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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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Patients Will Be Asking: Can hunting deer kill me?

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

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol
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Herpes zoster rates higher in IBD patients, especially those taking thiopurines

A large Veterans’ Affairs study noted modestly elevated risk among unvaccinated patients.

  • Clinical Essentials from Oncoimmunology
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Metastatic melanoma: anti-ipilimumab antibodies tied to worse OS

A small study on the relevance of antidrug antibodies.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Dermatolog Treat
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Psoriasis: adalimumab found effective in real-world practice

Outcomes similar to that reported in clinical trials.

  • Clinical Essentials from Laryngoscope
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Early Merkel cell carcinoma: adjuvant RT boosts survival

Adjuvant radiation therapy was previously shown to improve locoregional control.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Acad Dermatol
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Atopic dermatitis: is antihistamine treatment common?

Treatment lacks official recommendation.

  • Clinical Essentials from Br J Dermatol
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Psoriasis trials: etanercept nonresponders drop out before efficacy endpoints

A pooled analysis of 10 clinical trials shows 80-day median time to drop-out.

  • Clinical Essentials from N Engl J Med
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Scleroderma: stem-cell transplantation shows promise

The disease currently has no good treatments.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Acad Dermatol
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Amyopathic dermatomyositis: new EULAR/ACR criteria improve diagnosis, but issues remain

Additional variables may be necessary.

  • Clinical Essentials from Burns
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Burn pain: meta-analysis investigates nonpharmacological interventions

These interventions can address the cognitive side of pain.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Clin Rheumatol
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Psoriatic arthritis: study examines safety of reducing drug dosage in remission

Some patients may safely lower their dosage.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Clin Oncol
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Metastatic melanoma: durable CR after pembrolizumab discontinuation

KEYNOTE-001 trial provides support for durable complete remission.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Acad Dermatol
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Sunburn: is SPF100 more effective than SPF50?

The added value of high SPF sunscreens is controversial.

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FDA okays marketing of novel diabetic foot ulcer treatment

Dermapace is the first extracorporeal shock wave device for treating diabetic foot ulcers.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Acad Dermatol
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Actinic keratosis: fluorouracil tops imiquimod in real-world study

Comparison of most commonly prescribed treatments.