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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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NPs, PAs boost productivity: survey

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Physician must stop marketing 3-parent baby technique

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Adams confirmed as surgeon general

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Most Americans pleased with their provider

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Intensive Care Med
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Infection linked to hospital readmissions in younger sepsis patients

Sepsis readmissions in younger patients due mostly to infection.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Neuropharmacol
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Traumatic brain injury: early amantadine may increase agitation risk

Data from a cohort study of critically ill patients.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis
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Ischemic stroke: clinical factors predict risk after septicemia

7 factors predict long-term risk for ischemic stroke after hospitalization for septicemia.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Crit Care
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Zika infection can cause life-threatening neurologic disease in adults

Although most cases are mild, some can lead to Guillain-Barré syndrome and encephalitis.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Arch Phys Med Rehabil
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Falls after stroke: what are the risk factors?

Various factors, some potentially modifiable, increase the risk that patients who have had stroke will experience a fall.

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Pediatric paralysis mystifies CDC

No cause identified for a cluster of acute flaccid paralysis in Washington State.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Neurology
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Stroke rates drop for US men, but not women

The effect was driven by a decrease in ischemic stroke.

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Neurol
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Triggers, risk factors for recrudescence of stroke deficits identified

Infection, hypotension, and stress are among the possible triggers.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Vaccine
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Pediatric CAP cases with high bacterial infection values drop after PCV13 introduction

Overall decline in CAP cases continues.

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  • Clinical Essentials from World Neurosurg
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Traumatic brain injury: predictors of "talk and die" identified

Data from a multicenter study of more than 24K patients.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Neurology
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S2TOP-BLEED score predicts post-stroke antiplatelet bleeding risk

The new score uses 10 clinical factors to estimate major bleeding risk.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Epilepsia
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Epilepsy: cannabidiol may boost serum levels of common AEDs

Interactions warrant close monitoring of drug levels and LFTs.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Stroke
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Thrombolysis-treated acute ischemic stroke: predictors of cerebral edema identified

Data from a study of more than 42K patients.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet Neurol
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Acute ischemic stroke: tenecteplase fails to top alteplase

Data from the phase 3 NOR-TEST trial.

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