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Could my favorite cocktail give me more than alcohol poisoning?

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CMS policy spurs outpatient knee replacement

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Adams confirmed as surgeon general

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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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Practices exempted from MIPS could miss out

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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 Crit Care Med
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Acute-phase MRI findings are prognostic in traumatic brain injury

A systematic review and meta-analysis of the use of MRI in the acute phase after TBI.

  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Intern Med
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New guidelines for reducing hospital lab testing

Reducing cost is not the only benefit.

  • Clinical Essentials from Stroke
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Study identifies predictors of AMI after stroke admission

A large cohort study analyzing data from the National Inpatient Sample.

  • Clinical Essentials from J Intern Med
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PPIs: risk for stroke, MI rises with long-term use and high doses

Nationwide cohort study show greatest risk with high doses.

  • Clinical Essentials from Circulation
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Aortic dissection risk score plus D-dimer cutoffs can rule out acute aortic syndromes

Prospective multicenter study results may aid decisions about advanced imaging.

  • 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 Heart
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Which patients with chest pain can safely be sent home?

NICE ruleout strategy uses TIMI score + high-sensitivity troponin.

  • 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.

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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 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 Clin Infect Dis
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CAUTI: watch and wait is preferable in elderly patients

It's time to rethink the use of empirical antibiotics in this population.

  • Clinical Essentials from Neurology
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Study reveals uptick in CV risk factors among patients with stroke

A cohort study of more than 900,000 admissions for acute ischemic stroke.

  • 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.