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High SBP predicts poor stroke outcomes

First evidence for association between BP and mechanical thrombectomy outcomes.

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White children more likely to receive opioids in ED | APS

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Patients at risk from errors in IV PCA | APS

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Stroke: argatroban rtPA add-on shows promise

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Death of pet calls for screening for depression in the elderly | AGS

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Differentials for respiratory viral infections recommended for diagnosis of late onset sepsis in infants

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  • Clinical Essentials from Pediatr Pulmonol
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Childhood asthma: high FeNO not tied to symptoms

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  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Neuradiol
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Zika: neuroimaging studies first step in differential diagnosis among infants with probably congenital Zika syndrome

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Internal medicine wards often bode poorly for patients at highest mortality risk

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Professional Essentials

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How can I get my kid off juice?

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Are my child’s seasonal allergies more insidious than they seem?

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SC physicians unhappy about new volume-based compensation

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California considers limits on pharma gifts

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Physician gets $5.4 million for whistleblowing

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Alabama internist dies climbing Mount Everest

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Clin Virol
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Enterovirus D68 ups circulation in U.S.; heightened surveillance recommended in late Summer-early Fall

As the Summer months approach, clinicians should heighten surveillance for enterovirus D68 in children

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Testicular cancer: VTE risk high during cisplatin-based chemotherapy

Khorana risk score did not accurately predict risk of VTE.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis
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TIA patients show no benefits from hospital admission

Current evidence is unclear on the question of hospital admission of TIA patients.

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Stroke Vitals for May 2017
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Stroke Vitals for May 2017

Protocol for LVO stroke | BP and IAT safety | Cognitive impairment despite good functional outcome.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Anesth Analg
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Sepsis: more data link bundled care to lowered mortality risk

Sepsis: compliance with bundled care initiatives may reduce in-hospital mortality by 45%.

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Higher opioid dose results in worse patient-reported pain outcomes | APS
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Higher opioid dose results in worse patient-reported pain outcomes | APS

Outcomes included greater pain intensity, worse functioning, and poorer self-efficacy for managing pain.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Open Forum Infect Dis
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Pneumonia and procalcitonin levels: refining outcome prediction

Largest study in North America evaluating prognostic potential of serial PCT in hospitalized patients with CAP or HCAP.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Cardiol
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High heart rate not a negative in HFrEF with Afib

But it is associated with increased CV events in HFrEF in sinus rhythm.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Clin Lab Anal.
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TaqMan-based multiplex PCR improves rapidity of sepsis diagnosis

The ability to more rapidly quantify/diagnose sepsis with TaqMan-based PCR may translate into better outcomes.

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Pain clinics: tighter regulations spur rise in heroin abuse

Findings suggest Kentucky laws restricting prescription opioids lead to heroin substitution.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Neurology
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Outpatient neurology: blacks, Hispanics less likely to book visits

Study uncovers racial/ethnic disparities in use of neurologist services.

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COPD: pulmonary rehab does not reduce GP visits, hospitalizations

Novel study evaluates effects on hospitalizations or milder GP-treated COPD events.

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Two-thirds of parents believe their child’s obesity influenced their pain experience | APS
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Two-thirds of parents believe their child’s obesity influenced their pain experience | APS

Parental beliefs regarding the relationship of obesity and pain may influence the success of interventions.

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Pediatric ED visits for chronic pain increasing | APS
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Pediatric ED visits for chronic pain increasing | APS

More than two-thirds presenting are likely to receive a non-opioid analgesic.

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