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Could my favorite cocktail give me more than alcohol poisoning?

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Physician must stop marketing 3-parent baby technique

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NPs, PAs boost productivity: survey

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CMS policy spurs outpatient knee replacement

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Adams confirmed as surgeon general

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Practices exempted from MIPS could miss out

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis
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tPA for acute ischemic stroke: low dose suffices for most

A meta-analysis of 11 studies among nearly 7500 patients.

  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Med
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Patent foramen ovale and stroke: closure has tradeoff

An updated meta-analysis of 5 randomized controlled trials.

  • Clinical Essentials from Emerg Infect Dis
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Zika directly linked to GBS variant in postmortem report

Exam revealed demyelination of the sciatic and cranial IV nerve.

  • Clinical Essentials from Neurology
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Headache, migraine risks persist in teenage survivors of terror attacks

A matched cohort study of youth surviving a terror attack in Norway.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med
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Routine voiding cystourethrogram unnecessary in most neonatal UTI

With the exception of neonates with persistently abnormal renal ultrasound or at high risk, VCUG is unnecessary.

  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Pediatr
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In pediatric cardiac arrest, hypotension soon after therapeutic hypothermia is not good

Discharge survival is lower in these patients.

  • Clinical Essentials from Aliment Pharmacol Ther
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Many drugs, not just antibiotics, alter gut flora

Proton pump inhibitors, metformin among those linked to concerning changes.

  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Infect Dis
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Elizabethkingia infections in children: sporadic but often severely chronic

Elizabethkingia cases in US children surpass numbers in other countries.

  • Clinical Essentials from Circulation
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CPR, emergency CV care: new international consensus recommendations announced

US and European associations release 2017 recommendations.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Coll Cardiol
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ACC expert consensus decision pathway for managing bleeding on anticoagulants

A series of online graphics help to navigate a complex set of options.

  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Infect Dis
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IDSA: SSC guidelines do not adequately address clinical challenges

IDSA explains why it does not support the Surviving Sepsis Campaign recommendations.

  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Intern Med
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Out-of-hospital EMS-based naloxone administration is safe and effective

Optimal route, dosing remain unclear.

  • Clinical Essentials from FDA
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FDA: biotin can interfere with troponin and other lab test results

Recommendations offered for navigating interference from this common supplement.

  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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Stroke rehabilitation: efficacy of virtual reality remains unclear

A Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis.