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Masked hypertension lurks for 1 in 8 of your apparently normotensive patients

Current approaches to BP evaluation may be missing 17 million adults.

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Can family history predict subclinical CAD?

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Prostate cancer in elderly men: guidelines from the International Society of Geriatric Oncology

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Mental Health Vitals for January 2017

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CDC reports first-known US Seoul virus outbreak

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IBD: 1 in 5 patients has coexisting IBS

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HIV: pregnancies require a multidisciplinary approach in high-risk care centers

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Pediatric asthma raises obesity risk

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Rheumatoid arthritis: delay to diagnosis appears linked to early risk for cardiovascular events

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Commentary: Lawmakers should listen to healthcare providers before rescinding ACA

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Patient satisfaction, quality goals often at odds

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Acute ingestions: PICU admission not required in three out of four cases | SCCM
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Acute ingestions: PICU admission not required in three out of four cases | SCCM

Analysis of 10,300 children was done to determine risk factors for PICU procedures.

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New-onset atrial fibrillation: Impact on mortality in critically ill patients | SCCM
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New-onset atrial fibrillation: Impact on mortality in critically ill patients | SCCM

In five studies with 43,291 patients, NOAF was associated with significantly higher adjusted in-hospital mortality (OR 1.42).

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Cognitive impairment associated with substantial increase in disability over six months following critical illness | SCCM
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Cognitive impairment associated with substantial increase in disability over six months following critical illness | SCCM

Cognitive status may help stratify ICU patients for interventions such as mobilization programs.

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Women are at lower risk for new-onset atrial fibrillation after coronary bypass surgery | STS
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Women are at lower risk for new-onset atrial fibrillation after coronary bypass surgery | STS

There has been limited information about the sex-specific incidence and characteristics of atrial fibrillation (AF) after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)

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  • Clinical Essentials from Rheumatology (Oxford)
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Rheumatoid arthritis incidence is decreasing in the UK

Prospective cohort study involved the 1990-2013 period.

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Evidence does not support “blanket recommendation” for RAS inhibitors in CAD without HF

Benefits are modest in CAD without HF, according to meta-analysis.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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Beta-blockers are less effective for hypertension than other drug classes

Cochrane reviewers: they do not perform as well for preventing death, stroke, heart attacks.

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Inequality in infectious disease burden in Australia
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Inequality in infectious disease burden in Australia

Study may help to better understand the determinants of communicable disease burden.

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Esophageal adenocarcinoma: adult obesity, smoking predict poor survival

Smoking and obesity are also risk factors esophageal adenocarcinoma.

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Skin cancer common in organ transplant recipients

What characteristics exacerbate this risk?

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HCV-1: 8 wk of LDV/SOF yields high real-world clearance rate

Large study confirms efficacy for an abbreviated RBV-free course in select patients.

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Glecaprevir/pibrentasvir: 8-wk regimen yields 99% clearance rate in HCV-1

Data from the phase 3 CERTAIN-1 trial of patients without cirrhosis.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Thorax
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Usual interstitial pneumonia: can nondefinitive CT scans replace lung biopsy?

Will they provide sufficient diagnostic specificity?

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  • Clinical Essentials from Journal of Epilepsy Research
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Sleepiness in epilepsy patients linked to depression, sleep apnea, and restless leg syndrome

Sleep disorders are a common comorbidity of epilepsy.

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