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Aussie physician writes name on his surgical cap, starts a global movement

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Quality reporting efforts may be counterproductive

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Physicians can help sexually traumatized patients

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Patients Will Be Asking: Is "man flu" real?

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A shortage of specialists?

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Most physicians have been cyberattacked

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Diabetes Vitals for December 2017
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Diabetes Vitals for December 2017

Metformin and stroke risk | CAC predicts CVD risk in diabetes | What is optimal diabetes screening frequency?

  • Clinical Essentials from J Crohns Colitis
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IBD: steroids may double venous thromboembolism risk

Anti-TNFα agents, on the other hand, are linked to reduced risk.

  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Intern Med
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Type 2 diabetes: is individualized glycemic control cost-effective?

Modeling of patient-level data suggests cost, QoL benefits.

  • 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.

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.

  • Clinical Essentials from Anesth. Analg.
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SSRIs, SNRIs appear safe for cardiac surgery

Interruption of either is not needed as preparation for cardiac surgery.

  • Clinical Essentials from Aliment Pharmacol Ther
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Many drugs, not just antibiotics, alter gut flora

Proton pump inhibitors, metformin among those linked to concerning changes.

MI risk significantly elevated in epilepsy | AES
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MI risk significantly elevated in epilepsy | AES

Prior findings have been inconsistent regarding epilepsy and subsequent MI risk.

  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Neurol
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Brain health in older adults: data raise concern about aggressive BP targets

A cohort study of participants in the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging.

  • Clinical Essentials from Circulation
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CPR, emergency CV care: new international consensus recommendations announced

US and European associations release 2017 recommendations.

  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol
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Type 2 diabetes: GLP-1 receptor agonists linked to improved cardiovascular outcomes

Overall relative risk reduction in cardiovascular mortality, all-cause mortality in moderate-high risk patients.

  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Neurol
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Use of carotid stenting rises in older adults despite STENT data

Pivotal trial showed that carotid endarterectomy was safer in this age group.

  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet
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Walks along polluted streets can cancel out cardiorespiratory benefits

A crossover study in London found dramatic differences between park walks and street walks.

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Precision medicine reduces unnecessary CAD referrals

Blood-based test helps patients avoid diagnostic procedure-related complications.