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Could my favorite cocktail give me more than alcohol poisoning?

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NPs, PAs boost productivity: survey

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CMS policy spurs outpatient knee replacement

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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 Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol
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HCV: new DAA triplet shows promise in phase 2 trials

Data from C-CREST-1 and C-CREST-2, part B.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Intern Med
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CRC: flexible sigmoidoscopy screens reduce mortality risk

Re-analysis of data in the USPSTF 2016 evidence report supports guideline reassessment.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Gastroenterol Hepatol
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HCV-1b: 3D regimen achieves 98% clearance rate

Data from a real-world Taiwanese study.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet
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GLE/PIB yields 99% clearance rate in HCV with compensated cirrhosis

Data from the phase 3 Expedition-1 trial.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Pain Med
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Does methylnaltrexone have long-term consequences?

Prior data suggested µ-opioid receptor antagonists may lead to cardiac events.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Gastroenterol
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IBS: enzyme supplement relieves symptoms

Promising results from a small study.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Aliment Pharmacol Ther
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Zoster vaccine may be safe for IBD patients on anti-TNF drugs

No cases in a 189-patient retrospective study.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J. Viral Hepat
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HCV-1b with cirrhosis: extending LDV/SOF duration tops adding RBV

ITAL-C network study also shows EU-recommended regimen is suboptimal.

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Digestive Disease Vitals for August 2017
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Digestive Disease Vitals for August 2017

PPI weaning protocol | PPIs and cognitive decline | When PPIs fail.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Clin Nutr
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Nuts, peanut butter lower gastric noncardia cancer risk

Eating nuts and peanut butter reduces risk by nearly 20%.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol
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Eluxadoline for IBS: serious pancreatitis cases in postmarketing surveillance

A concerning signal had already appeared in the pivotal trial, along with an FDA alert.

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  • Clinical Essentials from PLoS One
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Low FODMAPs diet helps in IBS: meta-analysis

Evidence in favor of a novel intervention.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Aliment. Pharmacol. Ther
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HCV cirrhosis: DAAs do not raise risk for HCC recurrence

Data from RESIST-HCV.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Canadian Urological Association Journal
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Bladder problems and IBS linked to related symptoms in childhood

Pediatric bowel and bladder dysfunction might presage adult symptoms.

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