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FDA clears first procalcitonin test for lower respiratory infections and sepsis

Better antibiotic stewardship may reduce the risk for antibiotic-resistance.

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Physician opioid prescribing habits linked to risk for long-term patient use

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Multidrug-resistant S capitis NRCS-A increases risk for severe neonatal sepsis

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Acute low back pain: no benefit for add-on diazepam with naproxen

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Asthma: current smoking cessation measures prove inadequate

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Does ICU admission improve outcomes in COPD, HF, or acute MI?

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4-variable model may help avoid cellulitis misdiagnoses

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A biomarker for serious secondary headache

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Gen Intern Med
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Opioid dependence: positive long-term outcomes with ED buprenorphine continued in primary care

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Busier primary care physicians provided lower-quality diabetes care

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Physician assistants more in demand than most specialists: report

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Addiction specialists argue for more thoughtful opioid restrictions

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Medical resident burnout associated with poorer care

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Is stress the cause for my weight gain?

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Is my time in the weight room what's causing my problems in the bedroom?

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Emerging Infectious Disease Vitals for February 2017
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Emerging Infectious Disease Vitals for February 2017

New sepsis guidelines | Antimicrobial stewardship works | Zika and blood donation | Zika screening in pregnancy

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Psychiatric illness may increase stroke risk | ISC
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Psychiatric illness may increase stroke risk | ISC

Odds of a stroke were 3.48 times higher within 15 days after diagnosis and 3.11 times higher within 30 days.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Intensive Care Med
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Pediatric sepsis: 2005 pediatric shock criteria questionable for predicting mortality

Clinicians should consider lactate, cardiovascular, and other derangements for predicting pediatric mortality in sepsis.

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MCA stroke: 3 factors predict mortality after IVT

Most analyses of stroke mortality do not distinguish by brain area or treatment type.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Coll Cardiol
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1 in 13 North American nonvalvular Afib patients receives no antithrombotic treatment

Asia and North America are hotspots of undertreatment.

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Infection site, urinary catheter insertion prognostic for severe sepsis

Caution, care bundle approach recommended for bacteremic patients with urinary tract infections.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Eur Respir J
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Asthma linked to increased risk for DVT, PE

Risk for DVT with PE was increased by more than 60% in patients with asthma.

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Stroke: MRI findings predict dysphagia, dysarthria, and aphasia

Early identification of these stroke-associated conditions may assist treatment management.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Perianesth Nurs
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The forearm is not a good substitute for upper arm in BP measures for large patients

These measures are inaccurate, and a specialized cuff should be used instead.

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Sepsis associated with increased stroke risk up to 365 d postadmission

Patients with sepsis remain at risk for stroke for up to a year after admission.

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Sepsis: innovative long-term care programs needed for postdischarge morbidity/mortality

Comorbid conditions, organ system failure prognostic for long-term care in sepsis.

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Guillain-Barre syndrome can follow chikungunya

Case series of 2 patients with Guillain-Barre syndrome complicating chikungunya virus infection.

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Stroke: unknown onset linked to increased mortality after thrombolysis

Patients with UKO stroke are excluded from thrombolysis under current guidelines.

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Pediatric pneumonia: can lung ultrasound replace chest X-ray?

Ultrasound is fast, non-ionizing, and widely available in the emergency room.

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