent HNSCC: re-irradiation with chemotherapy offers good outcomes

Final data from a multicenter phase 2 trial.

  • Clinical Essentials from Pediatr Blood Cancer
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Childhood ALL: study identifies predictors of thromboembolism

Independent predictors are easy to assess.

  • Clinical Essentials from Urol Oncol.
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RC for bladder cancer: 30-day antibiotic course cuts UTI risk by 60%

AUA does not recommend prophylaxis beyond 24 hours.

  • Clinical Essentials from Obstet Gynecol
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How long is too long? Second stage of labor and maternal and neonatal outcomes

Neonatal morbidity, mortality rates increase then plateau after 4-4.5 hours.

  • Clinical Essentials from Stroke.
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Regular dental care tied to 23% lower stroke risk

A paired cohort study of community-dwelling middle-aged and older adults.

  • Clinical Essentials from Pacing Clin Electrophysiol
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Statins may reduce pacemaker-related infections

Do the drugs have an antibacterial effect?

  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Gastroenterol
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Crohn’s disease: lower mortality among anti-TNF vs prolonged steroid users

Do we have less to fear from immunosuppressants than we thought?

  • Clinical Essentials from Breast Cancer Res Treat
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Invasive breast cancer: GATA-3 biomarker tops GCDFP-15, mammaglobin

With expression in 82.5% of invasive breast cancers, GATA-3 has strong diagnostic potential.

  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Neurol
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New polygenic risk score predicts progression of Parkinson’s disease

Evaluation of a score based on 23 single-nucleotide polymorphisms.

  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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Vitamin E and antipsychotic-caused tardive dyskinesia progression

Supplementation does not improve symptoms but could slow decline.

  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet Respir Med
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Eosinophils in COPD: predicting response to budesonide-formoterol treatment

A post hoc analysis points the way to eventually settling the debate.