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Physicians urged to act against gun violence

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Brief daily chat = happier inpatients

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Million-dollar gene therapy in sight

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  • Clinical Essentials from Int J Epidemiol
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Immune-related conditions increase GBS risk for women

A longitudinal cohort study among more than 1.1 million parous women.

  • Clinical Essentials from Ther Adv Gastroenterol
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Beta-blockers and risk for upper GI bleed

No protective effect in a population-based study.

  • Clinical Essentials from Intern Med
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Pneumonia: these resistant organisms might not be to blame

And broad-spectrum antibiotics might not be necessary.

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The ER dilemma: CCB or adenosine for SVT?

After 11 years, a Cochrane update finds one change from previous conclusions.

  • Clinical Essentials from Circulation
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Stroke: use of endovascular thrombectomy is up since pivotal trials

A cohort study of EVT use among more than 2.4 million patients with ischemic stroke.

  • Clinical Essentials from Crit Care Med
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Cutting ventilator-associated pneumonia rates in half

The “Pneumonia Zero” project introduced 10 interventions.

  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Med
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What’s the best way to screen for diabetes in the hospital setting?

Inpatient glucose levels are higher for those who later develop diabetes.

  • Clinical Essentials from JACC Heart Fail
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Considering LVAD? baseline factors predict higher stroke risk

A cohort study of more than 7000 LVAD recipients.

  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Infect Dis
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Severe C. difficile colitis: dramatic drop in deaths with fecal transplant

Authors call for immediate guidelines change.

  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Neurol
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Simple EEG-based risk score predicts seizures in the critically ill

A risk score development and validation study among 4772 critically ill patients.

  • Clinical Essentials from PLoS One
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C. difficile: how well do PCR diagnostics work?

Proving C. difficile is present doesn't mean it's causing illness.

  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol
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Calcium channel blockers for asthma

A meta-analysis finds FEV1 improvements.

  • Clinical Essentials from Pediatrics
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Delivery characteristics identify premature infants at low risk for early sepsis

Certain characteristics of extremely premature delivery can guide antibiotic therapy.

  • Clinical Essentials from Respir Med
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Asthma and misuse of short-acting beta-agonists

Misuse almost doubles hospitalization risk.